Software Engineer, Platform

Product and Technology Pleasanton, California


Description

Job Summary: 

As a Software Engineer, you will play a crucial role in delivering high quality releases to our customers by designing, developing, troubleshooting, maintaining, optimizing and scaling BlackLine’s cloud-based backend services and driving innovation into our product suite. In this role, 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, and communicating with people at all levels. 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, then we want to talk to you.  

 Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide technical expertise in the design, development, and delivery of BlackLine’s products, while adhering to timelines, coding standards, requirements, and quality. 
  • Design, develop, test, troubleshoot, debug, optimize, scale, maintain and improve software applications, driving the delivery of high-quality value and features to BlackLine’s customers. Collaborate with your team on all aspects of development including participation in code reviews, developing functional and technical specifications and strategizing test plans. 
  • Implement, refine, and follow 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. 
  • Maintain high standards of software quality and technical excellence within the team by proactively supporting good practices and habits and writing clean, testable, maintainable, and secure code. 
  • 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 
Qualifications:
  • BS degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience. 
  • 2+ years of experience with software development in object-oriented programming languages 
  • including but not limited to: C#, Java, C++. 
  • Experience in building Web Applications, SaaS products, and RESTful APIs. 
  • Experience with front-end technologies (HTML, JavaScript, CSS, JavaScript Frameworks, etc.) is a plus. 
  • A solid computer science foundation including data structures, algorithms, and design patterns, with a proven track record of software design and development. 
  • Experience in service-oriented architecture is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of SQL, including stored procedures, data models, and transactional flows. 
  • Experience with multi-threading and concurrency. 
  • 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