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Software Engineer

Community: Technology
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Date Posted: Jul 27, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Software Engineer

Remote – Colombia

 

*ONLY CVs SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH WILL BE CONSIDERED*

 

The Opportunity:
We’re looking for a Software Engineer (Full Stack) 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.

 

The Blackboard Teaching & Learning suite of products inspire a love of learning, empower excellence in education, and drive continuous improvement. Members of our Product Development organization deliver an intuitive and powerful LMS, bolster learner outcomes through data and analytics, provide a simple and reliable online collaboration solution, and build more inclusive and accessible learning environments. Join our team and find where you fit.

 

In this role, you will build features for our teaching and learning products to deliver best in class solutions to clients. You will join a motivated, creative, and energetic team that works in a flexible and agile fashion to deliver world-class products to the education market. By joining this team, you will become a core contributing member to Blackboard’s EdTech Platform initiative. Our solutions will seamlessly and uniquely deliver a revolutionized learning experience through innovation, continuous delivery, and architectural integration.

 

As a Software Engineer (Full Stack), you will work in a SAFe Agile environment to deliver and build the next generation EdTech platform fueled by data. A successful candidate must be comfortable with complex software development projects and be an innovative thinker. As a direct contributor, the candidate must be comfortable meeting deadlines on multiple projects and must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with evolving requirements. In addition to developing software, the ideal candidate can troubleshoot problems and support our production environments. Prior experience in web service development with a service-oriented architecture is preferred. 

 

We are looking for a candidate with skills on the backend and the desire to become a full stack engineer with the willingness to expand and grow their skillset. This engineer will be working in a serverless environment on the AWS platform and should have a strong desire to learn as technologies evolve. 

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience
  • 3-5+ years of experience in product development and a strong background in web application development (Java, Node.js, Python)
  • Working experience implementing Web Services (REST API), authentication, CI/CD lifecycles and pipelines
  • Working experience in developing single-page JavaScript applications and frameworks such as React, Redux, or Angular
  • Experience building in large-scale, cloud environments, cloud-based solution implementation and maintenance, domain driven design and service-oriented architecture
  • Knowledge of the software development life cycles, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing and deployment
  • Knowledge of unit and integration tests
  • Passionate about software development; ability to provide guidance on best practices, design and architecture standards
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences in a global environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services and serverless technologies (Kubernetes, DynamoDB, CloudFront, Aurora, Lambda, Event Bridge)
  • Experience in the education industry and with e-learning technologies
  • AWS Certification

 

 

The Office:
Blackboard has an office located in Bogota, Colombia as a hub for the LAC market.    

·          Located in Capital Towers center in the financial district 

·          Excellent and secure area to eat lunch, have a walk, or dine after office hours  

·          Benefits in prepaid medicine 

·          Easy access to public transportation close to two important avenues, Carrera 7 and Calle 100 

·          Free bike parking for employees and paid bike parking for visitors  

·          Multiple private spaces for virtual and face-to-face meetings 

·          Regular events like bring your dog to work day and ping-pong, foosball, and Mario Kart tournaments  

·          Sodexo card provided for employees 

·          Learn more about the Bogota office culture by checking out our Facebook page 

 

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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