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Software Engineer

Community: Technology
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Date Posted: Jul 28, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Software Engineer

Bogota, Colombia

 

*ONLY CVs SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH WILL BE CONSIDERED*

 

 

The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a Backend 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, a product in which 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 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 deeply involved in translating wireframes and sketches into working prototypes to refine user interface behaviors. As Back End 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
  • Experience designing and implementing RESTful APIs and demonstrated proficiency with API concepts and design
  • Proficiency with the Java stack, SQL databases, and web application development
  • Excellent Object-Oriented design and coding skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to use both to communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above
  • 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
  • Understanding of data structures, algorithm analysis, and design skills

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Experience with cloud-based hosting solutions (AWS) and developing APIs
  • Light experience creating and consuming RESTful APIs
  • Familiarity with modern front end JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery, AngularJS, React, and Redux
  • Knowledge of modern CSS frameworks such as SASS and LESS 

 

 

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.

 


Req ID: 251

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