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BlackRock

Put your ideas to work and build on the collective intelligence of one of the largest FinTech firms in the world.

With over $6 trillion of assets under management, at BlackRock we have a unique responsibility and opportunity to make a real, measurable difference in the lives of people around the world – a responsibility that is woven deep into the fabric of our organisation. We’re driven by the mission to solve one of the biggest challenges of our time: building better, more secure and more prosperous financial futures. Our technology empowers investors of every size to save for retirement, pay for university, buy a home and improve their financial well-being.

We’ve invented our own global enterprise investment system, ‘Aladdin’: a technology ecosystem that empowers our colleagues to do better business every day. It is an unmatched operating platform that unites all the information, people and technology needed to manage money in real time and at every step in the investment process.

But technology without people is nothing. Even as we invest in powerful new technologies, we seek to preserve a firm culture that encourages our technology professionals to continue stretching the boundaries of what’s possible.
Join us and make an even bigger impact.

Technology Opportunities

Technology roles include Software Engineering (London), Technology Support (Edinburgh), Aladdin Client Services (London & Edinburgh) and Portfolio Analytics (London).

Software Engineering (London)

At the heart of BlackRock is a world-class technology system called Aladdin. It is an unmatched operating platform that unites all the information, people, and technology needed to manage money in real time and at every step in the investment process. Unlike other financial firms, technology at BlackRock is a profit centre, not a support function, and stands on its own as a fast-growing business. Developers work in teams focused on specific components of Aladdin and use innovative new technologies to build solutions for BlackRock and many Aladdin clients.

Technology Support (Edinburgh)

Aladdin is relied upon by dozens of the world’s largest organisations to manage their business around the world, 24/7, and no one knows Aladdin like us. The Core Systems Operations team, consisting of system administrators, software developers, incident managers and project managers focus on maintaining the stability and efficiency of the Aladdin platform for BlackRock and our clients. CSO is a fast-paced team operating in a dynamic environment and we’re constantly looking for new ways to improve our efficiencies, processes and automation.

Aladdin Client Services (Edinburgh & London)

Every day, the Aladdin Client Services Team tackles the hardest, most sophisticated problems in FinTech. We utilize our in-depth understanding of Aladdin, our clients’ businesses, and the investment management process to provide world-class customer service to our rapidly-growing, global client base. We all studied different things and bring unique skills and experiences to the table, but we all share a serious passion for solving tough problems and keeping our clients happy.

Portfolio Analytics (London)

The Portfolio Analytics Group (PAG) within BlackRock Solutions creates and delivers Aladdin’s analytical capabilities to help the firm and our clients understand and manage their investments and risk. Our group leverages financial expertise, technical skills and knowledge of the investment process to implement scalable solutions. Analysts develop a comprehensive understanding of finance, clients, and technology; they learn to navigate all groups at BlackRock to solve business problems.

How to Apply

We are currently open for applications to our 2019 Analyst Programme, 2019 Summer Analyst Programme, 2019 Placement Programme and 2019 Spring Insight Week.

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