We innovate to solve some of the world’s most complex financial challenges and turn data into meaningful insights for our clients. At BlackRock, we are building the investment technology platform of the future – and you can help.
There is a real sense of purpose to our work. As technologists, we are energized by the opportunity and the role we play in helping more and more people save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being. This sense of purpose drives the passion and the innovation that has differentiated our company from its founding.
BlackRock has used technology to manage assets from the very first days of our business. We use it to power more sophisticated risk management, asset allocation and portfolio construction – and to interact with clients, partners and vendors more efficiently. We continue to be at the cutting edge of driving the digitization of our industry through new technology products and solutions.
But without our people, technology is irrelevant. When we combine the power of people with the power of technology, we amplify our ability to create better outcomes for our employees, clients, shareholders and society alike. We remain true to our culture of innovation – reimagining, reinventing and reengineering the way we do business.
The work we are doing here has a widespread impact. It touches the lives of billions of people around the world.
Continuous learning and development
We encourage you to be a Student of Technology and offer programs to help you continue to develop your technical skills to position yourself, and our business, for growth.
Our Hackathon, better known as “HACK:BLK”, is a global, firm-wide innovation challenge focused on developing new ideas to solve some of the world’s most complex financial challenges with the smartest technology. Open to all BlackRock employees, HACK:BLK provides the opportunity to transform your own ideas into a working prototype while collaborating with creative minds across the firm to bring an idea to life.
The Tech Academy is a one-stop digital resource where employees can discover BlackRock’s technology DNA, elevate their tech IQ, and develop the expertise needed to transform their skills and career at BlackRock.
- Funding to attend industry conferences
- Access to Pluralsight, DataCamp, Coursera and more
- Aladdin technology education
- Tech talks from BlackRock thought leaders and industry experts
- Tech meetups and events
- A partnership with the Flatiron School to send select BlackRock employees to attend a 15-week software engineering bootcamp (tuition paid by BlackRock). After successfully completing of the bootcamp, employees are placed into an Associate-level role inside BlackRock.
We host TechFests across the globe to share the latest in technology innovations and showcase Aladdin and BlackRock technology with our colleagues.
Our Geek Weekly series, for developers and by developers, provides learning sessions on new technologies and developments both inside and outside of BlackRock.
Women in Technology
An internal employee network for women in technology roles across BlackRock. WIT focuses on programming and events enabling women to advance their careers in technology through networking, education and mentorship.
To deepen our culture of tech and innovation, we launched a technology reverse mentoring program in 2017. This program provides tech talent with the opportunity to mentor senior leaders in topics related to engineering trends, consumer products and our own BlackRock technologies while gaining executive exposure. Through the program, we’ve matched over 400 tech savvy employees with 300 senior leaders spanning 23 locations around the globe.
Technology acquisitions and investments
BlackRock has made strategic acquisitions to position ourselves for future growth, expand our capabilities and remain on the cutting edge of technology.
We’ve also made strategic investments in companies to broaden the portfolio of digital products we offer both to our employees and clients.