BlackRock's Systematic Fixed Income (SFI) business develops systematic, quantitative investment strategies to deliver consistent outperformance for clients within a variety of fixed income markets, including global interest rate products, currencies, corporate bonds, credit default swaps, mortgage-backed securities, and related derivatives. The team runs these strategies on our flagship $6Bln+ AUM hedge fund, Fixed Income Global Alpha, as well other alternative products.
Job Purpose and Background:
The SFI team is seeking to expand its Alpha Technology team. This team works closely with Researchers, Portfolio Managers and other BlackRock technology groups to improve the efficiency and scalability of its research process and build a best-in-class model platform. Key projects will be to facilitate the development of new signals and strategies, as well as to enable the migration of existing models to the new platform.
A successful candidate will be able to understand the needs of a wide variety of participants in the trading process and will be able to build and deliver high quality code that not only serves immediate needs but is suitably extensible to evolve with the business for years to come.
* Implement a best-in-class Python-based platform for the development and deployment of model-based trading strategies. * Build new reporting and visualization tools to help the portfolio management and research teams better understand model performance, both in the simulation environment and around live trading. * Work with the research teams to implement new signals and strategies and help them improve their model code and development practices. * Identify opportunities to implement process automation and increase operational efficiency. * Understand the broader BlackRock technology stack and keep the SFI alpha platform aligned. * Engage with other BlackRock technology teams on partnership projects and our feature requests.
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