Technical Program Manager


Kitchener City, Ontario, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 06/06/2021
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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 Role:
Working with the Head of Data Science, the Program Manager will be responsible for defining the strategy, driving requirements, and delivering products that are powered by data science and data modelling across all of ApplyBoard. You will collaborate with many teams to define and address business challenges and deliver solutions. The solutions can range from internal data dashboards to NLP/ML based products for internal use.

What You Will Do:

    • Be responsible for the success of the program by delivering projects within the Data Science and Analysis team.
    • Prioritize projects based on stakeholders needs and company priorities
    • Build and maintain the team roadmap
    • Work with the Head of Data Science on short and long-term staff planning
    • Manage projects within the team by keeping all stakeholders focused on project goals, scope and deliverables and holding all stakeholders accountable for their deliverables
    • Track progress and review project tasks to make sure deadlines are met according to the set acceptance criteria
    • Drive a culture of continuous improvement within the team by monitoring performance and driving ideas to improve.
    • Manage communications with stakeholders and sponsors

What You Will Bring:

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or equivalent experience
    • 3 years of program management or 10 years of project management experience preferable
    • Well-rounded skill set comprised of a blend of business and technical acumen
    • Experience with Lean-Agile practices and a strong Agile mindset
    • A track record of delivering results in an empowered agile environment.
    • Ability to influence people without authority.
    • Comfortable working in a scale-up company (less formal, fluid, changing quickly).
    • Able to effectively communicate with stakeholders at all levels and to influence change
    • Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced environment and bringing structure/efficiency while still being responsive to stakeholder requests.

Ideally, you also have experience with some of:

    • Business intelligence and continuous improvement at an organization level
    • Developing machine learning applications
    • Coaching teams on how to approach iterative/evolutionary development.
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 900 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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