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Vice President, Data Modeling

Atlanta, GA +1

BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors around the world. BlackRock’s mission is to create a better financial future for our clients.

We have a responsibility to be the voice of the investor, and we represent each client fairly and equally. Constant communication with a diverse team of partners strengthens us and delivers better results for our clients. Continuous innovation helps us bring the best of BlackRock to our clients.

BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.

The role of VP Data Modeling is to develop, implement and maintain physical data models for domains with respect to financial services, in support of Aladdin Data strategy.

To ensure success in this role, you should have in-depth knowledge of data warehousing, as well as expert communication/influencing skills. Ultimately, a top-notch data modeler should be able to design models that are atomic, reduce data redundancy, streamline data movements, and reduce TCO.

Typically, they work in a multi-disciplinary squad (we follow Agile!) which involves partnering with program, product managers and data stewards to expand product offering based on business demands. Design is an iterative process. Our goal is to drive up user engagement and adoption of the product while constantly working towards modernizing and improving product offering, performance, and scalability.

Support deployment and maintenance that requires close interaction with various teams. This requires maintaining a positive and collaborative working relationship with teams within DOE as well as with wider Aladdin developer community. Production support for applications is usually required for issues that cannot be resolved by operations team. Creative and inventive problem-solving skills for reduced turnaround times are highly valued.

Data Modeler Responsibilities:

  • Communicate and advocate the value of Aladdin Data efforts in ontologies, and standardization and proactively leverage relationships throughout the ecosystem to align to our vision and influence prioritization across partner teams
  • Own and prioritize the roadmap for designing and implementing data models by working closely with a cross-functional team to ensure that all the right resources are aligned
  • Implementing data strategies and designing physical data models.
  • Evaluating existing data systems.
  • Build conceptual/logical data models and work with data engineers to implement the physical data models and data flows.
  • Developing best practices for data coding to ensure consistency within the system.
  • Reviewing modifications of existing systems for cross-compatibility.
  • Updating and optimizing local and metadata models.
  • Evaluating implemented data systems for variances, discrepancies, and efficiency.
  • Troubleshooting and optimizing data systems.

Data Modeler Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or a similar field.
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with physical and relational data/semantic modeling.
  • Domain expertise on financial services is a must.
  • Expert knowledge of metadata management and related tools.
  • Knowledge of mathematical foundations and statistical analysis.
  • Expertise in Snowflake is an added advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with team management.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills.


For New York City only: The salary range for this position is $157,500 – $214,500.

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.

About 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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