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Senior Software Engineer

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Job Req: 1354
Company Entity: Xythos Czech
Community: Technology
Location: Brno, Czechia
Date Posted: Aug 10, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: Occasional

Job Description

Senior Software Engineer

Brno, Czech Republic



The Opportunity: 

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. The company’s mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals.   



We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company.  



For more information about Anthology and our career opportunities, please visit 



We are building up a group within Anthology focused on enterprise data services. This team’s mission is to bring data together from across Anthology's extensive product lines into our cloud-based data lake. We are the analytics and data experts at Anthology. Our team enables other development teams to utilize the data lake strategically and effectively for a variety of Anthology products. We deliver products and services for analytics, data science, business intelligence, and reporting.


The successful candidate will have a strong foundation in software design, software development, scaled infrastructure, containerization, enterprise build patterns, pipeline development, and configuration management as well as strong problem-solving skills, analytical thinking skills, and strong written & verbal communication skills



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 AWS tool suite and other components to support Anthology 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
  • Willing to respond to the unique challenges of delivering and maintaining cloud-based software. This includes minimizing downtime, 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, ensure that we’re leading by example, fixing things that aren’t working, and always improving our expectations of ourselves and others
  • Thriving in the face of difficult and complex problems
  • Working independently with limited supervision
  • Coaching a review work of lower-level professionals


The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience designing and developing enterprise solutions including serverless/functionless API services
  • Expert knowledge of the OOP
  • Experience with both relational database management systems and document-oriented databases
  • Expert data structure algorithm analysis and design skills
  • Knowledge of modern security and authorization schemes including SAML, SCIM, OIDC, OAuth and OAuth2
  • Knowledge of distributed systems and tradeoffs in consistency, availability, and network failure tolerance
  • Expert knowledge of professional engineering best practices for the full SDLC, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations 
  • Expert knowledge of a broader set of tools in the AWS tool suite (CDK, CloudFront, CloudWatch, CodeCommit, CodeBuild, CodePipeline, Lambda, API Gateway, SNS, SQS, S3, KMS, Batch, DynamoDB, DMS), Docker, Service meshes, Microservices
  • Experience with JFrog Artifactory
  • Proficiency in Python, Typescript/Javascript, Projen/JSII
  • Proficiency in SQL using Snowflake, Oracle, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, or other RDBMs



Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Experience with designing, developing, and operating scalable near real-time data pipelines and stream processing
  • Experience with designing and implementing ETL processes
  • Experience with the fact/dimensional modeling (Kimball, Inmon)
  • Extra-curricular data projects or open-source contributions that you’ve developed on your own
  • Previous experience in the education industry and e-learning technologies



The Office:

Blackboard has an office in the beautiful and vibrant city of Brno. 

  • Great office location in city center near Luzanky 
  • Accessible by public transportation as well as bike, with bike stands and showers in the office 
  • Cozy personal office spaces where you can shut your door to really focus or leave it open to interact with others 
  • Flexible work hours with no expectations of overtime 
  • Great benefits including health & life insurance and English lessons 
  • Countless places to eat within walking distance 



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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