Engineering Manager - Discovery and Admissions Engine


Kitchener City, Ontario, CA / Toronto, Ontario, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/30/2021
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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 Engine 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
This position is for someone that likes to tackle the both the technical and user experience challenge of making large sets of information easy to consume, comprehensible, and easy to navigate, but most importantly - relevant.

What you’ll be doing every day:

    • Lead multiple engineering teams at ApplyBoard by example in the practice and promotion of excellence in software engineering
    • Provide hands-on technical management, guidance, and support including system/design/code review, and ultimately be responsible for the health of the systems your teams build.
    • Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments
    • Management of staffing, mentoring, growing, and maintaining a best-of-class software engineering team.
    • Participation in interviewing, hiring decisions, on-boarding, and mentoring of new engineers with the goal of quickly making them productive members of your team
    • Work closely with others in  a cross-functional team to deliver high-quality software

What you bring to the table:

      • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience leading teams as a manager or team lead 
      • A history of establishing teams by developing leaders and recruiting exceptional talent
      • Excellent communication skills and a history of working with various internal and external stakeholders
      • Strong experience with agile methodologies of software development
      • Experience and passion advocating for and mentoring others in software development best practices appropriate for the domain
      • 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
      • A love of learning, a constant drive for self-improvement and a desire to help everyone be better

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, or python
    • 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
    • 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. If you require 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.
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. 

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