Senior Python Developer, Vice President

  • Not Specified
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BlackRock
  • 16 Sep 18 2018-09-16

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 June 30, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.3 trillion in assets on behalf of

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 June 30, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.3 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:

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 solve some of the world’s most complex 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 $6 trillion of assets we have an exceptional 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 being part of a software development team responsible for next generation technology and solutions.

This role is in our Rapid Application Development team, who provide enterprise-level solutions that adhere to industry recognized standard methodologies. Team members work in partnership with business units throughout the firm to develop solutions that fall outside of core-system functionality, enable product innovation and speed to market, achieve operational efficiencies, remediate risk and in some cases, are proto-types for new or emerging business processes.



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 solve the problem


We are:

  • Passionate about building quality software and scaling technology to meet the needs of tomorrow
  • Building solutions for BlackRock and over 100 organizations who use our technology
  • Developing in Java, Python, Cassandra, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes, and many others
  • Committed to open source, and contributing back to the community
  • Writing testable software every day, with a focus on incremental innovation


You have:

  • A graduate degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • Excellent understanding of Python, ideally in a financial environment.
  • Ability to code in an object-oriented manner
  • Experience of unit and end-to-end testing of Python
  • Knowledge of SQL and NoSQL data stores
  • Ability and interest to learn other coding languages as needed
  • Ability to face off to business users to capture requirements
  • Ability to lead training courses and mentor other developers
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, creative, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Potential to be a great teammate with strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Demonstrated yourself to be a self-starter, able to perform under pressure and handle tight deadlines in a dynamic, high-intensity environment
  • Fluent English language 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.

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 criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.