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 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.