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Director, Software Engineering

Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Aug 16, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Director, Software Engineering

Chennai, India

 

 

The Opportunity:
We’re looking for a Director of Software Engineering 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. 
 


As a Director of Software Engineering, you will be responsible for working closely with QA, CI, User Experience, and Product Management to solve a wide variety of technology challenges and to deliver our new feature and legacy system releases. Specifically, you will work and coordinate with other team leads on cross-team projects to ensure dependencies are identified, understood, and managed. These teams will be architecting, developing, maintaining, and deploying robust and scalable applications. You will also advocate for, evangelize, and implement engineering best practices across the team and organization. 

 

 

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Directly managing teams responsible for the development and maintenance of multiple Blackboard products
  • Hiring and managing managers and senior technical contributors
  • Establishing and enforcing team norms and standards
  • Steering the evolution of the product architecture and proactively managing technical debt
  • Ensuring products meet high standards of performance, scalability, and reliability
  • Managing the team’s response and customer expectations during critical system events

 


The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Extensive experience managing and growing high performing teams
  • Has considerable experience developing software solutions
  • Significant experience building cloud-based systems
  • A thorough understanding of and advocates for software engineering best practices and Agile methodologies
  • Experience working with Product Management at a senior management level
  • Experience delivering large consumer-facing applications

 

 

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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