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Software Engineer (SDK)

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

Job Description

Description

Software Engineer 

Chennai, India 

The Opportunity: 

We’re looking for a SDK 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 Mobile application, which allows students to access the power of Blackboard's solutions anytime, anywhere. You'll help with building this student-specific mobile app that gives learners the information they want, the connections they crave, and the personalization they demand, on the go. Through our Mobile Apps & Backend Applications solutions, we are aiming to build a better education experience for everyone by extending institutional resources to meet the growing needs of learners. 

 

This role will have primary accountability for design, development, and support of Mobile applications. As SDK Software Engineer, you will be responsible for the design and building of a C++ application that will serve as bridge between Android/iOS and the backend system. Your primary responsibility will be to design, develop, and write a C++ code that will be used by Android/iOS as a wrapper method based on their need and coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure and deliver a quality deliverable. A commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and product quality is essential.

 

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with other team members to understand requirement and functionality of the system
  • Collaborating closely with the Product Owner, QA team, Frontend team and Backend team to govern intake and scheduling of projects and delivery of solutions
  • Contributing in all phases of the Mobile App development lifecycle
  • Designing, building, and maintaining efficient, reusable, and reliable C++ code
  • Ensuring the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications
  • Identifying bottlenecks and bugs, and devising solutions to these problems
  • Helping maintain code quality, organization, and automatization

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience
  • Bachelor’s/master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Hands on experience in the C++ application development
  • Hands on experience in Python development
  • Excellent knowledge in Design Patterns and STL concepts
  • Strong knowledge in RESTful web services, should have good working experience REST and JSON
  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs
  • Good Knowledge in Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Hands on experience with cmake and Shell scripting 
  • Experience with at least one of the development tools like Git, Maven, Stash, Artifactory etc.
  • Hands on experience with Multithreaded Applications
  • Experience with writing Unit cases
  • Experience with debugging tools (GDB)
  • Good Understanding of Database concepts and queries
  • Agile project experience along with working on Agile tools like JIRA/Confluence
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills
  • GitHub and Continuous integration using Jenkins
  • Basic Knowledge on Objective C/ Python / Core Java
  • Knowledge on curl libraries

 

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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