Senior iOS Software Engineer
Blackboard
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Senior Software Engineer Chennai, India  
3d ago

The Opportunity

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help us push the boundaries of what education can offer through the power of technology.

Education is our passion, and our team members bring that to work each day as they aim to advance learning in every region of the world.

Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company, providing dynamic products and services to the global education community.

We’re focused on driving innovation in EdTech and working with our clients to create a smarter learning environment.

For more information about Blackboard Inc. and our career opportunities, please visit .

Blackboard’s Mobile Development team is revolutionizing the role of mobile technology in education. This team has made a tradition of producing multiple pioneering applications that change the way students and teachers approach education.

A shared love of using and making great apps brings together this group of motivated, talented people. We leverage expertise, technology and data to create an efficient, financially sustainable way to nurture students through their educational journey.

Through our Mobile Apps & Backend Applications solutions, we are aiming to build a better education experience for everyone by extending institutional resources to meet the growing demands of learners.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will have primary accountability for design, development and support of iOS Mobile applications.

iOS developer responsible for design and building iOS Mobile applications. Your primary responsibility will be to design, develop and write unit testcases for the iOS Mobile applications, and to coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure.

Thus, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and product quality is essential.

Specific responsibilities will include :

  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with other team members to understand requirement and functionality of the system
  • Collaborating closely with the Product Owner, QA team, SDK team and Backend team to govern intake and scheduling of projects and delivery of solutions
  • Contributing to all phases of the Mobile App development lifecycle
  • Translating application storyboards and use cases into functional applications
  • Designing, building, and maintaining efficient, reusable, and reliable iOS code
  • Ensuring the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications
  • Identifying bottlenecks and bugs, and devising solutions to these problems
  • Helping maintain code quality, organization, and automatization
  • The Candidate :

    Required skills / qualifications :

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field
  • Hands-on experience in the full lifecycle of iOS application development
  • Strong knowledge of RESTful web services; good working knowledge experience in remote data via REST and JSON
  • Experience with third party libraries and APIs
  • Good knowledge of iOS SDKs and push notifications
  • Hands-on experience with Xcode
  • Experience with at least one development tool like Git, Gradle, Maven, Sonar, Artifactory, etc.
  • Good understanding of Apple design principles, coding design pattern (MVP, MVVM), and interface guidelines
  • Experience with test-driven development, code testability standards, and XCUnitTest
  • Knowledge of SQLite, Core data
  • Agile project experience along with experience working on Agile tools like JIRA and Confluence
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of App store release process
  • Experience with Objective-C, Swift, and Cocoa Touch
  • Preferred skills / qualifications :

  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills
  • Experience with Github and continuous integration using Jenkins
  • UI and UX experience and Locations & Map APIs experience
  • Knowledge of AngularJS or ReactJS
  • Knowledge of Android app development and Core Java
  • To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackboard positions are currently remote (where possible).

    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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