Associate, Application Engineering Associate, Application Engineering …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Oct 20
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Oct 20
Associate, Application Engineering

About this role

BlackRock is the largest asset manager and one of the top FinTech companies in the world. As an asset manager, BlackRock helps clients from all over the world meet their financial needs, investing and protecting over $5 trillion of client money. As a FinTech, BlackRock sells the Aladdin investment platform to over 100 global companies and manages $20 trillion on the platform.

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The APG Investment and Trading team are accountable for technology utilized by our Investment teams to own the end to end trading workflow.

This position is for a Software Engineer on Aladdin's Platform within the Compliance development team. The team develops software that interacts with core trading applications and is a critical link in the investment process. Compliance ensures the investment decisions are in line with both client IMA and regulatory rules and that we are not exposed to any breach or market violation.

A successful candidate will become a highly respected team member who should seek to provide quality solutions, while fully participating in the agile process which we follow.

The candidate is encouraged to have responsibility to execute projects from start to finish or otherwise work within a larger project team with little overall supervision.
The key responsibilities

  • Partner with other development teams to craft and build high quality reusable solutions.

  • Work with project managers, technical leads, business owners and analysts in all phases of the software development lifecycle, including requirement gathering, application design, system development, testing and implementation.

  • Understand and support existing systems, including resolving operational issues while working with teams located across the globe.

  • Execute and communicate solutions.

  • 3+ years hands-on experience as a full stack Java engineer.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree - technical or engineering speciality preferred.

  • Experience of Angular is helpful as there will be a considerable element of building UI solutions.

  • Understanding of distributed software systems using NOSQL technologies, such as Cassandra, and RESTful microservices architecture.

  • Knowledge of relational databases, such as Sybase.

  • Strong programming skills following an agile methodology and test-driven approach.

  • Good communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) are a must as we are a distributed team.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Good attention to details and thoroughness.

  • Financial knowledge and interest recommended, but not essential.

About BlackRock

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: | LinkedIn:

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
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