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Associate Software Engineer I

Job Req: 3873
Community: Product
Location: Colombia
Date Posted: Jun 21, 2024
Remote Type: Remote

Job Description

Associate Software Engineer

Remote - Colombia




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


This role focuses on Anthology's LMS, 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.


As an Associate Software Engineer, you will be responsible for demonstrating expertise with Java and REST APIs. You will become an active member of an agile team of developers participating in daily stand-ups, design sessions, code reviews, and sprint demos. You will embrace test-driven development as an integral part of what you deliver as a software developer. You will also respond to the unique challenges of delivering and maintaining cloud-based software including troubleshooting live production environments, minimizing downtime, and responding to client-reported issues. You will build the capabilities to assess the complete stack of technology layers to provide code fixes and develop new features.


The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • 0-2 years of experience designing, writing, and deploying scalable software
  • Light experience developing single-page JavaScript applications and in frameworks such as React, Redux, or Angular
  • Light experience with Java and common Java frameworks
  • Light experience with SQL and NoSQL databases and web application development
  • Any experience with Object-Oriented design and coding
  • Knowledge of domain-driven design and Service-Oriented architecture
  • Quick learner with strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Light exposure to writing unit and integration tests
  • Ability to work with engineers on cross-functional agile projects
  • An understanding of data structures, algorithm analysis, and design 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


Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience  
  • Previous experience in the education industry and with e-learning technologies 
  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services and serverless technologies (Kubernetes, DynamoDB, CloudFront, Aurora, Lambda, Event Bridge)
  • Knowledge of Web Services (REST API), authentication, CI/CD lifecycles and pipelines 
  • Light experience with test-driven development                  


The Office:   
We have an office located in Bogota, Colombia as a hub for the LAC market.       
  • Benefits in prepaid medicine, dental plan, and life insurance
  • Food, internet and wellness allowances   provided for employees
  • Weekend work bonuses for Contact Center staff
  • Regular events like bring your dog to work day and ping-pong, foosball, and Mario Kart tournaments   
  • Daily budget to spend on beverage vending machines   
  • Located in Capital Towers center in the financial district 
  • Multiple private spaces for virtual and face-to-face meetings   
  • Easy access to public transportation close to two important avenues, Carrera 7 and Calle 100   
  • Excellent and secure area to eat lunch, have a walk, or dine after office hours 
  • Free parking for employees and paid parking for visitors   

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.   


Anthology 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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