Platform Architect — 12054

Pleasanton , USA

At BlackLine, we’re empowering companies by revolutionizing enterprise financial systems. We began by automating the financial close process and are now innovating ways to improve global financial processes. BlackLine’s drive for continuous innovation has led to recognition as a leader in financial software products. We’ve automated the financial close process, created global reconciliation software products, and partnered with SAP.  To our customers, we bring peace of mind.  To our employees, enthusiasm for the value they bring, a progressive work environment that supports work-life balance, and a commitment to their success.   

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 the core platform and service architecture for BlackLine’s global cloud accounting services, including extensibility and open APIs and frameworks for customer data integration.
  • Lead and direct engineering teams towards optimal architectures on hybrid cloud environments
  • Design and build infrastructure and platform components that support complex data pipelines that ingest disparate data from multiple internal and external data sources.
  • Lead Architecture Review Board (ARB) meetings for architecture, design and product reviews.
  • Provide architecture and design consulting to cross functional product and engineering teams
  • Manage key architectural standards, best practices, and guidelines working with leads on cross-functional platforms / applications
  • Provide architectural blueprints and technical leadership to Engineering 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.
  • Extensive knowledge of the software development process and its technologies
  • Knowledge of architectural styles and design patterns
  • 15+ years of technical leadership and architecture experience in software development with a variety of languages, including Java and .NET
  • 6-8+ years’ experience designing and delivering large scale distributed systems (with at least 3-4 years on cloud services)
  • Deep insight into Cloud – IAAS and PAAS (AWS, Azure, GCP, VMware)
  • Ability to work with all levels within the organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good understanding of secure cloud design (across Infrastructure, Platform, Application and Data)
  • Familiarity with major ERP systems like SAP, Oracle, Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics, and Workday.

Platform Architect — 12054 , Pleasanton , USA