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Front End Software Developer (User Experience)

Community: Technology
Location: , Colombia
Date Posted: Jun 29, 2021
Remote: Yes
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description


UX Software Developer

Remote - Colombia



The Opportunity:
We’re looking for a UX Software Developer 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 and our career opportunities, please visit 

In this role you will work across all of Blackboard’s product lines, ranging from our ever-evolving LMS, Learn, to our student-friendly mobile app, and everything in between. You will have the unique opportunity to dive into and affect every facet of our product line, helping to make each more intuitive. 

Our User Experience & Design (UXD) organization helps shape the future of Blackboard’s products and solutions. Made up of user experience and design leaders who work across both web and mobile platforms and take a hands-on role in a highly collaborative team environment, they champion best-in-class work throughout the Blackboard organization. Our team believes that user experiences are as much about behavior and emotion as they are about usability, utility, and accessibility.


The Blackboard UXD team has a proven track record of delivering high quality products to our customer base. We are looking for a motivated, highly skilled, quality-minded, and detail-oriented individual to join our Bogota, Columbia team. This position will work alongside other UXD colleagues and Blackboard partners to deliver a cohesive user experience for Blackboard’s portfolio of products.



This is a full-time position with a competitive salary based on your experience.



Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that design and coding best practices are used in the development of Blackboard Design System
  • Breaking down large/complex problems and being involved in the process of designing and implementing solutions
  • Contributing to shared UI libraries and implementing UI/UX for various platform capabilities
  • Staying on top of the latest technologies, tools, and techniques
  • Shaping the future of eLearning through innovation on the next generation of products
  • Working effectively in an Agile team to deliver quality products



The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • A strong background in development with experience in combining technology and design to create inviting, easy-to-use solutions for consumers
  • A minimum of 3-4 years of experience with developing single-page JavaScript applications and frameworks such as React, Redux, or Angular
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related relevant field
  • Passionate about and has an appreciation for impeccable design and simple UI/UX and is able to review designs and provide feedback
  • Highly efficient w/ HTML5 and CSS3
  • Experience with authentication and access management protocols and products (SAML, OIDC, OAuth)
  • Experience developing applications for a continuous delivery lifecycle
  • Software development experience in large scale, cloud environments
  • Experience with Domain Driven Design and Service oriented architecture
  • Broad knowledge of developing and consuming RESTful web services
  • 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
  • Ability to participate in 1-2 projects independently at different stages with general supervision and willing to receive feedback/guidance
  • Team player with excellent communication, cooperation, and presentation skills
  • Passionate about honing your current skill set and increasing it for personal growth and to support the team
  • Highly organized and motivated
  • High standards of accountability, decision, schedules, and quality of work
  • Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above



Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Experience with Test-Driven Development
  • Previous experience in the education industry and e-learning technologies
  • Master’s degree


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 located in Bogota, Colombia as a hub for the LAC market.    

  • Located in Capital Towers center in the financial district 
  • Excellent and secure area to eat lunch, have a walk, or dine after office hours  
  • Benefits in prepaid medicine 
  • Easy access to public transportation close to two important avenues, Carrera 7 and Calle 100 
  • Free bike parking for employees and paid bike parking for visitors  
  • Multiple private spaces for virtual and face-to-face meetings 
  • Regular events like bring your dog to work day and ping-pong, foosball, and Mario Kart tournaments  
  • Sodexo card provided for employees 
  • Learn more about the Bogota office culture by checking out our Facebook page 


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.  


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