Staff Cloud Engineer

Technology - Cloud Engineering & Operations Pleasanton, California


Description

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.

 

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 careers@blackline.com.