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Senior Software Engineer
Chennai, India
The Opportunity:
We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack) 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 and our career opportunities, please visit
In this role, you will be a part of the Blackboard Developer Relations and Standards team, which helps to reshape the way EdTech applications integrate with Blackboard products to improve teaching and learning around the globe. This is a motivated, creative, and energetic team that works in a flexible and agile fashion to deliver world-class software and APIs to the education market. By joining this team, you will become a core contributing member to a team focused on developers internally and externally as they integrate with 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 Full Stack 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 role will also act as the technical lead for the team, working directly with the team architect to ensure the right things are being built the right way.
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
4-5+ 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
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackboard positions are currently remote (where possible).
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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