Analyst - Vice President, Project Management, SF

Blackrock

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of March 31, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.317 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.

Job Description:

BlackRock’s Trading, Liquidity and Investments Platform (T&P) team unites cross-platform investment activities with the goal of creating leverage, promoting global consistency and achieving operational excellence across the investment platform.

Within Investments Platform, the Aladdin Platform Team partners with investors and traders and plays a critical cross functional role in developing the investment and operating platform. The team combines strategy, business process and technology expertise to maximize growth, scale and operating consistency across Investments, with a strong focus on Aladdin.

The Aladdin Platform Team works with key technology, investment and business management partners to define and manage platform strategy and to communicate priorities to our development and operations teams. This often involves conducting business process and operating model reviews to understand platform requirements and ensuring the Aladdin platform continues to evolve to meet the key priorities of our investment teams. In addition, the team executes transformational change management projects relating to Aladdin and technology for the investment and trading teams.

The Aladdin Platform team is looking for an individual with strong relationship management and communication skills, an intellectual curiosity and a “get the job done” mentality.  This person will be a structured thinker, have a technical awareness and be that person who is always looking to improve the current state.  While strong project management skills and the ability to conduct business process reviews are preferred, these can be learnt as part of the role.

The candidate will be a member of a high performing team and expected to be respectfully anti-bureaucratic, to believe that good ideas come from all corners, to actively promote inclusion, diversity and creativity while remaining mission and execution focused.

You should be someone who enjoys a challenge and has the ability to understand, frame and communicate complex issues, sometimes within an ambiguous context.  He or she can design creative solutions, drive them through to implementation and communicate in a way that simplifies complex topics.

Role Responsibility:

  • Deliver projects that improve the operating platform for investments and Trading
  • Work within a high performing and diverse team
  • Execute and/or provide oversight to a large, complex portfolio of projects 
  • Work with investment COO’s to help define business strategy
  • Assist in defining scope and impact of projects, and effectively communicate results to stakeholders and management
  • Lead all aspects of business analysis, from requirements gathering to post project benefits review
  • Independently facilitate the business process reviews and document changes consistent with the firm’s global operating model
  • Comprehend technical framework of business process and identify areas for improvement
  • Work with the Aladdin Product Group (APG) development teams to help define and build new Aladdin functionality
  • Proactively identify and communicate issues and risks related to the project
  • Independently facilitate cross-organizational communication, and facilitate integration meetings among key project personnel to ensure a proper framework for issue resolution and risk mitigation is developed and utilized
  • Train users in the new processes and applications as well as creating training materials for new business and system functionality
  • Support the business process changes and the implementation of Aladdin through parallel testing and go-live activities
  • Partner with Investment and Operations teams to understand the investment workflow in order to deploy viable solutions to meet our internal clients’ needs.
  • Participate in multiple projects that span regions, geographies, continents, and time zones
  • Demonstrated ability to propose practical technical solutions to business problems and issues
  • Focus the goals of projects and analysis to ensure conformance to requirements and appropriateness of the delivered product/solution
  • Navigate and connect the dots across the firm for investment and trading, ensuring efficiency, scalability and risk management of the platform  

Experience:

  • BA or Computer Science degree desirable
  • 2+ years’ work experience in the financial services or Fintech industry preferable
  • 2+ years’ work experience on the Aladdin platform preferable
  • Strong analytical, creative, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate objectives across a range of stakeholders and to articulate the rationale behind those goals.
  • Results driven individual with strong problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of practical technical solutions and developer tools/languages
  • The ideal candidate would be someone who enjoys a challenge, is creative, is a self-starter and is comfortable navigating a sometimes steep learning curve while gaining subject matter expertise, and has the ability to help frame and communicate complex issues in a simple and concise way
  • Knowledge of the capital markets, asset classes, financial instruments (equities, fixed income and derivatives) preferred
  • Experience in business process analysis, design and implementation, preferred

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.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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