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Staff Software Engineer

Job Req: 592
Company Entity: Blackboard Inc.
Community: Technology
Location: United States
Date Posted: May 11, 2022
Remote: Yes
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Staff Software Engineer 

Remote – US

 

 

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.

 

 

In this role, you will help build a best-in-class delivery platform to power the next generation of EdTech platform fueled by data. You will join a motivated, creative, and energetic team that works in a flexible and agile fashion to deliver world-class products to the education market. By joining this team, you will become a core contributing member to 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 Staff Software Engineer, you will work in a SAFe Agile environment to deliver and build the next generation EdTech platform fueled by data. You will be developing and maintaining a global microservice-oriented platform at scale. 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, the candidate must have a track record of achieving goals and meeting deadlines on multi-team projects, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with evolving requirements.

 

 

In addition to developing infrastructure components, the ideal candidate can troubleshoot problems and support our production environments. Prior infrastructure experience in web service development with a service-oriented architecture in a public cloud is highly preferred.

We are looking for a candidate with strong skills on the backend, CI/CD and infrastructure, with the desire to expand and grow their skillset. This engineer will be working in a primarily server less environment on the AWS platform and should have a strong desire to learn as technologies evolve, as well as coach and mentor more junior engineers on the team.

 

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent relevant work experience
  • 8+ years of experience and a strong background in web application development and operations, CI/CD lifecycles, and pipelines
  • Experience building, deploying, and operating large-scale cloud-based environments, in public clouds such as AWS
  • Passionate about software and ability to provide guidance on best practices, design, and architecture standards
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences in a global environment

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • AWS Certification
  • Experience with test driven development, container-based technologies (such as ECS or KOPS), AWS server less services (such as Lambda, DynamoDB, Aurora, Event Bridge and Fargate) and infrastructure-as-code frameworks such as CDK
  • Demonstrated experience participating in transformative technology change and adoption of significant new infrastructure technologies
  • Some experience with security standards such as FedRAMP and ISO 27000, or a related security certification
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code frameworks such as AWS CDK
  • Experience in the education technology market

 

 

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. 

 

 

This position is not available for candidates residing in the following states: CO, CA, MA

 

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