Chief Technology Officer
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.
Coalesce and align technical roadmaps with business goals, developing a holistic strategy that encompasses short, medium, and long-term objectives.
Establish clear communication with business leaders that showcases an understanding of market trends and customer needs.
Strategic Partnership Development: Craft and execute robust strategies to enhance partnerships and external collaborations, expand technology platform capabilities, and foster strong industry relationships. Take a proactive approach to identifying synergistic opportunities, negotiating partnership terms, and leveraging external expertise to drive technological innovation and market expansion.
Collaboratively define and continually refine the long-term technical vision and principles that accommodate evolving business needs and technological advancements. This vision should cultivate domain-team autonomy while ensuring alignment across the company.
Continually assess current technology stacks, identify architectural gaps, performance bottlenecks, or resilience issues, and propose strategic, long-term solutions
Facilitate technical discussions between teams to ensure localized decisions are aligned with the global architectural strategy. Arbitrate disagreements, ensuring decisions do not favor one faction but benefit the enterprise as a whole.
Conduct due diligence on emerging technologies, advocating for those that truly align with business needs and architectural vision. Anticipate the technology's impact, and prepare the ground for its integration without disrupting current operations.
Devise staged architectural evolution plans that are informed by business continuity and potential for disruption. This involves careful impact analysis, dependency mapping, and phased implementation strategies.
Strategic Systems Enhancement: Proactively augments system capabilities and anticipates technological pivots, ensuring seamless scalability and robust performance.
Provide both formal and informal leadership and management to inspire, drive, and deliver to agreed to objectives.
Work with stakeholders and technical teams to balance short-term needs with long-term strategic goals and make informed choices about technical trade-offs
What you bring to the table:
Industry Recognized Visionary Technology Leader. Exceptional capacity to envision and integrate technological advancements with overarching business goals, steering multifaceted teams toward a harmonized strategic architecture.
Proven Track Record of Delivering Products: Demonstrated integral experience in successfully leading the end-to-end design, development, and launch of scalable software products, with a portfolio of past projects to show.
Proven Track Record of scaling up a company from a technology standpoint.
Hands-On Technical Involvement: Dedication to a leadership role that includes direct engagement in any and all aspects of the product development lifecycle as needed. This may include activities such as system architecture, and architectural design, coding, test automation and deployment to ensure a cohesive approach to technology development.
Cloud Computing Proficiency: Expertise in cloud providers such as AWS, GCP, and Azure, applying them to forge scalable and resilient architectures while optimizing cost efficiency.
Experience with AI/ML latest technologies and best practices.
Influential Cross-Functional Leadership: Strong capacity to guide pivotal decisions and harmonize cross-disciplinary teams, underpinning the technical and business facets of organizational growth.
Technological Communication: Excellent ability to distill complex technical paradigms for diverse audiences, ensuring clarity and fostering collaborative progress among technical leaders and stakeholders.
Innovative Talent Development: Crafts and sustains an environment conducive to talent recruitment, development, innovation, and the execution of effective technological strategies.
Broad-Spectrum IT Acumen: Commands a comprehensive portfolio of IT expertise, encompassing network architecture, data engineering, cybersecurity, software development, and beyond.
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.