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Senior Software Engineer

Community: Technology
Location: Brno, Czechia
Date Posted: May 25, 2021
Remote: Yes
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Senior Software Engineer

Remote - Czech

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 Blackboard Ally, a revolutionary product that makes digital course content more accessible. As the accessibility of digital course content is becoming increasingly important world-wide, institutions must address long-standing and often overbearing challenges. Blackboard’s Ally engineering team is responsible for developing industry-leading tools to improve accessibility through inclusivity, sustainability, and automation for all students. You can check some more details in the following video at 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwDPYsZdUW0 

 
As Senior Software Engineer on our team, you will design, develop, and maintain features of the Ally product. You’ll also communicate and partner cross-functionally with teams in product and software development. In this role, you will work on an ethical product, using Scala for the backend and JavaScript for the frontend. We run our applications in the AWS cloud and use Git for version control. You’ll work on a distributed team, collaborating with colleagues around the globe.  
 
The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with the full-cycle development process 
  • Experience developing, building, testing, deploying, and operating applications 
  • Experience working with cloud technologies  
  • Awareness of how distributed systems work 
  • Strong command of backend programming languages (e.g. one of Java, JavaScript, Python, etc.)
  • Familiarity with relational database design and querying concepts 
  • Willingness to break things and make them work again 
  • Good command of English 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications: 

  • Functional programming experience such as Haskell or Scala
  • Experience with frontend development or interest in learning

 

 

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.  

 

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