Director, Quantitative Software Engineering

London, United Kingdom
04 Jul 2022
08 Jul 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Team: Aladdin Sustainability Lab

Location: New York/London

Here you can work at one of the world's top FinTech companies. You can help to solve one of the biggest problems the world is facing, climate change. You can leverage both your sharp quantitively mind and strong development skills to make a difference. That's Aladdin Sustainability Lab. Aladdin Sustainability Lab is a newly formed team in BlackRock's Aladdin business unit, focusing on providing technology solutions for sustainability investment.

We are looking for a hands-on leader with a strong background in writing excellent code, awesome problem-solving skills, insatiable appetite for learning and innovating, passionate about climate change, to joint BlackRock's Aladdin Sustainability Lab.

The team

Come join a diverse and collaborative group of developers and researchers in Aladdin Sustainability Lab (ASL)! As a member of ASL, you will be working with clients and partners on Aladdin Climate ( . You will have the opportunity to work across research and modelling, analytics, product management, design, and engineering functions to help bring this product to life.

The Model Implementation Team within ASL is a close-knit group of developers focused on bringing climate and financial models and data to production. The team, working closely with modelers and developers to build solutions and platform that assess the financial impacts of climate change, climate policy, and energy policy on large number of asset classes - from corporate equity and fixed income, to mortgages, municipal bonds, sovereign debt, and alternative investments.


The role is to be a technical lead/team manager of the ASL Model Implementation and Research Data team. The team uses multiple programming languages and data technologies to implement climate related investment risk models and analytics and integrate them into Aladdin Climate and ESG applications. The team also provides integrated and scalable data solutions for research and modeling in climate risk. As the leader, the person will lead the model/analytics architecture design, tech stack choice, direct and conduct model implementation, system integration etc.

  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in a software engineering, quantitative development, or data science/engineer team
  • Substantial experience and track record of analytics system architect as well as bringing quantitative models and data processes to production
  • A deep software engineering mindset. This includes practices such as agile, test automation, object-oriented design, design patterns, release management.
  • Proficient in at least one software engineering language (C++/Java/Go) and one data science language (Python/R/MATLAB/Julia), as well as shell scripting in Unix-like operating system
  • Experience with SQL/NoSQL database, large datasets; experience with unstructured data
  • Experience with cloud platform and Cloud Native technology
  • Strong background in Mathematics: statistics, probability, linear algebra is a big plus
  • Strong communication skill is a must. Management experience is preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to learn fast, multi-task, self-motivate and pick up new things easily

About BlackRock:
Elevate your career by joining the world's largest asset manager! Thrive in an environment that fosters positive relationships and recognizes outstanding performance! We know you want to feel valued every single day and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees and effectively engage your involvement in our success.

BlackRock is one of the world's preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock's mission is to create a better financial future for our clients. We have a responsibility to be the voice of the investor, and we represent each client fairly and equally. Constant communication with a diverse team of partners strengthens us and delivers better results for our clients. Continuous innovation helps us bring the best of BlackRock to our clients. BlackRock offers a range of solutions - from fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world's capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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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