Java Developer
BlackRock - New York, NY

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The Aladdin trading and risk management system, used internally at BlackRock and by BlackRock Solutions clients, enables customers to manage over $5 trillion in financial assets. Aladdin is central to our technology strategy, unifying BlackRock by providing everyone with a common language and a central point of reference for our investment activities globally.

The Aladdin and Application Engineering teams within the Aladdin & Technology group use the latest technologies to design and develop applications that make up the firm’s investment management platform. The systems support the full lifecycle of the investment management process, from quantitative risk management to order entry, trade routing and settlement.

The Portfolio Management Tools team develops industry leading portfolio management applications used by BlackRock and external clients to manage over $10 trillion in assets. With support for multiple asset classes and a variety of investment processes, it is a rare opportunity to learn about the portfolio management process and building very scalable applications. The team is fast paced and globally distributed.

As a Java developer, responsibilities will include but shall not be limited to the following:

Implement new business functionality on the Aladdin system to meet business requirements:

Working closely with senior members of the team, end users and client support teams to provide support and better understand user requests

Partner with end-users and client services staff in the rollout of the new business functionality

Provide ongoing support and development maintenance of existing application functionality.

Develop an increasing understanding of technologies and architectures, including enterprise architecture, design and implementation, software design and deployment best practices

Ensuring focus on quality and delivering results

Assist team leads with developing project estimates and plans

Communicate technology decisions, issues and risks to senior team members and clients

Bachelors or MS degree in Computer Science or Mathematics

Strong programming skills in Java.

3+ years of experience with large scale software development and deployment

4+ years of experience with Java

Knowledge of multithreaded java development

Knowledge of Spring, JDBC & SQL

Strong foundation in Object-Oriented Analysis and Design as well as Design Patterns

Experience developing scalable server technology is a plus

Experience in the finance industry or knowledge of financial products is a plus

Experience working with, designing and building scalable real time systems is very helpful

Manager Comments:
Strong communication skills

Excellent analytical/problem solving skills

Ability to express ideas or analysis with clarity

Deliver high level of service through responsiveness and accuracy

Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work with changing priorities

Work with teams in a multi-office, multi-country environment

Ability to manage priorities and workflow with efficiency

BlackRock is proud to be an E-Verify & Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer—M/F/D/V.

BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.

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Americas-United States-New York



Tech & Ops-A&T-Aladdin Product Group

Job Posting


Nov 29, 2012, 4:33:33 PM

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