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Sr. Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Kitchener, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 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.

The Opportunity:

As a Senior Software Engineer at applyboard, you will play a pivotal role in Applyboard’s technological advancement and product development. Leveraging your knowledge in all stages of software engineering, you'll collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, develop, and deploy innovative solutions that address complex technical challenges.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to lead projects, mentor junior team members, and contribute to the growth and success of our organization.

You will work closely with Managers, Staff and Principal Engineers to ensure the successful delivery of high-quality software solutions while contributing hands-on to development efforts.

What you’ll be doing every day:

  • Technical Leadership: Lead the design and implementation of robust software solutions, providing technical guidance and expertise to the development team. Drive best practices in software development, ensuring code quality, scalability, and maintainability.

  • Full-Stack Development: Participate in the full software development lifecycle, from requirements gathering to design, coding, testing, deployment, and maintenance. Develop front-end and back-end components using modern frameworks and technologies.

  • Architecture Design: Collaborate with architects and stakeholders to define software architecture and system design. Evaluate and recommend technologies, frameworks, and tools to enhance the efficiency and performance of our software products.

  • Problem Solving: Analyze complex technical problems and propose innovative solutions. Troubleshoot issues, analyze root causes and implement effective fixes and optimizations.

  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including product managers, designers, QA engineers, and DevOps specialists, to deliver high-quality software solutions on time and within budget. Mentor junior engineers, share knowledge, and foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

  • Champion Agile methodologies and practices: utilizing Kanban to prioritize and deliver features and enhancements on time;

  • Technical Documentation: Create and maintain technical documentation, including system architecture diagrams, API specifications, code comments, and user guides. Ensure clear communication of technical concepts and project requirements to stakeholders.

  • Continuous Development: : Stay up-to-date on industry trends and emerging technologies, evaluating their potential impact on our technology stack and recommending adoption where appropriate

What you bring to the table:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field; advanced degree preferred;

  • 6+ years of professional experience in software engineering, with a focus on full-stack development;

  • Strong proficiency in backend language/framework (e.g., Typescript, NestJS, Ruby on Rails) and frontend framework (e.g., React, Next.js);

  • Experience with AWS or other cloud platforms, with proficiency in infrastructure as code (e.g., AWS CDK, Terraform, Ansible);

  • Solid understanding of microservices architecture, design patterns, and best practices;

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and articulate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders;

  • Passion for continuous learning and professional development, with a desire to stay ahead of industry trends and best practices

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Great experience with TypeScript and its application in frontend and backend development;

  • Experience with server-side rendering using NextJS or similar frameworks;

  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines using GitHub Actions or similar tools;

  • Knowledge of containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) and orchestration tools;

  • Active participation in open-source communities or contributions to relevant projects;


  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package;

  • Flexible remote work options;

  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement;

  • A collaborative and dynamic work environment with a focus on innovation and creativity

If you're a passionate and experienced software engineer with a knack for leadership and a desire to make a meaningful impact, we'd love to hear from you. Join us in shaping the future of Education and driving excellence in everything we do. Apply now to be considered for this exciting opportunity!

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.