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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

 

As a Senior Software Engineer on our team, you will be responsible for development and unit testing across not only the suite of enterprise applications in the internal Blackboard environment but customer-facing applications as well. Applications will include Java and Node.JS.

 

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Developing back end applications
  • Designing and developing APIs
  • Collaborating with Product Owners to create and refine user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Analyzing business needs
  • Implementing technical and architectural vision for the solution/product from the Architect
  • Performing code review, checking code coverage to ensure the modularity and quality of the code and application
  • Continually committing to team improvement
  • Understanding and implementing security and data protection
  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s/master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field
  • 7+ years of experience in software web application development
  • 5+ years of experience in Java, Spring, Spring boot, Hibernate
  • 5+ years of experience in Node.JS/Express and Angular.JS/React.JS
  • 3+ years of experience in the development of Microservices
  • Hands-on experience working in developing Chatbots/Machine Learning/NLP/Conversational UI
  • Proficiency with fundamental front-end languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Familiarity with database technology such as MySQL and MongoDB
  • Strong knowledge of architectural styles and design patterns
  • Knowledge of Cloud and Container Virtualization
  • Self-motivated and self-directed abilities to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment with time critical deadlines and high quality

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Knowledge of preparing automation scripts using Selenium
  • Knowledge of Agile Scrum methodology
  • Experience with GitHub and Continuous integration using Jenkins
  • Knowledge of AWS

 

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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