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Are you interested in building innovative technology that shapes financial markets Do you like working at the speed of a startup but want to tackle some of the world's most complex problems Do you want to work with, and learn from, hands-on leaders in technology and finance

At BlackRock, we are looking for DevOps Engineer to build & maintain the Aladdin Cloud Platform that empowers our Software Engineers to build resilient and high-scale applications. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your unique skills, curiosity, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow professionally and as an individual.

Our proprietary technology platform called Aladdin empowers us to deliver our extraordinary responsibility of investing & protecting over USD 9 trillion of assets of our clients across the world. Aladdin is also our technology offering whose clients use it to manage their assets similarly. Thus, being a technologist at BlackRock brings you the best of both worlds Finance & Technology.

About Your Team (Application Hosting)

Application Hosting sits within the Hosting Services Team of the Aladdin Engineering organization. It is responsible for -

  • Engineering the next generation Aladdin Cloud Platform to host cloud-native applications.
  • Responsible for the orchestration of over 1 million applications both on-premises and in the cloud.
  • Managing edge routing, load balancing, security, and web asset caching services for our internal and internet-facing applications.

Your Role & Responsibilities

  • Engineer and maintain solution to build & operate Kubernetes clusters at scale.
  • Engineer and maintain solution to model & orchestrate applications on Kubernetes clusters.
  • Provision Edge Routing, Security, and Caching services for Internet-facing applications.
  • Provide infrastructure support to troubleshoot incidents affecting applications & services hosted in Kubernetes clusters, in partnership with infrastructure teams & vendors.
  • Use and configure industry-standard Observability tools like AppDynamics, Grafana, and Splunk for monitoring and troubleshooting applications & services.
  • Innovate by creating automation solutions to enhance operational efficiency and scale of our technology workstreams and team processes.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary agile team to engineer solutions to scale and operate cloud-native web applications in collaboration with developers and stakeholder groups.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field.
  • 4 to 6 years of experience of DevOps engineering, preferably in a similar role.
  • 3+ years of experience of working with Kubernetes and programming with an imperative language (C/C++, Go, Python, etc.)
  • Familiarity with concepts of networking and containerization like edge routing, DNS, ingress, and network security.
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Azure or another cloud platform.
  • Hands-on experience with a configuration management product (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Terraform, Crossplane, etc.).
  • Deep, practical knowledge of a Linux environment.
  • Understanding of Agile software engineering, including knowledge of Git and CI/CD.
  • Exposure to Akamai products & services such as their Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Web Application Firewall (WAF) would be desirable.

Our Benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn:

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.


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