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Software Engineer

Job Req: BB-3897
Company Entity: Blackboard Information Technology India Private Limited
Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: May 12, 2022
Remote:
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Software Engineer

Chennai, India

 

The Opportunity: 
Recently combined with Anthology, Blackboard offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. The company’s mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals.  

 

We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company. 

 

For more information about our company and 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 Software Engineer, you will be responsible for web application development and demonstrating expertise with Java, JavaScript, REST APIs, etc. You will be active in the 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 and maintaining cloud-based applications including troubleshooting, minimizing downtime, and quickly responding to client-reported issues.  

 

The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Light experience designing, writing, and deploying scalable software 
  • Familiarity with web application development and SQL databases
  • Solid foundation in data structures and algorithms
  • 2+ years of experience writing code in an Object Oriented language, preferably Java
  • 2+ years of experience writing code in JavaScript
  • 2+ years of experience in front end frameworks like React or Angular
  • Experience using CSS precompilers such as SASS and LESS
  • Experience using AWS services such as RDS, EC2, ALB, DynamoDB, and others
  • 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, etc.
  • Experience with REST APIs, Spring framework, microservices, etc.
  • Experience with performance tuning against large, scalable, cloud-hosted services
  • The 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.


Req ID: Bb-3897

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