Senior Software Engineer- Full Stack
ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and educational institutions on one intuitive and personalized platform. ApplyBoard is a mission-driven, hyper-growth organization. It has been attracting dedicated individuals for more than eight years who are inspired every day to break down barriers to international education and take their careers to new heights at a company that will invest in their career growth. Our six core values are our compass in our mission to Educate the World and the foundation of our unique company culture. As an organization built on a foundation of diversity, it’s important that our team members are representative of the students from more than 140 countries that we support.
As part of the Application processing team, your mission is to provide services and capabilities that enable ApplyBoard’s service teams to best service our Students and Recruitment Partners throughout their journey from discovery to admission.
Your team will do this by providing an easily navigable and accessible information system that delivers timely and accurate information about schools and programs including their respective eligibility, other known requirements, and availability information. Your team will deliver an applicant and application management system that is easy to use, scalable, and performant that ensures applicants (applications) meet all the respective eligibility and other known requirements. Additionally - Your team will work to ensure the system is able to provide timely and accurate applicant (application) status updates that are easily accessible to internal stakeholders and systems.
What you’ll be doing every day:
Design and develop new capabilities and enhancements - both for students, and for the ApplyBoard staff and partners who help students achieve their dream of studying abroad
Work closely with others in a cross-functional team to deliver high-quality software
Improve the quality and usefulness of existing features, by refactoring, decomposition, bug-fixing and preventive maintenance
Identify and act on opportunities to improve the way we plan, develop, test and deploy our software
Actively promote better software engineering, introducing advanced techniques and new tools to help other engineers improve their craft and deliver better software
What you bring to the table:
Experience providing technical guidance to teams of engineers developing web-based commercial software that users love, across multiple domains and industries
Great communication skills. (Yes, everyone writes that - but we really mean it.)
Demonstrated ownership and pride in the quality of the software you work on, and the way that it succeeds in meeting the needs of its users
Extensive knowledge of design patterns, architectural paradigms, programming languages, tech stacks and frameworks - and deep understanding of the trade-offs entailed in choosing among them
Ability to influence and win over others by laying out the pros and cons of different options and the reasoning which supports your decisions, while maintaining an open-minded and collaborative atmosphere that makes people eager to work with you
A high level of skill and craftsmanship in building software that stands the test of time
Experience researching potential third-party technology solutions, and thoroughly evaluating when to build our own and when to pay for technology built by others
Track record of introducing the technical side of Agile software development to your teams, and explaining both how to apply its practices and the underlying principles which make them effective
Ideally, you also have experience with many of:
Developing and maintaining products that are used by many thousands or millions of people
Ruby, Rails, ReactJS, Node.js, Typescript, or Python
Kafka, Amazon MQ, RabbitMQ or similar streaming or messaging systems
EdTech, eCommerce, or content-management software
Relational databases, ORM frameworks, and their alternatives
Microservices or SOA; RESTful APIs, JSON
AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, ELK stack
DevOps, Observability, Infrastructure as Code
ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education by simplifying the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process to more than 1,750 institutions across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. Headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and with an additional operational office in Gurugram, India, ApplyBoard has helped more than 600,000 students from over 150 countries fulfill their study abroad dreams since 2015.
In 2022, Deloitte named ApplyBoard one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Canada for the fourth consecutive year, ranking #30 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and #170 on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list. ApplyBoard ranked on LinkedIn’s 2022 Top Startups List in Canada in 2020, 2021, and 2022 and was recognized as CIX’s Innovator of the Year 2022 and the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 Ontario Winner. In 2023, ApplyBoard India was Great Place to Work® Institute (India) certified for outstanding employee experience and workplace culture.
Thank you for your interest in joining ApplyBoard on our mission to Educate the World. Please note that only qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
ApplyBoard welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.