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Job Title : Voting Operations Data Engineer, Associate
Location : New York, US
Job Category: Business Management & Strategy
About this role
As an independent, fiduciary asset manager, BlackRock is committed to acting at all times in the best long-term interests of our clients. We undertake our BIS activities to protect and improve the economic value of the companies in which we invest on their behalf.
The work of BlackRock’s BIS team is an investment function. The team operates in six offices across three regions – the Americas (New York and San Francisco); Europe, Middle East and Africa (London); and Asia-Pacific (Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney) – and undertakes engagement with and proxy voting at portfolio companies on behalf of clients globally.
BlackRock strives to take a common view in-house regarding our engagement and voting policies and uses the BIS group to coordinate, communicate and carry out these policies across the 95 markets and approximately 15,000 shareholder meetings at which the firm votes each year.
The Analyst / Associate will support Voting Operations and Analytics for BIS. S/he will be responsible for supporting and enhancing the technical tools and applications used by the BIS team as well as our growing data infrastructure function. In this role, the Analyst / Associate will change a wide range of key functions ranging from client reporting, corporate communications and voting workflows through the creation, management and usage of various tools and processes. Over time, the Analyst / Associate will support new quantitative research using large data sets – to link our sustainability-related investment convictions to our KPIs and to demonstrate the impact of our engagement and voting on long term value creation by portfolio companies
The successful candidate possesses a strong attention to detail, a passion for creative problem solving, engineering skills / data infrastructure knowledge as well as a desire to learn about ESG data and financial research.
The role reports to the lead data scientist of the Research function and is based in New York.
Support voting operations and client reporting
Develop expertise in third party vendor platforms and how they work with Aladdin and other external parties
Work closely with other analytical functions across BlackRock Solutions, the Aladdin Product Group and Risk and Quantitative Analysis to spec, maintain and build solutions
Support the next generation of client reporting by automating manual processes and delivering value to clients by connecting our stewardship activity to third party data
Use expertise in automation to enhance voting controls and improve analyst efficiency
Support ad-hoc requests as needed for clients, voting analysts and corporate communications
Ensure integrity of the BIS data environment
Oversight and quality control of proprietary data sets
Build tooling to enable self service capabilities
Build systematic alerts to ensure integrity of BIS processes
The person in this role will have:
3+ years’ experience in data engineering or quantitative research
Undergraduate degree is required, and an advanced degree (Masters) is a plus within a technical field (computer science, statistics)
Working knowledge and experience with relational databases and Sybase SQL or other scripting and programming languages eg. R, Python, or C#
Experience with ESG data, corporate reference data, proxy voting or corporate governance topics a plus
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.
Our hybrid work pilot
BlackRock’s current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what’s important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our “One BlackRock” culture means you’ll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work – wherever you are.
The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.
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.
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