BlackRock Aladdin Business, APS Projects - Java Data Engineer (Scala)

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BlackRock
  • 30 Sep 16

BlackRock Aladdin Business, APS Projects - Java Data Engineer (Scala)

About BlackRock

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.


What is Aladdin?

The Aladdin® product unites the information, people, and technology needed to manage money in real time at every step in the investment process. Aladdin enables organizations to communicate better, work smarter, see clearer, and move faster in a changing landscape. 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.

The Product Services Projects team within the Aladdin Business is focused on driving scale in the way we support and engage with a growing Aladdin client community of over 30,000 investment professional users. We are passionate about using technology to deliver a superior user experience at scale. As a data engineer on this team you will help us expand and maintain our strategic AladdinMetrics data platform that empowers us to run our business and interact with our users based on data driven insights.


What is the Opportunity?

We are looking for a Data Engineer with experience building data pipelines and Analytics infrastructure to help build out the metrics platform that drives more powerful engagements with our users and smarter decisions for our team.

As a Data Engineer you will be responsible for extracting, storing and processing large sets of Aladdin usage and user inquiry data. Within our Scala framework you'll derive analytics to drive our business and ensure an ability to deliver data through browser based reporting. You will not only build smart and sleek solutions, but will also lead the way in determining what tools we use and how we build out our analytics stack.

The Right Candidate for this Opportunity:

  • Is passionate about designing elegant data models
  • Loves problem solving at scale
  • Has a sincere interest in how technology impacts consumers, and particularly the financial services industry
  • Has strong opinions about fit for purpose open source technology and how to efficiently leverage it to solve problems
  • Is not afraid to try something new and comfortable being self-taught
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Design and maintain scalable data models and pipelines
  • Emphasize unit testing and ensures data accuracy and consistency
  • Develop reusable tools for the management and manipulation of data
  • Focus relentlessly on driving efficiency, scalability, and stability in data collection, storage, and retrieval processes
  • Build out a scalable visualization platform
  • Communicate technology plans, decisions, and challenges to stakeholders
Our current stack leverages:
  • Scala
  • Hadoop
  • HBase
  • Spark
  • Hive
  • Spray
  • …and you'll add to this list!
Qualifications:
  • Hands on expertise programming in Scala and Java
  • Proven ability to work with varied forms of data infrastructure including relational databases and distributed data processing/storage solutions
  • Ability to work anywhere in the tech stack, delivering quality front and back end solutions
  • Experience building great products that solve big data problems
  • Drive and motivation to work in areas outside of your comfort zone and get things done
  • Ability and desire to partner with colleagues to deliver results & share innovative solution
  • Strong communication skills & ability to explain technical issues to non-technical stakeholders
  • Knowledge of machine learning & real time data processing is a plus
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, disability, veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.