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Software Engineer in Test

Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Aug 19, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Software Engineer in Test

Chennai, India

 

 

The Opportunity: 

We’re looking for a Software Engineer in Test 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.  

 

 

This role focuses on our Community Engagement platform. You’ll help provide K-12 schools with reliably hosted and low-maintenance content management systems. This product allows parents access to a dashboard full of personalized student data and engages community members with news and upcoming events on a modern, mobile-friendly website. You’ll continually enhance and support the ability for each school to maintain its own online presence.  

 

 

As Software Engineer in Test, you will be a part of the team responsible for ensuring the highest possible quality of industry-leading SaaS products and web service platforms.

 

 

Specific responsibilities will include: 

  • Collaborating technically with architects and product designers, contributing to the overall architectural vision of cloud service infrastructure in support of Blackboard’s e-learning initiatives
  • Creating test designs, test processes, test cases and test data
  • Finalizing and documenting testing procedures
  • Developing and automating tests for software validation
  • Testing and proving that the software meets major architectural requirements
  • Proving for scalability and performance of a software
  • Ensuring the quality of the system as a whole
  • Detecting high quality bugs and helping developers with reproducing whenever needed
  • Evaluating the bug fixes with additional testing on impacted areas
  • Ensuring ZERO functional defect leakage to the production
  • Presenting test reports to management and suggesting software fixes
  • Collaborating in a cross-functional agile team to solve challenging technical problems with innovative solutions

 

The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field 
  • 3-4+ years of experience with Testing on web applications
  • Proven work experience as a software test engineer on various types of testing on both front-end and back-end technologies, which includes but not-limited to functional, usability, compatibility, load, performance, and security testing
  • Strong automation skills on Python, JavaScript, TypeScript
  • Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills 
  • Hands-on experience in any of the Test Automation frameworks like Selenium, Mocha, Jasmin, Karma, etc.
  • Hands-on experience in any of the Test management tools like HP ALM, PractiTest, Zephyr, TestRail, etc.
  • Experience participating in agile and fast-paced software development methodologies like XP or Scrum 

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications: 

  • Knowledge on Amazon Web Services
  • Experience in GIT version control (for automation scripts)
  • Knowledge in front end frameworks such as Angular or React 
  • Knowledge of Microservices 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.  

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