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Software Engineer

Community: Technology
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Date Posted: Oct 14, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Software Engineer

Bogota, Colombia

 

*ONLY CVs SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH WILL BE CONSIDERED* 

 

 

The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a 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.   

 

 

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 Ultra Platform, which provides students with a simple and intuitive learning experience that they can access anytime and anywhere. It’s a solution that’s continuously evolving to meet users’ needs, and we’re looking for someone to join the team and get deeply involved in the existing product code base, improving the quality and enhancing the functionality of the product. 

 


As a member of our Product Development team, 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 Software Engineer, you will be responsible for web application development and demonstrating expertise with Java, JavaScript, REST APIs, etc. You will be active in the agile team by participating in daily stand-ups, design sessions, code reviews, and sprint demos. You will embrace test development as an integral part of what you deliver as a software developer. You will also be responsible for delivering and maintaining cloud-based applications including troubleshooting, minimizing downtime, and quickly responding to client-reported issues.

 


The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • 2-5+ years of experience designing, writing, and deploying scalable software
  • Familiarity with web application development and SQL databases
  • Solid foundation in algorithms and data structures
  • 2+ years of experience writing code in an Object-Oriented language, preferably Java 
  • 2+ years of experience writing code in JavaScript
  • 2+ years of experience using front end frameworks such as React or Angular
  • Experience using CSS precompilers such as SASS and LESS
  • Experience using AWS services such as RDS, EC2, ALB, DynamoDB, or others
  • Strong problem-solving skills in large, scalable, complicated systems
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Experience with single-page applications, Node, jQuery, etc. 
  • Experience with REST APIs, Spring framework, microservices, etc. 
  • Experience with performance tuning against large, scalable, cloud-hosted services 
  • Ability to pick up new technologies and frameworks 

 

 

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, dental plan, and wellness allowance

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

·          Free parking for employees and paid 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

·          Daily budget to spend on beverage vending machines

·          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.  



Req ID: 630

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