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Service Delivery Manager

Job Req: 808
Company Entity: Blackboard Inc.
Community: Technology
Location: Reston, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 18, 2022
Remote: Yes
Travel Requirements: Occasional

Job Description


Service Delivery Manager 

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


Our Client Support team has a proven track record of delivering high-quality technical support to our customer base. As Service Delivery Manager, you will be a dedicated relationship manager with several elite Blackboard Managed Hosting clients and provide a superior level of client support, project management, communication, and documentation to the set of clients. You will facilitate the current standards, and constantly improve management, communication, and documentation within Blackboard’s Managed Hosting Services organization. 


Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining day-to-day knowledge of all plans, activities, and status of projects and issues involving clients’ Learn SaaS environment 
  • Coordinating and facilitating regularly scheduled project and status update meetings with clients 
  • Troubleshooting product and SaaS environment issues to determine root cause and implement solutions/workarounds 
  • Serving as liaison with internal teams who deploy, configure, and maintain client environments within Managed Hosting and SaaS environments 
  • Planning, coordinating, and managing projects involving client’s infrastructure for scalability, optimal performance, and growth in coordination with clients and all elements within Blackboard (Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Mobile, Blackboard Collaborate) 
  • Focusing on delivering a positive client experience by actively supporting the client and keeping them up to date throughout the lifecycle of support cases 
  • Providing client with deliverables including information regarding Escalation process, Operations handbook, Infrastructure changes, Monthly Reports and Meeting Minutes 
  • Providing timely and detailed reports of infrastructure changes, service outages, or degradation of services, and issuing resolution reports 
  • Undertaking technical and departmental projects as assigned 
  • Maintaining and driving strong process and policy adherence 

The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science or Information Systems
  • Minimum 3 years of project management responsibility planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects 
  • Sharp problem-solving, analytical, and innovation skills 
  • Quality-conscious with strong attention to detail in documenting, handling, tracking technical issues 
  • An understanding of Internet application technologies including HTML, JSON, SQL, Java, Internet protocols, networking, firewalls, web server configurations, and security 
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills; ability to translate complex ideas into simple language for non-technical audiences
  • Excellent written communication skills and organizational skills 
  • Strong, self-driven team player who excels in Customer Service and understands the “customer first” philosophy 
  • Ability to lead a technical team and manage multiple resources in a high-interrupt environment 
  • Professional demeanor and ability to establish and maintain effective business and client relationships  
  • Strong leadership and project management skills, ability to drive projects from inception to completion 
  • Familiar with product and/or project management best practices and procedures



Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Experience in technical support of applications, specifically within SaaS environments
  • Knowledge and understanding of online Learning Management Systems
  • PMP/ITIL or equivalent certification
  • Experience managing clients in a SaaS environment



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 

To comply with the federal mandate for covered government contractors, employees in this role are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have received an approved medical or religious accommodation. Please reach out to [email protected] to discuss accommodations.




Req ID: 808

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