Associate, Java Software Developer - Edinburgh based

Recruiter
BlackRock
Location
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
30 Jun 2022
Closes
15 Jul 2022
Ref
15646413
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

Your team

Interested in building innovative technology that crafts the financial markets? Do you want to work with, and learn from, hands-on leaders in technology and finance? At BlackRock, we are looking for Engineers who like to innovate and tackle sophisticated problems. We seek an individual to join our newly formed global shared services team for Alternatives called DnA (Data and Analytics).

The objective of this new group is to build shared services to integrate across eFront products and beyond into the wider Aladdin product group as well. This role will focus on building seamless integration platform as part of the Connect team. This stream is a core part of the larger Alternatives Engineering team within BlackRock and will give exposure across a wide platform. The Alternatives team provides the software and data used to make "investing in alternatives less alternative". Our software is used by BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI) group and over 850 other institutions/Fund Managers/Investors around the world.

In 2019 BlackRock acquired eFront to accelerate our alternatives technology capabilities given the significant growth in alternative investments in our clients' portfolios. The eFront suite includes a market leading private markets data and analytics platform, a client portal serving nearly half a million users, investment management solutions to manage deal pipeline, fund raising, investor on boarding and full middle and back-office functions including accounting. In summary, you will help shape the software for the fastest evolving and most exciting part of financial markets today.

Your role and impact

We seek someone hardworking to learn about new technology and financial concepts while helping investors reach financial wellbeing. As an Associate Engineer on the newly formed DnA (Data & Analytics) Shared Services platform team, you will work on building greenfield cloud native shared services, to help bring about application integration across eFront. This is an opportunity to join at an early stage in this journey/transformation, helping to shape the future technology landscape for Alternatives and beyond.

Your responsibilities
  • Designing and building scalable services, APIs and platforms
  • Building shared services leveraging Docker/Kubernetes hosted on Azure
  • Wrapping the platform in tests and metrics to assess performance under stringent conditions
  • Be involved in various parts of the software development lifecycle, including daily stand ups, retrospectives, design reviews and peer code reviews.
  • Key contributions to the technical research and engineering delivery for the new DnA platform.
  • Provide second level support for issues
  • An interest in the use of data, well defined and versioned APIs and advanced access patterns

You have
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering (any), or a related field
  • Strong programming skills in either Java or other JVM language
  • Hunger to deliver change.
  • Passionate about technology and engineering.
  • Experience working in an agile and dynamic environment
  • Independent mind with ability to work as a team to deliver quality and precision

Nice to have
  • Expertise inKubernetes/Docker
  • Experience in Kafka
  • Experience using Azure Dev Ops or Git
  • Experience in any major cloud platform i.e. Azure/AWS/GCP or private cloud environment
  • SQL/ORM experience
  • History/demonstration of innovation / new thinking


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.

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 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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