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Associate Software Engineer

Job Req: 502
Company Entity: Xythos Czech
Community: Technology
Location: Brno, Czechia
Date Posted: Jan 18, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Associate Software Engineer

Brno, Czech Republic

 

 

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.

 

 

As a member of the Blackboard Brno’s Product Development and Delivery team, you will join a group responsible for industry-leading SaaS products. Our team includes engineers, designers, and product managers, all focused on improving student success around the globe. We believe in agile practices to build our software and in continuously delivering features and improvements to our users. You are a person who is always pushing your teammates to do their best work and intolerant of anything else. Our team believes that a successful product is built by working with designers, product managers, and operators to understand the full cycle of software development.

 

 

Primary responsibilities will include: 

  • Analyzing problems and program solutions that appropriately trade off architectural constraints of functionality, usability, performance, reliability, and scalability
  • Writing and modifying SQL programs
  • Designing and implementing database schema changes to support new functionality
  • Working with peers to determine long-term architectural direction
  • Supporting application during quality assurance, user acceptance testing, and post release
  • Monitoring, analyzing, and implementing performance tuning functions in support of the operational baseline
  • Complying with and contributing to consistent development guidelines (coding, change control, build, versioning)
  • Developing non-database program components

 

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • 0-2+ years of relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Experience with both relational database management systems and document-oriented databases 
  • Hands-on development experience using service-oriented architecture (SOA) and web services
  • Data structure, algorithm analysis and design skills  
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering best practices for the full SDLC 
  • Experience developing applications for a continuous delivery lifecycle
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • B.S. in Computer Science or related area of study (M.S. preferred)

 

 

The Office:

Blackboard has an office in the beautiful and vibrant city of Brno. 

  • Great office location in city center near Luzanky 
  • Accessible by public transportation as well as bike, with bike stands and showers in the office 
  • Cozy personal office spaces where you can shut your door to really focus or leave it open to interact with others 
  • Flexible work hours with no expectations of overtime 
  • Great benefits including health & life insurance and English lessons 
  • Countless walkable places to eat
  • Option for remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

 

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: 502

 

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