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2024 Blackstone Technology & Innovations - Product Manager Summer Analyst

Blackstone

Blackstone

IT, Product
London, UK
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023

Blackstone is the world’s largest alternative asset manager. 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 $1 trillion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, 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 LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

Blackstone Technology and Innovations (BXTI), Product Manager Summer Analyst

Blackstone

Blackstone is the world’s largest alternative asset manager. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors. We do this by relying on extraordinary people and flexible capital to help strengthen the companies we invest in. Our over $1 trillion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, 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 LinkedIn, X (Twitter), and Instagram.

Blackstone Technology & Innovations (BXTI)

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 mean that everyone on the team can 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.

Programme Description

Blackstone's Summer Analyst Program is 10-weeks in length and will provide participants broad exposure to the Firm. The Program offers Summer Analyst's various technical training and professional development opportunities, the ability to network with professionals across all business units, and a robust mentorship experience to allow the participants to be fully immersed in the Blackstone culture.

Summer Analyst work may include:

As a member of the technology innovation team at Blackstone, you will work with a group of talented individuals in a highly team- oriented environment to create the next generation of innovative solutions for Blackstone and the financial community at large.

Our Product Managers are involved in the full development life cycle and will work closely with all stakeholders during the conceptual, design, development, and production stages of each project. The Product Manager serves as the “glue” between business owners, clients, quality assurance and the engineers that build the designs, so they need to be able to discuss, manage and document their work, product roadmaps, and decisions effectively to varied audiences.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Build a deep understanding of user motivations, market opportunities and competition through research and design exploration.

  • Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, and detailed design rationale both verbally and visually to all project stakeholders.

  • Design and specification of business and technical requirements in partnership with the UX/UI team to iterate on designs based on user feedback, user research, technology constraints and market dynamics.

  • Leading the product rollout process by driving decisions, tracking issues, and assisting in time estimation.

  • Ability to both discuss, present and document designs and design decisions effectively to varied audiences.

  • Bridging cross-functional teams (client working groups, business owners, engineering, QA, etc.) to drive the entire project lifecycle from concept to completion.

  • Developing rollout and training plans in partnership with our Training team to create user adoption of new or existing tools to ensure that the business value from those projects is fully realized.

  • Establishing product and project roadmaps to help team define scope, deliverables, schedule, and workstreams.

  • Communicating project status updates to relevant stakeholders across the team, including but not limited to business management, senior technical leads, developers, designers, and product managers.

Qualifications

Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who work well in a team-driven working group, are highly motivated, intelligent, have sound judgment and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors.

The successful candidate must possess:

  • Ability to understand user and technical requirements, establish a roadmap, manage projects, and drive decisions.

  • A self-starting, entrepreneurial attitude, willing to work through obstacles to accomplish tasks.

  • An ability to juggle multiple projects on competing deadlines without compromising quality and take complete ownership over a product or line or initiative.

  • Outstanding communication (written and verbal), presentation, documentation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience working collaboratively with multiple groups in a variety of settings and strong communication skills with the ability to listen, convey positions, and advocate designs.

  • Implement projects following the Agile methodology

  • A deep-rooted intellectual curiosity and the ability to ask thoughtful questions to identify core user needs.

  • A basic understanding of the financial services industry is preferred.

  • Prior experience with the product is preferred.

To be considered for the 2024 Summer Analyst Programme, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or masters student

  • Anticipated graduation date: Summer 2025

  • CV must include expected graduation month/year and grade

  • CV must be in PDF format

Knowledge of accounting and finance and experience of investment banking are desirable, but not necessary.

The Principles that Matter Most:

  • Accountability

  • Excellence

  • Integrity

  • Team Work

  • Entrepreneurship

Everything we do is guided by these principles, which define our character and culture; they have been at the core of Blackstone since its inception. These enduring qualities are the shared convictions that we bring to our professional and personal conduct. They are a fundamental strength of our business.

Application Process:

Submit application Complete Pymetrics online gaming and video interview Interviews Superday Offer

Please note: This is a sample recruitment process. Times and stages may vary between business areas and regions.

Application Deadline:

  • Applications will close at the end of November

  • Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis

If you do not meet these criteria, please see Blackstone’s Careers website for other opportunities that may be available, including other entry level positions.


The duties and responsibilities described here are not exhaustive and additional assignments, duties, or responsibilities may be required of this position. Assignments, duties, and responsibilities may be changed at any time, with or without notice, by Blackstone in its sole discretion.


Blackstone is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to 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 class or status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. All Blackstone employees, including but not limited to recruiting personnel and hiring managers, are required to abide by this policy.

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).

Depending on the position, you may be required to obtain certain securities licenses if you are in a client facing role and/or if you are engaged in the following:

  • Attending client meetings where you are discussing Blackstone products and/or and client questions;

  • Marketing Blackstone funds to new or existing clients;

  • Supervising or training securities licensed employees;

  • Structuring or creating Blackstone funds/products; and

  • Advising on marketing plans prepared by a sales team or developing and/or contributing information for marketing materials.

Note: The above list is not the exhaustive list of activities requiring securities licenses and there may be roles that require review on a case-by-case basis. Please speak with your Blackstone Recruiting contact with any questions.

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