Associate Software Engineer

Blackboard – Indianapolis, IN



Strong problem-solving skills in large, scalable, complicated systems



Salary : $50000 - $60000  / YEAR

The Opportunity:rnrn rnrnWe’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&39;s leading education technology company with the industry&39;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.rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrnThis role focuses on our Ultra Platform, which provides students with a simple and intuitive learning experience that they can access anytime and anywhere. It’s a solution that’s continuously evolving to meet users’ needs, and we’re looking for someone to join the team and get deeply involved in the existing product code base, improving the quality and enhancing the functionality of the product.rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrnAs a member of our Product Development team, you’ll work in an agile environment delivering industry-leading SaaS products and web service platforms. You’ll be deeply involved in translating wireframes and sketches into working prototypes to refine user interface behaviors.rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrnAs Associate Software Engineer, you will be responsible for developing web applications and demonstrating expertise with Java, JavaScript, REST APIs, etc. You will be active on an agile team by participating in daily stand-ups, design sessions, code reviews, and sprint demos. You will embrace test development as an integral part of what you deliver as a software developer. You will also be responsible for delivering, maintaining, and troubleshooting cloud-based applications. In addition to this, you will participate in minimizing downtime and quickly responding to client issues.rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrnThe Candidate:rnrn rnrn rnrnRequired skills:rnrn rnrnAny experience designing, writing, and deploying scalable softwarernrnExposure to web application development and SQL databasesrnrnAny experience with Java and JavaScript frameworks like React and AngularrnrnExposure to OOD/OOP, data structure, and algorithm analysisrnrnStrong problem-solving skills in large, scalable, complicated systemsrnrnDemonstrated ability to learn new technologies and frameworksrnrnAbility to work with cross-functional teams and communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiencesrnrn rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrnPreferred skills:rnrn rnrnExperience with single-page applications, Node, jQuery, and related technologiesrnrnExperience with REST APIs, Spring framework, and microservicesrnrnExperience with performance tuning against large, scalable, cloud-hosted servicesrnrn rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrnThe Team & Office:rnrn rnrn rnrnBlackboard has an office in the vibrant and hospitable city of Indianapolis.   rnrn rnrnThe office is located on a large pond with access to a nearby walking trail- perfect for when you need to get some fresh air and escape to nature rnrnIs located within walking distance of Keystone at the Crossing Mall with access to countless restaurants like PF Chang’s, Cheesecake Factory, and Maggiano’s  rnrnThe events are unlike any other – office golf, Indy500 Chair Races, and countless happy hours, lunches and breakfasts rnrnNamed Best Places to Work in Indiana 2017 rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrnThis 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&39;s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.  rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrn rnrnBlackboard Inc. 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, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor. rnrn rn

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