BlackRock Test Engineer - Aladdin Quality Engineering in Budapest, Hungary

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of December 31, 2017, the firm managed approximately $6.288 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit | Twitter: @blackrock at | Blog: | LinkedIn: .

Job Description:

Organization APG-CP-AQE-Aladdin Quality Engineering

Functional Role QA/Tester

Corporate Title Test Engineer

Hiring Manager and Employee ID Ari Karoumbis

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BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At September 30, 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 September 30, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in 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:

Aladdin and APG Standard Description What is Aladdin?

The Aladdin® product unites the information, people, and technology needed to manage money in real time at every step in the investment process. Aladdin enables organizations to communicate better, work smarter, see clearer, and move faster in a changing landscape. Aladdin combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making and create a connective tissue for thousands of users investing worldwide.

What is the Aladdin Product Group?

At the heart of BlackRock, the largest investment management firm in the world, is the Aladdin Product Group. Being a member of the Aladdin Product Group means working with the industry’s thought leaders to build innovative and forward looking products that shape the financial markets. The Aladdin Product Group creates next generation technology that changes the way information, people, and technology intersect for global investment firms. We build and package tools that manage trillions in assets, support millions of financial instruments and their risk calculations and process millions of financial transactions for thousands of users every day worldwide.

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Team Overview


Blackrock Aladdin Product Group (APG) is seeking test engineers interested in designing and implementing innovative software testing solutions to support software development lifecycle of critical Aladdin applications.

We are looking for engineers who are passionate about developing robust test automation to increase reliability of software releases and are motivated to instill (or drive adoption of) best practices in code health, testing and maintainability across the firm.

This role will be responsible for all aspects of testing core Aladdin applications and ensuring compatibility with global testing standards while driving innovation in test automation strategy and methodology.

The candidate will work as part of the global testing team supporting quality engineering activities on the Aladdin platform and will have the opportunity to work on new product capabilities and collaborate with multiple development teams across the Aladdin Product Group.

Job Purpose/ Responsibilities


• Develop test strategy by reviewing functional requirements and design specifications.

• Develop and execute test cases to fully exercise functionality developed as part of new release, defect remediation and application enhancements.

• Evaluate, document and report test results and defect status.

• Develop, own and maintain test suites for critical Aladdin applications.

• Apply expertise in Java, Python, Robot, Selenium or other test frameworks to design, develop and maintain automated test scripts.

• Interface and liaise with global testing, development and business teams.

• Effectively communicate testing metrics, progress, schedules and issues impacting delivery.


Required Skills

• Experience in software quality assurance. Financial sector preferred.

• Experience with test management and defect tracking systems (ALM, JIRA etc.)

• Experience with Selenium, Robot, TestNG, SoapUI or other test frameworks.

• Strong problem solving and analytical skills, ability to think creatively.

• Experience with Java-based applications and Web services (REST, SOAP etc.)

• Experience troubleshooting applications running on Unix/Linux platforms.

• Familiar with software versioning system like subversion or Git.

• Strong SQL skills and exposure to relational databases like Sybase.

• Experience following SDLC and working with global project teams.

• Strong teamwork and time management abilities.

Desired Skills

• Exposure to Unit testing concepts (Junit, Karma JS)

• Experience with continuous Integration and associated tools and processes (Jenkins, Maven, Hudson, SonarQube)

• Knowledge of Web services environments, languages and formats, including REST APIs, JavaScript, XML, SOAP and JSON.

• Experience testing SOAP/REST based API interfaces

• Knowledge of Behavior driven development (BDD)

• Experience with performance testing utilizing JMeter


• BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

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.

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.