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Full time

Associate Software Engineer


Blackboard Inc.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Posted 20 Sep 2019 4:42 pm

Job description

The Opportunity:

We’re looking for an Associate Software Engineer to help us shape the future of education. With nearly 20,000 organizational customers and millions of student users, Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company with the industry's most comprehensive student-success solutions. Our mission is to partner with the global education community to enable student and institutional success by leveraging innovative technologies and services.

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 member of our Product Development organization, the group responsible for developing industry-leading SaaS products and web service platforms. Specific responsibilities will include:

Hands-on coding and implementation 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; coding and implementing new features
Communicating progress and escalating issues to management in a timely manner
Helping the team develop and test features or fix bugs on our Community Engagement platform
Collaborating in a cross-functional agile team to solve challenging technical problems with innovative solutions
Following best practices and methodologies to produce desired software on-time with top-notch quality

The Candidate:

Required skills:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
0-2 years of experience in web application development
Object oriented coding skills
Hands-on experience with SQL programming/T-SQL (MS SQL Server)
Basic understanding of front end technologies (JavaScript, Ajax, jQuery, etc.)
Experience participating in agile and fast-paced software development methodologies like XP or Scrum
Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

Preferred skills:

Object oriented coding with C#.NET
Experience with Java or Python programming
Experience in front end frameworks such as Angular or React
Knowledge of Microservices architecture
The Team & Office:

Blackboard has an office in one of the biggest cultural, economic, and educational centers in South India: Chennai.
Easy drive to Marina Beach along the Bay of Bengal
Kapaleeshwarar Templ and DakshinaChitra museum nearby
Accessible via the Rattha Tech Tower, Kumaran Kudi, and D. B. Jain College bus stations
Office provides lunch Tuesday-Thursday, and there are several nearby places to grab a bite to eat including Ghuma Ghumalu Restaurant, Sangeetha Veg Restaurant, and 747 Themed Restaurant
Library, game room, and quiet room for taking breaks.

Experience Range :
0 to 2 years
Industry :
Functional Area :
Software Development