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Staff Software Developer



Software Engineering
Kitchener, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 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 Opportunity:

We are looking for an experienced and creative Sr. Full-Stack Engineer to join our growing School Products Team and help take our company to the next level!

As part of the team, you’ll be part of a dynamic and growing team that builds and supports technology solutions for internal enterprise clients. The projects and platforms include but are not limited to: frontend development, backend service development and systems integration.

What you’ll be doing every day:

  • Collaborate with Principal Engineer to implement architecture and design

  • Work closely with others in a cross-functional team to deliver high-quality software and documentation

  • 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

  • Lead by example in the practice and promotion of excellence in software engineering

  • Serve as an active mentor to less-experienced developers

What you bring to the table:

  • Strong practical experience developing web-based commercial software that users love (in any modern tech stack)

  • 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

  • Knowledge of a variety of programming paradigms and languages, design patterns, tech stacks and frameworks - and the trade-offs entailed in choosing among them

  • A high level of skill and craftsmanship in building software that stands the test of time

  • Ability to explain and defend an informed opinion while maintaining an open mind

  • Experience with engineering practices and processes which promote incrementalism, frequent delivery and tight feedback loops - without sacrificing quality

Ideally, you also have experience with some of:

  • Node.js, Typescript or Javascript

  • Front-end technology e.g. React

  • AWS services e.g. S3, DynamoDb, Lambda

  • Data storage systems e.g. relational databases (Postgres, Redshift), ORM libraries, document-based data stores (DynamoDB)

  • Has experience working with data including data structures, transformation and denormalization.

  • Working with and creating API's including HTTP, REST, and JSON API.

  • API documentation using tools like

  • Test automation including unit testing, integration testing and end-to-end testing

  • Microservices and/or Service oriented architecture.

  • Knowledge on integration patterns, concepts and implementation

  • DevOps, Observability, Infrastructure as Code

  • Markup languages e.g. XML and JSON.

Nice to haves (not required):

  • Experience working with AWS CDK or other Infrastructure as code frameworks.

  • Experience working with Serverless Architecture

  • Experience in data orchestration

  • Working knowledge of system integration

  • Working directly with stakeholders and internal customers

  • Leading projects as a technical/project lead

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.