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FIX Connectivity Specialist, Aladdin Engineering - Associate

Employer
BlackRock
Location
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
1 May 2024

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What are Aladdin and Aladdin Engineering?

You will be working on BlackRock's investment operating system Aladdin. Aladdin is used both internally 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 build a connective tissue for thousands of users investing worldwide.

Our development team's sit inside Aladdin Engineering. 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!

Your Role and Impact
  • As an Aladdin FIX Connectivity Specialist Associate you will help our clients streamline their workflows and access new sources of liquidity.
  • You will be passionate about deploying and certifying electronic messaging solutions that span both the trading and post trade space for our growing number of institutional clients.
  • Deep engagement with our engineers, product management, client facing teams, vendors and brokers will help you to drive solutions that are both multi region and multi asset. This will provide opportunities to work on groundbreaking workflows that extend the reach of FIX to improve the Aladdin offering.
Your Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with our global trading and operations teams and Aladdin Business to understand and deploy connectivity needs across asset classes and markets.
  • Build knowledge of FIX protocols and their application to financial services workflows within Order Execution Management Systems, Electronic Communication Networks and Post Trade Confirmations.
  • Provide clear business requirements and liaise with the development team to drive the functional gaps through development and to the end user. Activities include defining workflows and specifications, liaising with development, testing internally and with the counterparts, deploying to our customers and training them when vital.
  • Defining FIX requirements / specifications and propose new FIX workflows to extend electronic trading and post trade processes and protocols
  • Lead multiple technology projects throughout the software development lifecycle - including release process, testing, certification, deployment and training, all while aligning with client SLAs.
  • Work directly with Clients, Brokers, and Platforms to certify, build and roll out new FIX connections
  • Manage full lifecycle of new workflows and FIX sessions onboarding
  • Partner with engineers to bring specifications to life via the Aladdin product
  • Track and measure progress for each electronic trading initiative to ensure we deliver outstanding capabilities on time
  • Participate in industry events, panels and conferences to keep abreast of the market trends.
Your Experience
  • Deep understanding and proven expertise of 4-6 years using FIX messaging protocols
  • Experience working and building relationships with clients, brokers and vendor partners on technology solutions using FIX Protocol.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment, leading multiple projects and delivering within detailed timelines
  • Understanding of other protocols such as FpML is helpful but not required
  • Familiarity with capital markets instruments (equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, derivatives) and third-party trading platforms and services used to process confirmation and settlement of trades
  • Technical aptitude or proficiency - Core Java, SQL, UNIX aptitude required (e.g. SQL, UNIX)
  • Excellent analytical, creative, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Bachelors or Master's degree in Computer Science or Mathematics or equivalent is preferred

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 #

R240782

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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