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Associate Software Engineer
We’re looking for an Associate Software Engineer (Python) 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.
At Blackboard, 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 Blackboard Inc. and our career opportunities, please visit www.blackboard.com.
This role focuses on our Community Engagement platform. You’ll help provide K-12 schools with reliably hosted and low-maintenance content management systems. This product allows parents access to a dashboard full of personalized student data and engages community members with news and upcoming events on a modern, mobile-friendly website. You’ll continually enhance and support the ability for each school to maintain its own online presence.
As Associate Software Engineer, you will be a part of the team responsible for developing industry-leading SaaS products and web service platforms.
Specific responsibilities will include:
Hands-on technical designing, coding, and implementing of product features
Collaborating technically with architects and product designers, contributing to the overall architectural vision of cloud service infrastructure in support of Blackboard’s e-learning initiatives
Enhancing and supporting existing cloud-based products; designing and implementing new features
Communicating progress and escalating issues to management in a timely manner
Acting as an engineer on the development team responsible for developing and testing features or fixing bugs on our industry-leading Community Engagement platform
Developing broad and deep knowledge on existing software architecture
Collaborating in a cross-functional agile team to solve challenging technical problems with innovative solutions.
Following best practices and methodologies to product desired software on-time with top-notch quality
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
1-2+ years of experience with web application development
Object-oriented coding skills
Understanding of RESTful Web Service best practices
Hands-on experience with multiple databases (SQL or NOSQL)
Experience participating in agile and fast-paced software development methodologies like XP or Scrum
Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
Object-oriented design and coding skills with Python
Experience in Django is highly desirable
Experience in front end frameworks such as Angular or React
Knowledge of Microservices architecture
Quick learner and willing to learn new technologies
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackboard positions are currently remote (where possible).
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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