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Software Engineer

Community: Technology
Location: , United States
Date Posted: Jul 28, 2021
Remote: Yes
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Software Engineer
Remote - US


The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a 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 our Ultra Platform, which provides students with a simple and intuitive learning experience that they can access anytime and anywhere. It’s a solution that’s continuously evolving to meet users’ needs, and we’re looking for someone to join the team and get deeply involved in the existing product code base, improving the quality and enhancing the functionality of the product. 

 

As Software Engineer on our Product Development team, your specific responsibilities will include:

  • Translating wireframes and sketches into working prototypes to refine interface behaviors
  • Building and maintaining back-end REST Services using Java
  • Building and maintaining front-end libraries and frameworks with JavaScript
  • 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 tight-knit, agile team
  • Tracking the latest software development trends and helping us incorporate industry best practices and important developments into our products
  • Participating in and encouraging superior development practices including design reviews, code reviews, and peer mentoring

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience developing web applications with Java and Spring
  • 5+ years of experience developing cross-browser-compatible web applications in HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS
  • 3+ years of experience creating and consuming RESTful APIs
  • Experience with modern front-end JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery, AngularJS, React, and Redux
  • Experience with modern CSS frameworks such as SASS and LESS
  • Experience with Agile development; preferably Scrum
  • Experience integrating with and utilizing 3rd party API providers and cloud services
  • Experience with Object-Oriented Analysis, Design, and programming
  • Experience using and talking about common Design Patterns
  • Knowledge of UX/UI best practices
  • Passion for high-quality, maintainable code
  • Clear understanding of refactoring and continuous improvement
  • Ability to work 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
  • Comfort developing on Linux and Unix environments

 

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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Req ID: 267

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