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Java Stack Software Engineer, Associate (APG)

Gurgaon, India
Closing date
May 30, 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 shapes financial markets? Do you like working at the speed of a startup but want to solve some of the world's most sophisticated problems? Do you want to work with, and learn from, hands-on leaders in technology and finance?

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

We invest and protect over $7 trillion (USD) of assets and have an extraordinary 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 sophisticated financial companies and also 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.

You will have the chance to define and develop new capabilities and engage with multiple development teams and partners across the Aladdin Product Group.

You are:
  • Curious and eager to learn new things, with a healthy disrespect for the status quo
  • Willing to embrace work outside of your comfort zone, and open to guidance from others; you make mistakes, but learn from them
  • Passionate about technology, with personal ownership for the work you do
  • Data-focused, with an eye for the details that matter to address the problem

We are:
  • Passionate about building reliable software and scaling technology to meet the needs of tomorrow
  • Building solutions for both BlackRock and over 100 organizations who use our technology
  • Developing with Java, Python, Cassandra, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes and other technologies
  • Committed to open source and giving back to the community
  • Writing testable software every day with a focus on incremental innovation

The team is looking for an ambitious hands-on software developer to work on an exciting strategic product to expand our Aladdin Platform. Working with a distributed team, you will be part of an outstanding group of engineers setting and evolving the technology direction for our internal developer systems and SDLC.

As a key member of our engineering team, you will be encouraged to bring your ideas forward to help craft the technical solutions. You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable communicating your ideas to inquisitive senior leaders.

This position pertains to full-stack Java development and will have exposure to industry-standard technologies, such as Angular, Hibernate, Spring, GIT/ADO, Solr, Cassandra and more. The role will also afford the chance to learn about the financial industry, specifically the sophisticated world of risk management, valuations, and operations.

Responsibilities include:
  • Help design and build the next generation of world's best Technology platform for various Investment lifecycle processes, Calculate Portfolio Risk's, Perform Portfolio Accounting, Managing Valuations, and Navigate Investment operations.
  • Collaborate with team members in a multi-office, multi-country environment.
  • Understand and refine business and functional requirements and convert them into scalable technical design.
  • Apply validated quality software engineering practices through all phases of development
  • Ensure resilience and stability through quality code reviews, unit, regression and user acceptance testing, dev ops and level two production support

  • B.S. / M.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject area with 4 - 7 years of proven experience for Associate & 8 - 12 years for Vice President or Technical Architect
  • Good hands-on object-oriented programming experience in Java, Spring, JavaScript, Microservices (good to have), Angular (2.0 +) (good to have)
  • Strong experience with Open Source technology stack (Spring, Hibernate, Apache, JBoss, Tomcat, Ant, Maven, Jenkins, JUnit, etc.)
  • Experience with relational database and NoSQL Database (e.g. Apache Cassandra)
  • Experience of working in Agile Development Team

Nice to have:
  • Experience with cloud native development (Kubernetes, Docker) and Cloud Platform like Microsoft Azure
  • Open source publish-subscribe frameworks like apache kafka
  • Distributing Computing Technologies like Apache Ignite

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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