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Quality Assurance, Aladdin Engineering - Vice President

BlackRock

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

At BlackRock, we are looking for Software Engineers who like to innovate and solve sophisticated problems. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your outstanding skills, curiosity, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow technically and as an individual.

We invest and protect over $9 trillion (USD) of assets and have an extraordinary responsibility to our clients all over the world. Our technology empowers millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home, and improve their financial well-being.

Being a technologist at BlackRock means you get the best of both worlds: working for one of the most sophisticated financial companies and being part of a software development team responsible for next generation technology and solutions.

What are Aladdin and Aladdin Engineering

You will be working on BlackRock's investment operating system called Aladdin. Aladdin is used both internally within BlackRock and externally by many financial institutions. 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.

Our Quality Assurance teams reside inside the Aladdin Engineering group. We collaboratively build the next generation of technology that changes the way information, people, and technology intersect for global investment firms. We build and package tools that manage trillions in assets and supports millions of financial instruments. We perform risk calculations and process millions of transactions for thousands of users every day worldwide!

Being a Member Of Aladdin Engineering, You Will Be

  • Tenacious: Work in a fast paced and highly complex environment
  • Creative thinker: Analyze multiple solutions and deploy technologies in a flexible way.
  • Great teammate: Think and work collaboratively and communicate effectively.
  • Fast learner: Pick up new concepts and apply them quickly.

Job Purpose / Background

AQE (Aladdin Quality Engineering) is a globally distributed team supporting Quality Engineering initiatives for Apps on Aladdin. AQE employs use of industry-leading tools (Selenium, Cypress, Cucumber, Jenkins, Azure dev ops) to support the testing activities. As a QA Engineer you will work as part of the Global testing team supporting Quality Engineering activities for applications on the Aladdin platform.

Responsibilities Include

  • Lead and manage a team of QA engineers, providing technical guidance, mentoring and performance feedback. Foster a culture of continuous improvement and accountability within the team.
  • Being hands-on and owning functional deliveries.
  • Apply expertise in Java, Selenium, Performance Testing tools, or other test frameworks to design, develop and maintain test suites.
  • Responsible for managing comprehensive testing phases from planning to execution for functional and non-functional requirements including design, development, and delivery.
  • Collaborate with peers, product managers, developers, and other stakeholders to understand client requirements, provide input on design and ensure high quality deliverables.
  • Analyze and report on QA metrics, trends, and opportunities for improvement, presenting findings to senior management and recommending corrective actions.
  • Champion a culture of quality within the organization, driving awareness and adherence to Quality standards.
  • Prioritize and develop enhancements to continuously improve application stability and scalability.
  • Conduct reviews of applications and workflow processes to target automation effectiveness.
  • Drive a strong culture by bringing principles of inclusion and diversity to the team and setting the tone through specific recruiting, management actions and employee engagement.

Qualifications

  • B.E. / B.Tech. / MCA degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject area
  • 8+ years of proven experience

Skills And Experience

  • Experience in senior QA role within the financial services industry, ideally in asset management or a related field. Deep understanding of investment management processes, risk management methodologies, regulatory compliance requirements or Investment Accounting skills.
  • Hands on coding experience in Java (for technical roles)
  • Strong knowledge of test automation frameworks, tools, and scripting languages along with strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and address complex issues.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and implementing QA programs that drive continuous improvement.
  • Deep understanding of software quality assurance and engineering processes, methodologies, and best practices. Solid understanding of Agile software development methodologies.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively across diverse teams.
  • Strong foundation in RDBMS, SQL and application infrastructure technologies, performance testing tools & methodologies (JMeter or other), API testing for handling complex distributed systems.
  • Self-motivator, that looks for challenges and rolls up their sleeves to identify and understand the core issues and works closely with all levels and across teams to implement solutions.

Nice To Have And Opportunities To Learn

  • Experience of working in Agile Development Team
  • AZURE Dev Ops, CI/CD integration and associated tools and processes (Jenkins, Maven, SonarQube).
  • AI and Machine Learning (ChatGPT or GitHub CoPilot)
  • Cucumber and BDD
  • Cloud based testing.
  • API testing (Postman, Soap UI

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: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

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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