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BlackRock Java Engineer, EII | BlackRock in Budapest, Hungary

Java Engineer, EII | BlackRock

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Java Engineer, EII

Budapest, HU


About BlackRock

BlackRock’s business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We are committed to our clients—period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future.

That’s why investors of all kinds have made us the world’s largest asset manager, entrusting us with trillions of dollars, and it’s why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges.

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About this role

BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a best-in-class 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 sought at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to global 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.

This is an opportunity to work with iShares®; the world’s most comprehensive family of exchanged traded products. We are seeking an ambitious individual to join the Research and Analytics team within iShares.

The mandate of this team is to create commercially driven tools and research. Our 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 leveraging the vast array of tools and data available within BlackRock & Aladdin, and augmenting with specialized applications suited for rapid prototyping. The team is highly sought after to tackle data- andanalytically-intensivechallenges and present them in intuitive and visually compelling ways. Given the complex nature of our business, we value open communication and eagerness to learn.

What makes us special as a company

  • You can join a company that has a meaningful mission statement. We help ordinary people have better health, education and retirement by providing them better investment products

  • As the biggest asset manager, we are among the top companies globally and have a very solid financial background

  • Our Budapest center is still growing, there are always new opportunities

  • BlackRock is committed to helping local communities and allows every employee to have two full volunteering days a year

  • We are a FinTech company

  • Employees can take unlimited holiday above the legally eligible limit. We give an additional holiday for new parents

  • Compared to other financial companies we provide much more freedom to employees

What makes us special as a team

  • We have the freedom to choose our tools and technologies. We use open source, industry standard, latest technologies

  • We get the opportunity to understand our business domain and what is our impact on clients

  • Our team is responsible for delivering projects end to end, including planning, architecting and coding

  • We can deliver complete solutions because we have frontend, backend and data engineers and UX/UI designers

  • We can work with colleagues across the globe (San Francisco, London, etc)

  • Our team members are passionate about their profession. They regularly learn new things and present them internally and externally

You should be

  • Curious about your profession. Keen to learn and keep up to date

  • Curious about learning the business domain, you not just build things that are technically proven, but also solve a real problem

  • Taking full ownership of the end result, not just do what you were told to do

  • High attention to quality, may it be code, design, code review

  • Like to go beyond your limits. Are you a backend developer, how about learning frontend, business analysis, database design

Required Skills and Experience for Java Engineer

  • 2+ Java

  • Working command of SQL

  • Strong interest in learning finance

  • Willingness to collaborate as a team, and with our internal community

Useful Skills:

  • Interest in database design

  • Knowledge of Spring, Spring Boot and related technologies

  • MSc or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • Knowledge of scripting languages, preferably Python

  • Experience with MySQL, PostgreSQL, Greenplum or similar databases

  • Experience with any NoSQL databases

  • Experience working in a LINUX environment (Shell)

  • Working financial knowledge and/or previous experience in a financial company

  • Experience in designing REST API

  • Experience with microservices and cloud technologies, such like Docker and Kubernetes

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 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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Team background

We are working with Big Data, creating new digital products and always looking for a chance to disrupt our industry for the better. There is a real sense of purpose to our work in that we’re innovating to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges in order to help more and more people achieve financial well-being.

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