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Senior Software Engineer

Job Req: 1394
Company Entity: Blackboard Information Technology India Private Limited
Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Jul 10, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: Occasional

Job Description

Software Engineer

Chennai, India OR Bangalore, India

 

The Opportunity: 

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. Our 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 www.anthology.com.

 

  

Anthology’s Integration team focuses on building solutions that would ensure smooth integration between the products of Anthology and also with applications from clients’ side. Using both industry standard and cutting-edge technologies, our team develop innovative, custom solutions that extend, enhance, and integrate Anthology’s enterprise products. As a Senior Software Engineer on this team, you will play an integral role in the success of the Integration team within Anthology. A successful candidate will be able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and implement software solutions.

 

 

Specific responsibilities will include:  

  • Serving as an expert in Anthology’s products, including their architecture, functionality, and deployment methodologies
  • Designing and documenting development tasks within system of record and helps other team members during implementation
  • Acting as Sprint Planner, and leader of the development project
  • Building web applications with modern Java, Server-Side and server less programming
  • Developing in an agile environment of front-end web technologies like AngularJS and Foundation
  • Creating REST API using OpenAPI standards
  • Leading in code reviews
  • Being accountable for the project unit, integration, performance, and functional testing and results of the project
  • Working with managers to estimate work tasks and level of effort within project timeline
  • Adhering to established delivery methodology, quality standards and best practices

 

The Candidate:  

Required skills/qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or relevant
  • 6-8 years of relevant experience
  • Strong skills at OpenAPIs REST engineering using object-oriented Java, async event management, using server-side libraries and/or server less micro service frameworks
  • Master skills at backend engineering using object-oriented Java- Spring, Java-Dropwizard MongoDB/DynamoDB, Postgress and other libraries
  • Fluency in cloud based – micro services design and loosely couple architecture pattern
  • Demonstrable understanding of web tokens, data transformations, transitions and events driven design
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate user-centered design principles into the architecture and design of user interfaces
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), analytical and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to learn new technologies as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a geographically distributed virtual team environment and to build relationships with internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrated time management and prioritization skills, and ability to manage expectations effectively when handling multiple assignments simultaneously with competing deadlines
  • Exceptional attention to detail, excellent work ethic and drive, great interpersonal skills, team oriented, and demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Fundamental understanding of bug tracking, versioning and repository systems

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:  

  • Previous experience in the education or knowledge management industry and e-learning technologies
  • Fundamental understanding of sequence design process (waterfall) and agile software development process methods
  • General experience with the MEAN technology stack, focus in AngularJS
  • Fluency in server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • Fundamental use of standard digital tools (e.g. Lucid Charts & Confluence).
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git/Stash/GitHub and Perforce
  • Experience with mobile optimized responsive design
  • Fundamental understanding of key usages of Confluence, Jira Bug Tracking, Jira Agile (GreenHopper) and versioning and repository systems
  • Good working knowledge of server platforms (Linux/Unix, Windows Server 2003-2008
  • Working knowledge with behavior-driven development (BDD), unit-testing frameworks like Jasmine or SinonJS and automatized functional testing infrastructures

 

 

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 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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