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Staff Software Engineer

Community: Technology
Location: , Colombia
Date Posted: May 27, 2021
Remote: Yes
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Staff Software Engineer

Remote – Colombia

*ONLY CVs SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH WILL BE CONSIDERED*

 

The Opportunity: 

We’re looking for a Staff Software Engineer - UI Architecture 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.

 
As a member of our Product Development organization, 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 Staff Software Engineer- UI Architecture, you will be responsible for leading the development of a modern architecture for our web-based applications, developing consistent standards for UI implementations across all our products and creating a componentization strategy to achieve consistent component reuse. You will work with various product teams to guide and help adopt new architectural standards and components. You’ll be instrumental in leading Blackboard to be a provider of the most comprehensive education technology platform available.
 


Specific responsibilities will include: 

  • Working closely with the Chief Architect, Product Management, Development, Product Design, and various other stakeholders in the company to: 
    • Define and implement non-functional requirements for our web UI components 
    • Interpret and clarify functional requirements 
    • Design efficient integration of UI components into backend systems 
    • Communicate architectural and technical details to the rest of the organization 
  • Researching existing architecture patterns used for UI development across the organization 
  • Developing architecture and componentization standards to be used in all future UI development  
  • Evaluating adherence to non-functional requirements like accessibility and security controls, and developing solutions to close existing gaps 
  • Researching emerging UI technologies and evaluating potential adoption 
  • Developing architecture for integration into our emerging technology platform 
  • Fostering cross-team collaboration between various development, QA, and design teams to drive and coordinate architectural changes 
  • Communicating architectural plans and changes to various stakeholders in the organization 
  • Creating technical documents for internal use as well as client facing purposes 


The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience 
  • 7+ years of experience working as a software engineer with a focus on web UIs, with 3+ years in a senior engineering, architecture, or technical management role 
  • A mastery of modern web UI development frameworks like React and/or Angular, JavaScript, and Node.js 
  • Experience implementing i18n and accessibility standards in web UIs 
  • Experience developing software architecture and distilling complex requirements into actionable development projects 
  • Ability to solve problems in large, complex systems  
  • A passion for innovation, learning, and sharing knowledge, and an understanding of how to apply technology to business objectives and client needs 
  • Excellent communication skills, a proven track record of building consensus across larger organizations, and ability to foster strong cross-team collaboration on technical topics 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above

 

Preferred skills/qualifications: 

  • Full-stack experience covering both UI and backend service development
  • Demonstrated experience developing web UIs that have been successful in the marketplace 
  • Experience adopting application architecture to public cloud providers like AWS or Azure 
  • Experience as a team lead or engineering manager 
  • Experience in the education technology market

 

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


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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