BXTI - Back 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, iterative 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:

Lead Software Engineer

Job Description:

As the Lead Software Engineer, 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. Through partnering with business stakeholders, you'll drive business value while also producing great code focused on our Investor Portal.You will help to support the current .NET Core implementation and help drive the platform forward by building highly scalable microservices deployed to our cloud hosted Kubernetes environments. Key technologies in this framework include: OpenAPI, Kafka, Docker, AWS, .NET Core in C#, Python, Snowflake and Tableau.

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:
  • Build web applications, services, and functionality on a variety of platforms
  • Collaborate with various internal and external business partners to identify and execute on areas for improvement
  • Use Agile software development methodologies and tools like Jira to manage and deliver projects
  • Identify opportunities to automate away repetitive tasks
  • 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:
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar
  • Demonstrated significant leadership experience as a team lead or similar role in agile environment
  • Have a strong understanding of highly scalable microservice architectures.
  • Technical software development and system architectureexperience as an individual contributor
  • Project management experience on custom software development engagements
  • A self-starting, entrepreneurial attitude with the ability to quickly adapt to new technologies
  • Expertisein one or more ofOpenAPI, Kafka, Docker, AWS,.NET Core in C#, Python, Snowflake and Tableau
  • Strong object-oriented programming experience in any language
  • Have prior experience delivering modernized technology to business users
  • Experience with Agile
  • An ability to drive your projects from inception to completion
  • Possesses a desire to teach, coach, and mentor others while also making significant individual contributions
  • 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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