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BlackRock, Inc.

Fixed Income Fundamental Technology Lead

BlackRock, Inc. - New York City, NY

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BlackRock is the largest asset manager and one of the top FinTech companies in the world.  As an asset manager, BlackRock helps clients from all over the world meet their financial needs, investing and protecting over $5 trillion of client money.  As a FinTech, BlackRock sells the Aladdin investment platform to over 100 global companies and manages $20 trillion on the platform.

For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock 

Aladdin and APG Standard Description

What is Aladdin and the Aladdin Product Group

When BlackRock was started in 1988, its founders envisioned a company that combined the best of financial services with cutting edge technology.  A company that would provide financial services to clients as well as technology services to other financial firms.  The technology services were called Aladdin. The Aladdin Product Group is responsible for evolving and keeping Aladdin at the fore-front with the latest in next generation technology and solutions. 

We also like to give back to the community through volunteering, meet-ups, hackathons, and support for open source initiatives. Check out our engineering culture: rockthecode.io

Team Overview

The Alpha Gen Technology group (AGT) helps BlackRock investment teams deliver market leading performance (alpha) to their clients.  We work closely with investment researchers to develop predictive signals and strategies that are traded on BlackRock hedge funds and other active portfolios.  The services we provide range from: quantitative library development, model engineering, alpha platform development and investment technology R&D.  We are a global team with people based in London, Budapest, Mumbai, San Francisco and Sydney. AGT forms a key part of the Investment Systems, Aladdin Product Group.  AGT’s Investment partners include Active Equity, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset Strategies, and the Risk and Quantitative Analytics Team.

As a team, we nurture and develop a culture that is:

Quantitative: You love applying mathematics, software engineering and new technology to solve complex problems

Curious: You like to learn new things and have a healthy disrespect for status quo

Experimental: You make mistakes, but learn from them

Brave: You are willing to get outside your comfort zone

Passionate: You feel personal ownership of your work, and strive to be better

Open: You value and respect input from others

Job Purpose/ Responsibilities

Quant Developers work closely with Researchers and Portfolio Managers in BlackRock to develop research ideas and strategies into production engineered models, ready for investment. They are involved in the full lifecycle of the investment process including model analysis, development, implementation, tuning, production support and maintenance. 

This involves:

Provide direct support to fundamental investment team-leaders and teams on Alpha Gen Technology requirements through regular dialogue and partnership

Build trusting relationships through time with the team-leaders and teams to enable and support them in the pursuit of their team’s technology goals and objectives

Be the key partner to APG et al and other investment functions on setting the near and long-term vision for technology requirements and partnership on those requirements.

Developing high quality investment models and quantitative libraries

Extending and enhancing our alpha gen platform

Providing researchers with technical advice and guidance on our systems

Maintenance, tuning and support of production models

Identifying and prototyping new alpha-enabling technology

You will learn on the Job:

A deep understanding of hedge fund strategies and signals that drive them

Aladdin - the investment platform used to manage >$15 Trillion of the global assets.

Machine learning and data science technology and how to apply these to alpha generation

Qualifications:

We value post-graduate degree holders, but we also like individuals with equivalent commercial experience.  So, if you have a good mix of the skills below we would love to hear from you:

Expert coding skills in either Python, Java or MATLAB.  You’ll learn more on the job

A deep software engineering mind set. This includes practices such as agile, test automation, object oriented design, design patterns, release management

Ability to apply mathematics, machine learning or quantitative analysis to solve complex problems and deliver innovative solutions

A genuine curiosity and appetite to learn: equities, fixed income, derivatives, hedge funds or investment risk

 

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.

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Fixed Income Fundamental Technology Lead BlackRock, Inc. - New York City, NY, United States

   

Location: New York City, NY

Company Profile:
BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, and our business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to the parents and grandparents, the doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We work only for 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 entrust us with trillions of dollars, and it’s why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges.