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Senior Software Engineer - Test

Job Req: 853
Company Entity: Blackboard Information Technology India Private Limited
Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Feb 10, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Senior Software Engineer in Test

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 our Community Engagement platform. You’ll help provide K-12 schools with reliably hosted and low-maintenance content management systems. This product allows parents access to a dashboard full of personalized student data and engages community members with news and upcoming events on a modern, mobile-friendly website. You’ll continually enhance and support the ability for each school to maintain its own online presence.  

 

 

As Senior Software Engineer in Test, you will be a part of the team responsible for ensuring the highest possible quality of industry-leading SaaS products and web service platforms.

 

 

Specific responsibilities will include: 

  • Reviewing business/software requirements and providing inputs
  • Preparing/reviewing test plans
  • Analyzing test results and tracking software testing metrics
  • Preparing and presenting test reports
  • Ensuring ZERO functional defect leakage to the production
  • Training, mentoring, and supervising junior software engineers
  • Contributing to the company knowledge base and process improvements
  • Testing and proving that the software meets major architectural requirements
  • Continually raising the standards of all the quality processes with every project
  • Setting processes for test plan reviews and ensuring that the test plans get reviewed by all stakeholders
  • Collaborating in a cross-functional agile team to solve challenging technical problems with innovative solutions

 

 

The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field 
  • At least 6 years of experience testing on web applications
  • Good knowledge of software quality assurance and defining quality
    strategies for projects and client engagements
  • Ability to anticipate issues and formulate remedial actions
  • Sound interpersonal and team working skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Easily adaptable to company culture
  • Good industry trends awareness
  • Good knowledge of estimation techniques
  • Very good knowledge of functional, system, and performance testing
    and use of test automation tools
  • Strong automation skills on Python, JavaScript, TypeScript
  • Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills 

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services
  • Experience in GIT version control (for automation scripts)
  • Knowledge in front end frameworks such as Angular or React 
  • Knowledge of Microservices architecture 

 

 

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.  

 

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