Associate, Frontend Engineer

Recruiter
BlackRock
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
30 Jun 2022
Closes
15 Jul 2022
Ref
15646410
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

UI Software Engineer - Front Office Analytics

London

At BlackRock, we are looking for Software Engineers who love to innovate and solve challenging problems! We recognise that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your outstanding skills, curiosity, drive, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow technically and as an individual.

With over USD $10 trillion of assets, we have an outstanding 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.

We are seeking an individual who wants to make a career in the Research and Analytics team within iShares.

We are a community of finance professionals, researchers, quants, computer scientists, user experience designers and data analytics engineers. Our unique team structure enables us to go from idea to product completely within one team. The team is highly sought after to solve data and analytically intensive challenges and present them in intuitive and visually compelling ways. Given the sophisticated nature of our business we value open communication and eagerness to learn.

Why join our team?
  • We are free to choose our own tools and technologies.
  • We use open source, industry standard, up-to date technologies. We sit in the business and are valued partners.
  • We own the value chain, delivering projects end-to-end, including the creative process, requirements, planning, architecting, and coding.
  • We deliver the complete solution because we have frontend, server-side, data engineers, quants, and UX/UI designers.
  • We are passionate about our profession! We keep learning and sharing our knowledge internally and externally


What makes us stand out as a company
  • Our mission statement: help more and more people experience financial well-being, allowing them to have better health, education, and retirement.
  • As the biggest asset manager, we are among the top companies globally with a highly secure and established financial pedigree.
  • Our specialised group is growing dynamically so there are always new opportunities.
  • BlackRock is socially responsible! BlackRock is leading the transition to a more climate-conscious, sustainable & ethical approach to corporate governance, products & investing.
  • BlackRock is a FinTech company with equal emphasis on technology and finance.
  • There are a lot of perks, e.g., unlimited holiday, free access to learning sites, a stipend to undertake training.
  • Compared to many big companies, employees enjoy more freedom to give input, make decisions and express their opinion, regardless of your level.


You should be
  • Curious about your profession. Keen to learn and keep up to date
  • Always looking to deliver business value and doing technologically cool things that serve a validated purpose
  • Keen to take full ownership of the product, and not just taking instruction.
  • Someone who pays attention to quality, be it code, design, or code review.
  • Thinking about the big picture including user experience, business analysis, DevOps.


Required Skills and Experience for Senior Front-end Engineer
  • 4+ years of demonstrated ability with frontend technologies such as Angular, React or similar.
  • The desire & experience to contribute to setting the technical direction alongside an experienced UI development team who will mentor you.
  • Follow industry trends on the constantly evolving world of frontend development and proactively research.
  • Ability to make strategical technical and design decisions on our frontend stack
  • Experience with software design, requirement gathering and an agile team environment.
  • You have a genuine curiosity about learning finance


We value if you have
  • Knowledge of the PDLC and agile process
  • A good degree, Masters or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience in UX design and usability


Company provided perks and benefits

Financial benefits
  • We take a total compensation approach - Top performers are rewarded!
  • Pension fund contribution & firm matching.
  • Private medical insurance (optionally also for family members)
  • Life and disability insurance


Work environment
  • Corporate phone, work from home flexibility, Ultra-wide monitors, standing desks, free coffee, bicycle storage, shower
  • Unlimited number of paid holidays above the legally eligible quota (Agreed with manager)
  • Excellent maternity & paternity leave benefits.


Learning and development

Access to popular learning sites, language classes, a personal training budget, ability to attend conferences

Company culture and volunteering

Two fully paid volunteering, organised events including family gatherings and donations to Charities/NGOs are matched 1:1 by the company

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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