Systems Engineering Team Lead, CFS

| 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.  

 

 

About the role:

Blackbaud is seeking a Systems Engineering Team Lead to both oversee and work among a passionate team responsible for fast and effective operations support and for engineering innovative infrastructure and application solutions supporting our Corporate & Foundation Solutions vertical.  You will play an instrumental role in our journey to a public cloud model while also sustaining a high level of quality in our current co-located data centers, responsible for both cloud-based and physical infrastructure application solutions. You’ll cultivate a high performing team and guide them in advancing their technical and engineering skills to meet the demands of rapidly evolving technologies.  And, you’ll relentlessly pursue opportunities to advance our operational effectiveness and increase customer satisfaction.

 

To be successful in this role, you will need to be able to pivot your focus between both leading a team through day-to-day activities, as well as contributing to the day-to-day workload and outcomes of the team.  You will also dive into the details to understand a complex system of environments and applications, with a drive to identify opportunities to streamline and automate wherever possible.

 

What you'll be doing:

  • Cultivate a diverse, high-performing team that develops, recognizes and retains the best people and challenges them to advance their technical and engineering skills
  • Direct and contribute to daily 24/7 operations of the team; enforcing priorities, monitoring and analyzing operational effectiveness metrics
  • Utilize advanced knowledge of system design and application architecture to expedite the investigation and resolution of incidents and problems
  • Lead teams in technical design, planning, and in predictably and efficiently delivering on our commitments within assigned responsibilities (application delivery) on time, on budget and with high quality.
  • Navigate and contribute to the intersection of engineering and operations, driving automation to increase efficiency and reliability.
  • Effectively collaborate in vendor engagements to expand our workforce capacity as needed.
  • Partner with Product Management and Application Engineering to align on operational needs and product roadmap.
  • Coach and train system engineers in automation methodologies such as Windows PowerShell Essentials, Scripting, and Toolmaking
  • Standardize and automate change, validation, and deployment processes to increase efficiency and reduce risk, complexity, waste and cost.
  • Proactively monitor capacity and performance management measures to ensure quality and support business growth.
  • Drive incident response with relentless focus on restoration of service, followed by tenacious pursuit of root cause and permanent resolution.

 

What we'll want you to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Information Technology or equivalent related work experience required.
  • Demonstrative experience in Windows Server and IIS Administration Fundamentals
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server Database Administration and AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances and Availability Groups
  • Practical experience managing Citrix XenApp enterprise environments is preferred
  • Experience managing in Operations, Engineering, and/or a DevOps culture in a hybrid platform environment.
  • A minimum of 5 years in the implementation of cloud technologies and an understanding of SAAS, PAAS, and IAAS models preferred (Microsoft Azure preferred)
  • Practical experience with ITIL or ISO27001 required; lean and agile methodologies preferred
  • Practical experience with Perl, PowerShell, Python, TCL/TK, Ruby or equivalent technologies required.
  • Practical experience in software engineering best practices such as design patterns, decoupled architectures, and test-driven development preferred.
  • Available on a 24x7x365 basis when needed for production impacting incidents or key customer events.

 

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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.

 

 

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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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