Vice President, Senior Java Engineer – Investment Compliance – London

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Join leading Investment management company BlackRock as Vice President, Senior Java Engineer – Investment Compliance in London, GB. refer job details to submit BlackRock job application in London.


Job Title : Vice President, Senior Java Engineer – Investment Compliance

Location : London, GB

Job Category: Technology



About this role

Are you interested in building innovative technology that shapes the financial markets? Do you like working at the speed of a startup, but want to solve some of the world’s most complex problems? Do you want to work with, and learn from, hands-on leaders in technology and finance?
At BlackRock, we are looking for Software Engineers who like to innovate and solve complex problems. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your unique skills, curiosity, drive, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow technically and as an individual.
With over USD $8 trillion of assets we have an exceptional responsibility: our technology empowers millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial wellbeing.
Being a developer at BlackRock means you get the best of both worlds: working for one of the most advanced financial companies and also being part of a software development team responsible for next generation technology and solutions.

What is Aladdin and the Aladdin Product Group (APG)?

You will be working on BlackRock’s investment operating system Aladdin. Aladdin is used both internally and externally by many financial institutions. Aladdin combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making and create a connective tissue for thousands of users investing worldwide.

Our development team’s sit inside APG. 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 supports millions of financial instruments. We perform risk calculations and process millions of transactions for thousands of users every day worldwide!

The Investment Compliance team is responsible for developing and maintaining tools to ensure that organizations using Aladdin® are in compliance at different stages of the asset management process. This includes ensuring that clients are in compliance with guidelines established internally, by themselves, and by the market regulators. The system accomplishes this through high-throughput rule-based compliance engines, which sit at the heart of the investment system and process millions of calculations per day.

Being a member of the compliance team you will be:

Tenacious: Work in a fast paced and highly-complex environment

Creative thinker: Analyze multiple solutions and deploy technologies in a flexible way

Great teammate: Think and work collaboratively and communicate effectively

Quick-learner: Pick up new concepts and apply them quickly


Lead individual projects priorities, deadlines and deliverables using AGILE methodologies

Deliver high efficiency, high availability, concurrent and fault tolerant software systems

Significantly contribute to development of Aladdin’s global, multi-asset trading platform

Provide impact and expertise as a senior individual contributor in building various capabilities of the compliance system, including developing a next-gen compliance rule evaluation engine, a new compliance reporting platform and rule management tool.

Work with product management and business users to define the roadmap for the product

Design and develop innovative solutions to complex problems, identifying issues and roadblocks

Be a leader with vision and a partner in brainstorming solutions for team productivity, efficiency, guiding and motivating developers.


Extensive years of hands-on experience in Java.

In depth understanding of concurrent programming and experience in designing high throughput, high availability, fault tolerant distributed applications is required.

Expertise in building distributed applications using NOSQL technologies like Cassandra, coordination services like Zookeeper, and micro services architecture / SOA is required.

Knowledge of Angular, Spring, SQL, Javascript, HTML5 and CSS3

Proficiency in streaming technologies including Kafka.

Understanding of relational databases is a must

Strong analytical and software architecture design skills with an emphasis on test driven development.

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

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

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.

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.

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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