BlackRock Network Architect Director in New York, New York

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At December 31, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.1 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. As of December 31, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: | LinkedIn:


Technology & Operations

The Aladdin trading and risk management system, used internally at BlackRock and by BlackRock Solutions clients, enables customers to manage over $15 trillion in financial assets. Aladdin is central to our technology strategy, unifying BlackRock by providing everyone with a common language and a central point of reference for our investment activities globally.

The Aladdin and Application Engineering teams within the Aladdin & Technology group use the latest technologies to design and develop applications that make up the firm’s investment management platform. The systems support the full lifecycle of the investment management process, from quantitative risk management to order entry, trade routing and settlement.

Team Overview

Network Operations is part of the Global Technology Infrastructure organization. This global team provides engineering and operational support for both BlackRock's corporate as well as external client networks. It has members in London, Singapore, New York and Delaware, with operation centers in Singapore and Delaware. The supported technologies are IP routing/switching, firewall security, WAN optimization and load balancing.

Role Responsibility

This is a senior subject matter expert (SME) position in the global networking team, working mainly on projects in various network technology areas. Projects can range from solution engineering of new technologies, to developing standards based on industry trends and best practice, to optimization of current infrastructure configuration for operational efficiency. Both lead and participate in group projects with global as well as regional team members through the design, implementation and support phases. Act as senior escalation point of operational issues, and be able to cross functional lines in troubleshooting complex problems.


  • Advance understanding of Cisco routing and Switching, Checkpoint and Cisco firewalls, Security, Riverbed, F5 and QoS

  • Working experience with emerging network technologies is a plus, for example SDN, converged infrastructure

  • Lead and participate in group projects with demonstrated ability to project manage, and provide technical recommendation

  • Demonstrated experience with automation and configuration management application suites

  • Ability to provide operational support as escalation point in areas of expertise

  • Participation in solution development and implementation in accordance with change management process

  • Perform root cause analysis for service interruption recovery, creating preventative measures to deploy in the enterprise

  • Create and maintain network documentation as it relates to network configuration, network diagrams and processes.

  • Must possess ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and escalate issues affectively.

  • Must have strong verbal and written communications skills as well as strong customer service skills. A hands on approach and willingness to work out of hours is essential.

  • 10 years experience in a global financial environment

  • Progromming skills is a plus

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, disability, veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

Job Function: Technology

Organization: Technology & Enterprise Services

Title: Network Architect Director

Primary Location: Americas-United States-New York

Requisition ID: 170528

Job Posting: Apr 5, 2017, 2:53:16 PM

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