Web Application Engineer
Blackboard Mobile - San Francisco, CA

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Are you interested in working with talented designers and 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 an Web Applications Engineer who can join us on our mission. You ’ll be working with a small group of engineers that are passionate about their craft and the prodcuts they create. We have over 4.5 million downloads of our apps in countries all over the world and work with hundreds of universities every day.

We have the opportunity to revolutionize the way people are educated and we think that°s really cool. Responsibilities Developing, maintaining, and conceptualizing the Blackboard Mobile product, specifically within the context of Blackboard Mobile ’s hosted platform, which acts as a central service (web, PHP, and ultimately web-service based) to our end-user mobile software. Analyze, design, and implement application structures, API ’s, and database schemas for new components. Extend APIs to support implementation of Blackboard Mobile at a growing number of institutions.

Continue to scale the Blackboard Mobile platform to support a larger number of users. Use a disciplined approach for design, development, maintenance, and documentation of enterprise software. Promote established standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the software development life cycle. Analyze system functional and performance requirements to support design architectures.

Experience Must have a college degree, ideally B.S. in Computer Science or related area of study, and be eligible to work in the United States 4+ years experience in developing Web-based Enterprise Applications Languages - Highly proficient in PHP, with a firm understanding of Shell, JavaScript, Ajax, HTML, and Tableless CSS Web Technologies – Apache, Tomcat, Zend Accelerator Database – MySQL schema design and development, with familiarity in database administration tools such as PhpMyAdmin, Navicat MySQL, MySQL Shell, or similar Practical experience and demonstrable complete proficiency with Web Services (SOAP and RESTful), XML, DHTML, and UI technologies. Bonus Skills Strong communication skills to gather requirements and communicate with end-users Perl/Shell scripting experience for use in integration and automation Solid understanding of how web based applications work using UNIX/Apache and MySQL in the back-end Experience working with code management software (Subversion, etc). 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, iMac with Cinema Display.

Subsidized public transportation. Fully stocked snacks " drinks, and food from the Ferry Building for grilling. Perks such as ping-pong, pool table, happy hours, patio grilling, nerf darts, and endless choices of surrround-sound music. We like to have fun, too!

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