Vice President, Java Application Engineering

Gurgaon, India
Jun 30, 2022
Jul 17, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Are you interested in building innovative technology that shapes the financial markets? Do you like working at the speed of a startup, but want to tackle some of the world's most sophisticated problems? Do you want to work with, and learn from, hands-on leaders in technology and finance?

At BlackRock, we are looking for Software Engineers who like to innovate and solve complex problems. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your unique skills, curiosity, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow technically and as an individual.

With over USD $9 trillion+ of assets, we have an extraordinary responsibility: our technology empowers millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being.

Being a technologist at BlackRock means you get the best of both worlds: working for one of the most sophisticated financial companies and being part of a software development team responsible for next generation technology and solutions.

This role will be responsible for all aspects of software development, testing and ensuring compatibility with enterprise and solutions architecture by harnessing modern development technologies

You will have the chance to define and develop new capabilities and engage with multiple development teams and partners across the Black Rock.

You are:
  • Curious and eager to learn new things, with a healthy disrespect for the status quo
  • Willing to embrace work outside of your comfort zone, and open to guidance from others; you make mistakes, but learn from them
  • Passionate about technology, with personal ownership for the work you do
  • Data-focused, with an eye for the details that matter to tackle the problem
We are:
  • Passionate about building quality software and scaling technology to meet the needs of tomorrow
  • Building solutions for both BlackRock and over 100+ organizations who use our technology
  • Developing in Java, Ignite, Python, Cassandra, Kafka, Angular, React, Sybase and many others
  • Committed to open source, and contributing back to the community
  • Writing testable software every day, with a focus on incremental innovation
Business Unit Overview:

The APG Investment Operations team within APG is responsible for design, development and maintenance of the Post Trade Technology Solutions used by BlackRock and its clients.. The team focuses on delivering best-in-class enterprise post-trade solutions by utilizing modern technology languages and solutions. We are a global team with employees based in New York, London, San Francisco, and Gurgaon.

The Investment Operations team is responsible for the development and expansion across all the stages of the Post Trade Lifecyle. These are high volume technology solutions which are built for resiliency, scale, and performance. We leverage many open-source technologies for building distributed, resilient, and highly scalable systems.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills to contribute as a leading member of global, distributed teams focused on delivering quality technology solutions.
  • Able to distill sophisticated technical challenges to actionable and explainable decisions.
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership, technical & architecture skills in the context of cloud based global platform/product design, service management and product lifecycle management.
  • Develops, enhances, debugs, supports, maintains, and tests software applications that support business units or supporting functions.
  • Participates in the design, development, and implementation of complex applications, often using new technologies.
  • Demonstrate ability to rapidly learn new and emerging technologies and developing a vision of their suitability and role as a new product within a platform & product landscape
  • Operational abilities including early life support and driving root cause analysis and remediation
  • Providing specifications according to which solutions are to be defined, managed, and delivered
  • Describing the structure, characteristics, behavior, and other aspects of software to project and business stakeholders
  • Identifying required software, systems, and interfaces in alignment with enterprise architecture
  • Developing system implementation plans, processes, solution architectures and high-level architecture design
  • Serves as a fully seasoned/proficient technologist.
  • May have direct reports and may lead projects and direct activities of a team related to special initiatives or operations.
  • Routine accountability is for technical knowledge, deliveries, and capabilities.
  • Works under minimal direction, with general guidance from more seasoned consultants.
  • Bachelors or MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related discipline
  • 8+ years hands-on experience developing complex enterprise software systems.
  • Should have experience on J2EE, Spring (ORM, Security, MVC, AOP and Integration Framework) and JPA / Hibernate, Ignite
  • Should know any JMS implementations (IBM MQ, Kafka.)
  • Should have experience on Relational Database (SQL, PL/SQL) and NoSQL like Cassandra.
  • Experience on Web services protocols like REST, SOAP and experience in developing using HTTP
  • Experience building UI components using latest in web technologies React, Angular is a plus
  • Delivery using modern methodologies especially Agile, Iterative etc.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent ability to mentor junior members of the team
  • Strong ability to effectively influence design and development decisions
  • Ambitious and Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Want to learn more?

For 30 years, to drive innovation, BlackRock has bought great minds together. From the very beginning technology was leveraged for insight and efficiency to help our businesses better understand their client's objectives. BlackRock is accelerating innovation and technology to invest even more in our Aladdin platform and looking for people with a passion for technology and a love of solving complex problems to join our teams.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.

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