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Data Operations Vice President

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Closing date
Aug 24, 2022

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Data Stewardship Team -Listed Instruments Master and Reference data steward

BlackRock is one of the world's preeminent asset management firms and an outstanding provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions - from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches sought at improving outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies crafted to gain broad exposure to the world's capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.
The Data Stewardship Team is responsible for ensuring the data needs of BlackRock and the clients of BlackRock Solutions are fulfilled with accurate, complete, and timely data.

As a member of security Reference and master Data Stewardship Team, you will support a growing area in a multifaceted and exciting environment. Day-to-day responsibilities include:
  • Manage and support listed instruments related questions, improvements, projects and support requests
  • Serve as a liaison between vendors, business, and engineering team to implement the capability roadmap
  • Partner with engineering on data model designs and testing master and reference data with right identifiers
  • Work closely with data customers both internally and externally to stay abreast of new and evolving business requirements and market trends in order to align our data capabilities and content with business needs
  • Develop and continuously improve and expand coverage of symbology capabilities by supervising progress through KPI's
  • Provide data solutions, insights and expertise in response to changing business needs, market events, regulatory change and new financial products.
  • Data stewards are required to profile and analyze data to ensure content meets business requirements while being compliant with the various dimensions of data quality as outlined in our data quality policy.
  • Design data quality checks and performance metrics to assess data health and detect deficiencies and improvement with our data sources or internal data processes.
  • Active engagement with key product partners to ensure client data experience is aligned and going above and beyond
  • Build and maintain hard-working relationships with our data vendors & core internal development partners to achieve a comprehensive, quality data offering
  • Ongoing engagement with technology on ways to innovate and deliver high quality data solutions through robust storage, maintenance, management and delivery methods.

This function will expose the Data Steward to a wide range of BlackRock's and BlackRock Solutions' tools and businesses and will require him/her to work closely with internal clients such as portfolio management, account management, operations, BlackRock Solutions as well as external users of security data
Qualifications / Requirements:
  • Good experience working with Listed Instruments (Equity, Options, Futures, ETFS), Entity, issuer master data is desired
  • Experience working with vendors providing reference data is a plus
  • Experience working with Snowflake on cloud is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Master and reference data management across multiple asset classes and asset resolution
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with large-scale data programs
  • Ability to document detailed requirements and transpose them into data specifications and translate them to technical requirements
  • Candidate must have superb communication skills to enable clear articulation, interpersonal skills and influence while working with internal and external clients.
  • Candidate must possess and demonstrate working knowledge of financial markets and general knowledge of the entire investment landscape with solid grasp of current and future data trends and industry practices
  • Candidate is expected to think critically about complex business challenges and possess strong problem solving skills in order to deliver comprehensive solutions.
  • Candidate must have passion for, and comfort with, working in a high pressure and fast pace environment while maintaining quality and the integrity of investment data.
  • Candidate must be able to work in both an ambitious and team-oriented environment.
  • Experience in Agile Development preferred with knowledge of technical tools such as SQL, Python, Jupyter Notebook, Unix commands, Hadoop, Spark SQL, Tableau, etc. is a plus
  • Candidate must have good interpersonal skills and demonstrate project management experience.

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

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.

Our hybrid work pilot

BlackRock's current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what's important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our "One BlackRock" culture means you'll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work - wherever you are.

The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

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, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

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