Senior Software Engineer
Blackboard
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 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 .

This role focuses on our Ultra Platform, which provides students with a simple and intuitive learning experience that they can access anytime and anywhere.

It’s a solution that’s continuously evolving to meet users’ needs, and we’re looking for someone to join the team and get deeply involved in the existing product code base, improving the quality and enhancing the functionality of the product.

As a member of our Product Development team, 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.

As Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for web application development and demonstrating expertise with Java, JavaScript, REST APIs, etc.

You will be active in the agile team by participating in daily stand-ups, design sessions, code reviews, and sprint demos.

You will embrace test development as an integral part of what you deliver as a software developer. You will also be responsible for delivering and maintaining cloud-based applications including troubleshooting, minimizing downtime, and quickly responding to client-reported issues.

The Candidate :

Required skills / qualifications :

  • Experience designing, writing, and deploying scalable software
  • Proficiency with web application development and SQL databases
  • Experience with Java and JavaScript frameworks like React and Angular
  • Proficiency with OOD / OOP, data structure, and algorithm analysis
  • Strong problem-solving skills in large, scalable, complicated systems
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Preferred skills / qualifications :

  • Experience with single-page applications, Node, jQuery, etc.
  • Experience with REST APIs, Spring framework, microservices, etc.
  • Experience with performance tuning against large, scalable, cloud-hosted services
  • The ability to pick up new technologies and frameworks
  • 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 Inc. 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, protected military / veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.

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