Application Architect - 13323

Woodland Hills, United States

Job Summary

BlackLine is looking for a talented Architect to drive our company's SaaS products architecture. You will play a strategic role in designing key components of the Blackline application stack and infrastructure.

The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of financial applications, systems architecture, software development and cloud computing. You should have a positive attitude and excellent communication skills to effectively share your knowledge.

Roles and Responsibility

  • Determine business-driven product needs in collaboration with Product Management
  • Own target state of product architecture and a technology roadmap based on functional and non-functional requirements. Develop technical documentation
  • Optimize products architectures for performance, availability and scalability
  • Architect major aspects of the systems from front- to back-end and interfaces between multiple products
  • Develop architectural standards and guidelines and uniformly apply them
  • Provide technical leadership to the Engineering and Cloud teams
  • Participate in the architecture governance process
  • Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies and processes to accelerate product innovation



Required Qualifications

Years of Experience in Related Field: 

  • 15+ years of hands-on experience in architecture, design and development of enterprise applications and systems integration

Education: BS in Computer Science or a related field.

Technical/Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in design and implementation of mission-critical financial systems
  • Knowledge of architecture and design patterns and the ability to apply them
  • Experience with modern microservices architecture
  • Highly proficient in programming languages, such as C#/.NET, Java, SQL
  • Strong experience in transactional databases design and implementation
  • Strong knowledge of cloud computing technologies
  • Positive attitude and a strong commitment to delivering quality work.
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal) to properly articulate complicated cloud designs to management and other development partners.


  • Strong quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills and detail oriented.
  • Ability to communicate well with both business owners and technical staff, at all levels.
  • Strong intra team and cross functional collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive experience working with AWS, Azure or GCP
  • Experience presenting at conferences or published works
  • Experience in the financial services industry


Working Conditions

Work is primarily sedentary in nature; no special demands required.


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