Associate Software Engineer

Job Description

Associate Software Engineer

Chennai, India

The Opportunity:
We’re looking for an Associate Software Engineer – Quality Assurance, 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.

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This role focuses on our Mobile application, which allows students to access the power of Blackboard's solutions anytime, anywhere. You'll help with building this student-specific mobile app that gives learners the information they want, the connections they crave, and the personalization they demand, on the go. 

Blackboard’s Mobile Development team is revolutionizing the role of mobile technology in education. This team has made a tradition of producing multiple pioneering applications that change the way students and teachers approach education. A shared love of using and making great apps brings together this group of motivated, talented people.

The Associate Software Engineer – Quality Assurance will have primary accountability for testing various mobile applications, backend applications, and API’s. The testing would include projects undergoing new development and regular maintenance cycles. The QA team is responsible for working with functional business analysts and enhancement of business applications.

Specific responsibilities will include:

Developing and maintaining effective relationships with other team members to understand requirement and functionality of the system
Collaborating closely with the Product Owner, SDK team, Frontend and Backend team to govern intake and scheduling of projects and delivery of solutions
Contributing to all phases of the Mobile App development lifecycle
Ensuring the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications
Identifying bottlenecks and bugs, and devising solutions to these problems

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

0-2 years of experience
Bachelor’s/master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Exposure to the full SDLC life cycle
Knowledge of Software Testing methodology
Knowledge in JavaScript, Java, and Selenium
Good knowledge in RESTful web services; should have good working experience in remote data via REST and JSON
Knowledge of Manual/Automation testing concepts
Light Agile project experience along with working on Agile tools like JIRA/Confluence
Excellent logical thinking and problem-solving skills
Exposure to Mobile Application testing

Preferred skills/qualifications:

Good team player with great communication skills
Good interpersonal skills and time management skills

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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