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Data Configuration Associate

BlackRock
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Posted about 23 hours ago Permanent Competitive
Data Configuration Associate
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About this role

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients! As of December 31, 2020, BlackRock's AUM was $8.7 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. As of December 31, 2020, the firm had approximately 17,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa! For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.blackrock.com

The Interface & Data Configuration team's mission is to provide robust solutions and scalable data onboarding across all BlackRock Solutions' offerings. The team consists of data specialists experienced in configuring multiple data elements relating to interface files as well as modeling of core reference data. The team ensures all data services activities are guided exclusively by our clients' needs and provides oversight for all new and existing data and client integration/implementations activities across the group. We are responsible to evaluate, onboard, QC and enhance the data for BlackRock Solutions' clients including Aladdin, Risk Solution, IAG and ARWM businesses.
Responsibilities:
  • Participate in BlackRock Solution's client implementation data onboarding and ensure security level data is accurate, different vendor feeds are set up and all quality control reports are up and running prior to the go-live
  • Participate in the investment management data processes and other assignments and projects from the data side
  • Daily support of trading process with regard to data requirements for BlackRock Solution's Clients
  • Liaise with market data vendors and market dealers to obtain the most accurate data
  • Interact with internal and external clients to serve as a financial security knowledge desk, managing expectations of service delivery, and provide superior customer service
  • Constantly evaluate process and procedures for inefficiencies and make recommendations for improvement
  • Participate in automation initiatives to create efficiency and scale and reduce manual BAU tasks
  • Maintain procedural documentation and update as necessary
  • Partner up with Data Services Product owners to perform testing of in-house software and external vendor products related to BlackRock Solution's clients asks
  • Establish strong relationships with Blackrock Solutions Relationship Managers, Institutional Client Business sales team members, and other client facing team representatives. Facing off to clients is also essential in relation to training, relationship management, and serving as a representative of data expertise within Blackrock.
Qualifications:
  • Candidate must possess and demonstrate a working knowledge of fixed income, equity and derivative instruments as well as finance with the skills and ability to work in an entrepreneurial and team-oriented environment
  • Candidate must have enthusiasm for, and comfort with, working at a fast and furious pace while maintaining quality and the integrity of investment data
  • Candidate must have experience in financial services interacting with Investment professionals
  • Candidate must have flexibility regarding their work hours
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required to enable clear articulation while working with external clients
  • This role could require travels, depending on the client type, the candidate must be flexible to be at client sites at times during achievements of the implementation process
  • A college degree in Finance, Computer Science, or Engineering is preferrable
  • Solid understanding of technical tools such as SQL, Unix commands, PERL, etc. is a plus
  • Candidate must demonstrate existing track record is leading special assignments and projects
  • We are looking for someone with data operations experience as financial instruments setup knowledge is a core responsibility of the Data Implementations chapter

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

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

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.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | 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.
Job ID  R222139
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