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Senior Trading Systems Java Software Engineer

Company: Blackrock, Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Trading Systems Java Software Engineer BlackRock's business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We are committed to our clients-period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future. That's why investors of all kinds have made us the world's largest asset manager, entrusting us with trillions of dollars, and it's why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges. DescriptionAbout this roleAt BlackRock, we are looking for Software Engineers who like to innovate and solve complex problems. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your unique skills, curiosity, drive, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow technically and as an individual.With over USD $7 trillion of assets we have an exceptional responsibility: our technology empowers millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial wellbeing.Being a developer at BlackRock means you get the best of both worlds: working for one of the most advanced financial companies and also being part of a software development team responsible for next generation technology and solutions.What is Aladdin and the Aladdin Product Group (APG)?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 create a connective tissue for thousands of users investing worldwide.Our development team's sit inside APG. 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!The Trading & Liquidity team within Aladdin Product Group is responsible for designing, development and support of software used by BlackRock and BlackRock Solution clients for all trading workflows. The team's responsibilities include order management, execution management, pre and post trade analytics, algorithmic trading and liquidity discovery. The team focuses on delivering best-in-class enterprise trading solution for all financial products on one global real-time platform. We are a global team with people based in New York, London, San Francisco, Gurgaon and Budapest.The Aladdin Trading System consists of applications built using a micro-services architecture and utilizes technologies like Apache Cassandra, a highly available NoSQL database, Apache Zookeeper, a distributed coordinator and Spark Streaming for its rule engine.Responsibilities

  • Lead individual projects priorities, deadlines and deliverables using AGILE methodologies
  • Deliver high efficiency, high availability, concurrent and fault tolerant software systems
  • Significantly contribute to development of Aladdin's global, multi-asset trading platform
  • Provide impact and expertise as a senior individual contributor in building various capabilities of the OEMS (Order & Execution Management System) like real-time market data pipelines, algorithmic trading, trade analytics, pre & post-trade TCA, watch lists, smart order routing and integrated news & twitter feeds
  • Guide and mentor team members in order to build a highly performant team
  • Work with product management and business users to define the roadmap for the product
  • Design and develop innovative solutions to complex problems, identifying issues and roadblocks
  • Be a leader with vision and a partner in brainstorming solutions for team productivity, efficiency, training and motivating developers, and hiring new developersQualifications
    • 8 + years hands-on experience in Java.
    • Experience in building Order and Execution Management, Trading systems is ideal
    • In depth understanding of concurrent programming and experience in designing high throughput, high availability, fault tolerant distributed applications is required.
    • Expertise in building distributed applications using NOSQL technologies like Cassandra, coordination services like Zookeeper, and micro services architecture / SOA is required.
    • Experience in message oriented middleware architecture is required.
    • Knowledge of UI components including swing, web technologies is required.
    • Understanding of relational databases is a must
    • Strong analytical and software architecture design skills with an emphasis on test driven development.
    • Experience in programming languages such as Scala, python would be a plus.
    • Experience in using streaming technologies like spark streaming or storm would be a plus.
    • Experience in using Project Management methodologies such as Agile/Scrum
    • Expected to drive growth of the trading platform through performance, stability, usability and new investment product capabilities
    • Effective communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) are required
    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or engineering 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. 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 September 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.81 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate - Twitter:--@blackrock - LinkedIn:--www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock . 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. Director, Digital User Experience - San Francisco "BlackRock has a major focus on technology. I don't feel like a tech person at a finance firm. I feel like a tech person at a technology company who happens to do finance. It's exciting." As a people-centric business, our long-term sustainability depends on our employees and culture. We have more than 16,000 employees in 35+ different countries who speak over 80 languages. We also serve millions of clients from different cultures around the world. We believe a wide range of perspectives and talent is crucial to creating a richer culture for our employees and a better experience for our clients. How we typically hire experienced professionals BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, political affiliation, religion, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. View the EEO is the Law poster and its supplement , and the pay transparency policy . BlackRock is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to Disability.Assistance@blackrock.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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