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Careers 2017-03-08T14:31:12+00:00

Careers at Black Line

Stay on top of your game, have flexibility in your schedule, and be part of a winning team with a career at Black Line. Part of our mission is to continually train our consultants so they are always in step with the latest technology.  We also believe it is critical for our Consultants to maintain a good work/life balance so our people have control over when and where they work. All these aspects make Black Line Consulting a great place for you to start or continue your career in the technology field.

Open Positions:

.NET Developer

Black Line Consulting is looking for a .NET Developer to join our growing Software Consulting business in Naperville, IL.

Black Line is a Chicagoland software development and IT services company headquartered in Naperville Illinois. We service hundreds of clients offering services including remote and onsite support, custom software development, database backup and maintenance, network setup, hosting, and virtualization.

Our company specializes in building and maintaining software systems for clients in the Chicagoland SMB market. Our company has the resources to serve as the entire technical department for SMB companies.

This role is for a full-stack developer. Our preferred stack for new development is Microsoft web technologies including C# with MVC, Entity Framework, and AngularJS. Mobile development experience using Xamarin or native apps will also be considered.

In this role you will be exposed to many other technologies and programming languages. General technical knowledge, familiarity with many languages, and experience using and administering Linux is highly valued.

This role involves occasional local travel(within a few hours drive of the office) and frequent interaction with clients. Communication skills, including the ability to professionally articulate complicated technical systems to clients is essential.

Job Duties:

  • Aid in the design and development of web-based business solutions
  • Aid in the design, development, and support of relational database systems
  • Aid in the testing and implementation of business solutions
  • Troubleshoot business application issues and recommend solutions
  • Troubleshoot system integration issues and recommend solutions
  • Aid in the support of client systems remotely or on-site
  • Create and maintain positive customer relationships
  • Prepare formal recommendations and documenting findings

Requirements

Minimum:

  • At least two years professional experience as a Software Developer.
  • Some knowledge of C#.
  • Experience using an MVC framework, with preference to Java and Microsoft MVC stacks
  • Solid Web Development skills. HTML/CSS/JS, JQuery
  • Strong understanding of SQL
  • Deep understanding of OOP design principles and basics of data structure efficiency analysis
  • Experience using an enterprise grade IDE like Visual Studio/Eclipse/IntelliJ
  • Bachelors/MS of Computer Science is strongly preferred for candidates with less than five years professional experience in Software Development.

Preferred:

  • 5 Years experience developing software.
  • Deep knowledge of Microsoft and other web technologies. Entity Framework, MVC, TypeScript, IIS, nginx, T-SQL.
  • Deep knowledge of web and mobile UI development frameworks. Examples: Bootstrap, Ionic, Xamarin, Foundation, etc..
  • Experience using reporting frameworks (such as SSRS, Crystal Reports or similar).
  • Experience with a major cloud platform (Azure, AWS, GCC, DO, SoftLayer, etc.)
  • Coursework or deep understanding of database structures.

Benefits

  • 401k
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Disability

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@blacklineconsulting.com, or Click Here

Junior Software Support Engineer

Black Line Consulting is looking for a Junior Software Support Engineer to join our growing I.T. consulting business. You will learn from seasoned engineers, develop troubleshooting skills and be exposed to advanced technologies utilized by modern businesses. Please view the following job specific requirements:

Job Duties

  • Aid in the testing and implementation of all Black Line developed system
  • Provide initial contact and end-user support of all Black Line developed systems
  • Provide limited training and system usage for all Black Line developed systems
  • Conduct regular maintenance items on Black Line developed systems
  • Troubleshoot business application issues and recommend solutions
  • Troubleshoot system integration issues and recommend solutions
  • Limited design and development of web-based business solutions
  • Limited design and development of mobile apps
  • Limited design, development, and support of relational database systems

Requirements

Required Skills:

  • Working understanding of SQL, relational databases (MS SQL Server, MySQL, PostGreSQL etc.)
  • Working understanding of HTTP principles (cookies, GET/POST, session management, security, REST API’s)
  • Some experience using MVC frameworks.
  • Some experience using client side web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery/AJAX, Bootstrap)
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS
  • .NET Technologies (C#/VB, ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework, IIS, etc.)

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience using and managing Linux server environments
  • Experience managing CMS like WordPress
  • Experience developing mobile applications for iOS and Android
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (Route 53, EC2, S3 etc..)
  • Experience writing SQL queries in LINQ
  • Reporting writing technologies (such as Crystal Reports, SSRS or similar)
  • BI/Big data experience using tools like Pentahoe or Hadoop
  • Exceptional applicants with experience using web frameworks in other languages using Java or C#.

