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Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack

Community: Technology
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Date Posted: Aug 17, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description


Full Stack Software Engineer

Bogota, Colombia




The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a Full Stack Software Engineer 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.   


For more information about Blackboard Inc. and our career opportunities, please visit 

This role focuses on Blackboard Learn, a product in which we pride ourselves on creating well-designed web and mobile solutions to support learners, instructors, and administrators. Blackboard Learn allows learners and instructors to access online educational experiences wherever and whenever they want through web and mobile devices.  Our technology helps instructors breathe life into educational content, brings efficiency to day-to-day tasks, and empowers instructors with tools to engage and assess every learner. We help motivate learners by promoting collaboration, communication, and connections with their peers and instructors.

As a member of our Product Development organization, you’ll work in an agile environment delivering industry-leading SaaS products and web service platforms. You’ll be deeply involved in translating wireframes and sketches into working prototypes to refine user interface behaviors.


As Full Stack Software Engineer, specific responsibilities will include:

  • Building and maintaining backend REST Services using Java
  • Building and maintaining front end libraries and frameworks with JavaScript
  • Participating in user-centered research through client focus groups, interviews, usage analysis, and rapid prototyping
  • Profiling and optimizing code to get the best performance for browsers and operating systems
  • Working closely with designers and other developers in a tightly knit, agile team
  • Helping to incorporate industry best practices and important developments into our products
  • Participating and encouraging superior development practices including design reviews, code reviews, and peer mentoring


The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Experience developing web applications with Java and Spring
  • Experience developing cross-browser-compatible web applications in HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Light experience creating and consuming RESTful APIs
  • Familiarity with modern front end JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery, AngularJS, React, Redux
  • A knowledge of modern CSS frameworks such as SASS and LESS
  • Experience with Agile development, preferably Scrum
  • Light experience integrating with and utilizing 3rd party API providers and cloud services
  • Familiarity with Object-Oriented Analysis, Design, and programming
  • Light experience using and talking about common Design Patterns
  • A knowledge of UX/UI best practices
  • A passion for high-quality maintainable code
  • A clear understanding of refactoring and continuous improvement
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to excel at working with multidisciplinary teams to develop great user experiences
  • A strong record of project execution and completion


Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Experience creating services for NodeJS 
  • Experience building and packaging web applications 
  • Experience with scripting languages
  • A level of comfort developing on Linux and Unix environments


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 located in Bogota, Colombia as a hub for the LAC market.   

·          Located in Capital Towers center in the financial district

·          Excellent and secure area to eat lunch, have a walk, or dine after office hours 

·          Benefits in prepaid medicine

·          Easy access to public transportation close to two important avenues, Carrera 7 and Calle 100

·          Free bike parking for employees and paid bike parking for visitors 

·          Multiple private spaces for virtual and face-to-face meetings

·          Regular events like bring your dog to work day and ping-pong, foosball, and Mario Kart tournaments 

·          Sodexo card provided for employees

·          Learn more about the Bogota office culture by checking out our Facebook page



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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