Senior Software Engineer (Remote)

At ApplyBoard
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Full Remote

Posted on September 20th

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ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions on one platform. With an exceptional team from around the world and speaking more than 75 languages, our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. Our core values, such as Caring About Each Other, Innovating and Improving, and Making Work Fun, propel us forward together and continuously strengthen our engaging culture. We are in growth mode and are looking to empower passionate and exceptionally talented team members. 

The Opportunity:
As part of the Direct Student Journey team, your mission is to deliver a best-in-class experience for students from discovery to admission.
#Remote #Canada

What you’ll be doing every day:
  • Design and develop new capabilities and enhancements to be used directly by students to help them 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, through refactoring, decomposition, bug-fixing and preventive maintenance
  • Identify and act on opportunities to improve the way we plan, develop, test and deploy our software
  • Lead by example in the practice and promotion of excellence in software engineering
  • Serve as an active mentor to less-experienced developers

What you bring to the table:
  • Several years of practical experience developing web-based commercial software that users love (in any modern tech stack)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Experience with engineering practices and processes which promote incrementalism, frequent delivery and tight feedback loops - without sacrificing quality

Ideally, you also have experience with some of:
  • Developing and maintaining products that are used by many thousands or millions of people
  • Ruby, Rails, Typescript, React or Node.js
  • Writing complete and maintainable unit tests, integration tests, and end-to-end tests 
  • 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
  • DevOps, Observability, Infrastructure as Code

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 1,500 team members based in over 25 countries, who speak more than 75 languages.
  • Make a difference in the lives of thousands of students as they explore educational  opportunities
  • Want to learn more about ApplyBoard, read our Life at ApplyBoard  Blog, and be sure to follow us on our LinkedIn page.

About ApplyBoard
ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education by simplifying the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process to more than 1,500 institutions across Canada, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. ApplyBoard, headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, has helped more than 300,000 students from more than 125 countries along their educational journeys since 2015.

ApplyBoard was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the Technology Fast 50™ list in 2019 and #2 in 2020. 

ApplyBoard was also been named to LinkedIn’s list of Top Startups in 2020 and 2021 and TechTO’s list of top Canadian Rocketship companies to accelerate your career in the Tech Industry. 
In 2021, ApplyBoard announced a C$375M Series D funding on a C$4B valuation. This funding will allow us to further invest in our technology, grow our team around the world, 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.

ApplyBoard is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. If you require any accommodations or assistance during the recruitment process, please let us know.

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