Data Operations Associate - DEL

Wilmington, USA
Jan 28, 2023
Feb 26, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Data Stewardship Team - Private Markets

BlackRock is one of the world's preeminent asset management firms and a premier 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 aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed 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. Private Markets is a new area of Data Stewardship that is being built out to meet the growing demand of high-quality data and process in Private Markets and Alternative Investments. The team is expected to be content experts and contribute to the further standardization of data in this space. The team will be a key part of building out BlackRock's data ecosystem for Private and Alternative Investments for BlackRock's internal and external stakeholders.

As an Associate on the Data Steward Private Markets Team, you will support a growing area in a dynamic and challenging environment. Day-to-day responsibilities include:
  • Work closely with data customers both internally and externally to stay abreast of new and evolving business requirements and market trends in the Private Markets
  • Provide data solutions, insights, and expertise in response to changing business needs, market events, regulatory change, and new financial products.
  • Own and Expand BlackRock's data model to account for the dynamic nature of Private Markets and Alternative investments
  • 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.
  • Direct responsibility of drafting of business requirements and creation of data feed prototypes for data feed development.
  • Drive Data Governance across the product, ensuring governance standards are met across five key areas:
    • Data Registration - ensuring all data and data models are properly documented and transparent
    • Data Quality - ensuring the right level of Data Quality is enabled at all levels of data
    • Data Entitlements - ensuring the data is being delivered to right places and people
    • Data Lineage - driving transparency as data is moved and transformed throughout BlackRock's data ecosystem
    • Vendor Management - Managing our third-party vendors to our high level of standards for data
  • Provide Level 2 / Level 3 support for level 1 operations teams to facilitate troubleshooting or respond to content related inquires that require more advanced skills or specialized content knowledge.
  • Active engagement with key product stakeholders to ensure client data experience is aligned and exceeding expectations
  • 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. The critical responsibilities of this position are at the core of the Reference and Market Data Team's objective of providing timely, accurate and complete data.

Qualifications / Requirements:
  • Candidate must possess and demonstrate working knowledge of financial markets and general knowledge of the entire investment landscape, specifically in Private Markets and Alternative investments.
  • Candidate is expected to think critically about complex business challenges and possess strong problem-solving skills to deliver holistic solutions.
  • Candidate must have enthusiasm for, and comfort with, working in a high pressure and fast-paced environment while maintaining quality and the integrity of investment data.
  • Candidate must be able to work in both an entrepreneurial and team-oriented environment.
  • Candidate should have comfort with working with technical tools such as SQL, Python, Jupyter Notebook, Unix commands, Hadoop, Spark SQL, Tableau, etc.
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills to enable clear articulation while working with internal and external clients.
  • Candidate must have strong organizational skills and demonstrate project management experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the financial services realm.
  • Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in Business or Computer Science discipline.

We are an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits. For more information, visit us at .

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 model

BlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. 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 and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
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