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Associate Software Engineer

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

Job Description

Description

Associate Software Engineer

Chennai, India

The Opportunity:
We’re looking for an Associate Software Engineer (iOS) 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 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.

 

As Associate Software Engineer (iOS), you will have primary accountability for the design, development, and support of iOS Mobile applications. Your primary responsibility will be to design, develop, and write unit test cases for the iOS Mobile applications, and to coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure. Thus, 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, SDK 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  
  • Translating application storyboards and use cases into functional applications 
  • Designing, building, and maintaining efficient, reusable, and reliable iOS 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:

  • Bachelor's/master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or relevant degree 
  • 0-2+ years of relevant experience 
  • Any experience in the full life cycle of iOS application development  
  • Good knowledge in Objective-C & Swift 
  • Good knowledge in RESTful web services; good working experience in remote data via REST and JSON 
  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs 
  • Good knowledge of iOS SDK's and Push Notifications 
  • Experience with at least one of the development tools like Git, Gradle, Maven, Sonar, Artifactory, etc. 
  • Agile project experience along with working on Agile tools like JIRA/Confluence 
  • Any experience with Cocoa Touch
  • Any experience with SQLite
  • Excellent problem-solving skills 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications: 

  • Good interpersonal skills and time management skills 
  • GitHub and Continuous integration using Jenkins 

 

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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