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Quality Assurance Engineering, Director

Employer
BlackRock
Location
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Feb 2024

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Quality Assurance Engineering, Director

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, 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 outstanding skills, curiosity, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow technically and as an individual.

We invest and protect over $9 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 being part of a software development team responsible for next generation technology and solutions.

What are Aladdin and Aladdin Engineering?
  • You will be working on BlackRock's investment operating system called Aladdin. Aladdin is used both internally within BlackRock and externally by many financial institutions. Aladdin combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading, and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making and create a connective tissue for thousands of users investing worldwide.
  • Our Quality Assurance teams reside inside the Aladdin Engineering group. We collaboratively build the next generation of technology that changes the way information, people, and technology intersect for global investment firms. We build and package tools that manage trillions in assets and supports millions of financial instruments. We perform risk calculations and process millions of transactions for thousands of users every day worldwide!
Job Purpose / Background:

AQE (Aladdin Quality Engineering) is a globally distributed team supporting Quality Engineering initiatives for Apps on Aladdin. AQE employs use of industry-leading tools (Selenium, Cypress, Cucumber, Jenkins, Azure dev ops) to support the testing activities. As a QA Engineer you will work as part of the Global testing team supporting Quality Engineering activities for applications on the Aladdin platform.

Responsibilities include:
  • Spearhead the comprehensive Quality assurance program for a Core Aladdin functional area (for e.g., Investment Compliance)
  • Define the vision and establish priorities for the Quality function, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives. Hold ultimate authority and responsibility for all Quality related decisions.
  • Instill an automation mindset within the team, emphasizing the importance of automation in testing processes to optimize automation effectiveness.
  • Lead efforts in performance testing, ensuring applications meet performance standards and identifying areas of improvement.
  • Proactively engage in identifying, sharing and adopting best practices among QA teams. Implements and supports processes for continuous improvements across all Quality-related areas.
  • Lead and oversee a team of QA engineers, offering guidance, mentorship and performance evaluations. Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement and accountability within the team.
  • Collaborate closely with peers, product managers, developers, and other stakeholders to comprehend client requirements, contribute to design decisions, and ensure the delivery of high-quality outcomes.
  • Promote a culture of quality throughout the organization, advocating for awareness and adherence to Quality standards.
  • Uphold responsibility for nurturing a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion within the team and broader organization.
Qualifications:
  • B.Tech / M.Tech degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject area
    For Director Level: 15+ years of proven experience
Skills and Experience:
  • A seasoned professional with 15 years of extensive experience in senior QA role within the financial services industry, ideally in asset management or a related field. Possesses a profound comprehension of investment management processes, risk management methodologies, and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in leading and implementing QA program medium to large scale cross functional strategic initiatives that foster continuous improvement.
  • In-depth knowledge of software quality assurance and engineering practices, methodologies, and industry best practices. Proficient in Agile software development methodologies.
  • Expertise in test automation frameworks, tools, and scripting languages coupled with robust analytical and problem-solving abilities to tackle intricate challenges effectively.
  • Solid foundation in relational database management systems (RDBMS), SQL and application infrastructure technologies. Proficient in performance testing tools & methodologies such as JMeter or equivalents, as well as API testing for managing complex distributed systems.
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, enabling effective collaboration and influence across diverse teams.
  • A self-motivated individual who thrives on challenges, actively seeking out opportunities to delve into core issues. Collaborates closely with stakeholders at all levels and across teams to devise and implement effective solutions.

Nice to have :
  • Experience of working in Agile Development Team
  • AZURE Dev Ops, CI/CD integration and associated tools and processes
  • Cucumber and BDD
  • Cloud based testing.
  • API testing
  • AI and Machine Learning

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 hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

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.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

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.

Job requisition #

R240517

Company

About Us

BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. We serve pension plans providing for nurses, teachers, firefighters, law enforcement and other public and private sector workers, individual investors investing for their own retirement, and institutions such as governments, foundations and insurance companies. Clients turn to BlackRock for the innovative solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. We are passionate about helping those we serve build a strong financial future, so we seek out a diverse range of perspectives and talents to solve their most complex challenges.

While our firm has offices across more than 30 countries, we operate as "One BlackRock:” our people thrive on collaboration, mutual trust and respect, and we inspire each other to collectively raise our game. BlackRock is dedicated to its principles, which include a culture of equity and inclusion, where employees can bring their full selves to every conversation, every day.

Our employee networks

Our global networks are dynamic communities built on shared experiences, intersectionality and allyship. They are culture carriers for the firm, offering employees and allies the opportunity to enhance and shape the inclusive culture to which we aspire. Employee networks are sponsored by senior leaders and are proudly designed by employees, for employees.

The Ability & Allies Network (ABN) provides a sense of community, advocacy, resources and support for all types of disability-related issues within the firm.

Awards:

2022 Disability:IN Disability Equality Index

BlackRock was recognised as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion after scoring 100% on the Disability Equality Index. The index is a joint initiative between the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN. that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality.

Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2022 – US & UK

This recognition is a result of the feedback provided by current and former colleagues about their experiences working at BlackRock. Ranking #72 in the US and #12 in the UK.

#1 Capital Markets Industry 2023

BlackRock was named one of America’s Most JUST Companies for the 3rd consecutive year, according to Forbes and JUST Capital. We ranked #1 in the Capital Markets industry. The 2023 list of America’s Most JUST Companies celebrates U.S. corporations that outperform their peers in the Russell 1000 on the priorities of the American people – including issues like fair pay, ethical leadership, good benefits and work-life balance, equal opportunity, customer treatment and privacy, community support, environmental impact, and delivering shareholder return. By balancing the needs of all stakeholders, JUST 100 companies demonstrate that profits and purpose can go hand in hand.

 

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