Platform Architect - 13326

Woodland Hills, United States

BlackLine is currently seeking an experienced Platform Architect. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing architectures and leading design of core services and capabilities to address complex business issues, as well as providing technical leadership within the Engineering team. The ideal applicant will thrive in a highly collaborative workplace and actively engage in the development process. This is an excellent career opportunity for a professional with an impressive architectural design background and excellent interpersonal skills.


  • Define core platform and service architecture for BlackLine’s SaaS products
  • Develop a technology roadmap for the platform, microservices, open APIs and development frameworks
  • Design and build platform components that support complex functional and non-functional (performance, scalability, reliability) requirements
  • Lead and direct engineering and cloud teams towards optimal architectures in hybrid cloud/private datacenters environments
  • Lead Architecture Review Board (ARB) meetings for architecture, design and product reviews
  • Provide architecture and design consulting to cross functional product and engineering teams
  • Develop key architectural standards and blueprints, best practices, and guidelines for Engineering and Cloud teams
  • Coach and mentor engineers
  • Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies and processes to simplify and accelerate innovation

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline; MS preferred.
  • 15+ years of development and architecture experience of mission-critical financial systems
  • Deep knowledge of architectural styles and design patterns
  • Extensive knowledge of the software development process and its technologies in variety of languages, including Java and .NET
  • 6-8+ years’ experience designing and delivering large scale distributed systems
  • Experience with public cloud services (GCP is preferred)
  • Good understanding of systems security across all layers of architecture (Platform, Application, Data, Infrastructure)
  • Familiarity with major ERP systems like SAP, Oracle, Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics, and Workday
  • Ability to work with all levels within the organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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