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Software Engineer

Job Req: 1088
Company Entity: Blackboard Information Technology India Private Limited
Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: May 25, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements:

Job Description

Software Engineer

Chennai, India

 

 

The Opportunity:

Anthology 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 Anthology and our career opportunities, please visit www.anthology.com.

 

 

This role focuses on our Blackboard Community Engagement platform. You’ll help provide K-12 schools with reliably hosted and low-maintenance content management and notification systems. These products allow 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 a member of our Product Development organization, you’ll work in an agile environment delivering industry-leading SaaS products and web service platforms.

 

 

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in hands-on technical design, coding, and implementation of product features
  • Technical collaboration with Architects and Product Designers contributing to the overall architectural vision of cloud service infrastructure in support of Blackboard’s e-learning initiatives
  • Enhancing and supporting existing cloud-based products; designing and implementing new features
  • Communicating progress and escalating issues to management in a timely manner
  • Acting as an engineer on a development team responsible for developing and testing features or fixing bugs on our industry-leading Community Engagement products
  • Developing broad and deep knowledge on existing software architecture and implementation
  • Collaborating in a cross-functional agile team to solve challenging technical problems with innovative solutions
  • Following best practices and methodologies including coding and testing to produce desired software on time with top notch quality

 

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • At least 3 years of experience with web application development
  • Strong object-oriented design and coding skills
  • Understanding of Service Oriented Architectures and RESTful Web Service best practices
  • Hands-on experience with SQL programming/MySQL/NoSQL
  • Basic understanding of frontend technologies (JavaScript, Ajax, jQuery, etc.)
  • Experience participating in agile and fast-paced software development methodologies like XP or Scrum
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • 3-4 years of experience with web application development
  • Object-oriented design and coding skills with Python, Java
  • Experience in frontend frameworks like Angular or React
  • Knowledge of Microservices architecture
  • Experience working with AWS

 

 

The Office:

We have 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
  • 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. 

 

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