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Associate Software Engineer

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Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Jun 21, 2021
Remote:
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Associate Software Engineer

Chennai, India

 

The Opportunity: 

We’re looking for an Associate 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 and our career opportunities, please visit www.blackboard.com

 

This role focuses on our Learn Ultra Platform, which provides students with a simple and intuitive learning experience that they can access anytime and anywhere. It’s a solution that’s continuously evolving to meet users’ needs, and we’re looking for someone to join the team and get deeply involved in the existing product code base, improving the quality and enhancing the functionality of the product. 

 

As a member of our Product Development team, 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 Associate Software Engineer, you will be responsible for developing web applications and demonstrating expertise with Java, JavaScript, REST APIs, etc. You will be active on an agile team by participating in daily stand-ups, design sessions, code reviews, and sprint demos. You will embrace test development as an integral part of what you deliver as a software developer. You will also be responsible for delivering, maintaining, and troubleshooting cloud-based applications. In addition to this, you will participate in minimizing downtime and quickly responding to client issues.  

 

The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Any experience designing, writing, and deploying scalable software 
  • Exposure to web application development and SQL databases 
  • Any experience with Java and JavaScript frameworks like React and Angular 
  • Exposure to OOD/OOP, data structure, and algorithm analysis 
  • Strong problem-solving skills in large, scalable, complicated systems 
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Experience with single-page applications, Node, jQuery, React, etc.
  • Experience with REST APIs, Spring framework, microservices, etc.
  • Experience with performance tuning against large, scalable, cloud-hosted services
  • Ability to pick up new technologies and frameworks

 

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

 

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