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Senior Software Engineer

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Community: Technology
Location: United States
Date Posted: Aug 17, 2021
Remote: Yes
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description


Senior Software Engineer

Remote – US


The Opportunity:
We’re looking for a Senior 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.

At Blackboard, 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 Blackboard and our career opportunities, please visit


In this role, you will be building data products on platform services that deliver best in class reporting and data 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. This future state platform will seamlessly and uniquely deliver a revolutionized learning experience through innovation, continuous delivery, and architectural integration. 


As a Senior Full Stack Software Engineer, you will work in a SAFe Agile environment to deliver and build the next generation EdTech platform fueled by data. You will be developing and maintaining micro-services that provide the foundation for Blackboard Data and for the reporting core capabilities and features. 


The successful candidate must be comfortable with complex software development projects and be an innovative thinker capable of communicating multi-faceted technical concepts. As a direct contributor, the candidate must have a track record of achieving goals and meeting deadlines on multi-team projects, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with evolving requirements. In addition to developing software, the ideal candidate can troubleshoot problems and support our production environments.


We are looking for a candidate with strong 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:

  • 4-5+ years of experience in product development
  • Strong background in web application development (Java, Node.js, Python)
  • Familiarity with JavaScript libraries/frameworks such as React/Vue, CSS3, HTML5
  • Experience implementing Web Services (REST API), authentication, CI/CD lifecycles and pipelines.
  • Experience building in large-scale, cloud environments, AWS, cloud-based solution implementation and maintenance, Domain Driven Design, and service-oriented architecture
  • Experience with test driven development, container-based technologies (such as ECS, KOPS), and AWS serverless services (such as Lambda, DynamoDB, Aurora, Event Bridge)
  • Ability to provide guidance on best practices, design, and architecture standards


Preferred skills/qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field  
  • Experience in the education industry and with e-learning technologies
  • Prior experience in web service development with a service-oriented architecture


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.  


This position is not available for candidates residing in the following states: CO, CA, MA

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Req ID: 115

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