BXTI - Front End Software Engineer Lead, Client & Firm Platforms, AVP

Job Description:

Firm Overview:

Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $649 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.

Business Unit:

Blackstone Technology & Innovations

Business Description:

Blackstone Technology & Innovations (BXTI) is the technology team at the core of each of Blackstone's businesses and new growth initiatives. Serving both internal and external clients, we work to build the next generation of systems that manage risk, create efficiency and improve transparency within the firm and across our broad community of investors and portfolio companies.

BXTI is nimble and entrepreneurial - our open, agile design processes and rapid pace of development means that everyone on the team has the opportunity to make an impact from day one. We are problem solvers who can take projects from idea to implementation. We believe in active mentoring and developing excellence. We collaborate to find the best answers for our customers and for Blackstone. We are critical to the firm maintaining its competitive edge.

Job Title:

Front-End Engineer

Job Description:

As a Lead Front-End Engineer at Blackstone, you will develop and manage innovative technologies that are changing the Alternative Asset Management industry. You will build, lead, and mentor a team of technologists to design, build, deploy, test, and support functionality across a variety of stacks and platforms. You will work with other front-end specialists across the firm to deliver a unified best-in-class UI experience that delights users. You will also be working alongsidemore than 100 technologists of all disciplines to design,build, deploy, test, and support custom applications. You will be expected to take ownership of projects and identify business design gaps with the business analysts. You will tackle a variety of problems ranging from enforcing design consistency to optimizing web page performance. You will devise elegant solutions to Blackstone's challenges, and put your own best ideas to work in an entrepreneurial environment inside one of the world's most successful companies.Success as a Front-End Engineer on our team means delivering business value, great code, and shape Blackstone's technology direction for the long term.

You will be expected to take ownership of projects and identify business design gaps with Blackstone business analysts. You'll tackle a variety of problems from scaling out infrastructure to promoting business efficiency through automating contract creation. You'll devise elegant solutions to Blackstone's most important problems and put your own best ideas to work in an entrepreneurial environment inside one of the world's most successful companies.

Responsibilities:
  • Use modern software development methodologies and tools like Jira to manage and deliver projects
  • Create highly modular, compose-able units of code in all areas of front-end using TypeScript
  • Continuously optimize and improve front-end builds using Webpack, npm, and other tools
  • Contribute to core UI libraries that make up the foundation of front-end and used across the firm
  • Iterate through responsive designs and bring them to life with organized SCSS
  • Automate deployments and configure CICD pipelines using TeamCity, and Jenkins
  • Write technical design documents and conduct code reviews to enhance code quality
  • Promote, implement, and evolve development best practices
  • Lead technical design and code reviews to drive projects towards the best results
  • Guide the team through project design, prioritization and execution
  • Troubleshoot and prioritize business and technology initiatives

Qualifications:
  • Have a desire to be a part of and help grow a great team and organization
  • Possess a deep understanding of HTML Living Standard, browser APIs and accessibility
  • Have knowledge of the latest versions of React (hook, context, refs), Redux (or Mobx, Flux), and react router
  • Experience with CSS (flexbox, grids), SCSS, and modular CSS.
  • Possess strong JavaScript fundamentals, ranging from core vanilla-js concepts to the latest EcmaScript features
  • Experience with functional programming paradigms and composition patterns to create complex structures
  • A self-starting, entrepreneurial attitude with the ability to quickly adapt to new technologies
  • Have a desire to teach, coach, mentor, and learn from others
  • Ensures that the team produces high quality code, facilitates communication and feedback


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other category protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC).

The Blackstone Group and its affiliates provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic predisposition, veteran or military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking, or any other classification prohibited by applicable law.

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