Staff Cloud Engineer at BlackLine

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It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing!

At Blackline, we're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications.

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.

 
Being a best-in-class SaaS Company, we understand that bringing in new ideas and innovative technology is mission critical. At BlackLine we are always working with new, cutting edge technology that encourages our teams to learn something new and expand their creativity and technical skillset that will accelerate their careers.

 


Work, Play and Grow at BlackLine!


Make Your Mark:

 

BlackLine empowers our team members to be change agents and are always seeking new and innovative ways to solve problems. We are experiencing explosive growth and looking for passionate and talented people to join our team.


We are seeking an experienced Cloud Engineer to lead the development of new Cloud native tools and services with extensive experience with Infrastructure as code (IAC). In this role, you will lead architecture, design, build, and manage physical data structures designed for flexibility, scalability and resiliency to support current and future business needs of all the BlackLine products and initiatives in automated, repeatable way. Tools and services built by Cloud Engineering will provide the cloud native foundation for future BlackLine Products and Services. You will also design, build, and maintain processes and components of a data pipeline to support analytics, focusing on data quality and governance, pipeline performance, and best practices for democratized data access. You will also mentor and train new team members on design and development on our IAC principles and make recommendations to improve our model.

If you're an expert in DevOps principles, Containers, Event driven technology, traditional data warehousing, ETL and/or big data pipeline and processing, you're exactly who we're seeking. Technical capabilities aside, if you're a self-starter who's comfortable with ambiguity, able to think big without overlooking minute details, and who thrives in a fast-paced environment, you're perfect for our team.

 You'll Get To:

  • Design and build Blackline's cloud infrastructure platforms using infrastructure as code methods to accelerate software engineering and data science teams ability to deliver new products and services
  • Design and build cloud tools that democratize access to the cloud in order to accelerate software engineering and data science teams ability to deliver new products and services
  • Consume Blackline's centrally agreed base Hardened OS (Linux and Windows)
  • Ensure compliance with centrally defined Security
  • Ensure compliancy with Operational risk standards (E.g. Network, Firewall, OS, Logging, Monitoring, Availability, Resiliency)
  • Build and support continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD) and continuous testing activities
  • Support non-functional testing
  • Update support and operational documentation as required
  • Fault find and support Applications teams
  • Ensure good Change management practice is implemented as specified by central standards.
  • Provide impact assessments where requested for changes proposed on GCP core platform
  • On a rotational on call basis provide out of business hours support as part of our 24 x 7 coverage

What You'll Bring:

Years of Experience in Related Field: Minimum 7 Years

Education: Masters Preferred

Technical/Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Expert understanding of DevOps principles, Platform and Infrastructure as a Code concepts and techniques
  • Develop large scale software solutions in at least one of these languages Python, .NET, Java, and JavaScript.
  • Strong understanding of Containers, Git, Jenkins, CI/CD and available tools
  • Security and Compliance, e.g. IAM and cloud compliance/auditing/monitoring tools
  • Proficient with Terraform and a modern scripting language (preferably Python) for automation of build tasks.
  • Experience with Big Data on GCP - BigQuery, Pub/Sub, Dataproc, Dataflow. (Nice to have)
  • Experience with Relational Databases, NoSQL Databases and/or Big Data technologies (Nice to have)
  • Experience with container orchestration technologies (kubernetes, mesos, swarm etc.) and deployment methodologies, configuration management tools(CI/CD, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, etc.), and logging (ELK) and monitoring tools (App Dynamics, etc.)
  • Prototype, develop and apply software integrations based on user feedback.
  • Implement automation tools and frameworks (Jenkins, CI/CD pipelines).
  • Experience of building a range of Services in a Cloud Service provider (ideally GCP)
  • Able to carry out approaches such as risk-management, clustering, load balancing, and failover.
  • Conduct system tests for security, performance, and availability.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, Ability to build strong relationships with Application teams, cross functional IT and global/local IT teams
  • A track record of constantly looking for ways to do things better and an excellent understanding of the mechanism necessary to successfully implement change
  • Set and achieved challenging short, medium and long term goals which exceeded the standards in their field
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills; an ability to communicate with impact, ensuring complex information is articulated in a meaningful way to wide and varied audiences
  • Working knowledge in IP and storage networking including SDN, Linux, application networking, DNS, SAN and hybrid technologies
  • Networking principles and protocols such as IP subnetting, routing, firewall rules, Virtual Private Cloud, LoadBalancer, Cloud DNS, Cloud CDN, etc.
  • Individuals who are motivated by enabling and helping others within the company be data driven

We're Even More Excited If You Have:

  • Demonstrable Cloud service provider experience (ideally GCP) - infrastructure build and configurations of a variety of services including Compute, Storage, SDN (VPC and XPN)
  • Experience of working with Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD) and continuous testing tools
  • We run in Google Cloud and rely heavily on BigQuery, Cloud Storage and our internal ETL frameworks to automate tasks, Experience with these technologies is a plus.
  • Experience working within an Agile environment
  • Programming experience in one or more of the following languages: Python, Ruby, Java, JavaScript, Go
  • Automation scripting (using scripting languages such as Terraform, Ansible etc.)
  • Server administration (either Linux or Windows)
  • Ability to quickly acquire new skills and tools

Thrive At BlackLine Because You Are Joining:

  • 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!
  • A culture that is kind, open, and accepting. It's a place where people can embrace what makes them unique, and the mix of cultural backgrounds and varying interests cultivates diverse thought and perspectives.
  • A company who 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!
  • A culture where BlackLiners' continued growth and learning is empowered. BlackLine offers a wide variety of professional development seminars and inclusive affinity groups to celebrate and support our diversity.


BlackLine is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, race, age, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, ancestry, color, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, medical condition, genetic information, or any other protected class or category recognized by applicable equal employment opportunity or other similar laws.

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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, 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
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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
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.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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.

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