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Full Stack Software Engineer

Job Req: 1084
Company Entity: Blackboard Inc.
Community: Technology
Location: United States
Date Posted: Apr 21, 2022
Remote: Yes
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Software Engineer

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 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 experience developing web applications with Java and Spring
  • Experience developing cross-browser-compatible web applications in HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Light experience creating and consuming RESTful APIs
  • Familiarity with modern front end JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery, AngularJS, React, Redux
  • A knowledge of modern CSS frameworks such as SASS and LESS
  • Experience with Agile development, preferably Scrum
  • Light experience integrating with and utilizing 3rd party API providers and cloud services
  • Familiarity with Object-Oriented Analysis, Design, and programming
  • Light experience using and talking about common Design Patterns
  • A knowledge of UX/UI best practices
  • A passion for high-quality maintainable code
  • A clear understanding of refactoring and continuous improvement
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to excel at working with multidisciplinary teams to develop great user experiences
  • A strong record of project execution and completion

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of experience developing web applications with Java and Spring
  • Experience creating services for NodeJS 
  • Experience building and packaging web applications 
  • Experience with scripting languages
  • A level of comfort developing on Linux and Unix environments

 

 

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.

 

 

This position is not available for candidates residing in the following states: CO, CA, MA

 

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