PHP Web Engineer
Blackboard Mobile - San Francisco, CA

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  • Not eligible for Visa candidates San Francisco, CA RESPONSIBILITIES: 
 We are currently looking for a well-versed LAMP Engineer who is passionate about open-source technologies to join our Mobile team in San Francisco. Software engineering tasks will include, but not be limited to, the following: 
 • Conceptualizing, developing, and maintaining Blackboard Mobile Central, specifically the hosted central service (web, PHP, MySQL, MongoDB, Ruby) that powers our end-user mobile apps. • Implementing the behind-the-scenes logic and database interaction. • Focus on LAMP + MongoDB.
 • Analyze, design, and implement algorithms, APIs, and database schemas for new components.
 • Extend APIs to support implementation of Mobile Central at a growing number of institutions.
Continue to scale the platform to support a larger number of users. • Use a disciplined approach for design, development, maintenance, and documentation of enterprise software. QUALIFICATIONS: • Must have a B.S. in Computer Science or related area and be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

  • 4+ years experience in developing Web-based Enterprise Applications.
 • Languages - Must be proficient in Object-oriented PHP5, with a firm understanding of JavaScript and HTML. • Databases - SQL schema design with knowledge in writing and tuning queries.
 Experience with MySQL, and MongoDB (GridFS, replica sets) is a plus. • Practical experience and demonstrable proficiency with RESTful Web Services, JSON, XML, and UI technologies.
 • Solid understanding of how web-based applications work using Linux and MySQL (" MongoDB) in the back-end.
 • In-depth knowledge of software engineering techniques and methodologies such as design patterns, Scrum, and source code control (SVN, Git). • Strong verbal communication skills to work in a collaborative, fast-paced Agile team environment.
 What else will make you successful: 
 • Scripting experience for use in integration and automation (Ruby, shell, python).
 • Knowledge in additional programming languages: Java (server side), Node.js, Ruby on Rails.
COMPANY OVERVIEW: 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, 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!

For more information about Bb Mobile, please visit 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 the office! · 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 eligible for Visa candidates

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