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Senior Software Engineer

Job Req: 1432
Company Entity: Blackboard Information Technology India Private Limited
Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Jul 13, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: Occasional

Job Description

Senior Software Engineer 

Chennai, 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.

 

  

In this role, you will be a part of the Blackboard Foundations team, which helps to reshape the culture, architecture, and direction of the company’s Product Development organization. This is a motivated, creative, and energetic team that works in a flexible and agile fashion to deliver world-class products to the education market. By joining this team, you will become a core contributing member to Blackboard’s EdTech Platform initiative. This future state platform will seamlessly and uniquely deliver a revolutionized learning experience through innovation, continuous delivery, and architectural integration. 

 

 

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will work in a SAFe Agile environment to deliver and build the next generation EdTech platform fueled by data. You will be developing and maintaining micro-services that provide the foundation for Blackboard Data and for the reporting core capabilities and features.

 

 

The person in this role must be comfortable with complex software development projects and be an innovative thinker capable of communicating multi-faceted technical concepts. As a direct contributor, the candidate must have a track record of achieving goals and meeting deadlines on multi-team projects, and the ability to work in an aggressive, fast-paced environment with evolving requirements. In addition to developing software, the ideal candidate can troubleshoot problems and support our production environments.

 

 

This engineer will be working in a serverless environment on the AWS platform and should have a strong desire to learn as technologies evolve.

 

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 5 years of experience and a strong background in web application development (Java, Node.js, Python) and JavaScript libraries/frameworks such as React/Vue, CSS3, HTML5
  • Experience implementing Web Services (REST API), authentication, CI/CD lifecycles and pipelines
  • Experience building in large-scale, cloud environments, AWS, cloud-based solution implementation and maintenance, Domain Driven Design, and service-oriented architecture
  • Experience with test driven development, container-based technologies (such as ECS, KOPS), and AWS serverless services (such as Lambda, DynamoDB, Aurora, Event Bridge)
  • Passionate about software development; ability to provide guidance on best practices, design, and architecture standards
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences in a global environment

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in the education industry and with e-learning technologies
  • AWS Certification
  • Prior experience in web service development with a service-oriented architecture

 

 

The Office:

We have 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 and snacks on all working days
  • 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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