VP Application Engineering VP Application Engineering …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Nov 20
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Nov 20
VP Application Engineering

About this role

BlackRock is the largest asset manager and one of the top FinTech companies in the world.  As an asset manager, BlackRock helps clients from all over the world meet their financial needs, investing and protecting over $5 trillion of client money.  As a FinTech, BlackRock sells the Aladdin investment platform to over 100 global companies and manages $20 trillion on the platform.

For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

The APG Investment and Trading team are responsible for technology utilized by our Investment teams to manage the end to end trading workflow.

This position is for a Senior Software Engineer on Aladdin's Platform within the Compliance development team. The team develops software that interacts with core trading applications and is a critical link in the investment process. Compliance ensures the investment decisions are in line with both client IMA and regulatory rules and that we are not exposed to any breach or market violation.

A successful candidate will be a highly respected team member who should aspire to provide quality solutions, while fully participating in the agile process which we follow.

The candidate is expected to have responsibility to execute projects from start to finish or otherwise work within a larger project team with little overall supervision.

The key responsibilities are:

  • Interact with other development teams to design and build high quality reusable solutions.

  • Work with project managers, technical leads, business owners and analysts in all phases of the software development lifecycle, including requirement gathering, application design, system development, testing and implementation.

  • Understand and support existing systems, including resolving operational issues while working with teams located across the globe.

  • Lead the design and architecture of our future solutions.

  • Embrace the agile process and mentor junior members of the team.


  • 5+ years hands-on experience as a full stack Java engineer.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree - technical or engineering specialty preferred.

  • Experience of Angular is highly desirable as there will be a considerable element of building UI solutions.

  • Previous hands on of distributed software systems using NOSQL technologies, such as Cassandra, and RESTful microservices architecture.

  • Knowledge of relational databases, such as Sybase.

  • Strong programming skills following an agile methodology and test-driven approach.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) are a must as we are a global team.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong attention to details and thoroughness.

  • Financial knowledge and interest recommended, but not essential.

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

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of September 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.81 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.  

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter:  @blackrock | LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock .

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.
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