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Vice President, Data Engineering

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

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Sector
Banking and Financial Services
Role
C-suite
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Description

About this role

Job Purpose/Background:

Data Strategy & Solutions is looking for a dynamic individual to join their team. The primary job responsibilities include:
  • Lead the design and implementation of scalable data pipelines for processing and analyzing unstructured data from diverse sources, including web scraping, PDF extraction, and text parsing working closely with Insights & Data Products function leads.
  • Architect and build data pipelines for products based on Large Language Models (LLMs), leveraging advanced natural language processing (NLP) algorithms for investment research and alpha generation.
  • Collaborate with internal data and software teams to blend the best of open-source, third-party, and internal architecture, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.
  • Manage stakeholders' expectations, communicate technical concepts effectively, and align data engineering initiatives with business objectives.
  • Define and lead the data engineering technology vision for the team, including the implementation of Gen AI techniques and setting best practices for data engineering and data science.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior data engineers and data scientists, fostering a culture of continuous learning and innovation.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in data engineering and data science, and incorporate them into our technical roadmap.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field.
  • Strong understanding of web scraping techniques, PDF parsing, and natural language processing (NLP) algorithms.
  • Hands-on experience with Large Language Models (LLMs) such as GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer).
  • Proven track record of stakeholder management, collaborating with cross-functional teams, and aligning technical initiatives with business objectives.
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions and drive innovation in data-driven products.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to lead and mentor junior talent, setting high standards for technical excellence and fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
Desirable Skills
  • Extensive experience as a Data Engineer, with a focus on designing and building data pipelines for both unstructured data and NLP or Large Language Models (LLMs).
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, with expertise in data processing technology stack (e.g. Postgres, Mongo DB, Redis, Vector DB , Big Query etc.) and machine learning frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch).
  • Working knowledge of building and deploying distributed systems and scaling algorithms for ETL on structured and unstructured data
  • Passion for engineering data centric performant systems with experience in Cloud Native platforms
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Curiosity to design, evaluate and implement data architecture for AI applications

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 #

R241657

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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