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Software Engineer

Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Aug 13, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Software Engineer 

Chennai, India

 

 

The Opportunity:  
We’re looking for a 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. 

 

 

The Blackboard Teaching & Learning suite of products inspire a love of learning, empower excellence in education, and drive continuous improvement. Members of our Product Development organization deliver an intuitive and powerful LMS, bolster learner outcomes through data and analytics, provide a simple and reliable online collaboration solution, and build more inclusive and accessible learning environments. Join our team and find where you fit. 

 

 

In this role, you will build features for our teaching and learning products to deliver best in class solutions to clients. You will join 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. Our solutions will seamlessly and uniquely deliver a revolutionized learning experience through innovation, continuous delivery, and architectural integration.  

 

 

As a Software Engineer (Full Stack), you will work in a SAFe Agile environment to deliver and build the next generation EdTech platform fueled by data. A successful candidate must be comfortable with complex software development projects and be an innovative thinker. As a direct contributor, the candidate must be comfortable meeting deadlines on multiple projects and must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with evolving requirements. In addition to developing software, the ideal candidate can troubleshoot problems and support our production environments. Prior experience in web service development with a service-oriented architecture is preferred.   

 

 

We are looking for a candidate with skills on the backend and the desire to become a full stack engineer with the willingness to expand and grow their skillset. 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: 

  • BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience  
  • 3-5+ years of experience in product development and a strong background in web application development (Java, Node.js, Python) 
  • Working experience implementing Web Services (REST API), authentication, CI/CD lifecycles and pipelines 
  • Working experience in developing single-page JavaScript applications and frameworks such as React, Redux, or Angular 
  • Experience building in large-scale, cloud environments, cloud-based solution implementation and maintenance, domain driven design and service-oriented architecture 
  • Knowledge of the software development life cycles, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing and deployment  
  • Knowledge of unit and integration tests 
  • 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 

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree 
  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services and serverless technologies (Kubernetes, DynamoDB, CloudFront, Aurora, Lambda, Event Bridge) 
  • Experience in the education industry and with e-learning technologies  
  • AWS Certification 

 

 

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. 



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