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ETL / Database Developer

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ETL / Database Developer

BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.

The Global Trading Research and Analytics team monitors trade activity and performs analysis to discover, evaluate and propose new ways to minimize our trading impact in the marketplace.

We use highly customized tools, developed and supported in-house, for the analysis of our trades in the equity, currency, futures and fixed income markets. This is a high profile group which directly impacts the performance of our funds by providing tools for traders and portfolio managers to make intelligent decisions on trade timing and strategy. Sitting on the trading floor, team members are close to the excitement of the markets.

We are seeking a new member to help design and develop our next generation quantitative trading analytics software. We are looking to expand across additional asset classes (eg. Cash) as well as expanding the depth of our analytics. The job requires a strong technical background as well as a good understanding of the financial marketplace.

Key Job Responsibilities:
• Design and Implement a new ETL system: Load financial data from various data sources (internal – Sybase, external – various), transform data via scripting and stored procedures, and ultimately load into data stores : MySql and Sybase IQ
• Gain an understanding of and help implement post-trade metrics in the new ETL across asset classes
• Support and maintain the new ETL
• Interface with various user groups to gather requirements / feedback
• Assist in maintaining and supporting existing analytics tools and automated reporting systems used world-wide.
• Develop new features and support tools for ongoing projects eg. Fixed Income PowerPoint Automation via Java

Skills/Requirements:
• Passionate about working within the financial industry and cultivating relationships with business and technology partners. Industry knowledge of financial trading operations is preferable

• Experience in full lifecycle of software development including analysis, design, coding, documentation, testing, deployment and support

• Excellent communication skills

• 3+ years database development experience (MySQL, DDL/DML, stored procedures, data modeling). MySql, Sybase ASE 15, Sybase IQ experience most preferred

• 3+ years UNIX experience (ksh, bash, shell scripts).Ant knowledge preferred

• Java development experience preferred

• Experience in creating business user reports. Knowledge of Business Intelligence Tools preferred
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