Associate, Full Stack Developer

BlackRock - San Francisco, CA

Posted 4 months ago


About this role

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management, and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. BlackRock currently has more than $5 trillion AUM and approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in global markets.

Business Unit Overview:

This is an opportunity to work within the ETF and Index Investing Group; this group produces iShares®; the world’s most comprehensive family of exchange-traded products. We are seeking a self-motivated, hardworking developer to complement our Global Analytics team.

The mandate of this team is to create commercially driven tools, underscored by rigorous research, and aligned with our front office needs. Our Global team contains finance professionals, researchers, quants, computer scientists and data analytics engineers. Our unique team structure enables taking innovative and commercially relevant ideas, prototyping them rapidly, and commercializing them – all within one team. We do so by using the vast array of tools and data available and augmenting with specialized applications suited for rapid prototyping. The team is highly sought after to solve data and analytically intensive challenges and present them in intuitive and visually compelling ways.

Job Purpose/Background:

The team is looking for an ambitious hands-on software engineer to work on an exciting Core Analytics platform that powers our client toolsets. Working with a global team you will be part of an outstanding group of engineers setting, evolving the technology direction of our upcoming suite of applications for Client Analytics. You will be passionate about all aspects of enterprise software development – performance, security, usability, and maintainability. As a key member of our engineering team, you will be encouraged to bring your ideas forward to help shape the technical solutions. Hence you will have excellent interpersonal skills and be very comfortable presenting your ideas to senior leaders. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to engage and deliver change on a global scale.

The successful applicant will be responsible for developing our web user interface and micro-services that enabling our business to scale, reach more clients, and drive our growth. The ideal candidate has experience in web user interface and backend services development and is prepared to scale their own responsibilities along with the company.

We value:

  • Work-Life Balance and working smart over “face time”
  • Hands-on technical skills and leadership
  • Small teams with highly effective technologists
  • Team work, open dialogue, and challenge of the status quo
  • Quality Products, Time to Market, and building infrastructure to help us do both

Product Examples of the EII Analytics team:

  • Analytics that compare the cost and performance of ETFs and other instruments in a container-based environment.
  • Detailed ETF Pre-Trade analytics to guide client trading decisions.
  • Complex Event Processing tools to evaluate the effectiveness of our ETFs in real-time, processing over 1 million operations per second.
  • Text mining and AI to identify market trends and sales opportunities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other software engineers to design and implement our next-generation high availability, scalable cloud platform.
  • Collaborate with researchers and Global Market experts to incorporate research and business functions into the analytics platform
  • Working with designers to implement the state-of-the-art web user interface
  • Participate in team’s Agile Iteration/ Scrum Sprint process
  • Coordinate with other team members in a multi-office, multi-country environment – San Fran, London, NY, and Budapest



  • Strong programming skills with at least 2 years of experience in Java.
  • At least 2 years of experience with AngularJS or React.
  • Proficient in UNIX command-line tools.
  • Strong database experience (SQL, stored procedures, and data modeling).
  • Experience with Agile development methodology and Test-Driven Development.
  • Strong understanding of container orchestration, deployment, and use of telemetry and metrics to drive operation.


  • Proficient in Python, Golang
  • Production experience with Redis, Spring boot, Spring batch, REST Web service; Kafka, NoSQL
  • Financial knowledge and/or interest is strongly recommended

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, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.96 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.

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 arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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