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BlackRock Integration Solutions Specialist – Aladdin Platform, Associate in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

About this role

Associate – ACT Integration Solutions Specialist – Aladdin Platform

Purpose and Scope

We are seeking a dynamic Specialist with a proven track record in data integration and data conversion to join our growing Integration Solutions Practice. This role is pivotal in scaling our projects across various asset classes and front-to-back Aladdin services, employing Aladdin’s Studio platform and its robust capabilities in data integration and onboarding – which include file-based mechanisms, APIs, and the Aladdin Data Cloud. This is a client-facing position offering an opportunity to collaborate with a broad range of internal stakeholders at BlackRock.

Main Function

As an Integration Solutions Specialist for the Aladdin Platform, you will play a crucial role on Aladdin client projects in orchestrating specific technology channels that cover client activities related to data integration and data conversion or onboarding. You will be responsible for driving our project channels, providing best practice guidance to our clients’ technology teams, and supporting those teams as they build their integration and transition their data to our platform. You will work closely with the core Aladdin implementation teams to deliver on client commitments. Your expertise will be instrumental in securing an on-time and on-budget project outcome.


Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Own and manage Aladdin channels across Data Interfaces, Data Conversions, and Data Cloud (ADC) Deployments

  • Liaise with relevant client counterparts, including senior technology managers responsible for delivering the required integration and migration builds

  • Work with client teams to create the necessary plans and trackers, and coordinate resources and updates

  • Lead future state architecture sessions with client teams, to drive project scope and identify challenges

  • Lead and assist in interface design and data mapping sessions, support client development needs

  • Support the enablement of our clients working with Aladdin Studio technology and Aladdin data

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of Aladdin functionality and workflows to ensure the correct integration solutions are deployed and utilized

  • Work closely with partners across the Aladdin business and platform to support client development needs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, or a related quantitative field

  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey concepts clearly and simply

  • Experience with financial systems integration, cloud-based computing, or automation tools and methodologies

  • Understanding of finance and public or private markets, the investment lifecycle, and associated workflows

  • Demonstrated problem-solving prowess and a proactive mindset

  • Well-organized with strong project management capabilities

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently within a team environment

  • Proficiency in SQL and a working knowledge of ETL processes is a must have

  • Familiarity with programming languages such as Python or R, APIs, and data transformation tools such as Alteryx Designer, is highly regarded

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; 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 hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person – aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

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, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.