Vice President, Core Java Developer – Aladdin Product Group – London

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Join leading Investment management company BlackRock as Vice President, Core Java Developer – Aladdin Product Group in London, GB. refer job details to submit BlackRock job application in London.


Job Title : Vice President, Core Java Developer – Aladdin Product Group

Location : London, GB

Job Category: Technology



About this role

BlackRock is the world’s leading asset management firm and Aladdin is the central nervous system for investment professionals to see their whole portfolio, understand risk exposure, and act with precision. It is a $1BN technology business that has significant growth aspirations over the next five years. 
Our development teams sit inside Aladdin Product Group. We collaboratively build the next generation of technology that changes the way information, people, and technology intersect for global investment firms. We build and package tools that manage trillions in assets and support millions of financial instruments. We perform risk calculations and process millions of transactions for thousands of users every day worldwide! 
The role:
We seek a Software Engineer who can operate at the intersection of quantitative models and highly performant Java based RESTful services. This individual will join a new initiative to advance Aladdin’s Strategic Asset Allocation capabilities for Insurance clients. We are looking to add to BlackRock’s vibrant tech culture by finding curious team members who write excellent code, bring analytical problem-solving skills, and have a deep appetite for innovation. While staffed within the Aladdin Product Group, this individual will build deep relationships with our Financial Modelers and will have an opportunity to forge a diverse and cross-functional team in a new content subject area!

You are:

An ambitious hands-on software developer to work with us on building the new Strategic Asset Allocation application for insurance clients.

Passionate about software development with emotional ownership for the work you do. 

A great teammate, helping and respecting others, continually improving our skills, product and scaled agile process, building working, testable software every day.

Data and quality focused, with an eye for the details that make great solutions. 

Familiar with modern software development lifecycle practices and concepts including Agile, continuous integration & delivery. 

Always open to learn new technologies to support the current project requirements. 

Not afraid to experiment and discover new ways of doing things, failing fast to focus on lessons learnt. 

Willing to embrace work outside of your comfort zone, and open to mentorship from others; you make mistakes, but learn from them. 

Have the ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment


5+ years hands-on experience in core Java with sound OO skills and design patterns 

Track record building high quality software with design-focused and test-driven approaches 

Experienced in API development and consumption practices and appreciate the importance of adhering to well defined interfaces governed by frameworks such as Open API/Swagger. 

Experience with front-end web development (such as Angular, TypeScript). An interest in UX/UI design would be a bonus. 

RDBMS, Cassandra or document based database technologies

Great analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. An ability to translate business problems into technical solutions. Some experience or a real interest in finance, investment or portfolio management processes is a bonus. 

Effective communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) are required 

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering preferred. 

Familiarity with life insurance balance sheet, risk and capital management terminology desired

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.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

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