Description About this role Business Overview
Data Solutions (DS) within the Data & AI pillar of Technology & Operations drives areas like data stewardship, technical configurations, day-to-day user support and overall client experience of Aladdin Data&Analytics enterprise platform - a utility-grade data factory & service toolkit that meets the diverse needs of the Aladdin community. The team partners with operations, engineering and AI Labs to enable platform transformation, grow the enterprise data asset catalog, develop institutional data domain knowledge, enhance data quality intelligence, expand data solutions capabilities and implement new clients and businesses onto the platform. Through direct engagement and partnership with vendors and the business, the team helps ensure our Data & AI organization continues to enhance the client experience and business values in the evolving market while undergoing ground-breaking changes Role Description
The CE (Client Enablement) team within DS brings together professionals specializing from vendor and client data input to portfolio and benchmark analytics to provide end-to-end solutions to Aladdin clients.
We are seeking an implementation specialist to support the rapidly growing Aladdin client pipeline. You will apply your experience and in-depth understanding of Aladdin's Data & Analytics platform capabilities to design and deliver innovative solutions to our clients. You will drive the technical design, build and installation of our platform in close collaboration with partner teams such as BlackRock Solutions (BRS) and end users directly. You will also be expected to serve as a feedback loop with our partners in Data Operations Engineering (DOE) to continuously enrich analytic capabilities in order to deliver best-in-class solutions. The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys shifting challenges and ambiguous environments, thinks creatively, possesses the confidence to have an opinion, takes the initiative and thrives under scrutiny and tight target dates. Key Responsibilities
You will own configuration requirements of new and existing clients on Aladdin Data&Analytics Platform. These configurations consist of building production processes that calculate Risk&Returns analytics based on client portfolios. To build such a process, you will strive to gain an in-depth knowledge of Aladdin functionality to ensure clients take full advantage of the suite of Aladdin capabilities
Configuration requirements come from many types of users, some of whom may not have sufficient knowledge about the nature of configurations. You will need to understand those requirements, come up with the implementation plan that best suits them. Most often you face a challenge of designing and promoting solutions that are customizable to meet user needs but are also deployed in Aladdin in an automated, scalable manner
To implement a robust production process and to meet target dates you will have to apply good project management skills to all product responsibilities: set agenda, drive tone, provide direction to individual team members, oversee execution, and communicate out to partners Qualifications
Have strong Japanese language skills, since as the member of Client Enablement in Japan, you will constantly work with clients and partner teams in Japanese both in verbal and written form
2-3 years in a highly analytical role in a technology or financial services setting
Ability to multi-task and handle cross-departmental projects in a fast-paced environment
Desire to understand how processes work. Creativity in solving non-traditional problems
Strong critical thinking and confirmed experience using technology to solve problems at scale
Outstanding academic achievement, degree in business, computer science, economics, finance, mathematics or other quantitative field of study.
Superior communication and presentation skills with the ability to convey complex concepts simply and clearly
Programming experience in Python, specifically in Data Science field. In case of no experience, we expect you to have desire to learn it and apply it on the job
Data manipulation skills such as SQL, Excel Formulas like VLOOKUP and some Linux commands
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.
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