BlackRock Client Analyst & Modeler Analyst (Budapest) in Budapest, Hungary


BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services too institutional, intermediary, and individual investors around the world. 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.


At BlackRock we are building something great in Budapest, our new global technology and Innovation hub, where we want to shape a culture in which challenge, development and innovation happen every day. Our mission as an organsiaiton is create a better financial future for our clients and BlackRock Budapest will enable this, through a relentless drive to make ourselves and our communities better. We are a diverse bunch of people who like to analyse, reinvent, and enhance how we work, and all in the pursuit of a better experience for our colleagues and clients. We offer The excitement to be a founder in a start-up with the security of a global, leading organization, where you will find innovation and inclusion are our competitive advantages. There are limitless problems to solve and opportunities for learning and development, alongside a team of clever and caring colleagues. Our culture is one of respect, challenge and stretch and we expect and value feedback. We believe that people reach their best potential when the different facets of their home, work and community are all cared about. We will have a fun, fast paced work environment located in cutting edge facilities, with competitive and innovative benefits, and the ability to define your role, pursue your aspirations and shape your future within Hungary and beyond.

Business Unit Overview:

Distribution Technology is a fast-paced team operating in a dynamic environment and provides the right individual with challenging work and an opportunity to deliver advanced insights into multiple emerging commercial technology products and strategies to achieve a wide variety of objectives.

The Client Analyst reports into the Data Science & Sales Analytics team in Distribution Technology and is responsible for developing the data insights efforts to increase the Retail and iShares sales force productivity and efficiency and revenues.

The role requires working closely with both the Sales Enablement teams and Digital Distribution teams ensuring that insights are delivered in phases that have the highest business impact first. The role also requires working across a range of technology capabilities, including databases, software and infrastructure.

The successful candidate will work closely with internal technology teams such as Aladdin on infrastructure, tools, processes, standards and development. There will also be a requirement to partner with other analytical teams in the business such as the Portfolio Analytics Group.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Sales Insights: Use data driven insights to support and deliver improvements to both sales force productivity and sales force effectiveness. Identifying products and services that are both relevant to the client and a material impact to revenue.

  • Distribution Insights: Using data to understanding, measuring and improving client experience on digital products

  • Model Development: Using cutting edge tools and techniques to develop propensity models, recommendation engines and other analytical products to enable sales and distribution improvements

  • Model Deployment: Work with internal technology teams on the implementation of models and insights into products and services

  • Partnering: Work closely with other development teams such as Aladdin as well as analytical teams such as PAG to ensure re-use of insights, process and technology.

We are looking for people who are:

  • Curious: You like to learn new things and have a healthy disrespect for status quo

  • Brave: You are happiest outside your comfort zone

  • Passionate: You feel personal ownership for the work you do and an aspiration to be better

  • Open: You value and respect input from other

  • Experimental: You make mistakes, but learn from them

  • Geeky: You want to outsmart the problem.

You should have:

  • Bachelors in numerate discipline (Mathematics, Statistics, Operational Research)

  • Intellectual curiosity and a passion for data and emerging technology is a must

  • Highly quantitative, with a keen eye for teasing out insights from volumes of data

  • Detailed knowledge of model and algorithm development (mathematical and statistical knowledge) (highly desirable)

  • Ability to present insights to internal stakeholders

  • Strong team player

  • Technology savvy and ability to work in multiple systems and languages

  • Experience of developing solutions such as databases, API’s to both source and provide data, and automation.

  • Pig/Hive (Hadoop) - desired

  • SQL - must have

  • Python / R for data analysis and modelling – highly desired

  • Knowledge of Tableau/Qlikview/PowerBI or similar for delivery of management information and reporting

  • Knowledge of HTML/JS/CSS for reporting and API integrations - desired

Job Function: Technology

Organization: BRS-Retail Technology

Title: Client Analyst & Modeler Analyst (Budapest)

Primary Location: EMEA-Hungary-Budapest

Requisition ID: 170915

Job Posting: Sep 11, 2017, 6:28:42 AM

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