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Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

Job Req: 224
Company Entity: Blackboard Information Technology India Private Limited
Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Jan 18, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

Chennai, India


 

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 www.blackboard.com.



This role focuses on Blackboard Learn, a product in which we pride ourselves on creating well-designed web and mobile solutions to support learners, instructors, and administrators. Learn allows learners and instructors to access online educational experiences wherever and whenever they want through web and mobile devices. Our technology helps instructors breathe life into educational content, bring efficiency to day-to-day tasks, and empowers instructors with tools to engage and assess every learner. We help motivate learners by promoting collaboration, communication, and connections with their peers and instructors.
 

As a member of our Product Development team, you’ll work in an agile environment delivering industry-leading SaaS products and web service platforms. You’ll be right in the trenches translating wireframes and sketches into working prototypes to refine interface behaviors. 

 

As Senior Full Stack Software Engineer, you will be responsible for building and maintaining both back-end REST Services using Java as well as front-end libraries and frameworks using JavaScript.


 

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in user-centered research through client focus groups, interviews, usage analysis, and rapid prototyping 
  • Profiling and optimizing code to get the best performance for browsers and operating systems 
  • Working closely with designers and other developers in a tightly knit agile team
  • Leading and encouraging superior development practices including design reviews, code reviews, and peer mentoring
  • Keeping your ear to the ground and helping us incorporate industry best practices and important developments into our products

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Experience developing cross-browser-compatible web applications in HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Experience developing web applications with Java and Spring
  • Some experience creating and consuming RESTful APIs
  • Proficiency with modern front-end JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery, AngularJS, React, and Redux
  • A deep understanding of modern CSS frameworks such as SASS and LESS
  • Knowledgeable in Agile development, preferably Scrum
  • Experience integrating with and utilizing third party API providers and cloud services
  • Some experience with Object-Oriented Analysis, design, and programming
  • Knowledgeable about UI/UX best practices
  • Experienced using and talking about common Design Patterns
  • A passion for high-quality, maintainable code
  • A strong understanding of refactoring and continuous improvement
  • A comfort developing on Linux and Unix environments
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to excel at working with multidisciplinary teams to develop great user experiences


 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Experience creating services for Node.JS 
  • Experience building and packaging web applications 
  • Experience with scripting languages 


 

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 in one of the biggest cultural, economic, and educational centers in South India: Chennai. 

  • Located on OMR, the IT corridor of South Chennai
  • Easy access to Velachery, Thiruvanmiyur Railway station and bus stop
  • Very close to Tidel Park, Ascendas, and SRP Tools – Holiday Inn 
  • Office provides lunch Tuesday – Thursday and evening snacks Monday – Friday 
  • Office is situated behind Hotel Turyaa on the 5th floor of Rayala Techno Park
  • Fun Committee, Happy Fete Team, Food Committee, and Sports Committee ensures fun at work
  • ISR Team actively engages employees in contributing to various local charities 

 

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. 

Req ID: 224

 

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