Staff Software Engineer, Test - 13885

Remote, United Kingdom

As a Staff Software Engineer, Test you will play a crucial role in the success of our company by contributing to, as well as driving, high-quality releases and value-delivery to our customers. In this role, you will lead the planning and implemention of test strategy for Blackline’s Cloud journey. You will play

the role of architecting innovative technical solutions that drive automation across the entire QE organization. Your attention to detail, tenacity, creative problem-solving and forward thinking will directly impact the company's success, as well as the success of your peers across the organization.

By following and evangelizing quality standards, as well as overall SDLC processes as they relate to quality, you will be able to affect meaningful change in the organization and help drive our culture to a quality and customer-first mentality.


· Drive creative and innovative technical concepts to automate workflows from ideation to operational tools that are reusable, maintainable and efficient.

· Provide thoughtful leadership on the multi-cloud implementation and migration plan of enterprise SaaS application

· Design and drive execution on the detailed test strategy on the cloud journey

· Identify and assess risks and develop mitigation steps and processes to be put in place for projects, while collaborating on technical designs, dependencies management, and efficacy of valid test data to ensure successful and high-quality deliverables.

· Consult on automation tools/techniques, feasibility and implementation, process improvements as well as maintenance plans.

· Execute Quality Engineering (QE) forensics and detailed root cause analysis of test failures, and performance and scalability issues.

· Provide strong end-to-end leadership in the definition and building of automation frameworks and continued push for providing value

· Demonstrable top-quality experience with integration, performance, regression, stress, and acceptance testing with a focus on web applications.

· Provide strong technical leadership to other QE staff as the QE discipline and team grows, acting as an agent of change for a quality-first culture within the organization.

· Author high-quality test plans, test cases, and supporting documentation.

· Grow and evolve the testing processes to ensure tests are customer-like and representative of real-world scenarios
· Collaborate with Operations leadership, as well as other stakeholders, to ensure that all technical specifications are clear and follow the established processes and standards.
· Partner with Network, Database, Ops, InfoSec and other teams in evaluating performance issues and solutions


· Master’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or related disciplines

· 10+ years of hands-on experience in Web Application, SaaS, and RESTful API testing.

· 7 or more years of hands-on test automation development, with experience building a test automation suite from the ground up.

· 7 or more years of hands-on working experience in traditional OOP programming languages, specifically C# (with .NET core and NUnit / XUnit / MSTest).

· 5+ years of solid technical leadership with extensive experience in architecting testing of cloud implementation and migration of complex SaaS product environments.

· Strong testing experience with cloud native/cloud first applications in a cloud environment such as Google Cloud, AWS and Azure

· Expert knowledge in using and managing cloud platforms and cloud native tools

· Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with engineers, product owners, and development managers, as well as other teams across the organization.

· Experience with Performance test development and Continuous Integration (CI) tools

· Strong ownership, pride of work, and ability to take things across the finish line.

· Experience with Docker and Kubernetes a big plus

· Strong understanding of XPath, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, and XML.

· Prior working experience with appliances such as firewalls, routers and load balancers is preferred

· Intermediate to advanced knowledge of SQL, including stored procedures, data models, and transactional flows is required

· Prior working experience in Agile, specifically SCRUM


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

Staff Software Engineer, Test - 13885

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