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BlackRock e-Trading Associate/Developer
BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.3 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock at https://twitter.com/blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock .
As one of the largest asset managers, Blackrock needs to be careful around how it enters and exits investments so as not to move the market or erode its alpha. Blackrock’s answer to this problem is its unique Electronic Trading team and its implementation of electronic trading strategies.
We use a highly customized version of a third party vendor product called FlexTrader to implement trading signals and strategies for the Equity and Fixed Income/FX trading teams. This is a high profile group where we are in a position to directly impact the performance of our funds by providing tools for traders to make intelligent decisions on trade timing and strategies. Working market hours and sitting on the trading floor, Electronic Trading team members are very close to the excitement of the markets.
We are seeking a new member to join the Electronic Trading team to not only help us support and enhance our electronic trading application, but also to continue to develop innovative tools for our traders. We are looking to expand across additional asset classes as well as expanding the depth of our analytics. The job requires a strong technical background as well as a basic understanding of financial markets. The role reports to the Director of the team
Support and develop our real time electronic trading application for equities, futures, and FX
Work with global teams to design, develop, and integrate trading analytics, and real-time trading tools into the electronic trading platform
Collaborate with team members across regions on projects that can be used globally
Provide creative ideas to help traders gain an edge in trading
Help to design and implement real-time trading tools
Qualifications, Skills and Attributes
Bachelor degree in Computer Science, engineering or related field or equivalent experience
Strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, programming languages, distributed systems & information retrieval
Proficiency with object-oriented and/or functional programming languages: Java/C /C/Python/Scala
Strong knowledge in Linux/Unix, Perl, Shell Scripting and databases
Experience working with “big data” environments a plus
Experience building stream based analytics using as Spark or Kafka Streaming a plus
Knowledge of FIX protocol desirable
Able to quickly understand and use existing BlackRock technology & development frameworks
Basic understanding of financial markets for FX, Equities, Futures
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.
We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.
BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
Website : http://www.blackrock.com
BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, and our business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to the parents and grandparents, the doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We work only for our clients—period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future. That’s why investors of all kinds entrust us with trillions of dollars, and it’s why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges.