Senior Java Developer (Financial Modeling Group) – New York, NY

  • BlackRock, Inc.
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 08 Apr, 2021

Job Description

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.

You can work at one of the world’s top FinTech companies. We sell our Aladdin analytics platform to over 100 of the top global financial institutions and corporations, handling many trillion USD of assets. 

You can help build quantitative financial models and portfolio analytics that help managing most of the money of the world’s largest asset manager. 

You can bring all yourself to the job. From the top of the firm down we embrace the values, identities and ideas brought by our employees.

We are looking for curious people with a strong background in writing excellent code, awesome problem-solving skills, insatiable appetite for learning and innovating, adding to BlackRock’s vibrant tech culture.

If any of this excites you, we are looking to expand our team. We currently have open roles in the liquidity and trading analytics team within the Financial Modeling Group (FMG) in New York. We are rebuilding our Analytics platform, and this is the best time to join the team if you want to influence architecture, cloud strategy and transform the way we deliver Analytics to our clients! We are hiring at all levels: from recent graduates to experienced professionals.

The FMG is a diverse and global team with a keen interest and expertise in all things related to technology and financial analytics. The group is responsible for the research and development of quantitative financial models and tools across many different areas – single-security pricing, prepayment models, risk, return attribution, liquidity, optimization and portfolio construction, scenario analysis and simulations, etc. – and covering all asset classes.

The group is also responsible for the technology platform that delivers those models to our internal partners and external clients, and their integration with Aladdin. FMG conducts leading research on the areas above, delivering state-of-the-art models. FMG publishes applied scientific research frequently, and our members present regularly at leading industry conferences. FMG engages constantly with the sales team in client visits and meetings.

Background and Responsibilities

We are seeking a Senior Java Developer that will be based onsite in our New York, NY office. The role is for a key member of the FMG Portfolio Modeling Analytics team. FMG Portfolio Modeling Analytics team uses multiple technologies (Java/J2EE, Python, R) and provides stable, scalable platform with appropriate standards and procedures to support the diverse nature and demands of a wide range of investment teams and clients.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Finance or similar area. An advanced degree is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years demonstrated experience in core Java programming, multi-threading and understanding of Java Memory model. Practical experience programming and code optimization for real-time data streams processing.
  • Confident in building models to solve problems including time series forecasting, clustering problems and hands on experience with a range of statistical and machine learning approaches.
  • Strong background in Mathematics: statistics, probability, linear algebra is a big plus.
  • Previous experience or knowledge in pricing or market liquidity is not required but a big plus.
  • Previous experience with Cloud infrastructure (GCP, AWS, Azure) and working for top Tech companies is a big plus.
  • Experience with UNIX operating system and relational databases.
  • Ability and willingness to learn fast, multi-task, self-motivate and pick up new things easily
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment.

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.

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.

“What surprised me the most about BlackRock was the emphasis on the client—and how much that framed every discussion about everything.”

As a people-centric business, our long-term sustainability depends on our employees and culture. We have more than 16,000 employees in 35+ different countries who speak over 80 languages. We also serve millions of clients from different cultures around the world. We believe a wide range of perspectives and talent is crucial to creating a richer culture for our employees and a better experience for our clients.

How we typically hire experienced professionals

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, political affiliation, religion, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. View the EEO is the Law poster and its supplement , and the pay transparency policy .

BlackRock is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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