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Software Engineer (Java / Python), Associate (Alpha Gen)

Mumbai, India
Closing date
Apr 25, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

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

At BlackRock, Engineers like to innovate and solve sophisticated problems. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your outstanding skills, curiosity, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow technically and as an individual.

We invest and protect over $8 trillion (USD) of assets and have an outstanding responsibility to our clients all over the world. 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 advanced 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

Your Team:

The Alpha Gen Technology group (AGT) helps BlackRock investment teams deliver market-leading performance (alpha) to their clients. We work with investment researchers to develop predictive signals and strategies that are traded on BlackRock hedge funds and other active portfolios. The services we provide range from: quantitative library development, model engineering, alpha platform development and investment technology R&D. People in the team are based in London, Budapest, Mumbai, San Francisco and Sydney. AGT's Investment partners include Active Equity, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset Strategies, Sustainability Strategies, and the Risk and Quantitative Analytics Team. AGT is part of 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:

AGT DevOps, part of wider AGT team, based in Mumbai works closely with researchers and data engineers to ensure the smooth running of Alpha Gen processes in production. To achieve that the team understands well these processes, the data they use, the architecture they run on and their partners in AGT Alpha Gen and Investor teams. Adopting and incorporating new major improvements into an existing process is another capability that defines the team's success

Your responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain AlphaGen platform with a focus on reducing production issues and streamlining of processes.
  • Help build the next generation of the leading world class investment platform
  • Contribute to team's work queue working with developers, users and leads
  • Apply quality software engineering practices through all phases of development and into production
  • Collaborate with team members in a multi-office, multi-country environment.
  • Implement processes to automate and streamline development, support and technical management

You have:
  • 4 - 6 years of strong background in software engineering in any languages like Python, Java etc.
  • B.E./ B.Tech or M.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject area
  • A curiosity about finance, investment or quantitative processes
  • Some experience with SQL or unstructured data
  • Experience with Cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure is a plus
  • Good interpersonal skills

What will you learn on the job?
  • A good understanding of hedge fund strategies and signals that drive them
  • Build platform that enables alpha generation at scale
  • Aladdin - the investment platform that handles over $15 Trillion of the global assets.
  • Opportunity to apply machine learning and data science technology to alpha generation

Our most important asset - People!!

We're keen to meet people with varied backgrounds - We want to build teams that which represent a variety of experiences, perspectives and skills.

We understand some people may not apply for jobs unless they tick every box. If you're passionate about the opportunity and even if you are not 100% sure... we'd love to hear from you !!!

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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