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Job Title : Vice President, ESG Research Architect
Location : Atlanta, US
Job Category: Investment Professionals – Investments
About this role
BlackRock’s Index Fixed Income (IFI) team is responsible for managing $1.8 Trillion in assets globally across many regions, client segments, and investment vehicles.
Within IFI, the PM Architecture team designs and develops algorithms to significantly increase automation in research and portfolio construction processes globally. The team is also partnering with BlackRock technology teams to develop the “Algo Platform” to deploy algorithms robustly at scale. Many algos are event-based and automatically propose order lists that rebalance funds back to target.
The Architecture team is building out its research technology capabilities in partnership with the IFI ESG team to meet client demand for ESG-centric solutions. The team is building a common research toolkit and optimization platform to evaluate ESG strategies for index products and create consistency in ESG reporting metrics.
Your role and impact
A successful candidate will be familiar with management of a wide range of Fixed Income funds and have strong technology skills, allowing them to develop robust prototypes which make immediate improvements to the PM and Research process. They will also have the communication skills to partner with both PM and Technology teams to guide the integration of these prototypes into the core BlackRock production technology.
Build out centralized back-test and research toolkit using our B3 optimizer and custom screening logic for ESG new product development and product enhancements
Build out research-to-construction capabilities to manage ESG mandates and support portfolio cash flow modeling, integrating financial and ESG outcome metrics
Perform research on new products and client inquiries around the impact of ESG optimization
Design efficient algorithms and optimizers to automate key research and construction processes
Develop both prototypes and production tools running from our centralized repository
Partner with PM / Researchers to integrate these tools into daily processes and continually refine them
Partner with Financial Modeling Group (FMG) and BlackRock Technology teams to develop the core “Algo Platform” and ensure existing applications and libraries continue to evolve to support IFI needs
Strong quantitative background (at least BA/BS in Math/Science/Engineering/related discipline)
Strong programming skills in Python or at least two of the following: VB, R, MATLAB, Java, C++
Experience with optimization in a portfolio construction capacity
Experience of working as Portfolio Manager or Researcher, either directly or alongside
Working knowledge of Fixed Income markets
Familiarity across a range of funds and investment styles (index/active, fundamental/quantitative)
Excellent problem-solving skills and process-oriented approach
Excellent teamwork and communication skills
Knowledge of BlackRock Aladdin tools beneficial
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.
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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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