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Alternative Data Implementation Specialist (New York, NY)

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

Job Description:

Elevate your career by joining the world's largest asset manager! Thrive in an environment that fosters positive relationships and recognizes outstanding performance! We know you want to feel valued every single day and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees and effectively engage your involvement in our success. Business Unit Overview: BlackRock Portfolio Management Group (PMG) has created a new Global Data Research team focused on alternative, primary and big data, called Data Strategy & Solutions. We are seeking an experienced technical business analyst, with experience in financial services, to contribute to our established primary and vendor data platform and service offering. This role offers tremendous scope for an entrepreneurial person with a keen interest in data and finance to make a significant contribution to alpha generation across our world class investment teams. You will be working with a team that shares your passion for data and its potential to positively transform the investment landscape. About this role: You will be working closely with investors across PMG to understand their alternative data needs and implement data solutions that complement their investment style. You will need a broad understanding of investments, the differences in asset classes and investment styles and an understanding of all aspects of the data lifecycle. This role will also include various parts of the data acquisition lifecycle from hunting & discovering unique data sets, engaging with external data vendors, and analyzing the strengths/weaknesses of data sources in the market to generate recommendations. What you will be doing?

  • Engage Investment teams to understand, design, and deploy strategic data practices across the Portfolio Management Group
  • Understand Investment team objectives and processes and how data can help them build better outcomes for alpha generation
  • Have strong emotional ownership to deliver on solutions utilizing alternative data
  • Data hunting & discovering new, differentiating datasets from external vendors and internal sources and present them effectively to internal investor
  • Maintain an insightful market perspective on potential new data sets and vendors and engage with the external data marketplaces, bring back new ideas.
  • Creativity in scoping, creating and internally pitching new value from combinations of vendor data into new data assets
  • Create a partnership loop to continue to develop best in class data solutions for investment teams
  • Keep up to date on non-traditional data trends in the industry Qualifications:
    • Ideally, 4-5 years' experience in a data-centric team or organization
    • Passion for investing and a continuous desire to learn more about financial markets and fund management
    • Good analytical, mathematical and problem-solving skills
    • Exposure to investment research (sell-side or buy-side) highly desirable.
    • Experience with at-scale data collection and processing solutions, methods and practices
    • Exposure to Azure, AWS or GCP platforms
    • At least 2 years' experience managing teams towards specific goals and timelines using a methodology Skills required include:
      • Ability to communicate and align priorities across multiple teams with inspiration and authority
      • Knowledge of Python with demonstrated examples of creating "production" solutions and OO
      • Database experience (SQL, DDL/DML, performance tuning, data modeling).
      • Understanding of UNIX/LINUX environments.
      • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment on multiple concurrent projects
      • Experience managing client expectations and delivering client-defined projects
      • Individuals with consulting experience
      • Knowledge of legal parameters as they relate to data in a post MiFID world and more broadly in Research
      • Solid experience doing technical business analysis and stakeholder management team Other personal characteristics
        • Ability to form strong relationships with senior management and demanding front-office partners
        • Unquestioned integrity and the highest ethical standards
        • Ability to provide feedback to others in a constructive, assistive way
        • Not afraid of failure and demonstrated ability to operate with vague or light client feedback
        • Perform diverse and complex tasks with accuracy and a desire to coach others on the same
        • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, particularly with global colleagues.
        • A built-in drive to achieve outstanding results under tight timelines #Python #R #SQL #NoSQL #CloudComputing #AnomalyDetection #StatisticalInference #TimeSeries #Analytics #LinearAlgebra #AlternateData #Statistics #FinancialEngineering #ComputationalScience #Webharvesting #CloudComputing #datahunting #DataAcquisition #AlternativeData #StakeholderManagement 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 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. 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. "What surprised me the most about BlackRock was the emphasis on the client-and how much that framed every discussion about everything." 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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