Associate Software Engineer

Technology Chennai, India


Associate Software Engineer

Chennai, India



The Opportunity: 

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 ourpassion, 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.



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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 



The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications: 

  • 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) 
  • 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/qualifications: 

  • 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).



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.