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Systematic Active Equity - Associate, Systems & Quant Research

Systematic Active Equity - Associate, Systems & Quant Research
San Francisco, US
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BlackRock – Systematic Active Equity

Systems Researcher – San Francisco

Systematic Active Equity (SAE) is the quantitative equity group within BlackRock’s Systematic investment group. We invest our client assets using a systematic investment approach. SAE is a pioneer and thought leader in the industry and has consistently achieved client investment goals across global equity markets for over 30 years. We believe research and innovation is critical to continuing our success and believe in a multi-disciplinary approach that intersects traditional finance and economics with data and computer science.

We are seeking a Systems Researcher who will be primarily focused on computer science, data management, mathematical models and computer simulations. The main skills for this role are outstanding execution of algorithmic development and software engineering. The Systems Researcher will be part of our investment and quantitative research teams.

We have:

  • $120+ billion USD under management
  • A team of world class quantitative finance researchers and portfolio managers
  • Through BlackRock, access to some of the best investors and thought leaders, as well as to leading experts in statistics, machine learning and optimization
  • A 30-year plus track record of performance and innovation

You have:

  • The desire to work in a team environment with computer scientists, data scientists and quantitative investors of many different backgrounds
  • A passion for algorithmic development and implementation, and a keen attention to detail
  • A fascination for some aspects of computer science: distributed computing, cryptography, machine learning.
  • A Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D. in computer science with 2+ years of applied experience
  • A proven track record of delivering awesome software.
  • Excellent knowledge of Python / Pandas, as well as Java or C/C++
  • Experience in distributed computing or the use of GPUs

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.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock’s current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. 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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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.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.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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