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Senior Software Engineer

Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Jul 28, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Senior Software Engineer

Chennai, India

 

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 Inc. and our career opportunities, please visit
 www.blackboard.com. 
 

This role focuses on Blackboard Learn, where we pride ourselves on creating well-designed web and mobile solutions to support learners, instructors, and administrators. Blackboard 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, brings 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 Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for demonstrating expertise with Java and REST APIs.


Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Becoming an active member of an agile team of developers participating in daily stand-ups, design sessions, code reviews, and sprint demos
  • Embracing test development as an integral part of what you deliver as a software developer
  • Being willing to respond to the unique challenges of delivering and maintaining cloud-based software including troubleshooting live production environments, minimizing downtime, and responding to client-reported issues

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Experience designing, writing, and deploying scalable software
  • Proficiency with the Java stack, SQL databases, and web application development
  • Experience with Object-Oriented design and coding skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Quick learner with strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Experience writing unit and integration tests
  • Ability to work with a team of engineers on cross-functional agile projects
  • A deep understanding of data structures, algorithm analysis, and design skills

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Experience with cloud-based hosting solutions (AWS) 

 

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/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: 220

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