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Career Conversations series – BlackRock (Asset Management & Technology )


Where: The sofa area, Level 0 Saltire Centre

When: Wednesday 19th November 2014

Time: 11am – 1pm


BlackRock are an Asset Management and Technology company and are keen to have an informal chat with students currently studying IT related disciplines. There’s no need to pre-book – simply turn up anytime between 12 noon and 2pm for an informal chat. All 3rd & 4th Year students undertaking computer science, technology and computer network disciplines are invited to attend.

More info on BlackRock:

  • Aladdin® is the enterprise-wide investment management platform which is used by BlackRock and BRS clients
  • Over $14 trillion in assets, liabilities and derivatives are managed on the Aladdin platform across over 200 clients globally, relied on by over 20,000 investment professionals
  • Technology at BlackRock is a revenue generator and a business in its own right.
  • At BlackRock, you’ll learn from and work alongside more than 1,000 developers at a firm driven by a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit, a deep belief in data and analytical rigor, and a commitment to constant, industry-leading innovation across all of its technologies.
  • 20+ Technical Tools & Coding Languages : Cassandra, Java, Python, C++, Hadoop, Spring, SQL, Objective C
  • 25 Million lines of code powering the Aladdin platform
  • Work with Cassandra, the NoSQL database technology developed at Facebook, to make Aladdin more resilient and scalable.
  • Use Amazon Cloud tools to process huge data sets to provide
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