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Software Engineer

Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: May 20, 2021
Remote:
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a 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 Community Engagement platform. You’ll help provide K-12 schools with reliably hosted and low-maintenance content management systems. This product allows parents access to a dashboard full of personalized student data and engages community members with news and upcoming events on a modern, mobile-friendly website. You’ll continually enhance and support the ability for each school to maintain its own online presence.

 

As Software Engineer, you will be a part of the team responsible for developing industry-leading SaaS products and web service platforms. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in hands-on technical design, coding, and implementation of product features
  • Collaborating technically with Architects and Product Designers, contributing to the overall architectural vision of cloud service infrastructure in support of Blackboard’s notification products
  • Enhancing and supporting existing cloud-based products; designing and implementing new features; assessing and paying down technical debt
  • Communicating progress and escalating issues to management in a timely manner
  • Acting as an engineer on the development team responsible for developing and testing features or fixing bugs on our industry-leading Community Engagement platform
  • Developing broad and deep knowledge on existing software architecture and implementation
  • Collaborating in a cross-functional agile team to solve challenging technical problems with innovative solutions
  • Following best practices and methodologies including coding and testing to produce desired software on time with top-notch quality

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3-4 years of experience with web application development
  • Strong object-oriented design and Python coding skills
  • Understanding of Service Oriented Architectures and RESTful Web Service best practices
  • Hands-on experience with SQL/Database programming
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies (JavaScript, Ajax, jQuery, etc.)
  • Experience participating in agile and fast-paced software development methodologies like XP or Scrum
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Experience with C# or Java programming
  • Experience in front end frameworks such as Angular or React
  • Knowledge of Microservices architecture
  • Experience working with various notification API suites (Twilio, Open 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 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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