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SW Eng - Front end - development of On-line EdTech conferencing tool

Job Req: 660
Company Entity: Xythos Czech
Community: Technology
Location: Brno, Czechia
Date Posted: Apr 28, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Software Engineer

Remote - Czech Republic



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



The Blackboard Teaching & Learning suite of products inspire a love of learning, empower excellence in education and drive continuous improvement. Members of our Product Development organization deliver an intuitive and powerful learning management system, bolster learner outcomes through data and analytics, provide a simple and reliable online collaboration solution, and build more inclusive and accessible learning environments. Join our team and find where you fit.



In this role, you will build features for our teaching and learning products to deliver best in class solutions to clients. 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. Our solutions will seamlessly and uniquely deliver a revolutionized learning experience through innovation, continuous delivery, and architectural integration.



As a Software Engineer you will work in a SAFe Agile environment to deliver and build the next generation EdTech platform fueled by data. A successful candidate must have an interest in complex software development projects and be an innovative thinker. As a direct contributor, the candidate must be comfortable meeting deadlines and be ready to work in a fast-paced environment with evolving requirements. In addition to developing software, the ideal candidate can troubleshoot problems. Prior experience in web service development with a service-oriented architecture is preferred.



We are looking for a candidate with skills on the frontend and the desire to become a full stack engineer with the willingness to expand and grow their skillset. This engineer will be working in a cloud environment on the AWS platform and should have a strong desire to learn as technologies evolve.



The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience
  • 3-5+ years of experience in product development
  • Working experience developing single-page JavaScript applications in frameworks such as React, Redux, or Angular
  • Working experience implementing Web Services (REST API), authentication, CI/CD lifecycles and pipelines
  • Knowledge of unit and integration tests
  • Passionate about software development; 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:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in web application development (Java, Node.js, Python)
  • Knowledge of the software development life cycles, including code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing and deployment
  • Experience building in large-scale cloud environments, cloud-based solution implementation and maintenance, domain-drive design, and service-oriented architecture
  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services and serverless technologies (Kubernetes, DynamoDB, CloudFront, Aurora, Lambda, Event Bridge)
  • AWS Certification



The Office: 

Blackboard has an office in the beautiful and vibrant city of Brno.

  • Great office location in city center near Lužánky
  • Accessible by public transportation as well as bike, with bike stands and showers in the office 
  • Cozy personal office spaces where you can shut your door to really focus or leave it open to interact with others 
  • Flexible work hours with no expectations of overtime 
  • Great benefits including health & life insurance and English lessons
  • Countless walkable places to eat
  • Option for remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic



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: 660

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