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Chief Technology Officer



Software Engineering, IT
Kitchener, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and educational institutions on one intuitive and personalized platform. ApplyBoard is a mission-driven, hyper-growth organization. It has been attracting dedicated individuals for more than eight years who are inspired every day to break down barriers to international education and take their careers to new heights at a company that will invest in their career growth. Our six core values are our compass in our mission to Educate the World and the foundation of our unique company culture. As an organization built on a foundation of diversity, it’s important that our team members are representative of the students from more than 150 countries that we support.


  • Align technical roadmaps with business goals to develop a cohesive strategy spanning short, medium, and long-term objectives.

  • Foster transparent communication with business leaders, showcasing insights into market trends and customer needs.

  • Develop and execute robust strategies to strengthen partnerships and external collaborations, enhancing technology platform capabilities and nurturing industry relationships.

  • Proactively identify synergistic opportunities, negotiate partnership terms, and leverage external expertise for innovation and market expansion.

  • Collaboratively define and refine the long-term technical vision and principles to accommodate evolving business needs and technological advancements.

  • Empower domain teams while ensuring alignment across the organization.

  • Continuously assess technology stacks, identifying architectural gaps, performance bottlenecks, and resilience issues, and propose strategic, long-term solutions.

  • Facilitate technical discussions to ensure local decisions align with global architectural strategy, resolving disputes impartially for enterprise-wide benefit.

  • Conduct due diligence on emerging technologies, advocating for those aligned with business needs and architectural vision, anticipating integration challenges, and ensuring seamless transitions.

  • Devise phased architectural evolution plans, considering business continuity and minimizing disruptions, while ensuring scalability and performance enhancement.

  • Provide formal and informal leadership, inspiring teams to deliver agreed-upon objectives, balancing short-term needs with long-term strategic goals.

  • Actively engage in hands-on technical tasks as needed, such as system architecture, coding, and deployment, to drive innovation and maintain technical credibility.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Visionary Technology Leadership: Ability to integrate technological advancements with business objectives, steering teams toward a harmonized strategic architecture.

  • Product Delivery Expertise: Proven track record in leading end-to-end design, development, and launch of scalable software products.

  • Startup Environment Experience: Demonstrated success in scaling up companies from a technology standpoint within dynamic startup environments.

  • Hands-On Technical Involvement: Dedication to engaging in various aspects of the product development lifecycle, including system architecture, coding, and deployment.

  • Cloud Computing Proficiency: Expertise in cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure) for building scalable and cost-efficient architectures.

  • AI/ML Knowledge: Familiarity with latest AI/ML technologies and best practices.

  • Cross-Functional Leadership: Ability to guide pivotal decisions and foster collaboration across disciplines.

  • Effective Communication: Skillful at distilling complex technical concepts for diverse audiences.

  • Talent Development: Creates an environment conducive to talent recruitment, development, and innovation across the organization.

  • Broad IT Acumen: Comprehensive portfolio of IT expertise spanning network architecture, data engineering, cybersecurity, and software development.

Why you’ll want to work here:

  • Competitive salary

  • Health insurance

  • Professional development opportunities

  • Collaborative and supportive work environment

  • Opportunities for growth and advancement within the company



About ApplyBoard

ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education. With more than 800,000 students from over 150 countries helped with their journey in less than a decade, we are just getting started.

ApplyBoard’s 1,350 global team members in 30 countries assist students and our 1,500 partner institutions by empowering the international student sector with innovative technology and insights. As a four-time consecutive Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 ranked company, ApplyBoard is growing and scaling like few other companies. On top of our strong growth, our people are growing personally and professionally. ApplyBoard India was Great Place to Work® Institute (India) certified for outstanding employee experience and workplace culture.

Thank you for your interest in joining the ApplyBoard Team and being part of our mission to Educate the World. While we are lucky to attract a high level of interest in each of our roles, only qualified applicants will be contacted and selected for an interview.

ApplyBoard welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all aspects of the hiring and selection process.