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Senior Software Engineer

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Job Req: 195
Company Entity: Xythos Czech
Community: Technology
Location: Brno, Czechia
Date Posted: Jan 26, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description


Senior Software Engineer

Brno, Czech Republic



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


We are tasked with building automation that simplifies the traditionally difficult. Our goal is to give our internal teams self-service tools while also deploying our applications in a reliable, repeatable, consistent, and scalable approach. We run on AWS and are tasked with everything from code commit to code deploy.  We do this by utilizing technologies like AWS, Kubernetes, Terraform, Jenkins, Linux, and CDK. We ensure monitoring is a top priority and use a follow the sun methodology for escalations. 



Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in the breakdown of large/complex problems and in designing and implementing solutions
  • Working with the latest technologies, tools, and techniques
  • Preparing and delivering presentations and demos as part of the Agile lifecycle
  • Helping to set dev standards and define best practices for coding and design
  • Conducting design and code reviews



The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Ability to collaborate in the development of backend micro-services using Java, Python, Node.js, or similar technologies
  • Experience in developing single-page JavaScript applications and frameworks such as React, Redux, or Angular
  • Knowledge of RESTful web services; authentication and access management protocols and products (SAML, OIDC, OAuth); Docker- and Kubernetes-based CI/CD lifecycles and pipelines; large-scale, cloud environments; AWS; cloud-based solution implementation and maintenance; domain-driven design; and service oriented architecture
  • Experience with test-driven development, API gateway technologies (i.e. Ambassador, Kong, or Gloo), container-based technologies (i.e. Istio, JenkinsX, or Fluentd), AWS services (i.e. Kubernetes, DynamoDB, CloudFront, or Aurora), Java and common Java frameworks, and scripting languages (i.e. Python, Ruby, or Groovy)
  • Proficient in common storage and messaging technologies (SQL, NoSQL, Redis, Kafka, Elasticsearch)



Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Willingness to take ownership of the full deployment lifecycle including monitoring/alerting 
  • Enjoys working with a globally distributed team 
  • An understanding of what it means to build tools that amplifies other’s ability to consume cloud resources 



The Office: 

Blackboard has an office in the beautiful and vibrant city of Brno.  

  • Great office location in city center near Luzanky  
  • Accessible by public transportation as well as bike, with bike stands and showers in the office  
  • Cozy personal office spaces where you can shut your door to really focus or leave it open to interact with others  
  • Flexible work hours with no expectations of overtime  
  • Great benefits including health & life insurance and English lessons  
  • Countless walkable places to eat  
  • Option for remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic



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: 195

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