Senior Front End Software Engineer - Front Office Analytics Senior Front End Software Engineer - Front Office  …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 14 Oct 20
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 14 Oct 20
Senior Front End Software Engineer - Front Office Analytics

About this role


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

As the largest asset manager in the world, we have an outstanding responsibility: our technology empowers millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial wellbeing.

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

We are seeking an ambitious individual to join the Research and Analytics team within iShares.

We are a community of finance professionals, researchers, quants, computer scientists, user experience designers, and data analytics engineers. Our unique team structure enables us to go from idea to product completely within one team. The team is highly sought after to solve data and analytically intensive challenges 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 stand out as a company

  • Our mission statement: help more and more people experience financial well-being, allowing them to have better health, education, and retirement.

  • As the biggest asset manager, we are among the top companies globally with a highly secure and established financial pedigree.

  • Our specialised group is growing dynamically so there are always new opportunities.

  • BlackRock is socially responsible! BlackRock is leading the push for a more climate-conscious, sustainable & ethical approach to corporate governance, products & investing.

  • BlackRock is a FinTech company with an equal emphasis on technology and finance.

  • There are a lot of perks, e.g. unlimited holiday, free access to learning sites, a stipend to undertake training.

  • Compared to many big companies, employees enjoy more freedom to give input, make decisions and express their opinion, regardless of your level.

Why join our team?

We are free to choose our tools and technologies.

We use open-source, industry-standard, up-to-date technologies. We sit in the business and are valued partners.

We own the value chain, delivering projects end-to-end, including the creative process, requirements, planning, architecting and coding.

We deliver the complete solution because we have frontend, server-side, data engineers, quants and UX/UI designers.

We are passionate about our profession! We keep learning and sharing our knowledge internally and externally

You should be

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

  • Keen to deliver business value and doing technologically cool things that serve a validated purpose

  • Someone who loves to mentor and guide your more junior colleagues.

  • Taking full ownership of the end product, not just doing what you are told.

  • Someone who pays attention to quality, be it code, design or code review.

  • Thinking about the big picture including user experience, business analysis, DevOps.

Required Skills and Experience for Senior Front-end Engineer

  • 7+ years of experience with frontend technologies

  • The desire & experience to lead and set the technical direction alongside an experienced UI development team.

  • Experience with Angular, React or similar.

  • Follow industry trends on the rapidly evolving world of frontend development and proactively research.

  • Ability to make strategical technical and design decisions on our frontend stack

  • Experience with software design, requirement gathering and running agile teams.

  • An interest in learning finance

We value if you have

  • Team guidance & leadership experience

  • A good degree, Masters or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent

  • Experience in UX design and usability

Company provided perks and benefits

Financial benefits

  • A total comp attitude - Top performers are rewarded.

  • Pension fund contribution & firm matching.

  • Private medical insurance (optionally also for family members)

  • Life and disability insurance

Work environment

  • Corporate phone, work from home flexibility, Ultra-wide monitors, standing desks, free coffee, bicycle storage, shower

  • Unlimited number of paid holidays above the legally eligible quota (Agreed with manager)

  • Working Saturdays are given as a holiday

  • Excellent maternity & paternity leave benefits.
Learning and development
Access to popular learning sites, language classes, a personal training budget, ability to attend conferences
Company culture and volunteering
Two fully paid volunteering, organised events including family gatherings and donations to NGOs are matched 1:1 by the company

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.

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 June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

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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.
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