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Associate, Strategic Initiatives Office

BlackRock, Inc.

This is a Contract position in Austin, TX posted March 22, 2022.

Description About this role Your Team The Strategic Initiatives Office (SIO) is a centralized function within the Aladdin Product Group (APG).

The goal of this function is to accelerate technology strategy and the transformation agenda and drive pivotal initiatives as APG enters its next evolution.

As a member of the SIO, you will own delivery of specific critical initiatives by executing with clear goals, measures of success, project plans, identifying and assigning tasks for project completion, and ensuring each project is delivered on time.

You are passionate about continuous improvement, constantly assessing the status quo, seeing opportunities for improvement, optimization, and providing constructive solutions to simplify and accelerate current initiatives and processes.

You enjoy being part of a collaborative team and are self-motivated by your desire to build outstanding outcomes for our business.

You are technically adept and strive to work for a high-growth tech company and best-in-class team.

You enjoy finding creative ways to make it easier for teams to do their best work.

This team will spend focus on the top initiatives for APG.

These projects span a range of topics, from tech initiatives to commercial projects to operations.

The team partners with colleagues across Aladdin, APG and beyond to ensure each initiative is being led appropriately and is set up to maximize success.

What is Aladdin and the Aladdin Product Group (APG)?

You will be working on BlackRock’s investment operating system Aladdin.

Aladdin is used both internally and externally by many financial institutions.

Aladdin combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making and create a connective tissue for thousands of users investing worldwide.

Our development team’s sit inside APG.

We collaboratively build the next generation of technology that changes the way information, people, and technology intersect for global investment firms.

We build and package tools that manage trillions in assets and supports millions of financial instruments.

We perform risk calculations and process millions of transactions for thousands of users every day worldwide Your Responsibilities Project Management: Formulate and define project scope and objectives, based upon both business & employee needs Build project schedules and workload, ensuring completion on time and on budget Lead initiatives across a diversity of methodologies to ensure critical path time to market.

Optimize for iterative delivery and product risk to drive value across user experience, business value, technical feasibility and business viability.

Actively participate and lead in project tasks both, strategically and tactically, while supporting prioritization of projects across the team Ownership in designing, building and handing over projects, while others you will retain ownership and execution for Critical metric cadence, tracking, measurement, reporting A hands-on approach to leading projects Communication: Thoughtful and sensitive in style/approach Clearly communicate complex information to guide decisions Ability to influence partners to take action/facilitate consensus of recommendations Optimizing team connect points, ensuring meetings are relevant and productive You have Significant complex/cross-functional project management experience Desire to use data to drive decision-making Consistent record in thinking strategically and focus on business growth.

Contributions will be a cross range of dynamic initiatives that are high impact and driven by an embedded culture of innovation such as sustainability, trading, alternatives, platform/cloud, product and high integrity product commitments.

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 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.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: blackrock | Twitter: blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock 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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