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Senior Software Engineer

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Community: Technology
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Date Posted: Sep 17, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Senior Software Engineer 

Bogota, Colombia 

 

*ONLY CVs SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH WILL BE CONSIDERED* 

 

 

The Opportunity: 

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack) 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.  

 

 

In this role, you will be a part of the Blackboard Foundations team, which helps to reshape the culture, architecture, and direction of the company’s Product Development organization. This is a motivated, creative, and energetic team that works in a flexible and agile fashion to deliver world-class products to the education market. By joining this team, you will become a core contributing member to Blackboard’s EdTech Platform initiative. This future state platform will seamlessly and uniquely deliver a revolutionized learning experience through innovation, continuous delivery, and architectural integration. 

 

 

As a Senior Full Stack Software Engineer, you will work in a SAFe Agile environment to deliver and build the next generation EdTech platform fueled by data. You will be developing and maintaining micro-services that provide the foundation for Blackboard Data and for the reporting core capabilities and features.

 

 

The person in this role must be comfortable with complex software development projects and be an innovative thinker capable of communicating multi-faceted technical concepts. As a direct contributor, the candidate must have a track record of achieving goals and meeting deadlines on multi-team projects, and the ability to work in an aggressive, fast-paced environment with evolving requirements. In addition to developing software, the ideal candidate can troubleshoot problems and support our production environments.

 

 

This engineer will be working in a serverless environment on the AWS platform, and should have a strong desire to learn as technologies evolve.

 

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 4-5+ years of experience and a strong background in web application development (Java, Node.js, Python) and JavaScript libraries/frameworks such as React/Vue, CSS3, HTML5
  • Experience implementing Web Services (REST API), authentication, CI/CD lifecycles and pipelines
  • Experience building in large-scale, cloud environments, AWS, cloud-based solution implementation and maintenance, Domain Driven Design, and service-oriented architecture
  • Experience with test driven development, container-based technologies (such as ECS, KOPS), and AWS serverless services (such as Lambda, DynamoDB, Aurora, Event Bridge)
  • Passionate about software development; ability to provide guidance on best practices, design, and architecture standards
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences in a global environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in the education industry and with e-learning technologies
  • AWS Certification
  • Prior experience in web service development with a service-oriented architecture

 

 

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: 322  
 

 

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