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Associate, Java Quants Developer, Aladdin Financial Engineering

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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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 tackle some of the world's most complex problems? Do you want to work with, and learn from, hands-on leaders in technology and finance?

BlackRock is one of the world's preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors around the world. BlackRock's mission is to create a better financial future for our clients. We have a responsibility to be the voice of the investor, and we represent each client fairly and equally. Constant communication with a diverse team of partners strengthens us and delivers better results for our clients. Continuous innovation helps us bring the best of BlackRock to our clients. BlackRock offers a range of solutions - from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world's capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.

Job Purpose/Background:
The Aladdin Financial Engineering (AFE) is responsible for the research and development of financial models underpinning the risk management analytics produced at BlackRock. The group also contributes to the development of infrastructure and applications responsible to produce analytics and the delivery of analytic content to risk management professionals. If any of this excites you, we are looking to expand our team. We are rebuilding our Analytics and Modeling Technology platform using multiple technologies (Java, Python), and this is the best time to join the team if you want to influence software design, architecture, fundamental platform solutions, and transform the way we deliver Analytics to our clients!

AFE looking for self-starter Java developer who can work out of Mumbai BlackRock office with other quant and application developers in the team.

Role Responsibilities
  • As a Java Developer, you will be a key member of the AFE Quant Technology team in Mumbai, mostly responsible for the design and enhancement of AFE Toolbox. You will work closely with the Core Aladdin Developer Platform team, acting as a point of contact for promoting the seamless collaboration.
  • Improve Engineering culture by being responsible for the governance and modernization of AFE Toolbox, which is a fundamental platform for several applications. Leading by example in developing the AFE Toolbox you would be an advocate of appropriate developer culture.
  • Proactive participant in architectural and design decisions
  • Facilitate design and code-review sessions to ensure software meets functional and compatibility requirements, as well as high quality standards.
  • Drive the integration and adaptation of new cloud solutions in AFE Toolbox.
  • Additional core engineering functions, such as:
    • Contributions to the application code base.
    • Build widely used and reliable fundamental components.
  • Anticipate new opportunities to continuously evolve the resiliency profile of scoped Applications and Architectures.
  • B.E/ B.Tech/ Masters in Computer Science or related field.
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in Java-based software development and design
  • Solid knowledge of designing massively scalable micro-service architectures, application operation and maintenance
  • Strong developer background
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and debugging skills
  • A passion for providing fundamental software solutions for highly available, performant full stack applications with a "Student of Technology" attitude.
  • Experience with software testing and ambition for providing high quality products.
  • Passion to work in a team-environment, multitasking, and effective communication skills.
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies (analysis, design, development, testing) and basic understanding of Agile / Scrum methodology and practices
  • Good hands-on object-oriented programming experience in Java, including proficiency in object-oriented principles and design patterns.
  • Ability and willingness to learn fast, multi-task, self-motivate and pick up new things easily.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to build positive relationships.
Good to Have
  • Understanding of Agile work environments, including knowledge of GIT, CI/CD, and one scripting language like Perl, Python etc.
  • Nice to have but not required: experience with numerical libraries, distributed systems, high performance computing, Microsoft Azure is a big plus.
  • Nice to have but not required: knowledge of investment management process, portfolio performance analytics, P&L, attribution.

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:

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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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.


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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