Senior Trading Java Software Engineer Senior Trading Java Software Engineer …

in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 12 Jan 21
in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 12 Jan 21
Senior Trading Java Software Engineer

About this role

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

With over USD $7 trillion of assets we have an exceptional 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.

Your Team

You will be working on BlackRock's investment operating system Aladdin. Aladdin is used both internally and externally by many financial institutions. Aladdin combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making and create a connective tissue for thousands of users investing worldwide.

Our development team's sit inside APG. We collaboratively build the next generation of technology that changes the way information, people, and technology intersect for global investment firms. We build and package tools that manage trillions in assets and supports millions of financial instruments. We perform risk calculations and process millions of transactions for thousands of users every day worldwide!

The Trading & Liquidity team within Aladdin Product Group is responsible for designing, development and support of software used by BlackRock and BlackRock Solution clients for all trading workflows. The team's responsibilities include order management, execution management, pre and post trade analytics, algorithmic trading and liquidity discovery. The team focuses on delivering best-in-class enterprise trading solution for all financial products on one global real-time platform. We are a global team with people based in New York, London, San Francisco, Gurgaon and Budapest.

Your Role and Impact

You are a developer who is passionate about technology and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. A developer who works with new technology in your spare time seeking ways to apply incremental innovation to the enterprise at scale and pays close attention to every little detail.

Your Responsibilities

  • Deliver high efficiency, high availability, concurrent and fault tolerant software systems

  • Significantly contribute to development of Aladdin's global, multi-asset trading platform

  • Provide impact and expertise as a senior individual contributor in building various capabilities of the OEMS (Order & Execution Management System) like real-time market data pipelines, algorithmic trading, trade analytics, pre & post-trade TCA, watch lists, smart order routing and integrated news & twitter feeds

  • Guide and mentor team members in order to build a highly performant team

  • Work with product management and business users to define the roadmap for the product

  • Be a leader with vision and a partner in brainstorming solutions for team productivity, efficiency, training and motivating developers, and hiring new developers

You Have:

  • 8 + years hands-on experience in Java with robust object-oriented design pattern knowledge and implementation experience. 

  • Strong knowledge of relational databases

  • In depth understanding of concurrent programming and experience in designing high throughput, high availability, fault tolerant distributed applications

  • Experience in building one or more of the following a plus: Market Data, Algorithmic Trading, and FIX Platforms

  • Expertise in building distributed applications using NOSQL technologies like Cassandra, coordination services like Zookeeper, and micro services architecture / SOA

  • Experience and familiarity with latest performance techniques in Java/JVM/low/no GC, off-heap caching, kernel bypass, cache locality, CPU pinning, Linux customizations, etc. would be a plus

  • Experience in using Project Management methodologies such as Agile/Scrum.

  • Effective communication and presentation skills (written and verbal)

  • Solid understanding of financial markets for FX, equities, and futures a plus

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or engineering or equivalent experience

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.  

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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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