We’re looking for a Senior Manager, Software Engineering 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.
As Senior Manager, Software Engineering, you will be responsible for overseeing Software Engineering, Quality Assurance, and User Experience efforts. Specific responsibilities will include:
Managing multiple parallel projects through solution delivery using modern project planning and budget management techniques
Leading the application lifecycle management and defect management processes for the team to drive continuous improvement for the product and ensure SLA guarantees
Identifying critical resources and roadblocks to drive projects to completion and being accountable for the quality, stability, and robustness of products
Working with leaders from Product Management, Support, Technical Operations, and Infrastructure teams to develop long-term development plans and a high-performance organizational culture
Providing leadership across the various operations teams, coordinating and driving change management towards consistency in platform and processes
Assisting with recruiting and onboarding efforts and leading yearly performance reviews
Several years of experience in a management position
Ability to work effectively as part of a geographically distributed virtual team
A deep understanding of SDLC and Agile methodologies
Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to manage a team budget
Experience in software web application development with Java/Springs/JPA, NodeJS/Express, or AngularJS/ReactJS
Ability to learn new technologies, methods, and tools quickly to suit changing business requirements
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 for taking breaks
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 Inc. 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, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.