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Senior Security Engineer

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Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Nov 26, 2021
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description


Senior Security Engineer
Chennai, India 

The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a Senior Security 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.

At Blackboard, we believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices, but who we are as a company.


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


The Blackboard Information Technology Security Program leads the engineering and operation of technology to monitor and enhance the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all corporate information systems and products. We are a core part of an educational software product company, providing us substantial opportunities to influence the overall corporate mission.  


We are building a team focused on high impact collaboration with our partners across the corporation leveraging transparency, trust, and innovation to elevate Blackboard security through partnership and teamwork. We are seeking to hire the best talent, leveraging their skills to augment the team, and provide support and training to foster well-rounded individuals positioned for ongoing career success.  


As Senior Security Engineer, you will be a detail-oriented engineering professional with a desire to improve enterprise security through hands-on system engineering for corporate technology and internally developed cloud-based platforms. You will report to the Senior Director of Information Technology Security Engineering. 


Specific responsibilities will include: 

  • Engineering the design, deployment, operation, and improvement of corporate security systems 
  • Advancing enterprise security through customization of systems, automation of processes, and collaboration with product teams 
  • Developing the secure configuration of Blackboard’s Office 365 environment for protected access to corporate services 
  • Managing the architecture, design, and operation of Blackboard’s vulnerability management systems using and 
  • Providing research, evaluation, and expert judgement for product security planning 
  • Implementing security infrastructure for endpoint security, perimeter access control, and threat detection 


The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications: 

  • Experience researching, deploying, and supporting information security systems  
  • Experience consulting with internal teams on the technical implementation and support of information security controls  
  • Experience engineering cloud-based information security systems  

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Advanced scripting and automation skills  
  • Knowledge of secure development methodologies, tools, and practices 
  • Linux, Windows, and MacOS expertise  
  • Vulnerability management,, and expertise 


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

The Office:
Blackboard has an office in one of the biggest cultural, economic, and educational centers in South India: Chennai.

  • Located on OMR, the IT corridor of South Chennai  
  • Easy access to Velachery, Thiruvanmiyur Railway station and bus stop  
  • Very close to Tidel Park, Ascendas, and SRP Tools – Holiday Inn   
  • Office provides lunch Tuesday – Thursday and evening snacks Monday – Friday   
  • Office is situated behind Hotel Turyaa on the 5th floor of Rayala Techno Park  
  • Fun Committee, Happy Fete Team, Food Committee, and Sports Committee ensures fun at work  
  • ISR Team actively engages employees in contributing to various local charities 


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/expressionprotected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.  

Req ID: 3700

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