3E Initiative

At BlackRock, we value diverse perspectives and experiences. As such, our Technology and Operations team is inviting talented professionals looking to re-engage their careers after an extended absence from the workplace to participate in a paid 12-week program.


About the 3E Initiative | Working in Technology and Operations
| Team at a Glance | How to Apply

About the 3E Initiative

The 3E program is aimed to help participants renew their:

  • Experience through on-the-job learning
  • Exposure through networking and mentoring opportunities
  • Education through specific skill-based training

Whether this program leads to a full-time career, or serves to sharpen the skills necessary to take the next step, it will be a valuable experience for participants to build their career portfolio.

Program information:

  • Length: 12 weeks starting in September
  • Location: Wilmington, Delaware
  • Department: Technology & Operations

Applicant Criteria:

  • VP-equivalent or higher prior to work break; or 7+ years relevant experience
  • 2+ year career break

Working in Technology and Operations

Our team is known for:

  • Being a highly motivated, integral part of the investment management process
  • Facilitating the investment process between our institutional clients and our portfolio management team
  • Managing relationships with external constituents and internal stakeholders
  • Extracting, analyzing, coding and monitoring client, regulatory and internal investment guidelines on the firm’s Aladdin system

What you might work on:

  • Identify problems and be empowered to partner with global peers to innovate and propose solutions
  • Learn to navigate Aladdin, BlackRock’s proprietary investment management and risk platform, and other applications to obtain data, run queries and extract reports around portfolio and client activity
  • Analyze pricing and valuation data in order to support risk analysis, portfolio management, client transaction facilitation, and financial reporting
  • Analyze client exceptions and inquiries for trends to improve the client service experience

Who you are:

  • You are a critical thinker and have strong analytical abilities
  • You are detail oriented and have the ability to operate in a dynamic environment
  • You can challenge the conventional view constructively and respectfully; you can present ideas to influence others
  • You have an avid interest in investments and the financial markets
  • You take great pride and satisfaction in being a ‘Fiduciary to Our Clients

Team at a Glance

Our Technology and Operations department includes the following groups, amongst others. Explore each and decide which is the right fit for you.

Responsible for the valuation of BlackRock managed portfolios and oversight of the firm’s global valuation processes and procedures.

Client Order Management
Responsible for receiving, authenticating, capturing and facilitating client investment instructions and related activity to downstream teams in the investment process.

Cash Operations
Part of the foundation layer across the firm supporting BlackRock, reconciling and managing in excess of 3.5mm transactions across ~55,000 currencies each month on Aladdin.

Alternative Operations
Oversees the accounting, financial reporting, operations and general administration for a broad range of alternative investment products including hedge funds, private equity funds, real asset funds and other structured products.

Portfolio Compliance
Implementing controls and processes to ensure BlackRock is compliant with applicable regulatory and portfolio issued guidelines.

Investment Accounting Group
Provides accounting and performance measurement services to clients across the financial services spectrum, from funds through to separate accounts, where a shadow accounting service is performed, and outsourced financial accounting for insurance clients.

How to Apply

Please send an email to BLK3E@BlackRock.com with the following:

  1. Resume
  2. List the teams above in order of preference
  3. Explain in 300 words or less “Why do you think you would be a good fit for this program and how will you benefit from it?“

Application Deadline Extended to: July 31, 2017

Please note that while we hope to be able to offer the best performers in the 3E program opportunities to stay on at BlackRock, participation in the program does not guarantee a permanent position.

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.


We look forward to hearing from you!