Aladdin Data Cloud Engineer (Python, Snowflake), Associate / Vice President
Gurgaon, India
3d ago

About this role

Are you interested in building innovative technology that shapes the financial markets? Do you like working at the speed of a startup, but want to tackle some of the world’s most sophisticated problems?

Do you want to work with, and learn from, hands-on leaders in technology and finance?

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 unique skills, curiosity, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow technically and as an individual.

With over USD $9 trillion of assets we have an extraordinary responsibility : our technology empowers millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being.

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

This role will be responsible for all aspects of software development, testing and ensuring compatibility with enterprise and solutions architecture by harnessing modern development technologies

You will have the chance to define and develop new capabilities and engage with multiple development teams and partners across the Black Rock.

You are :

Curious and eager to learn new things, with a healthy disrespect for the status quo

Willing to embrace work outside of your comfort zone, and open to guidance from others; you make mistakes, but learn from them

Passionate about technology, with personal ownership for the work you do

Data-focused, with an eye for the details that matter to tackle the problem

We are :

Passionate about building quality software and scaling technology to meet the needs of tomorrow

Building solutions for both BlackRock and over 100 organizations who use our technology

Developing in Java, Python, Scala, Go, Cassandra, Kafka, Sybase and many others

Committed to open source, and contributing back to the community

Writing testable software every day, with a focus on incremental innovation

Business Unit Overview :

Aladdin Data Cloud is BlackRock’s managed data-as-a-service solution, powered by Snowflake’s data platform, Aladdin Data Cloud provides users with a single platform to host all data from both inside and outside Aladdin and the ability to harness that data efficiently for a myriad of uses! Aladdin Data Cloud (ADC) is a premium add-on that is available in Aladdin Studio, a workshop for building on top of Aladdin, that provides all the tools you need to quickly build scalable solutions.

ADC is a financial data cloud which can be positioned side by side with your Aladdin in Azure, or in the commercial cloud of your choice with the goal of opening Aladdin data to clients in an unfettered way.

ADC started out as a hackathon project several years ago, has been live at many clients, and recently announced a partnership with Snowflake rapidly expanding its reach!

We are a distributed team with people based in New York, London, and Gurgaon.


Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills to contribute as a leading member of global, distributed teams focused on delivering quality services and solutions.

Lead and contribute to development, enhancement, and support of key features of data cloud offering by being hands-on involved with development along with design and other part of the software development lifecycle

Guide and mentor team members to build a highly performant product

Able to distill sophisticated technical challenges to actionable and explainable decisions.

Demonstrate excellent leadership, technical & architecture skills in the context of cloud based global platform / product design, service management and product lifecycle management.

Demonstrate ability to rapidly learn new and emerging technologies and developing a vision of their suitability and role as a new product within a platform & product landscape

Operational abilities including early life support and driving root cause analysis and remediation

Providing specifications according to which solutions are to be defined, managed and delivered

Identifying required software, systems and interfaces in alignment with enterprise architecture

Developing system implementation plans, processes, solution architectures and high-level architecture design

Serves as a fully seasoned / proficient technical resource.

May have direct reports and may lead projects and direct activities of a team related to special initiatives or operations.

Routine accountability is for technical knowledge and capabilities.

Works under minimal direction, with general guidance from more seasoned consultants.


Bachelors or MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related discipline

7+ years hands-on experience developing complex enterprise software systems.

Should have experience with at least 1 languages out of Java, Python or Scala, and related frameworks.

Should have experience with data warehouses, preferably cloud offerings

Should have experience on Relational Database (SQL, PL / SQL) and NoSQL like Cassandra.

Experience of working in an API first engineering team

Experience with ETL jobs and standard ingestion practices will be an advantage

Experience with Snowflake would be a plus

Delivery using modern methodologies especially Agile, Iterative etc.

Strong leadership skills

Excellent ability to mentor junior members of the team

influence design and development decisions

Ambitious and Entrepreneurial spirit

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Want to learn more?

For 30 years, to drive innovation, BlackRock has bought great minds together. From the very beginning technology was leveraged for insight and efficiency to help our businesses better understand their client’s objectives.

BlackRock is accelerating innovation and technology to invest even more in our Aladdin platform and looking for people with a passion for technology and a love of solving complex problems to join our teams.

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.

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