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Staff Software Developer



Software Engineering
Kitchener, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2024

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 150 countries that we support.

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced and creative Staff Software Engineer to join our growing Engineering Team and take our company and platform to the next level! The Staff Software Engineer will join our growing Engineering Team in order to lead, architect, design and develop frontend and backend services to be used by our clients and partners running in AWS.

This role will have great communication skills to lead and mentor junior engineers and to work in close collaboration with Product Manager, DevOps and business stakeholders to provide application solutions. They will evaluate the product owner's backlog of requirements to design and develop business solutions using Agile methodology. This role requires knowledge and experience in architecting solutions for modern applications in AWS cloud and API best practices to participate in the selection of the most appropriate design, process and method to meet the enterprise and business needs.

What you’ll be doing every day:

  • Leading a team of software engineers

  • Design, architecture, implement (develop quality code), code review, build and deploy code

  • Mentoring junior software engineers

  • Planning, and converting high level requirements to action items

  • Provide constructive feedback for the team and as a leader build new leaders

  • Design, Build support new applications from scratch to production

  • Support, fix and update existing applications to improve efficiency

  • Design, develop, deploy AWS pipeline for CICD process utilizing cloud formation, CDK, terraform

What you bring to the table:

  • Have a strong technical foundation, and you are an expert with modern product development tools and methodologies You know how to ship and iterate

  • Ability to balance quality and speed while bringing new features and products to market

  • You can influence and win over others by laying out the pros and cons of different options and the reasoning which supports your decisions

  • Ability to maintain an open-mind and foster a collaborative atmosphere that makes people eager to work with you

  • Fluent in one or more of the popular software development languages such as (Python, Nodejs, Golang) but eager to learn new languages

  • Proficiency in Cloud technologies specifically AWS Serverless tech stack including: API-Gateway, AWS Lambda, SQS, SNS, Fargate, etc.

  • Have developed serverless applications and built CICD pipeline using either CDK, Serverless, Cloudformation or Terraform.

  • Ability to work in an agile environment using agile methodology

  • Ability to lead, plan, prioritize, and communicate

  • Ability to make the best design decisions Competency in Data Structure and Algorithm

  • Ability to lead under the concepts of Test/Behaviour Driven Development and implement high-quality code according to the requirements

  • Ability to design, build, test, deploy server-side Restful APIs running in the cloud as well as modern single page front-end applications.

  • Have used different datastore/DB technologies including RDS, ElasticSearch, MongoDB and DynamoDB

  • Have a great sense of ownership, and grow in the organization.

Ideally, you might also have:

  • Having a great written and verbal communication skills with different stakeholders from customers to PM and different teams in the organization

  • Bachelor degree or above in computer science or equivalent

  • Fluency in Object-Oriented Design and software design patterns: understanding common design patterns, data structures, and algorithms

  • Be familiar with front-end development such as React-native, React-Js or NextJs as well as having experience writing RESTful API endpoints

  • Have a good understanding of relational and NoSQL databases

  • Experience developing production-level scripting languages, CDK, ci-cd pipeline, Jenkins

About ApplyBoard

ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education. With more than 800,000 students from over 150 countries helped with their journey in less than a decade, we are just getting started.

ApplyBoard’s 1,350 global team members in 30 countries assist students and our 1,500 partner institutions by empowering the international student sector with innovative technology and insights. As a four-time consecutive Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 ranked company, ApplyBoard is growing and scaling like few other companies. On top of our strong growth, our people are growing personally and professionally. ApplyBoard India was Great Place to Work® Institute (India) certified for outstanding employee experience and workplace culture.

Thank you for your interest in joining the ApplyBoard Team and being part of our mission to Educate the World. While we are lucky to attract a high level of interest in each of our roles, only qualified applicants will be contacted and selected for an interview.

ApplyBoard welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all aspects of the hiring and selection process.