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.
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This role focuses on Blackboard Learn, where we pride ourselves on creating well-designed web and mobile solutions to support learners, instructors, and administrators.
Blackboard Learn allows learners and instructors to access online educational experiences wherever and whenever they want through web and mobile devices.
Our technology helps instructors breathe life into educational content, brings efficiency to day-to-day tasks, and empowers instructors with tools to engage and assess every learner.
We help motivate learners by promoting collaboration, communication, and connections with their peers and instructors.
Specific responsibilities will include :
Working in an agile environment; participating in agile planning and execution
Participating in hands-on technical design, coding, and implementation of product features and improvements
Enhancing and supporting existing cloud-based products; designing and implementing new features; assessing and paying down technical debt
Responding to the unique challenges of delivering and maintaining cloud-based software including troubleshooting live production environments, minimizing downtime, and responding to client-reported issues
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 products
Developing broad and deep knowledge on existing software architecture
Assisting with mentoring junior team members
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 scalable software on time with high quality
The Candidate :
Required skills / qualifications :
Degree in Computer Science or related field
5-7+ years of experience with web application development using Java and relational databases
Strong experience designing, writing, and deploying scalable software
Exceptional object-oriented design and Java coding skills
Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences
Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above
Quick learner with strong problem-solving and analytical skills
Experience writing unit and integration tests
Ability to work with a team of engineers on cross-functional agile projects
Deep understanding of data structures, algorithm analysis, and design skills
Demonstrated ability to incorporate beneficial software design patterns and identify performance anti-patterns
Preferred skills / qualifications :
Knowledge of cloud-based hosting solutions (AWS)
Experience in frontend frameworks like Angular or React
Knowledge of Microservices architecture
Experience scaling applications to meet growing business needs
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.