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Senior Staff Software Engineer


Senior Staff Software Engineer

Remote - Colombia


The Opportunity:

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. Our mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals.

We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company.

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This role focuses on Blackboard Learn, a product in which we pride ourselves on creating well-designed web and mobile solutions to support learners, instructors, and administrators. Blackboard Learn allows learners and instructors to access online educational experiences wherever and whenever they want through web and mobile devices. Our technology helps instructors breathe life into educational content, brings efficiency to day-to-day tasks, and empowers instructors with tools to engage and assess every learner. We help motivate learners by promoting collaboration, communication, and connections with their peers and instructors.

The Senior Staff Software Engineer will be responsible for leading the development of a consistent SaaS infrastructure and core services across Blackboard Learn SaaS that aligns needs of our application teams. This role will be instrumental in leading Anthology to be a provider of the most comprehensive education technology platform available.

This position will interface closely with other application and enterprise architects, as well as product development, SRE, and security teams, and coordinate software and infrastructure standards across a broad set of products and services. They will partner with the various stakeholders to advise on the best strategy for infrastructure as code adoption, services logic at scale, aid in the research of new technologies, and provide crucial input into the design of technology stacks for new service development.

Successful candidates for this position will have a passion for technology and architecture and understand how to apply technology to business objectives and client needs. They will have wide and diverse skillsets, adaptability to change, and strong leadership skills. In addition, they will show strong communication skills, a proven track record of building consensus across larger organizations, and the ability to foster strong cross-team collaboration on technical topics.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Researching and inventorying existing infrastructure, microservices, and technology used across all product teams
  • Developing software engineering standards and guidelines to develop consistency across teams and drive to a common technology platform
  • Interfacing with AWS on efficient adoption of the services they provide
  • Researching emerging technologies from AWS and other SaaS providers and evaluating potential adoption
  • Collaborating with teams on emerging software development needs and developing requirements and plans for the adoption of new services
  • Aiding architects and development teams in the design of new services to ensure optimal use of infrastructure to deliver features
  • Working closely with security team to ensure that security controls are implemented consistently across all infrastructure services
  • Communicating architectural plans and changes to various stakeholders in the organization
  • Creating technical documents for internal use as well as client-facing purposes

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • At least 10 years of experience working as a DevOps Engineer, Software Engineer with focus on infrastructure, enterprise software development, and/or in IT operations with at least 4 years in a senior engineering, architecture, or technical management role
  • Mastery of various infrastructure technologies like storage, networking, virtualization, and containerization
  • Mastery of infrastructure as code such as CDK Constructs, CloudFormation templates, Terraform, and configuration management like Chef/Ruby
  • Strong background in web application development (Java, Node.js, Python), JavaScript libraries/frameworks such as React/Vue, and experience implementing Web Services (REST API), authentication, CI/CD lifecycles, and pipelines
  • Experience operating infrastructure on public cloud providers like AWS or Azure
  • Experience in developing standards in collaboration with stakeholders and driving adoption across organizations
  • Strong problem-solving ability in large, complex systems
  • A passion for innovation, learning, and sharing knowledge
  • Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience leading organizations through technology change and adoption of significant new infrastructure technologies
  • Experience with security standards like FedRamp and ISO 27000
  • Cloud certification such as AWS Certified Solution Architect, or equivalent
  • Experience in the education technology market

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.

Anthology 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, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.

Job ID: Anthology-oTesqfwJ
Employment Type: Full Time