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Posted:
7/28/2013
Job Category:
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Job Description

The Aladdin Product Group develops and supports every facet of BlackRock's information systems needs. Our global teams perform a wide variety of activities from maintaining system stability to growing the features and functionality of our state-of the-art trading and asset management platform, Aladdin. The breath of our responsibilities calls for a diverse range of expertise.

Team Overview:

The BlackRock Equity Analytics and Data team is responsible for the development and implementation of the models used by the Scientific Active Equity , Fundamental Equity and iShares investment teams across many regions.

The BlackRock Equity Analytics and Data group employs a number of investment techniques and strategies to manage research mandates across multiple markets and asset classes.

Job Purpose:

This role will be a key member within Global Equity Analytics group of the PMT QT-Research team in San Francisco. In particular, this position works with researchers and portfolio managers to develop and support mathematical models and processes used in managing portfolios, performing quantitative analyses, performance attribution and implementing research ideas.

Global Equity Analytics group uses multiple technologies (Java/J2EE, Matlab, SQL Server, Sybase) and provides a stable, scalable platform with appropriate standards and procedures to support the diverse nature and demands of various investment teams.

The ideal candidate must have strong mathematical background, excellent analytical and problem solving skills, experience in Java-based software development and design, and additional investment management domain knowledge. The candidate should be naturally curious, passionate about solving business problems with high-quality solutions and flexible in meeting the needs of a dynamic business environment.

Role Responsibility:

Work as a member of a global research implementation team partnered with business users.
Design, develop, maintain and support investment models proposed and used by investment teams.
Work with senior Portfolio Managers, Researchers and Strategists to implement models used for making investment decisions.
This position requires a person with experience of building complex systems and algorithms and capable of assuming responsibility for the key analytical models used in our investment process as well as supporting these models in production environment.
Experience:

BA/BS in Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering. An advanced degree is a plus.
Strong background in mathematics. Advanced skills in Statistics, Probability, and Linear Algebra.
Experience with a statistical software package (i.e. R, Matlab, SAS, Splus).
5 years of experience with Java production environment and strong Object Oriented skills.
Experience with UNIX operating system and relational databases.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to interact efficiently via email, phone, and teleconference with business and technical users within the firm.
Ability to multi-task and work effectively at various levels of an organization.
Ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment.
Manager Comments:

For recent graduates or professionals with no prior financial industry experience, this position is a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the asset management process in a world-class organization .

BlackRock is proud to be an E-Verify & Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/D/V.