Director, Engineering - 13170

Woodland Hills, United States

Woodland Hills, United States

Pleasanton, United States

Job Summary


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.

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 Director of Software 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.


Roles and Responsibility (list in order of importance)  

  • Lead and grow engineering teams within cross-functional Agile Teams to deliver innovative, valuable, and high-quality functionality to our clients
  • Champion data-driven change across the organization for product and process improvements
  • Be a thoughtful people manager with emotional intelligence to inspire your team, develop and grow talent through effective mentoring, coaching, succession planning, and retention strategies
  • Provide deep technical leadership and guidance to both your team members and your project peers, be it Product, Architects, Program, or technical stakeholders
  • Cut through uncertainty and work with stakeholders to define requirements, and, ultimately, plan and manage the timely delivery of high-quality Product
  • Work with executives, product teams, partners, and vendors to set the overall vision and strategy for world-class Integration platform
  • 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

How many direct reports will this position supervise or manage?              > 5

Required Qualifications

Years of Experience in Related Field: 12+ Years

Education: Degree in Computer Science or related discipline, or equivalent experience

Technical/Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 2+ years of industry experience, of which 8+ years is in Engineering Management.
  • Consistent track record of delivering highly scalable distributed system designs, high performance, and high-quality software systems
  • Deep understanding and cultivating strong engineering practices and processes (SDLC, CI/CD, Agile, DevOps/SecOps, TDD, QA, Observability, Telemetry)
  • Exceptional communication and people skills, with a passion for product excellence, talent development, and mentoring
  • Strong technical acumen, creativity, interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence
  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams
  • 5+ years of experience in software development using one or more programming languages (C#, Java, C++, Javascript, React Native). Front-end web development (Angular, React) and related stack(s)
  • Working knowledge of OWASP secure development practices and 12-Factor App principles
  • Designing and developing highly available ETL Pipeline to ingest, normalize, and data transfer
  • Experience in modern database platforms, including data modeling, stored procedures, schema definitions, performance, and scaling considerations
  • Other:
  • Experience working with Google Cloud Platform preferred
  • Experience with Big Data frameworks like – NiFi, Spark, Hadoop, Hive
  • Experience with Integration Vendors like – Boomi, Tibco, Informatica, MuleSoft, Workato
  • Experience with Containerization and K8s
  • Experience working with Vendors and Partners

Preferred Qualifications

Education - Masters in Computer Science or related discipline, or equivalent experience


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