DescriptionAbout this role
Business Unit Overview:
BlackRock’s Portfolio Solutions team sits within the US Wealth Advisory business and offers expertise in portfolio strategy & consulting, ETF product consulting, and active product consulting. The group conducts detailed engagements around portfolio construction and risk management to assist financial advisors with asset allocation, portfolio structure, and implementation decisions.
We are seeking an energetic professional having hands on technical experience in design and development of Python/Excel based Applications and Interactive Data Visualization solutions.
The individual must have a solid understanding of the software development life-cycle and extensive experience building multi-tier applications. The ideal candidate will thrive in a work environment that requires strong problem-solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication. Attention to detail and creativity in problem solving are critical skills.
Flexibility and willingness to learn and work on various programming languages as per project needs.
Hands on experience in software design and development of both front-end and back-end modules using technologies/tools like Excel, Python, VBA, R or Tableau.
Create data visualization solutions and business intelligence reports.
Create quarterly activities and impact reports for each business group/channel.
Understand existing systems and resolve operations issues while working with other support staff located across the globe.
Provide development estimates on projects and tasks.
Perform peer code review.
Plan, document and conduct unit testing.
Create and maintain a database of client portfolios and extract insights from it as needed.
Develop and assist in implementing and maintaining new processes to increase the operational efficiency of the team, including automation/standardization efforts.
Fulfill ad-hoc reporting requirements and tasks related to data requests and process enhancement.
Develop and maintain up-to-date process flow documents for all tasks related to assigned processes.
Constantly evaluate systems, processes and procedures for inefficiencies, and make recommendations for improvement.
Act as a backup for other members in the Portfolio Solution’s analytics and reporting team.
Mentor and foster team members in design and development.
Follow and improve coding standards, quality and delivering results.
4 to 7 years of relevant software programing experience (preferably in finance industry).
In-depth working knowledge of Python programming language including libraries for handling excel files, data structures, reporting templates etc.
Extensive knowledge of writing Python data processing scripts and executing multiple scripts via batch processing.
Working knowledge in exploring and analyze datasets using tools like Excel/VBA.
Experience in writing complex SQL, stored procedures in MS SQL Server or Sybase.
Knowledge in any one of the visualization tools like Tableau.
Experience working with software version control systems like Git or Subversion.
Ability to work under pressure and take ownership of issues.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience working with global project teams spread across several time zones.
Strong teamwork, communication and time management abilities.
Excellent attitude, attention to detail, and verbal/written communication skills.
Flexibility of shift timings.
Team player with attention to details, problem solving abilities, and analytical skills.
Use of APIs and understanding of HTTP and REST architecture.
Experience with sales CRM systems, portfolio risk reporting tools.
Exposure to technologies like data science and machine learning.
Knowledge and interest in the financial services industry domain strongly recommended
Qualifications:Bachelors or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline.
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 December 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately $7.43 trillion in assets on behalfof 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.