Senior Product Designer

Product and Technology Woodland Hills, California


Job Summary

BlackLine is a technology-based company with a sense of adventure and a vision for the future. Since being founded in 2001, BlackLine has become the world’s most trusted name in financial automation and defines the cutting-edge category of Modern Finance. We are a named Leader in the 2019 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Financial Corporate Performance Management, and one of the country’s best workplaces in Technology by Fortune™ Magazine.

The Product Design team at BlackLine drives product design and UX strategy across BlackLine’s entire suite of solutions and supports the key business objectives of the company. If you welcome solving complex challenges at the system level, and are passionate about enhancing user experience and productivity, as well as investing in customer success via B2B SaaS... come work with us!

The Sr. Product Designer will work with internal teams, such as Product, Engineering, and other designers to build a beautiful product, illustrate a concept, prototype an idea, and create exceptional digital work. Together with the Product Design team and product leadership, this individual will contribute to the design direction while assisting, supporting, and collaborating with our team of designers. This position will be responsible for BlackLine’s Design System.

Roles and Responsibility (list in order of importance)  

  • Manage BlackLine design system (75%):
    • Maintain and update the BlackLine Design System through the lifecycle of re-usable or global components/models and create new components as they evolve over iterations
    • Collect and organize all the reusable complements guided by clear standards that can assemble to build any number of applications
    • Set up and collect success metrics for design system
    • Evangelize design system adoption
    • Own design system governance process
    • Communicate with engineers, product managers, designers and other stakeholders
    • Conduct & analyze usability testing sessions
    • Conduct industry research and stay up-to-date on best practices, competitor UI designs and emerging technologies
  • Lead design efforts across multiple engagements and be the design partner for assigned product vertical(s)
  • Deliver hands-on design execution from conceptualization to the final product, including CJM, sketches, user flows, wireframes, mockups and prototypes
  • Collaborate and align with product management and engineering teams
  • Contribute to scope, estimate and plan design efforts
  • Emphasize and advocate users
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

Years of Experience in Related Field: 5–7 years as an interaction, user experience, UI, or a product designer


  • Bachelor’s degree in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, HCI, or other related discipline or equivalent experience


Design/Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong UI design and design system experience
  • Expert knowledge of responsive design
  • Expert knowledge in Figma
  • A knowledge of design processes and methodology
  • Experience with HTML/CSS and JS
  • Knowledge in ZeroHeight
  • Competency in user research, user needs evaluation, metrics and measurements, IA, interaction design, prototyping, visual design, stakeholder management, design strategy and planning, and workshop facilitation
  • Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills to articulate concepts, feedback and rationale and promote design led initiatives
  • Kind, positive, easy to with team player with strong work ethics
  • Strong design portfolio to demonstrate above qualifications
  • Formal portfolio presentation is required during interview


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with large data sets/volumes of information
  • Experience with lean UX (rapid discovery, prototyping, testing and iteration)
  • Mobile UI experience
  • Enterprise SaaS experience
  • Experience in legacy system transformation
  • Experience in designing and maintaining design systems within a large product organization

Equal Employment Opportunity

BlackLine believes that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths, and we do not tolerate discrimination. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race, natural hair, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, including HIV and AIDS, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.

We’re proud to continue to stand by this policy and will grow our company with attention to this instrumental belief in our hiring and promotion practices.

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will reasonably accommodate applicants’ needs in accordance with applicable law throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to [email protected]