Principal Software Engineer
6d ago

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 initially be working as an extension of the ApplyBoard Engineering team located in Canada to help build out the underlying platform components that will help better facilitate the ability for remote teams to work more independently.

Taking these capabilities and knowledge you will one of the Senior technical resources for local development teams in India to build services and applications that help deliver on ApplyBoard’s mission.

What you’ll be doing every day :

  • Design and develop new capabilities and enhancements - both for students, and for the ApplyBoard staff and partners who help students 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, by refactoring, decomposition, bug-fixing and preventive maintenance
  • Identify and act on opportunities to improve the way we plan, develop, test and deploy our software
  • Actively promote better software engineering, introducing advanced techniques and new tools to help other engineers improve their craft and deliver better software
  • What you bring to the table :

  • 10+ years of meaningful experience in software development with 5+ years in a technical leadership role.
  • Experience leading and providing technical guidance to teams of engineers developing web-based commercial software that users love, across multiple domains and industries
  • 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
  • Extensive knowledge of design patterns, architectural paradigms, programming languages, tech stacks and frameworks - and deep understanding of the trade-offs entailed in choosing among them
  • Ability to influence and win over others by laying out the pros and cons of different options and the reasoning which supports your decisions, while maintaining an open-minded and collaborative atmosphere that makes people eager to work with you
  • A high level of skill and craftsmanship in building software that stands the test of time
  • Experience researching potential third-party technology solutions, and thoroughly evaluating when to build our own and when to pay for technology built by others
  • Track record of introducing the technical side of Agile software development to your teams, and explaining both how to apply its practices and the underlying principles which make them effective
  • Proven experience in architecting and translating architecture into execution steps and stories for Agile teams.
  • Experienced with working with geographically and time-zone dispersed development teams.
  • Ideally, you also have experience with many of :

  • Experience building and evolving customer facing software products which entail some of the following : API access development, API management, and Web and Mobile Development
  • Ruby, Rails, React, Node.js, React Native, Flutter, 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
  • What We Offer :

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