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Principal Software Engineer, VB.NET

| Austin

About Blackbaud:

 

At Blackbaud, we’re here to help good take over. We lead uniquely at the intersection point of technology and social good, providing cloud software, services, expertise, and data intelligence that empowers and connects people to drive impact for social good. We serve the entire social good community, which includes nonprofits, higher education institutions, K-12 schools, healthcare organizations, faith communities, arts and cultural organizations, foundations, companies, and the individual change agents who support them. With millions of users in 100+ countries, our vision is to power an Ecosystem of Good® that builds a better world.  Our customers are passionate about making the world a better place, and we’re inspired by the opportunity to help them raise resources, deliver programs, manage operations, and understand their outcomes.  

 

 

Our Culture

From a technical perspective, we are making noise by doing things like open sourcing our SKY UX which is an Angular framework providing consistency in our software and allowing external clients to extend via our APIs.  We were also recently announced as making Forbes’ 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies.

 

Many individuals find themselves coming to Blackbaud because of the clients we serve. The idea of using your craft/skillset to help non-profit organizations further improve how they achieve success for their causes is a great driving force for many people here.

 

About the role:

Blackbaud is looking for an experienced Principal Software Engineer to help us drive innovation and lead the technical strategy for our industry-leading customizable platform and products. Utilizing multiple technologies, you will collaborate with clients, project team members, and key stakeholders to ensure the development and technical strategies of our solutions meets the needs of today and tomorrow. You’ll provide technical expertise to strategic discussions, influence roadmap decisions, be a key idea contributor, and provide technical mentorship to your peers. You’ll provide input on high level product line decisions, product designs and implementations as well as write code to help bring our existing products into the future.
 
Our ideal engineer is collaborative in nature, opinionated about contemporary software development practices and open-minded to contrasting views.  If you’re passionate about technology and an expert in building tools with a wide set of domain knowledge around UI, full stack development or API development, we’d love to hear from you. 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Drive technical design and validation, while partnering with key stakeholders on technical direction and ensuring implementation aligns with technical strategies and strategic business objectives.
  • Investigate, Identify and execute on areas of the application where it makes sense to build out microservices or other modern technical solutions for the benefit of all products in our portfolio
  • Profiling and auditing the system to identify areas of improvement that align with the future Blackbaud vision
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance on engineering initiatives for internal and client needs
  • Mentor and iterate on industry trends for best practice and innovation for our products to guide future roadmap decisions
  • Research and introduce and transition new technology into the organization. Keep abreast of technology advances and issues impacting client’s domains.

 

What we’ll want you to have:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar field or equivalent professional experience
  • 8+ years’ experience developing software using contemporary technologies
  • Understanding of software engineering best practices including: agile methodology, design patterns, decoupled architectures, and test-driven development
  • Experience & deep understanding of SQL Server, XML, VB.NET, HTML, JavaScript, Cloud technologies, & familiarity with IIS web servers
  • Excellent communication skills – Ability to listen and share ideas in small or large groups
  • Proven experience providing mentorship to other engineers
  • Passion for keeping up to date with evolving technologies and finding creative ways to bring those ideas to our existing features/products

 

#HelpGoodTakeOver

Why you'll want to come work here:

  • Our benefits are unmatched.   Not only do we offer competitive salaries, 4 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and 401K match, we also provide endless community involvement opportunities to encourage our employees to give back, through our CSR programs like gift matching and volunteer for vacation.
  • Blackbaud has been named to Forbes America's Best Employers for Diversity 2019, Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employer 2019, and AnitaB.org's Top Companies for Women Technologists 2018, we are rapidly growing and offer incredible opportunity for career advancement!
  • We understand that people thrive in a culture focused on teamwork and purpose.  That's why Blackbaud offers a tremendous company culture, encouraging open, collaborative working environments in all of our offices around the world, including; North America, Australia, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica.  
  • We have proven that we are one of the best technology companies to work for.  Blackbaud has been ranked Best Technology Company in Charleston, SC for the fourth year in a row, and ranked by BuiltIn Austin as one of the Best Places to Work in Austin, TX.

 

Stay up to date on everything Blackbaud, follow us on Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube

 

Blackbaud is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

To all recruitment agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • GroovyLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlexFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • ApacheFrameworks
    • KafkaFrameworks
    • Event HubsFrameworks
    • ElasticSearchFrameworks
    • AnsibleFrameworks
    • MyBatis/JPAFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HiveDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • AxureDesign
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • Aha!Management
    • JIRAManagement
    • Microsoft ProjectManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Located in the Domain area, just steps from the Metro station and access to all that Austin has to offer!

An Insider's view of Blackbaud

What are some social events your company does?

We try to do at least one event per month that caters to all interest areas, whether that’s our Pinewood Derby, our May the 4th Be With You Movie Marathon or Progressive Potlucks, where employees tour the office to pick up different parts of the meal. We also championed having a float in the Austin Pride Parade this year for the first time ever.

Stefanie Greene

HR Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

We have a very employee-focused environment. Our managers and team leads will often discuss career development strategies with us and offer opportunities to connect with people who can give us firsthand information about a role or experience. To help us be as successful as possible, they suit our strengths and the company's needs.

Kristin Nelson

Team Lead, Sales

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We have changed our fundamental offering from a software solution to a series of capabilities and analytics that have an immediate and measurable impact on customer outcomes. This allows our sales team to be highly consultative with clients, introduce them to a broader community and have confidence that the outcomes we promise will be delivered.

Brandon Phipps

VP of Sales and Market Development

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

In just over 3 years, I went from an associate account executive to a sales team lead and was then given the opportunity to completely re-imagine the inside sales team here in Austin. We are growing very fast, and one of our team’s fundamental purposes is to support this growth by generating top-notch sales talent that can be promoted.

Stephen Bach

Inside Sales Manager

What are Blackbaud Perks + Benefits

Blackbaud Benefits Overview

At Blackbaud, we know how important it is to have good, affordable health and group benefits
and a retirement program that helps you save for your future. That’s why we offer competitive benefits that
can provide protection, peace of mind, and savings. Whether it’s health care, income protection, retirement savings, or other benefits, we’ve got you covered!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Helping good take over is fundamental to Blackbaud. It can be as simple and personal as contributing to low waste in the office or leading a food/toy drive or championing a volunteer activity.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
The B-Healthy Incentive rewards our employees for participating in important wellness activities.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We recognize the need to balance work and life priorities. Starting off, we offer 4 weeks of paid time off, with up to 6 weeks for tenured employees.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Blackbaud recognizes that an educated workforce is a strong workforce. We offer ​a $3000 per year tuition reimbursement to assist with the costs incurred from continuing education.
Diversity Program
We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace (Recognized by Forbes in 2019) through cultural awareness and competency training programs, as well as Affinity group representation.
Lunch and learns

Additional Perks + Benefits

Volunteer for vacation time earning an additional 3 days per year PTO.
Endless volunteer & community involvement opportunities.
Matching gifts for donations.
9 paid holidays
Inclusive work environment as recognized by Anitab.org as Top Company for Women Technologists.

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