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About this role

Within APG, BlackRock’s Tactical Solutions team provides enterprise-level application development solutions that enforce to industry recognized methodologies. Team members work in conjunction with business units throughout the firm to develop solutions that:

  • Meet business requirements that fall outside of core system functionality
  • Enable product innovation and speed-to-market
  • Prototype new/emerging business processes
  • Achieve operational efficiencies
  • Remediate risk
  • Responsibilities:

    This role will have the responsibility of driving Python within the team’s tech stack by re-engineering existing models and building out greenfield applications in Python. This will include the full-development lifecycle as well as guiding fellow developers in the team. Alongside this, the role will include helping to formalize the build, release, and deployment process of Python applications.

    Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate will work closely with the business to build highly efficient, sophisticated business applications. These must be crafted in a modular fashion for deployment in multiple environments. Although predominantly a Python role, they will also have demonstrable ability to work across technologies focusing on the best tool for the job.

  • Solid grasp of Python, ideally in a financial environment.
  • Experience delivering Python-based application with a web frontend
  • Ability to code in an object-oriented manner.
  • Experience of unit and end-to-end testing of Python.
  • Eager to use and learn different technologies
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Web experience
  • Ability to face off to business users to capture requirements
  • Great to have:

  • Experience delivering cloud-based Python solutions
  • Good technical writing skills and ability to communicate, verbally and in writing, analytical concepts to a variety of client and internal audiences
  • Good attention to detail; willing to take action attitude; and willingness to roll up sleeves
  • Standout colleague with collaborative and good interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding social skills, self-starter and ability to perform under stress and handle tight deadlines in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment
  • Graduate degree helpful
  • Proficient English a prerequisite.
  • 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.

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