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Aladdin Business, Implementation, Associate

Mumbai, India
Closing date
Apr 5, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Aladdin® is an operating system for investment managers that seeks to connect the information, people, and technology needed to manage money in real time. The Aladdin platform combines risk analytics with portfolio management, trading, compliance, and investment operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making, effective risk management, efficient trading, and operational scale. Aladdin is used by a community of over 200 institutional clients around the world, including BlackRock. There are over 50,000 end users of Aladdin globally. The team is comprised of 800+ professionals responsible for implementing and supporting our Aladdin clients, sales and marketing, and ensuring the Aladdin Community maximizes Aladdin products through engagement and education.

We are seeking a candidate to work within the Operations and Provider Practice supporting the implementation of investment operations. The individual will work closely with our partner implementation teams and the client acting as a subject matter expert and primary point of contact, providing guidance on best practices and supporting a smooth implementation.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Own relationships with client teams including senior management to understand their business objectives and needs, and help them use Aladdin expertise to achieve their firm's goals
  • Own the entire investment operations workflow for a project from start to finish which includes but not limited to:
    • overarching planning and scoping activities
    • current and future state business process design/review (BPR)
    • application data and workflow configuration
    • test case definition and management
    • client enablement, training and transition oversight
  • Be an extension of the client's in-house team to build and lead projects and coordinate resources across multiple functional areas and share knowledge relating to Aladdin functionality, workflows, and market best-practices
  • Build strong internal relationships within BlackRock Solutions, and the wider BlackRock globally, in support of your clients

Required Skills and Experience
  • 3+ years of work experience in the financial services industry within the investment operations space or preferably from a large investment bank
  • Strong industry knowledge and can speak to market issues, trends, regulatory needs with clients
  • Experience advising and engaging with clients at scale on workflows
  • Familiarity with operational workflows i.e. trade matching and settlements, collateral and margin management, corporate actions and reconciliations
  • Prior working knowledge and engagement with third party trade execution, settlement/confirmation platforms as well as market data vendors
  • Working understanding of equity, fixed income and derivative markets, and analytics
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts simply and clearly to clients
  • Ambitious approach to large, complex projects, with a flair for problem solving
  • Self-starter who enjoys a fast-paced, high-intensity environment and works well as part of a multi-disciplinary global team but also has the ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to travel and be on-site with client at various stages of an implementation
  • Experience working on large agile implementations
  • Strong understanding of project lifecycle
  • Experience engaging with and managing project stakeholders
  • Exposure and/or engagement on prior Aladdin implementation(s)

Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Prior people manager/leadership experience
  • Business Analyst and/or Project management experience
  • Experience with SQL, UNIX, VBA , C++, PERL or similar tools, and/or Aladdin
  • Knowledge of private market (hedge funds, real estate, private placements) is useful but not required

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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