Senior DevOps / SRE / Site Reliability

  • Not Specified
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BlackRock
  • 18 Feb 19

About BlackRock BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of September 30, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.44 trillion in assets on behalf

About BlackRock

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of September 30, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.44 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.

Job Description:

BlackRock Company Description:

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of December 31, 2017, the firm managed approximately $6.288 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.

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 Aladdin Product Group?

At the heart of BlackRock, the largest investment management firm in the world, is the Aladdin Product Group. Being a member of the Aladdin Product Group means working with the industry’s thought leaders to build innovative and forward looking products that shape the financial markets. The Aladdin Product Group creates next generation technology that changes the way information, people, and technology intersect for global investment firms. We build and package tools that manage trillions in assets, support millions of financial instruments and their risk calculations and process millions of financial transactions for thousands of users every day worldwide.

Site Reliability Engineering / DevOps

Site Reliability Engineering / DevOps is a newly formed team with an intense focus on driving Aladdin’s stability, reliability, and scalability to the next level.  This team combines software and systems engineering principals and concepts consistent with the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) discipline.

SRE is accelerating the creation of Data Science and Machine Learning capabilities to solve high priority problems, better predict and prevent operating events related to systems and software and take our capacity planning and decision making to the next level.  This role will exist within the SRE Metrics team.

Are you looking to solve complex problems? Are you an innovator who wants help build a diverse and dynamic team that can increase the stability of a complex platform? Do you want to work at one of the world’s top Fin Tech firms, where clients, employees, and technology are at the heart of everything we do?  A role in the new Site Reliability Engineering team might be for you! While experience in DevOps or SRE is a strong plus, it is not a necessity. We are looking to build a diverse team with different skill sets and experience.

Site Reliability Engineering / DevOps

Site Reliability Engineering / DevOps is a newly formed team with an intense focus on driving Aladdin’s stability, reliability, and scalability to the next level.  This team combines software and systems engineering principals and concepts consistent with the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) discipline.

Are you an engineer looking to solve complex problems? Are you an innovator who wants help build a diverse and dynamic team that can increase the stability of a complex platform? Do you want to work at one of the world’s top Fin Tech firms, where clients, employees, and technology are at the heart of everything we do?

A role in the new DevOps team might be for you! While experience in DevOps or SRE is a strong plus, it is not a necessity. We are looking to build a diverse team of engineers with different skill sets and experience.

The Site Reliability Engineering team has:

  • A broad range of opportunities for engineers who have strong problem solving skills and are passionate about scale, performance, and stability
  • Roles for individuals with strong quantitative skills, including Engineers with a deep knowledge of system metrics and/or data science
  • Positions for DevOps evangelists who will be embedded in other development teams to facilitate implementing best practices and principals
  • Roles for developers who will focus on building the next generation of system automation and tooling to support the Aladdin platform

You have:

  • 2-3 years as a Site Reliability or DevOps Engineer
  • 6 to 10  years of experience overall with experience as a software engineer or software architect 
  • Experience solving for scalability, Performance and stability
  • A passion for building solutions that will help run a platform that powers over $26 trillion in assets and generates over $600 Million in SAAS revenues
  • A deep expertise in your field of Software Engineering
  • A keen attention to detail, critical thinking and the urge to drive innovation
  • A belief in data driven analysis and problem solving anda proven track record in applying these principles
  • A desire to be an integral part of a team where the best idea wins, no matter who comes up with it
  • The knowledge and drive to scale technology to the needs of tomorrow
  • An organized approach the planning and execution of major projects
  • A passion for building solutions that will help run a platform that powers over $26 trillion in assets and generates over $600 Million in SAAS revenues
  • A deep expertise in your field of Software Engineering
  • A keen attention to detail, critical thinking and the urge to drive innovation
  • A belief in data driven analysis and problem solving
  • A desire to be an integral part of a team where the best idea wins, no matter who comes up with it
  • The knowledge and drive to scale technology to the needs of tomorrow

You might also have:

  • A degree in a Computer Science, technology, engineering, physical science, or math discipline
  • A deep understanding of capturing and utilizing Metrics and Telemetry data
  • Exposure to Linux, Networking, NoSql, RDBS, Data Science, middleware technologies (FIX/SWIFT/MQ/Kafka),Time Series Databases (Prometheus, Druid, InfluxDB)

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.