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Software Engineer - Java Fullstack + React Js

Job Req: 363
Company Entity: Blackboard Information Technology India Private Limited
Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Jan 18, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Software Engineer  Full Stack Developer (Backend)

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 will have primary accountability for development and support of backend applications and API’s and for building Java applications. This includes anything between complex groups of back-end services for mobile counterparts. Your primary responsibility will be to design and develop these applications, and to coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure. Thus, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and product quality is essential.

 

 

We leverage expertise, technology, and data to create an efficient, financially sustainable way to nurture students through their educational journey. Through our Mobile Apps & Backend Applications solutions, we are aiming to build a better education experience for everyone by extending institutional resources to meet the growing demands of learners. 

 

 

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with other team members to understand requirement and functionality of the system
  • Collaborating closely with the Product Owner, QA team, SDK team and Backend team to govern intake and scheduling of projects and delivery of solutions
  • Contributing to all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Translating application storyboards and use cases into functional applications
  • Designing, building, and maintaining efficient, reusable, and reliable Java code
  • Ensuring the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications
  • Identifying bottlenecks and bugs, and devising solutions to these problems
  • Helping maintain code quality, organization, and automatization

 


The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s/master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proven hands-on Software Development experience (Java/J2EE, Spring framework, AngularJS, React JS, REST API, Micro services, AWS, No SQL, RDBMS)
  • Proven working experience in Java development
  • Object Oriented analysis and design using common design patterns
  • Strong insight of Java and JEE internals (Classloading, Memory Management, Transaction management, etc.)
  • Strong experience with Spring and Spring Boot, Spring MVC, Spring Data, Spring Security
  • Experience with Web Services (JSON, REST, JAX-RS, Spring based REST services)
  • Good experience on AngularJS and ReactJS
  • Experience with at least one of the development tools like Git, Gradle, Maven, Sonar, Artifactory, etc.
  • Experience with web application servers like Tomcat, JBoss, etc.
  • Experience with test-driven development, code testability standards, Junit/Mockito
  • Experience with DevOps practices and CI/CD model of development
  • Good understanding of OOP, design patterns and industry best practices
  • Knowledge of NoSQL and RDBMS
  • Agile project experience along with working on Agile tools like JIRA/Confluence
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Fair knowledge of scripting and working in a Linux environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and time management skills
  • AWS – IAM, EC2, S3, EKS, API Gateway (beginner level is plus)
  • GitHub and Continuous integration using Jenkins

 

 

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: 363

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