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Manager, Software Engineering

Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Oct 26, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Manager, Software Engineering

Chennai, India

 

 

The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a Manager, Software Engineering 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 Blackboard Learn, 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 Manager of Software Engineering, you will work closely with the QA, CI, User Experience, and Product Management teams to solve a wide variety of technology challenges and to deliver Blackboard’s new feature and original system releases, all the while advocating for, evangelizing, and implementing engineering best practices across the team and organization. You will work and coordinate with other team leads on cross-team projects to ensure dependencies are identified, understood, and managed.  These teams design, develop, maintain, and deploy scalable multi-tier enterprise web applications leveraging technologies such as Java and JavaScript.
 


The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Significant experience within cloud software development
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical thinking, and written & oral communication skills
  • Proven track record of managing and growing high performing teams providing education or enterprise SaaS
  • Considerable experience with Java and SQL on database management systems such as SQL Server, Oracle, and Postgres
  • Experienced with current web development technologies like Spring, jQuery, Ajax, HTML5, CSS3, Angular, React, Backbone, and Typescript
  • A working understanding of software engineering best practices and Agile methods
  • Experience working with product management at a senior management level
  • Experience with large consumer-facing applications

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Any experience in the education sector or with cloud applications

 

 

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. 



Req ID: 650

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