Other Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Comfortable with interacting with end-users at all levels (phone or in-person)
  • Ability to work independently and within teams when appropriate.
  • Excellent Time Management skills (task deadlines, milestones reached, on-time to meetings)
  • Excellent organizations skills (methodical work approach, logical steps to completing tasks, etc..)
  • High attention to detail, – Has a passion for technology and servicing clients

Salary Range, Hours, & Duration

40k-50k

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, unofficial transcript, and resume to jobs@blacklineconsulting.com

Software Engineer Intern

Black Line Consulting is looking for a Software Engineer Intern to join our growing I.T. consulting business. You will learn from seasoned engineers, develop troubleshooting skills and be exposed to advanced technologies utilized by modern businesses. Please view the following job specific requirements:

Duties:

  • Aid in the testing and implementation of all Black Line developed system
  • Provide initial contact and end-user support of all Black Line developed systems
  • Provide limited training and system usage for all Black Line developed systems
  • Conduct Maintenance tasks on Black Line developed systems
  • Troubleshoot business application issues and recommend solutions
  • Troubleshoot system integration issues and recommend solutions
  • Limited design and development of web-based business solutions
  • Limited design and development of mobile apps
  • Limited design, development, and support of relational database systems

Required Skills:

  • Working understanding of SQL, relational databases (MS SQL Server, MySQL, PostGreSQL etc.)
  • Working understanding of HTTP principles (cookies, GET/POST, session management, security, REST API’s)
  • Some experience using MVC frameworks.
  • Some experience using client side web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery/AJAX, Bootstrap)
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS

Bonus skills:

  • .NET Technologies (C#/VB, ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework, IIS, etc.)
  • Experience using and managing Linux server environments
  • Experience managing CMS like WordPress
  • Experience developing mobile applications for iOS and Android
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (Route 53, EC2, S3 etc..)
  • Experience writing SQL queries in LINQ
  • Reporting writing technologies (such as Crystal Reports, SSRS or similar)
  • BI/Big data experience using tools like Pentahoe or Hadoop

Other Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Comfortable with interacting with end-users at all levels (phone or in-person)
  • Ability to work independently and within teams when appropriate.
  • Excellent Time Management skills (task deadlines, milestones reached, on-time to meetings)
  • Excellent organizations skills (methodical work approach, logical steps to completing tasks, etc..)
  • High attention to detail
  • Has a passion for technology and servicing clients

Salary Range, Hours, & Duration

  • $10-15 per hour depending on experience
  • 20-40 hours per week, flexible shifts during business hours (8-6pm M-F)
  • 3 Months, with extensions based on business need. We occasionally hire graduates following an internship experience, and 80% of our employees have come through our internship program .

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@blacklineconsulting.com

Network Engineer

Black Line Consulting is seeking a Network Engineer to join our growing consulting business located in Naperville, IL.

This role will be responsible for providing solutions to client business challenges through the implementation of small and mid-size business technology. The key to success will be to provide superior customer service utilizing strong technical knowledge and effective communication to meet the needs of our clients.

Job Duties:

  • Perform regularly scheduled server and workstation maintenance
  • Provide remote support to clients for workstations, servers, and network equipment
  • Provide onsite technical support to clients in the Chicago area
  • Assist with client server and workstation installations and migrations
  • Create and maintain positive customer relationships.
  • Prepare formal recommendations for hardware and software-based IT solutions after performing analysis and documenting findings
  • Provide 2nd Tier help desk support
  • Update time entry and trouble tickets daily

Requirements

Technical Skills:

  • Experience in a technical consulting role providing both remote and onsite technical support preferred.
  • Experience in the following technologies:
    • Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating Systems (Windows 7, Windows 8)
    • Microsoft Windows Server Operating Systems (2003, 2008. 2012)
    • Microsoft Windows SBS (2003, 2008 and 2011)
    • Understanding of Networking concepts (DNS, DHCP, and TCP/IP)
    • Understanding of Network Firewalls, Switches, and Routers.
    • Understanding of Backup and DR solutions
    • Understanding of Antivirus and Antispam software
    • Microsoft Office 2003/2007/2010/2013 including Visio and Project
    • Exceptional troubleshooting skills.
    • Microsoft and other certifications a plus.
    • IP Telephony a plus

Other Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable with interacting with end-users at all levels
  • Ability to be team player and function independently when appropriate
  • Excellent Time Management skills
  • Excellent organizations skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Flexible lifestyle (able to work nights and weekends as required)
  • Has a passion for technology and servicing clients
  • Ability to learn quickly and go the extra mile

Benefits

  • 401k
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Disability

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@blacklineconsulting.com