Project Manager - Investment & Trading Platform, Associate/VP

Employer
BlackRock
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Aug 2022
Closes
03 Sep 2022
Ref
16210241
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

Are you someone who enjoys a challenge? Are you curious about how things work? We believe that good ideas come from all corners, to actively promote inclusion, diversity, and creativity while remaining mission and execution focused. We are looking for individuals who are comfortable navigating a sometimes-steep learning curve while gaining subject matter expertise, this is your opportunity to be a member of a fun, high performing team.

Who we are
Within Investments & Trading, the Investment Platform Team (IPT) partners with investors and traders and plays a critical cross functional role in developing the investment and operating platform. The team combines strategy, business process and technology expertise to maximize growth, scale and operating consistency across Investments, with a strong focus on Aladdin.
Our Mission
The Investment Platform Team's core mission includes executing transformational projects for investments and trading. Projects often span people, process, technology and product. The team also works with senior technology, investment and business management partners to define and manage platform strategy, ensuring the platform continues evolving to the key priorities of BlackRock's investment teams.
Who we are looking for
The Investment Platform team is looking for an individual with strong analytical, proficient technology orientation, problem solving and communication skills, an intellectual curiosity and a "get the job done" mentality. This person will have a technical awareness and be that person who is always looking to improve the current state. Ideally, you will possess or want to gain the ability to help frame and communicate complex issues in a simple and concise way. Strong project management skills, "Aladdin DNA" and a deep understanding of the "life of a trade" are preferred but not required.
What you will be doing
This role is primarily passionate about the following key areas:
  • Lead impact projects that improve the operating platform
  • Drive, analyze and deliver solutions to complex problem statements, including regulatory changes, new instrument or product launches, macro events, to name a few
  • Direct business process reviews & use a data driven approach to assist in solving sophisticated problems
  • Partner with our Aladdin Product Group (APG) to help identify innovative solutions, build new Aladdin functionality and unlock insights to further advance the platform
  • Navigate and connect the dots across the firm to ensure efficiency, scalability and risk management
  • Together with Investment COOs, define, handle and execute platform strategy
Skill requirements
  • Has a BA/BS from an accredited university
  • Has 3+ years of business analysis experience in financial services, FinTech, and/or order/trade management systems preferable
  • Proficiency in technology (SQL, Tableau, Python)
  • Enjoys a challenge and is curious about how things work
  • Is comfortable navigating a sometimes-steep learning curve while gaining subject matter expertise
  • Is a great teammate, is open and exudes positivity in a group setting
  • Has excellent communication skills and a "get the job done" mentality
  • Is able to bring knowledge of the capital markets, asset classes, financial instruments (equities, fixed income and derivatives)
  • Aladdin knowledge is a plus


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 pilot

BlackRock's current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what's important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our "One BlackRock" culture means you'll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work - wherever you are.

The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

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 careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @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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