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Software Engineer

Job Req: 862
Company Entity: Blackboard Information Technology India Private Limited
Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Apr 28, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Full Stack Software Engineer

Chennai, India

 

 

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.
 

 
This role focuses on Blackboard Learn, a product in which we pride ourselves on creating well-designed web and mobile solutions to support learners, instructors, and administrators. Blackboard Learn allows learners and instructors to access online educational experiences wherever and whenever they want through web and mobile devices.  Our technology helps instructors breathe life into educational content, brings efficiency to day-to-day tasks, and empowers instructors with tools to engage and assess every learner. We help motivate learners by promoting collaboration, communication, and connections with their peers and instructors.
 


As a member of our Product Development organization, 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.

 

 

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Building and maintaining backend REST Services using Java
  • Building and maintaining front end libraries and frameworks with JavaScript
  • Participating in user-centered research through client focus groups, interviews, usage analysis, and rapid prototyping
  • Profiling and optimizing code to get the best performance for browsers and operating systems
  • Working closely with designers and other developers in a tightly knit, agile team
  • Helping to incorporate industry best practices and important developments into our products
  • Participating and encouraging superior development practices including design reviews, code reviews, and peer mentoring

 


The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience
  • Experience developing single-page JavaScript applications and frameworks such as React, Redux, or Angular
  • Knowledge of RESTful web services, authentication and access management protocols and products (SAML, OIDC, OAuth)
  • Knowledge of Docker- and Kubernetes-based CI/CD lifecycles and pipelines
  • Knowledge of large-scale, cloud environments; AWS; cloud-based solution implementation and maintenance
  • Knowledge of domain driven design and service-oriented architecture
  • Experience with test driven development
  • Experience with API gateway technologies (such as Ambassador, Kong, or Gloo)
  • Experience with container-based technologies (such as Istio, JenkinsX, or Fluentd)
  • Experience with AWS services (such as Kubernetes, DynamoDB, CloudFront, Aurora)
  • Experience with Java and common Java frameworks
  • Experience with scripting language (such as Python, Ruby, or Groovy)
  • Proficient in common storage and messaging technologies (SQL, NoSQL, Redis, Kafka, Elasticsearch)

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of experience

 

 

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 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.

 

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