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Senior Software Engineer

Community: Technology
Location: Brno, Czechia
Date Posted: Nov 15, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Senior Software Engineer

Brno, Czech Republic

 

 

The Opportunity: 

We’re looking for a Senior Full Stack 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 Inc. and our career opportunities, please visit www.blackboard.com. 

 

 

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  

 

 

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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