BlackLine
BlackLine automates and controls financial close processes for midsize and large organizations.
Woodland Hills, CA
Remote

Senior Manager, Engineering at BlackLine (Greater LA Area, CA or Remote)

| Greater LA Area | Remote
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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 of our team members and peers

 

We're 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

As Senior Manager of Development, you will lead, manage and inspire teams of talented Software Engineers working to enhance our high performance, cloud-based, SaaS web application. You will be at the core of what makes us successful: the people and teams who write our software and build new and key features for our clients. Being at the center of our application allows you to affect change, to own and drive improvements every day, and to imbue those around you with a passion and dedication to excellence.

We're looking for people who not only have a strong hands-on technical experience and interest, but who want to drive innovation in people management, motivation, and growth. You’ll be working with and mentoring talented individuals, and working closely with other teams and departments to ideate, innovate and ultimately deliver the best client integrations and user experiences.
Responsibilities:

  • Manage and cross functional Agile Teams to deliver valuable and high-quality functionality to our clients
  • Define and drive an overall unifying vision for teams and their projects, processes, workflows, and related areas through motivation, consensus building and leading change
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to both your team members and your project peers
  • Implement and drive adaptations to teams and strategic organizational processes, workflows, and related areas
  • Leverage your technical and domain knowledge to partner with Product representatives and your teams in defining project deliverables, presenting innovative solutions and, ultimately, to successfully plan, manage and drive the timely delivery of corporate initiatives
  • Work with Product and technical stakeholders, as well as Project Management, to define project requirements and deliverables, and, ultimately, plan and manage the timely delivery of high-quality projects
  • Review and understand core strengths and weaknesses across team members, and proactively engage, mentor, and define goals in order to capitalize upon strengths or mitigate gaps
  • Inspire your team, help your team members grow and succeed
  • Effectively plan, communicate and conduct presentations (project milestones, risk mitigation, road maps, resource needs, technical information, etc.) for senior management and stakeholders, while conveying and driving actionable items to your teams
  • Work closely, partner, and collaborate with our Architects to provide exceptional solutions that adhere to, or create, standards across teams
  • Effectively communicate and resolve personnel issues on your teams
  • Contribute to design reviews, code reviews and hands-on work in your respective domain
  • Manage day to day administrative tasks such as time off requests, sick days, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Recent prior experience as a Manager in software development of large-scale web applications, with at least 8 years of experience in your respective domain
  • 3+ years of onsite employee supervisory experience
  • Exceptional communication and people skills, with a passion for product excellence, talent development, and mentoring
  • Knowledge of Build, Deployment, and Continuous Integration concepts and best practices, including full SDLC
  • Strong experience in Agile methodology, processes, and best practices
  • Experience in TDD concepts, methodologies, and best practices (i.e., mocks, spies, unit tests, code coverage, etc.) – BDD experience is a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in software development using one or more general purpose programming language (C#, Java, C++, etc.) and related stack(s)
  • 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 as a technical influencer for highly scalable distributed system designs
  • Experience in modern database platforms, including data modeling, stored procedures, schema definitions, performance and scaling considerations
  • Recent experience working with, troubleshooting and tuning across all layers of a modern SaaS, N-Tier, web-based application
  • Understanding of QA standards and best practices, including automation, regression, and smoke testing, white/black-box testing, and related QA processes
  • Working knowledge of OWASP secure development practices and 12-Factor App principles
  • BS, EE or CS degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working with Google Cloud Platform preferred 
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Where we are

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

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • NiFiFrameworks
    • HiveFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • DriftCRM
    • LinkedIn SalesNavigatorCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Salesforce CPQCRM
    • WrikeCRM
    • GainsightCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen
    • LushaLead Gen
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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, ESPP, food, drinks, games, and so much more!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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
Team workouts
BlackLine has been offering company wide virtual fitness classes such as, Aerobics and Yoga!
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
BlackLine provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
BlackLine offers and Employee Stock Purchase Plan with the ability to buy stock at a discounted price.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
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
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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.

An Insider's view of BlackLine

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

One of the best advantages of working at BlackLine is a great company's work-life balance that offers flexibility and supports employee’s needs. The company offers a flexible work environment by letting employees choose from working in the office, working from home or a hybrid schedule.

Nataly

Manager, Integration Engineering

How does the company support your career growth?

Since joining BlackLine three years ago, I’ve been encouraged by my direct manager and our leadership team to pursue opportunities that will help improve not only our product but our business overall. Even before my first day on the job, I was supported by my hiring Manager to participate in both internal and external leadership development!

Kirsten

Sr. Director, Product Management

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

I work on the Finance Automation team. The vision of this solution is to provide a single place where customers can manage their end to end accounting processes. We are using the latest technology stack and will be hosted on cloud. We focus heavily on customer experience. It is an excellent opportunity to learn and contribute to a great solution.

Sonu

Staff Software Engineer

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