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Job Req: 435
Company Entity: Blackboard Information Technology India Private Limited
Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Jan 7, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job 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 and our career opportunities, please visit  



In this role, you will be a part of the Blackboard Developer Relations and Standards team, which helps to reshape the way EdTech applications integrate with Blackboard products to improve teaching and learning around the globe. This is a motivated, creative, and energetic team that works in a flexible and agile fashion to deliver world-class software and APIs to the education market. By joining this team, you will become a core contributing member to a team focused on developers internally and externally as they integrate with 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 Full Stack Software Engineer, you will work in a SAFe Agile environment to deliver and build the next generation EdTech platform fueled by data. 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, you 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.


We are looking for a candidate with strong 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3-5+ years of experience in product development and a strong background in web application development (Java, NodeJS, Python)
  • Experience building in large-scale, cloud environments, AWS, cloud-based solution implementation and maintenance, domain driven design, and service-oriented architecture
  • Knowledge of and experience working in Amazon Web Services (such as Kubernetes, DynamoDB, CloudFront, or Aurora)
  • Knowledge of and experience working with serverless technology such as asynchronous architecture, event-based architecture, Lambda + NoSQL data modeling
  • Experience implementing Web Services (REST API), authentication, CI/CD lifecycles, and pipelines
  • Experience with AWS serverless services (such as Lambda, DynamoDB, Aurora, Event Bridge)
  • Experience developing single-page JavaScript applications and frameworks such as React, Redux, or Angular
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences in a global environment
  • Passion for software development and ability to provide guidance on best practices, design, and architecture standards



Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Experience in the education industry and with e-learning technologies
  • Master’s degree
  • 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 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: 435

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