Blackboard Hiring Software Engineer

Software Engineer in Test
Chennai, India

The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a Software Engineer in Test 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 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.

As a Software Engineer in Test, you will create and maintain automation frameworks and testing tools. You will develop the test strategy for features, incorporating the right balance of unit tests, integration/API tests, and UI tests. You will design, implement, and maintain complex testing environments, performing all aspects of verification including functional, regression, load, and system testing as well as documentation. You will work in a Scrum team focused on building functionality for Blackboard’s mobile applications.

The Candidate

  • Has light experience in QA automation.
  • Has light experience developing test automation scripts for web applications.
  • Has light experience with test automation tools and frameworks such as Webdriver and TestNG.
  • Is familiar with Java, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Has a technical understanding of database configuration and can write complex SQL queries.
  • Has light experience with one or more scripting languages like shell or bash.
  • Has light experience with REST APIs, Javascript, XML, JSON.
  • Is familiar with build environments like Jenkins, Docker and Mesos.

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 perfect for taking work breaks