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Lead Software Developer


Bengaluru, KA, IN

Req ID:  1817
Level of experience:  Mid-Career
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  0%-25%

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




At Ellucian, we’re motivated by a mission. Higher education is facing profound change. Shifting demographics and cultural perceptions, combined with declining support and rising expectations, are forcing colleges to do more with less. That’s where we come in. As true believers in the power of education to transform lives, we’re dedicated to helping all our customers thrive—not just survive—in these challenging times by transforming their institutions from the traditional paper-based colleges of yesterday to the agile, connected campuses of today. From cloud solutions built on world-class infrastructure to powerful analytics that drive successful planning, we lead the industry in building enterprise-class solutions tailored to institutions around the world.

Our passion and commitment for learning and continuous improvement drive us internally, too. From professional development to flexibility and work-life balance, we give our global employees the tools they need to succeed so we can all grow together.

Job Responsibilities & Requirements


  • Implementing design, writing code, unit testing, automated unit tests, provide technical inputs to the Documentation team, maintenance of the source code and some cross-functional support for escalations.
  • Design fault-tolerant distributed systems that can scale with our client base. Follow through with the full cycle of software development, to include Cloud deployments and monitoring in AWS.
  • Collaborate with other members of the team in order to translate requirements into shippable implementation.
  • Perform analysis of requirements working with the Product Owner and Business Analysts.
  • Create Proof of Concepts as needed.
  • Work independently executing technical assignments. Make independent decisions and take action within established practices and procedures.
  • Deliver all assigned tasks with a high degree of quality and consistency.
  • Be highly collaborative in nature and demonstrate the ability to provide regular updates to Product Owner, Scrum Master and other members of the team.
  • Ability to quickly pick up new areas in the product and write optimal code taking into consideration the security and performance aspects of the product.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of business and technical requirements for each assigned user story.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced agile development environment.
  • Build responsive user interfaces utilizing the framework of common UI components (Web technologies like Angular and React).
  • Collaborate with Architects, Developers, and fellow Designers to determine the optimum user interface design, workflow, and functionality of software products.


Required Skills/Knowledge/Experience


  • 8-10 years of experience designing and developing highly scalable, distributed applications, products, and services.
  • In-depth knowledge of Node.js and has work experience of at least 2-3years.
  • Experience working with at least one Cloud IaaS or PaaS, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), DigitalOcean, or Heroku.
  • Experience with full-stack architecture and development (Angular JS or REACT, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, JQuery, Ajax).
  • Experience with advanced technologies especially in Cloud, AWS, JavaScript & Node.js, high-performance data processing, and analytics.
  • Understanding of basic Linux and command-line usage.
  • Review code.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to analyze and infer requirements, working in an Agile team environment.
  • Well versed in Object-Oriented Design and Principles.
  • Experience with RESTful Web Services.
  • Experience with relational databases such as Postgres and the ability to understand and write queries.
  • Experience with Agile software development practices such as Agile, Scrum, and Kanban.
  • Experience using Bitbucket /GitHub for version controlling.
  • Demonstrated ability for critical thinking and problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated skills in planning and project delivery.
  • Experience with DevOps tools – Docker, Jenkins, Terraform and its processes.


Desired Skills/Knowledge/Experience


  • Higher education domain and system experience.
  • GraphQL.
  • Application Performance Tuning.

Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.