Software Engineer

ApplyBoard

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

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.
 
ApplyProof is an industry-leading solution that’s powered by the knowledge, resources, and expertise of ApplyBoard. As a stand-alone platform, ApplyProof builds trust in documents for students, institutions, and immigration stakeholders. Created in partnership with colleges, institutions, and universities across Canada, the ApplyProof system enables immigration stakeholders to validate document authenticity by providing access to the digital original held securely by ApplyProof. You’re someone who craves building new products. Better yet, the idea of building something that’s never been done before fuels your creativity. Knowing deep down that your work will be a part of changing the world gets your adrenaline rushing.
Ultimately, you will help us build products that efficiently bring trust to the international education ecosystem. 
 
The Role
We are looking for an experienced and creative Software Engineer to join our growing Engineering Team and take our company and platform to the next level! The Software Engineer will join our growing Engineering Team in order to design and develop frontend and backend services to be used by our clients and partners running in the cloud. This role will have great communication skills working in close collaboration with 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 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 will do:

    • Apply agile development principles to develop versatile code
    • Support, fix and update existing applications to improve efficiency and support the growth of extensive software systems
    • Learn, understand and implement the concepts of Test/Behaviour Driven Development and implement high-quality code according to those concepts
    • Learn and understand the fundamental concepts of the frontend as well as server-side technologies and Restful APIs 
    • Have a passion to learn innovative technologies e.g., Docker, AWS Lambda, SQS, SNS, EC2 and various cloud technologies
    • Feel comfortable using and learning different database technologies like RDS, ElasticSearch, MongoDB and DynamoDB
    • Have a great sense of ownership,  and grow in the organization.

What you bring:

    • Bachelor degree in computer science or equivalent
    • Fluent in one or more of the popular software development languages such as (Python, Node.js, Golang, Java, C#) but eager to learn new languages
    • Familiar with Cloud technologies such as serverless preferably AWS 
    • Be familiar with front-end development such as ReactJs or NextJs as well as having experience writing RESTful API endpoints
    • Fluency in Object-Oriented Design and software design patterns: understanding common design patterns, data structures, and algorithms
    • Have a good understanding of  relational and NoSQL databases
    • Bonus: Experience developing production-level Ruby on Rails applications, git, scripting languages, cloud-formation, ci-cd pipeline, Jenkins
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, 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.  
 
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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