Principal Software Engineer - Discovery and Admissions Journey

ApplyBoard

Kitchener City, Ontario, CA / Toronto, Ontario, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/14/2021
  • Website: applyboard.com
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About ApplyBoard

At ApplyBoard, we believe that education is a right, not a privilege. We empower people around the world to access the best education available. Through our platform and team of experts, we streamline the application process, from submission to enrolment, assisting thousands of students to pursue their dreams of studying abroad.

Job Description

We’re building a movement - an education revolution. We’re building a world where anyone, anywhere can have access to the best education regardless of where they were born. At our core, we believe education is a right, not a privilege. To that end, we’re building a company and a suite of products to lead the charge in transforming access to education. ApplyBoard is an online platform that empowers students around the world to access the best education by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions. We simplify the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process. Not only do we help students with their study abroad journey, but we also help academic institutions to find the best students globally. Our goal is to help enable better, more diverse, schools that are enriched with cultures from all over the world.
 
The Opportunity:
 
As part of the Discovery and Admissions Journey team, your mission is to deliver a best-in-class experience for Students & Applicants from discovery to admission 
 
You will help drive acquisition of students by measurably improving awareness, consideration, and decisions leading to an increase in in-cart Applications.  The team you would be joining is also responsible for ensuring that ApplyBoard delivers an optimal workflow that results in a high level of Cart-to-Admission conversion.
 

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 a 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 some of:

    • Ruby, Rails, React, Typescript
    • Developing and maintaining products that are used by many thousands or millions of people
    • EdTech, eCommerce, or content-management software
    • Relational databases, ORM frameworks, and their alternatives
    • Microservices or SOA;  RESTful APIs, JSON
    • Kafka, Amazon MQ, RabbitMQ or similar streaming or messaging systems
    • AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, ELK stack
    • DevOps, Observability, Infrastructure as Code
 
 
Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard; however, only those applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.  At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we believe in providing equal opportunity regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment process. 
 
Life at ApplyBoard:
By joining our team, you have the opportunity to:-Join the fastest-growing technology company in Canada, with many opportunities for growth  and advancement-Work alongside a globally diverse team of over 700 team members based in 18 countries, who represent over 30 nationalities and speak more than 40 languages.
 
Make a difference in the lives of thousands of students as they explore educational opportunities. Want to learn more about Life at ApplyBoard? Check out this video, and be sure to follow us on our Life at ApplyBoard Instagram. 
 
About ApplyBoard
ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions on one platform. To date, ApplyBoard has become the world’s largest online platform for international student recruitment, assisting more than 100,000 students with their educational journey.
 
 In 2019, ApplyBoard was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the Technology Fast 50™ list. In May 2020, ApplyBoard announced a C$100M Series C funding on a C$2B valuation, reaching a ‘Unicorn’ status. This funding will allow us to further invest in our technology, grow our team, and serve more students on our mission to educate the world. 
Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard. Please note that only qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.  
 
At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we provide equal opportunity to applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. If you require an accommodation to submit an application and/or during the interview process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected] Requests will be addressed confidentially.

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