Director of Development - India Team

ApplyBoard

Gurgaon, IN
  • 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:
 
You will be leading the team responsible for delivering tools for recruitment partners to assist them with  managing their student funnel as well as providing insights into their funnel.  You will initially work in very close collaboration with the engineering teams based out of Canada to improve the underlying platform’s integration capabilities.  Once that initial work is done - you will lead your team to utilize those capabilities to develop and deliver integrations, tools, and capabilities to further support ApplyBoard’s thriving Sales, Sales Management, and Recruitment Partners achieve even greater success in helping students. 
 
Reporting to the VP of Engineering, as the Director of Development for our India team you will be responsible for building, and leading a development team based out of Gurgaon.  The team will focus on continuous improvement, software excellence, and maintaining a high performing development organization. This includes the development CI/CD pipeline, dev and production environments, as well as operational tasks and maintenance. ApplyBoard utilizes a modern approach and pipeline with all services being public cloud or SaaS-based.  You will also work alongside engineering leadership to provide technical advice and insight into the technical roadmap as it relates to achieving business goals.

What you’ll be doing every day:

    • Lead an experienced team of software engineers by providing leadership, guidance and enabling your team to shine and deliver to their full potential.
    • Drive the execution and delivery for the ApplyBoard Platform and Products by collaborating with other teams.
    • Lead change in seeking out continuous improvements and champion the adoption of best practices.
    • Accountable for maintaining a high standard of product quality and code health.
    • Work with Engineering leaders to proactively manage projects and deliverables and provide communications and updates to ensure cross-functional alignment of upcoming changes.
    • Provide leadership, mentorship, education to DevOps team members as well as others in modern DevOps best practices and approaches.
    • Continue recruiting and hiring to further build out the team to support ApplyBoard’s continued growth.

What you bring to the table:

    • 10+ years experience in full-stack and mobile software development  
    • 5+ years of people management experience leading full-stack and Mobile engineering teams building services, data systems, APIs and web applications
    • Experienced managing and leading  agile teams
    • Great communication skills.  (Yes, everyone writes that - but we really mean it.)
    • BSc/MSc in Engineering, Computer Science or relevant field
    • Demonstrated ownership and pride in the quality of the software and infrastructure you work on, and the way that it succeeds in meeting the needs of its users
    • Ability to explain and defend an informed opinion while maintaining an open mind
    • Experience with engineering and operational practices and processes which promote incrementalism, frequent delivery and tight feedback loops - without sacrificing quality
    • Strong depth of practical experience and knowledge of Amazon Web Services

Ideally, you also have experience with some of:

    • Developing and maintaining products that are used by many thousands or millions of people
    • Ruby, Rails, React, Node.js, Typescript, React Native, Flutter
    • 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
    • Observability, Infrastructure as Code
    • ITIL
    • Service Ticketing Systems

What We Offer:

    • The opportunity to have an impact on a product that is positively affecting change to thousands of students lives every day
    • Working alongside a brilliant and globally diverse team based in Waterloo and Toronto
    • Great compensation and benefits package to keep you healthy and happy!

Life at ApplyBoard:

      • Join the fastest-growing technology company in Canada, with many opportunities for growth  and advancement
      • Work alongside a globally diverse team of over 500 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 
 
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 800 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 2020, ApplyBoard announced a C$170M 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. 

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