As Blackline continues to grow, we are often looking for dynamic individuals to join our team in Calgary, Alberta.

Manager of Software Development and Operations

Blackline Safety (TSXV: BLN) is a world leader in the development and manufacturing of wirelessly connected safety products — we offer the broadest and most complete portfolio in the industry. We monitor personnel working alone in populated areas, indoors within complex facilities, and employees operating in the most remote reaches of our planet. Our products are used to keep people safe in the event of falls, missed check-ins, man-downs and exposure to explosive or toxic gas. Our products save lives. Our design, marketing, customer care, sales and production are all performed in-house at our headquarters in Calgary, AB.

If you are excited by the challenge of helping Blackline to become the leading supplier of wirelessly connected safety monitoring products in the world, take advantage of this opportunity to become a member of a world class management team driving our trajectory of rapid and sustained growth.

Blackline Safety seeks a full-time Manager of Software Development and Operations to join our product development team. We require an experienced leader and builder of high performance teams for a fast-paced growth environment. This position is in Calgary, AB and reports to the Vice President of Product Development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Software Development and Operations team that includes Software Architect, Software Developers, BA, DBA, QA and DevOps members
  • Accountable for the long-term vision to attain technical and operational superiority and implement strategies to achieve its goals
  • Create an engaging, supportive and effective work culture for the team that encourages and rewards professional growth and reinforces a culture of action and ownership
  • Provide hands-on coaching and mentoring to Software Development and Operations team for technical and soft skill growth
  • Manage various external contractors to provide additional deep expertise and overflow resources when appropriate
  • Work closely with the business to identify and manage development priorities to meet business requirements
  • Orchestrate the integration and support of new hardware and software products and product enhancements and keep stakeholders proactively informed about the team’s progress toward goals
  • Accountable for operational processes for continuous improvement to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Blackline’s web delivered assets and infrastructure
  • Work closely with our in-house Product Development partners — Hardware, Firmware and Integration teams
  • Drive the recruiting process to maintain and enhance an exceptional high performing team

To be considered, you must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or better in Computer Science or similar field
  • Experience in web application development, cloud computing and relational databases
  • A strong technical background and familiarity with modern software development patterns and best practices
  • A track record of delivering high-quality software within estimated times while handling multiple sizeable projects concurrently
  • Knowledge of team management techniques and strategies
  • A strong technical ability and the desire to promote quality and standards for all aspects of product development and operations
  • The ability to work autonomously creating vision, advising the business and actively working toward the future

For reference, our technology stack includes:

  • Python v2 or v3
  • SQL Alchemy
  • PHP 5
  • Angular 4
  • MySQL database design and analysis
  • AWS architecture
  • Agile development methodologies, especially Scrum
  • PHP frameworks, including Zend Framework and Doctrine 2
  • JavaScript libraries including: jQuery, Backbone.js, Mustache.js and Google Maps APIs
  • CSS libraries: including Twitter bootstrap or other Responsive Design libraries
  • Github / git
  • Linux

Blackline Safety offers:

  • An exciting high-growth environment
  • A management team with a proven record of accomplishment
  • A supportive, challenging and collaborative work environment
  • Competitive salary and vacation
  • Medical, dental and drug benefits
  • Company stock purchase plan with matching contributions

To apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter in PDF format to