Senior Software Engineer
Blackboard
Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
hace 6 días

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 .

We are building up a new group within Blackboard focused on enterprise data services. This team’s mission is to bring data together from across Blackboard’s extensive product lines into our cloud-based data lake.

We are the analytics and data experts at Blackboard. Our team enables other development teams to strategically and effectively utilize the data lake for a variety of Blackboard products.

We deliver products and services for analytics, data science, business intelligence, and reporting.

As Senior Software Engineer, you will use your strong foundation in software design, software development, scaled infrastructure, containerization, enterprise build patterns, databases, pipeline development, and configuration management to be successful.

Specific responsibilities will include :

  • Learning quickly and developing creative solutions that encompass performance, reliability, maintainability, and security
  • Applying hands-on technical design and implementation solutions using Java, Kubernetes, Helm and other components to support Blackboard products that utilize an expansive data lake
  • Working with the development manager, product manager and engineering team on projects related to system research, product design, product development, and defect resolution
  • Being willing to respond to the unique challenges of delivering and maintaining cloud-based software. This includes minimizing down-time, troubleshooting live production environments, and responding to client-reported issues
  • Working with other engineering personnel to ensure consistency among products
  • Through continued iteration on existing development processes, ensuring that we’re leading by example, fixing things that aren’t working, and always improving our expectations of ourselves and others
  • The Candidate :

    Required skills / qualifications :

  • 5+ years of experience designing, writing, and deploying scalable software
  • Proficiency with web application development and SQL databases
  • Experience with Java, JavaScript frameworks, and scripting languages (such as Python, Ruby, or Groovy)
  • Experience with the Spring framework, microservices, etc.
  • Experience developing and consuming RESTful web services; knowledge of authentication and access management protocols and products (SAML, OIDC, OAuth)
  • Experience creating, tuning, and optimizing indexes, stored procedures, DTS / SSIS packages, and SQL jobs
  • Knowledge of the AWS tool suite (Kubernetes, DynamoDB, CloudFront, Aurora, etc.) and relevance for each
  • Ability to proactively identify, troubleshoot, and resolve database issues
  • Knowledge of professional engineering best practices for the full SDLC inlcuding coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, and written and oral communication skills
  • Preferred skills / qualifications :

  • Experience with big data : extraction, processing, filtering, and presenting large data quantities via AWS technologies, SQL, Python, and data pipelines
  • Previous experience in the education industry and with e-learning technologies
  • Experience with Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
  • The Office :

    Blackboard has an office located in Bogota, Colombia as a hub for the LAC market.

  • Located in Capital Towers center in the financial district
  • Excellent and secure area to eat lunch, have a walk, or dine after office hours
  • Benefits in prepaid medicine
  • Easy access to public transportation close to two important avenues, Carrera 7 and Calle 100
  • Free bike parking for employees and paid bike parking for visitors
  • Multiple private spaces for virtual and face-to-face meetings
  • Regular events like bring your dog to work day and ping-pong, foosball, and Mario Kart tournaments
  • Sodexo card provided for employees
  • Learn more about the Bogota office culture by checking out our Facebook page
  • 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, or any other protected factor.

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