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Principal Software Engineer

| Greater LA Area

Our Company:

Since being founded in 2001, BlackLine has become a leading provider of cloud software that automates and controls the entire financial close process. Our vision is to modernize the finance and accounting function to enable greater operational effectiveness and agility, and we are committed to delivering innovative solutions and services to empower accounting and finance leaders around the world to achieve Modern Finance.


Our Values:

  1. Customers First: Meaningfully deliver high-quality value to our customers
  2. Continuous Improvement: Foster improvements to our work and its quality, our teams, and our company
  3. Integrity: Honest, collaborative, and supportive, always working to honor our commitments and take pride in our work
  4. Teamwork: Partnering with and supporting others, leading selflessly, and advocating for our collective success
  5. Initiative: Capitalize on creative approaches, problem-solving, and building the right things at the right time to deliver the right value to our customers
  6. Diversity: Open, inclusive, and supportive of all our team members and peers


We are a technology-based company with a sense of adventure and a vision for the future. Every door at BlackLine is open. Just bring your brains, your problem-solving skills, and be part of a winning team at the world's most trusted name in Finance Automation. Work. Play. Grow. At BlackLine.

Job Summary:

A line of code can take on many forms-the sublime UI, the intuitive interaction, the error that is never seen because the code was fault-tolerant and done well, or the deployable package that makes us all more efficient and capable-yet it all results in delivering value to our customers by making their lives and their day-to-day tasks easier and as automated as they can be. Yet none of that is possible without those with the passion, experience, and drive to take a UX interface and make it applicable reality, or those who can create robust tools and components that enable our collective success and the success of our users.

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will play a crucial role in delivering high quality releases to our customers by defining application architecture, designing, developing, troubleshooting, maintaining, optimizing and scaling BlackLine's cloud-based back-end services and driving innovation into our product suite.

In this role, you will work with management to identify strategic directions for system architecture.
You will research, test, benchmark and evaluate new technologies, propose scaling solutions, collaborate with other teams to define and build new features, optimize existing features while writing elegant code, coaching
and mentoring less experienced software engineers and communicating with people at all levels. In this position, every bit of your software design skill be drawn upon in order to drive towards and implement best of breed features in a rapid iterative environment. Your attention to detail, tenacity, and creative problem solving and thinking ahead will directly impact the company's success, as well as the success of your peers across the organization.
If you have a passion for delivering products that make a difference, are driven to make things better in all that you do and are eager to work in a collaborative agile environment where developers are dedicated to solving customer problems and innovating, you will be a great fit for the team.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical expertise and leadership in technology direction, road-mapping, architecture definition, design, development, and delivery of enterprise-class solutions while adhering to timelines, coding standards, requirements, and quality.
  • Architect, design, develop, test, troubleshoot, debug, optimize, scale, perform the capacity planning, deploy, maintain and improve software applications, driving the delivery of high-quality value and features to BlackLine's customers. Develop functional and technical specifications, and test plans. Review others'
    code. Develop and document functional and technical requirements. Collaborate with other team members and other teams on all of the above
  • Work collaboratively across the company to design, communicate and further assist with adoption of architecture and coding standards and best practices and architectural plans. Solve complex architectural and design problems, create robust architectural solutions.
  • Implement, refine, and enforce software development techniques to ensure that delivered features meet software integration, performance, security, and maintainability expectations.
  • Research, test, benchmark, and evaluate new tools and technologies, and recommend ways to implement them in product development. Identify and create solutions that are likely to contribute to the development of new company concepts while keeping in mind the business strategy, short- and long-term
    roadmap, and architectural considerations to support them in a highly scalable and easy extensible manner.
  • Identify and create solutions that are likely to contribute to the development of new company concepts while keeping in mind the business strategy, short- and long-term roadmap, and architectural
    considerations to support them in a highly scalable and easy extensible manner.
  • Actively participate in research, development, support, management and other company initiatives designing solutions to optimally address current and future business requirements and infrastructure
    plans.
  • Inspire a forward-thinking team of developers, acting as an agent of change and evangelist for a quality first culture within the organization. Mentor and coach key technical staff and guide them to solutions on complex design issues.
  • Establish strong relationships with company's leadership to ensure the use of technologies are well understood. Act as a conduit for questions and information flow, when those outside of Engineering have ideas for new technology applications.
  • Speak in terms relevant to audience, translating technical concepts into non-technical language and vice versa. Facilitate consensus building while striving for win/win scenarios and elicit value-add contributions from all team members in group settings.
  • Maintain a strong sense of business value and return on investment in planning, design, and communication.
  • Proactively identify issues, bottlenecks, gaps, or other areas of concern or opportunity and work to either directly affect change, or advocate for that change by working with peers and leadership to build consensus and take action.
  • Perform critical maintenance, deployment, and release support activities, including occasional off-hours support.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of experience with software development in general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: C#, Java, C/C++.
  • 8+ years of hands-on experience in building Web Applications, SaaS products, and RESTful APIs.
  • 2+ years' experience in the Application, System, Solution or Data Architecture including strategic IT planning and integration.
  • Strong expertise in translating business strategies into technical, strategic and execution plans (roadmaps).
  • A solid computer science foundation including data structures, algorithms, and design patterns, with a proven track record of software design and architecture of complex systems.
  • Experience in service-oriented architecture and aspect-oriented programming.
  • Experience as a technical influencer for highly scalable distributed system designs.
  • Experience as a technical lead on significant development initiatives.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Adaptable team player with strong collaboration skills and a focus on results and value delivery.
  • Prior working experience in Scrum, or other Agile development methodologies, is preferred.
  • Passion for engineering excellence through automation, unit testing, and process improvements.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

BlackLine’s headquarters feature open work stations, informal lounge areas, a game room, a music room, quiet pods, training areas, and more.

What are BlackLine Perks + Benefits

BlackLine Benefits Overview

BlackLine believes in providing the best possible service to its clients, and that starts with offering amazing perks to its employees. These perks include 100% coverage for healthcare, vision, and dental, 401(k) matching, food, drinks, games, and so much more!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
At BlackLine, we feel that paying 100% of our employees’ health benefits is 100% the right thing to do. Medical, dental, and vision are taken care of by the company.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
BlackLine provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
BlackLine offers and Employee Stock Purchase Plan with the ability to buy stock at a discounted price.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
BlackLine hosts company outings several times per year.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table and Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We’re better together and know that amazing individuals make amazing teams. We also know that we bond through socializing and shared experiences. That’s how teams gel and support each other.

So, we like to play games together: table tennis, poker, and video games. We encourage company sports leagues and fitness groups. We relax with happy hours and team get-togethers, and we never let a holiday season go by without a celebration.

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