Associate/VP - Aladdin Business, Studio Implementation Specialist

Singapore, Singapore
02 Mar 2023
01 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

BlackRock Inc. is a preeminent global firm, providing investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional and individual investors around the world. BlackRock Solutions (BRS) provides clients with access to the intellectual capital, risk analytics and investment platform used to support BlackRock's asset management business. By combining sophisticated risk analytics and investment systems with capital markets and business process expertise, BlackRock Solutions helps clients address a variety of risk management and investment process challenges. BlackRock Solutions' Aladdin® platform is an operating system for investment managers that combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making, effective risk management, efficient trading and operational scale

The Aladdin Implementation Group is responsible for the installation and deployment of Aladdin at BlackRock Solutions clients. Aladdin implementations are high profile initiatives which require team members to have senior level exposure and play an active role in transforming client organizations; a typical Aladdin implementation is at least as much about processes and implementing change as it is about technology. We help clients achieve challenging strategic objectives which range from streamlining operations to integrating business lines to modernizing their overall investment process. BlackRock's implementation model is unique in the sense that we take full responsibility for the client going live on our solution. It also means that we develop a true partnership with our clients that continues to grow post go live.

Purpose and Scope

BlackRock Solutions is expanding its business in Singapore. We are looking for a candidate to work as part of a global team that supports client transformations and implementations. Primarily this will involve managing Interface/Integration channels and Data Conversions but will also require having an overall understanding of the project. During the implementation the candidate will gain a full understanding of the client business needs and design the desired solutions that enable a seamless integration into the clients architecture. The candidate will also be expected to support clients integrating with Aladdin's cloud-based solutions, accessible through Aladdin Studio.


Key responsibilities of the role include:
  • Own and manage the Interfaces Channel and Data Conversion channels within Aladdin Implementation projects
  • Own and manage Aladdin Studio onboardings and support the deployment of Aladdin's cloud-based services and enablement of clients in Aladdin's Data Cloud
  • Liaise with relevant client counterparts, including senior technology managers that are responsible for delivering the required builds
  • Work directly with the client to create the necessary plans and trackers, as well as the coordination of resources and project updates
  • Lead client system future state architecture sessions to drive out project scope and challenges; lead and assist in Interface design and data mappings
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of Aladdin functionality and workflows to ensure the correct interface solutions are utilized
  • Work closely with the client and Aladdin Product Managers to support client development needs
  • Participate in Aladdin business development activities assisting in system validations and due diligence meetings with prospective clients

Qualification :

  • 3 -7 years' work experience in the financial services industry; familiarity with buy-side investment management process a plus
  • Outstanding academic achievement, CFA a plus
  • Superior communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts simply and clearly to clients
  • Well organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities with a hands on approach
  • Past experience in implementing financial management systems at external clients (portfolio/trading systems, risk platforms, operation tools)
  • Familiarity with capital markets instruments (equities, fixed income, derivatives)
  • Excellent creative, analytical and computer skills (ability to navigate UNIX, understand scripting code and confident basic SQL querying, is required). Programming skillsets in Python, R and Visual Basic is a plus
  • Experience of integrating financial systems using data interfaces and other messaging protocols; experience in cloud-based computing and Snowflake a plus

Expected to travel 2-3 days per week, including international opportunities

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 current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. 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.

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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.