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Director, Head of Data Governance Product Management

New York, NY

When BlackRock started in 1988, its founders envisioned a company that combined the best of financial services with cutting edge technology. They imagined a business that would provide financial services to clients as well as technology services to other financial firms. The result of their vision is Aladdin, our industry leading, end-to-end investment management platform. With assets valued over USD $10 trillion managed on Aladdin by BlackRock alone, and over 150 other investment managers and asset owners using Aladdin, our technology empowers millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial wellbeing.

About Aladdin Data (AD)

Data is at the heart of Aladdin and increasingly the ability to acquire, store, analyze and gain insight from data has become a key component of our competitive advantage. The Aladdin Data (AD) team is responsible for the data ecosystem within BlackRock. Our goal is to build and maintain a leading-edge Enterprise Data Platform (EDP) that provides highly available, consistent data of the highest quality for all users of the platform, notably investors, operations teams and data analysts internally and at investment management firms around the world.

EDP supports four outcomes that, together, enable BlackRock’s data strategy:

Provide high quality, reliable data and services to power the core investment processes for Aladdin clients Enable Aladdin clients to reduce operational overhead and improve client service by offering Aladdin data through a commercial data warehouse, Aladdin Data Cloud (ADC) Allow non-Aladdin BlackRock teams to focus on value generation, by providing a general purpose data warehouse platform Empower teams across BlackRock to produce data products to monetize their data and analytical models

Members of the AD team get to experience working at one of the most recognized financial companies in the world while being part of the team designing and building a next generation Enterprise Data platform to automate data acquisition, ingestion, transformation, and distribution processes, and to support enterprise-wide data processing.

Our product managers and engineers design and build data systems to solve some of the most complex technical and business data management problems in the industry, and they partner with data and analytics experts to deliver high quality analytical and derived data to our internal and external customers.

We are looking for a Senior Director of Product to help enable the continued growth and adoption of EDP across BlackRock. In this role, you will develop the vision, create the strategy, and define and drive the execution of our Enterprise Data Catalog (EDC), which captures, stores, and distributes the metadata that underpins EDP. Working across with our product management and engineering teams, you will be responsible for driving the definition, design, development, enhancement, and adoption of our metadata tools and processes, ensuring that they meet the evolving needs of our organization, our clients, and our platform.


  • Strategic Vision: Establish and articulate a clear strategic roadmap for EDP’s metadata estate, aligned to the business outcomes of the key stakeholders and EDP’s technical architecture.
  • Product Management: Lead the end-to-end product lifecycle from ideation to delivery, ensuring the timely and successful release of features and enhancements.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate closely with internal and external stakeholders – including engineering teams, business analysts, and end customers – to gather requirements and to scope and prioritize build initiatives.
  • Market Analysis: Stay abreast of industry trends, market offerings, and customer feedback to inform product decisions and maintain our competitive edge.
  • Data Management: Partner with the Governance and Stewardship teams to design and implement robust metadata-driven controls that mitigate data risk across the platform, ensuring data quality, security, and compliance.
  • User Experience: Champion a user-centric approach to product development, focusing on usability, intuitiveness, and overall user satisfaction.
  • Adoption and Evangelism: Promote adoption of EDC and EDP across the organization, providing training, documentation, and support as needed. Act as a vocal advocate for the product both internally and externally.
  • Performance Monitoring: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to track the success and effectiveness of the EDC, iterating based on insights and feedback.
  • Product Team Development: Mentor and grow the next generation of BlackRock product managers, helping to mature the team’s operating model and working practices


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience, with at least 5 years focused on data management or related domains.
  • Experience leading and developing globally distributed product management teams.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading product initiatives within complex enterprise environments.
  • Experience leading the definition and development of commercial products and go-to-market strategies.
  • Deep understanding of data cataloging concepts and tools, metadata management principles, and data governance best practices.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to acquire and translate data-driven insights into actionable product strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence both technical and business stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience working with global cross-functional teams in a scaled agile development environment.
  • Experience using industry standard product management tools and technologies, e.g. Aha, Miro, Visio, Microsoft ADO, PowerPoint.

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.


For New York City only: The salary range for this position is $210,000 – $267,500. Additionally, employees are eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, and benefits including heath care, leave benefits, and retirement benefits. BlackRock operates a pay-for-performance compensation philosophy and your total compensation may vary based on role, location, and firm, department and individual performance.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock’s hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities.

We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person – aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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