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Associate Software Engineer

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Job Req: 212
Company Entity: Blackboard Information Technology India Private Limited
Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Feb 8, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements:

Job Description

Description

Associate 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, 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 Associate Software Engineer, you will be responsible for demonstrating expertise with Java and REST APIs. You will become an active member of an agile team of developers participating in daily stand-ups, design sessions, code reviews, and sprint demos. You will embrace test development as an integral part of what you deliver as a software developer. You must be 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:

  • Any experience designing, writing, and deploying scalable software
  • Light experience with the Java stack, SQL databases, and web application development
  • Any 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, and fluency in English
  • Quick learner with strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Light experience writing unit and integration tests
  • Ability to work with a team of engineers on cross-functional agile projects
  • An understanding of data structures, algorithm analysis, and design skills

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Experience with cloud-based hosting solutions (AWS) 

 

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/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: 212

 

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