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Associate, Core Platform Engineer (Python, Snowflake)

Gurgaon, India
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Your team:

Alpha Gen Technology helps BlackRock investment teams deliver market leading performance (alpha) to their clients. We partner with investment researchers to unlock data & develop predictive signals and strategies that are traded on BlackRock hedge funds and other active portfolios. We are building a cloud scale data analytics platform to accelerate onboarding of all types of data and drive next-generation analytics of our investment teams. The team has a global footprint with presence across Singapore, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Budapest, New York, London and San Francisco. Our investment partners include Systematic & Fundamental teams, Multi-Asset Strategies, Sustainability Strategies, and the Risk & Trading/Liquidity team. The team is part of broader BlackRock's Aladdin Product Group (APG). Aladdin is an investment platform as a service that is used to handle more than $15 trillion by clients of Aladdin.

Your role and impact:

As the Core Platform Engineer, you will work closely with Quant and Platform engineers to develop an industry leading data platform that is used for quantitative research as well as in production system to drive daily investment processes. We are involved in the full lifecycle of the Alpha Gen and Data platform including design, architecture, development, implementation, tuning, production support and maintenance.

Your responsibilities: You will be building a groundbreaking, high quality data analytics platform on cloud! It involves:
  • Developing frameworks and services for our data platform
  • Craft and build large scale data acquisition, ingestion, storage and distribution systems
  • Support of production data pipelines
  • Collaborate with engineers and partners across time-zones in a distributed team
  • Exploration, identification and prototype new tools & technologies that address real problems and help accelerate platform buildout.
  • Partnering with other engineering teams at BlackRock to integrate with Aladdin

You have: We value post-graduate degree holders, but we also like individuals with equivalent professional experience. So, if you have a good mix of the skills below we would love to hear from you!
  • A solid understanding of cloud data platforms/services such as Snowflake, Azure Synapse, Databricks etc..
  • High level of proficiency with min 4+ years of exposure in Python and SQL, knowledge of Java, Scala and distributed technologies such as Spark and Kubernetes is a plus.
  • Desire to build deep expertise in cloud native technologies and design of applications that are deployed to cloud infrastructure.
  • An engineering mind set that focuses on building high quality maintainable software. This includes practices such as agile, test automation, CI/CD etc.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative setting and effectively communicate technical concepts to broad audience.
  • Project and people management experience a plus.
  • A genuine curiosity and appetite to learn: equities, fixed income, derivatives, hedge funds or investment risk

What will you will learn on the job?
  • Working with some of the most sophisticated investors in the industry to develop a deep understanding of hedge fund strategies and their investment process
  • Build a platform that enables large scale analytics and data science workflows
  • Partner with engineers, data scientists and investment teams on data & platform initiatives
  • Exposure to large universe of datasets and take care of some of the most interesting data & analytics challenges

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 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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