Java Analyst - MUM


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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 June 30, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.3 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: | LinkedIn:

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Overview of team

BlackRock Data Services (BDS) is a centralized data group dedicated to ensuring that all information required for the investment management process including positions, security data, pricing, risk, cash, net asset value, performance, and compliance are delivered through the BlackRock Green Package consistently, accurately and on a timely basis.

Candidates for this role will partner with our Green Package Services (GPS) team, whose responsibilities include reporting, understanding and ensuring the accuracy of analytics across various products to help our clients and portfolio managers understand their portfolio exposures, strategy, risk and returns and build tools for them to automate their work. GPS provides daily risk reporting and ad-hoc analytical support to over $15 trillion worth of assets under risk management. 

Data engineering team plays a key role in GPS’s mission by providing leverage build operational processes and custom solutions in a timely, scalable and cost effective manner. One of BlackRock’s biggest value propositions is the scale of the analytics platform and breadth of models to provide risk and return metrics across millions of securities and thousands of portfolios on a daily basis.  The team is constantly challenged to improve the scale of the process and internal workflows tools, serving hundreds of internal users around the world, to keep up with business growth and rapidly evolving markets.  Solutions require to stand the test of time, with strong underpinning of excellent design.  The team is also frequently called upon to provide rapid-response tactical development and custom client solutions while longer-term Aladdin (BlackRock Solutions technology platform) integration takes time.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze, design and develop automated processes, leveraging process and programming techniques, to run BlackRock’s proprietary financial models and reporting applications on all client portfolios and holdings on a daily basis
  • Identify opportunities or drive self/team initiated changes for increased throughput and quality in production processes, partnering with key operational teams.  Ensure quality, cost and efficiency requirements are met using a variety of process improvement methodologies.
  • Provide ongoing support and maintenance of existing process and applications.  The team’s global support model helps to minimize the need for on-call support
  • Develop an increasing understanding of technologies and architectures, including enterprise architecture, design and implementation, software design and deployment best practices
  • A successful candidate will strive to establish solid relationship with key business teams, learning their business processes and needs, and then develop and implement new processes needed to support changes, efficiencies, and expense reduction in the business


  • B.S. / M.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline
  • 2+ years of hands-on object oriented programming experience in Java, Spring, JavaScript, Angular
  • 2+ years of experience with Open Source tools (Spring, Hibernate, Apache, JBoss, Tomcat, Ant, Maven, Jenkins, JUnit, etc.).
  • 2+ years’ experience with relational database development (SQL, stored procedures, data modeling). Sybase experience preferred.
  • 2+ years UNIX experience (ksh, bash, shell scripts).
  • Experience with at least one NoSQL Database (e.g. Apache Cassandra) and one scripting language (Perl/Python) is a plus.
  • Enthusiasm and ability to work in a team-environment, multi-tasking, collaboration and effective communication skills are a must.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Interest in financial markets is preferred.
  • Enjoys a fast-paced, high-intensity, cross-functional environment
  • Ability to absorb high volume of information and data quickly
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience in the finance industry or knowledge of financial products 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

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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