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Senior Software Engineer

Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: May 25, 2021
Remote:
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help us push the boundaries of what education can offer through the power of technology. Education is our passion, and our team members bring that to work each day as they aim to advance learning in every region of the world. Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company, providing dynamic products and services to the global education community. We’re focused on driving innovation in EdTech and working with our clients to create a smarter learning environment.   

 

For more information about Blackboard Inc. and our career opportunities, please visit www.blackboard.com

 

This role focuses on our Community Engagement platform. You’ll help provide K-12 schools with reliably hosted and low-maintenance content management and notification systems. These products allow parents access to a dashboard full of personalized student data and engages community members with news and upcoming events on a modern, mobile-friendly website. You’ll continually enhance and support the ability for each school to maintain its own online presence. 

 

As a member of our Product Development organization, you’ll work in an agile environment delivering industry-leading SaaS products and web service platforms. You’ll be deeply involved in translating wireframes and sketches into working prototypes to refine user interface behaviors. 

 

As Senior Software Engineer, your specific responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in hands-on technical design, coding, and implementation of product features
  • Technical collaboration with Architects and Product Designers contributing to the overall architectural vision of cloud service infrastructure in support of the data integration facilities that power Blackboard’s K-12 products
  • Enhancing and supporting existing cloud-based products; designing and implementing new features; assessing and paying down technical debt
  • Communicating progress and escalating issues to management in a timely manner
  • Participating in agile planning and execution
  • Acting as an engineer on a development team responsible for developing and testing features or fixing bugs on our industry-leading Community Engagement products
  • Developing broad and deep knowledge on existing software architecture
  • Assisting with mentoring junior team members
  • Collaborating in a cross-functional agile team to solve challenging technical problems with innovative solutions
  • Following best practices and methodologies including coding and testing to produce desired software on time with top notch quality

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5-7+ years of experience with data integration and application development
  • Exceptional object-oriented design and coding skills
  • Understanding of Service Oriented Architectures and RESTful Web Service best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate beneficial software design patterns and identify performance anti-patterns
  • Hands-on experience with SQL/Database programming
  • Understanding of frontend technologies (JavaScript, jQuery, etc.)
  • Experience participating in agile and fast-paced software development methodologies like XP or Scrum
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with data integration tools (e.g. Informatica, Boomi, DataSense)

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Experience with C#, Python or Java programming
  • Experience in frontend frameworks like Angular or React
  • Knowledge of Microservices architecture

 

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackboard positions are currently remote (where possible).

 

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.  

 

Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor. 

 

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