Java Web Engineer
Blackboard Mobile - San Francisco, CA

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Web Engineer - Not eligible for Visa candidates Are you interested in working with talented engineers in an amazing environment, focusing on crafting beautiful and powerful mobile educational tools? Blackboard Mobile focuses on this every day, and we°re looking for a Software Engineer who can join us on our mission. You°ll be working on developing one of our most important products, Blackboard Mobile Learn - a product that allows students and faculty to access teaching and learning wherever and whenever they want through a variety of mobile devices. Mobile Learn extends and enriches the course experience of Blackboard Learn, the leading web-based teaching and learning platform, in native mobile applications.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES The Web Engineer tasks will include, but not be limited to, the following: • Developing, maintaining, and conceptualizing a collection of server side services and APIs used by end user mobile devices in connecting with their schools and getting info about their schools and courses. • Working with the Support team to ensure they are kept up to date on the product and are adequately prepared and trained for new features and functionality along with helping to troubleshoot issues (aka. Bug triage) that may arise in production. • Working with mobile device teams in developing scalable, Java-based RESTful APIs, supported by Spring.

  • Front-end development. • Working with the product team in requirements gathering, preparing for and planning releases. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS • Must have a B.S. in Computer Science or related area of study and be eligible to work in the U.S.
without sponsorship • Experience in developing Enterprise Applications, preferably in Java/J2EE but may consider PHP • Experience in working with SQL or NoSQL solutions (bonus points if you wrote your own) • Web Technologies –Spring, JavaScript, HTML5, Ajax (Java servlets helpful) • Web Services – understanding of REST web services when contrasted with more traditional SOAP based services and when to use which. • Strong communication skills to gather requirements and communicate with cross-functional teams • Views languages as merely a tool and willing to learn/use the best one for the job SUCCESS QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience with unit testing and the design implications of writing testable code • Experience working with code management software (GIT, Subversion, etc) • Ability to work in a test-driven, Agile team environment (both big and small) • Familiarity with iOS and/or Android is a big plus! Who We Are Blackboard Mobile is a division of Blackboard Inc., a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improves the experience of millions of students and faculty for each of our client institutions around the world, every day. We pride ourselves on creating well-designed mobile solutions for two important education products: Blackboard Mobile Learn is a product that allows students and faculty to access teaching and learning wherever and whenever they want through a variety of mobile devices - developed in natively for the iPad, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.

Blackboard Mobile Central enables delivery of a rich set of campus life services and content in mobile apps uniquely branded for each institution. With an iOS device, Android, or other device with a mobile web browser, users across the globe can navigate course catalogs and campus maps, get real-time updates on their course schedules, campus events, news, and sports teams, and access many more features! Some of our Great Benefits! • San Francisco office in the heart of Jackson Square – surrounded by North Beach " the FiDi.

  • Competitive salary. • Full benefits, 401K matching. • Flexible work schedule - we want you to create amazing products, not punch a ticket. • Use of top of the line mobile phones and iMac with Cinema Display.
  • Subsidized public transportation hellip;.or bike to work! • Fully stocked snacks " drinks, espresso, bagel-bar Fridays, and a flowing keg. • We are a pet friendly environment, so there are occasional office dogs roaming around! • Perks such as ping-pong, pool table, office yoga, happy hours, patio grilling, nerf darts, and endless choices of surround-sound music.
We like to have fun, too! *Not able to consider candidates requiring current or future Sponsorship to work in the US

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Blackboard Mobile is a division of Blackboard Inc. We pride ourselves on creating well-designed mobile solutions that leverage powerful...