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Infrastructure Cloud Architect



Software Engineering, IT, Other Engineering
Kitchener, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2023

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 a Cloud Services Architect, you will be a hands-on technical leader within the Cloud Infrastructure & Cloud Services team. As a senior most technical leader within the Cloud Services team, you will provide technical leadership and mentorship to the team along with representing the cloud services team on various technical standards committees. You will also design and implement solutions along with various development teams based on provided requirements. You will interact with other Infrastructure & Cloud Services team members in addition to Software Engineering leads, development managers, and business managers to evaluate both new as well as evolvement of existing technologies.

What you’ll be doing every day:

  • Lead the team in developing and maturing our technology and processes across Dev Enablement (CICD, IaC and GitOps), Cloud Infrastructure (Security, Network, Storage and Compute) and DevSecOps (Observability and Operations with strong security focus).

  • Collaborate with the cross-functional teams to forge (plan, research, prototype and implement) our tech stack and processes to ensure fast, efficient and high quality delivery of ApplyBoard’s initiatives.

  • Raise the bar on our security posture by proactively remediating risks associated within our domain.

  • Enhance our observability viewpoint to provide greater insight into our operations, infrastructure and processes, leading to improvements in our reliability, cost optimization and user experience.

  • Guide the team into making data-driven decisions, ensuring measurable results which drive automation and process improvements, which follow engineering best practices.

  • When needed, leverage your experience to support the Cloud Services operational team in responding to issues. No job is too big or too small.

What you bring to the table:

  • 10+ years of practical hands-on experience with private/public Cloud Architecture, Networking, DevSecOps/SRE.

  • Experienced with SaaS software development and SDLC, focused on dev enablement like CI/CD pipelines and Cloud operations.

  • Strong experience in Infrastructure as Code and automation with Terraform and/or CDK.

  • Great communication skills. (Yes, everyone writes that - but we really mean it.)

  • Demonstrated ownership and pride in the quality of the software and infrastructure you work on, and the way that it succeeds in meeting the needs of its users.

  • Ability to explain and defend an informed opinion while maintaining an open mind.

  • Experience with engineering and operational practices and processes which promote incrementalism, frequent delivery and tight feedback loops - without sacrificing quality.

  • Strong depth of practical experience and knowledge of public cloud providers (preferably AWS)

  • Developing and maintaining products that are used by many thousands or millions of people.

  • Maturity, good judgment, ability to influence, mentor and leadership skills.

Ideally, you also have experience with some of:

  • Kubernetes, EC2, ELBs, Docker, Linux

  • Cloud Security principles and best practices

  • AWS Services but not limited to: VPC and Security Groups, EC2, ELBs, CloudFront, Route53, WAF and AWS Lambda.

  • Proficiency in multiple languages such as the following: Python, Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, Ruby on Rails, Node, React and shell scripting.

  • Identity Management, AWS IAM, SSO, Okta, Workspace ONE Access and Google.

  • Microservices, RESTful APIs.

  • CICD Pipelines, Jenkins, AWS CodeBuild, GitHub Actions

  • AWS Aurora, AWS RDS, MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, RedShift, Redis, Kafka

  • Experience with Enterprise Architecture

  • Observability, NewRelic, AWS CloudWatch

  • Service Ticketing Systems (Jira, OpsGenie)


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.