BlackRock is one of the world's preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions - from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world's capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares? ETFs.
What is Aladdin?
The Aladdin? product unites the information, people, and technology needed to manage money in real time at every step in the investment process. Aladdin enables organizations to communicate better, work smarter, see clearer, and move faster in a changing landscape. Aladdin combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making and create a connective tissue for thousands of users investing worldwide.
What is the Opportunity?
Within the Aladdin Business we are laser focused on delivering a next level client experience at scale to users across the Aladdin community. We build tools that empower our users, modernize the client support experience and streamline the way we run our business. We are passionate about using technology to drive scale in our business and delivering a superior user experience.
Product Analysts work closely with Product Owners to support in the ideation, technical development and launch of innovative features and products. Responsibilities include:
* Working with development, stakeholder, and management teams to ensure development and delivery of products within allocated timeline and budget * Guiding and educating the team on organization/Agile/Scrum practices (e.g. backlog grooming, sprint planning, stand ups, sprint review and retrospective) * Providing outstanding support to customers on function and usage of the product to ensure customer satisfaction * Recording product defects and appropriate solutions * Building a collaborative environment where problems can be raised comfortably, with an emphasis on problem-solving * Developing plans to help resolve risks, and functional requirements based on business needs
The Right Candidate for this Opportunity
* Has experience managing a project life-cycle, or as a Scrum Master for a software development team * Loves working on a team, has strong communication skills and can effectively collaborate with large cross-functional project teams * Has strong time management stills, is detail oriented and is extremely organized * Thinks about problems creatively and through an analytical lens * Gets excited about technology, and has a keen eye for good products * Is passionate about leveraging technology to make people's lives better and wants to understand first-hand how our product is used every day, where it meets our users' needs and where it does not * Is excited to learn about both the business and technology sides of a fin-tech organization
* Knowledge of project management tools, like JIRA or Trello * Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team. * Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
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 June 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.84 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate - Twitter: @blackrock - Blog: www.blackrockblog.com - LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.
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.
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.