Sr. Software Engineer - Integration

About Us:

ApplyBoard was founded in 2015 with the belief that education is a right, not a privilege. Our vision is to make education accessible to thousands of students around the world.  Through our platform and team of experts, we streamline the application process, from submission to enrollment, assisting students every step of the way. 

Today, ApplyBoard has grown to become the world’s largest platform for international student recruitment to North America. We have built partnerships with over 1,200 of the best secondary and post-secondary education institutions across Canada and the United States and helped 60,000+ students apply to study abroad. 

As a market leader, we are backed by some of the most prestigious global venture capitalists in the Silicon Valley and Toronto and are one of Canada’s fastest-growing tech companies - with no signs of slowing down.

Our Team:

ApplyBoard is built on innovation and diversity. Our team is comprised of 50-50 gender parity, 27 nationalities and over 30 languages spoken! Over the last 4 years, we have grown to over 220 employees worldwide, with team members in Canada, the United States, Vietnam, China, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and the Philippines. We are dedicated to achieving our mission through collaboration, hard work, ownership, and having fun...are you ready to help us make a difference?

The Role:

The Sr. Software Engineer - Integration will design and develop real-time interfaces between internal and external systems in a combination of cloud and on-premise platforms. They will participate in developing integration strategy, architecture and frameworks for the organization. This role will have great communication skills working in close collaboration with IT and business stakeholders to provide integration solutions. They will evaluate the product owner's backlog of requirements to design and develop business solutions using Agile methodology. This role requires deep knowledge and experience in API best practices to select the most appropriate integration tool, process and method to meet the enterprise and business needs.


  • Design and Develop solutions utilizing Integration Best Practices.
  • Provide day to day support and technical expertise to other engineers and stakeholders
  • Learn, understand and implement the concepts of Test/Behaviour Driven Development
  • Have a passion for innovative technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka, RabbitMQ and various cloud technologies
  • Collaborate with other teams in order to successfully use our CI/CD pipeline to increase the velocity of feature deployments and robustness in the deployments
  • Document and test code to ensure the quality of the completed work requirement
  • Avoid cumbersome solutions through diligent research, experimentation, and testing
  • Take ownership for problems and deliver consistently high-quality solutions
  • Provide strategy, architecture, design and automation options to increase efficiencies and simplify integration across multiple platforms

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6+ years' experience in programming on enterprise or department servers or systems
  • 5 or more years of related experience in software design and development
  • 5 or more years working with integration of data across disparate platforms and applications
  • Demonstrated experience creating reusable, standard APIs for real-time integration
  • Experienced in webservices for integration between applications.
  • Fluent in RESTFul API endpoints using JSON
  • Experienced in interfacing data between a mix of Cloud and on Prem applications and data stores
  • Create and enforce programming standards and techniques across the organization
  • Ability to function productively on multiple project teams simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently without any supervision
  • Experienced working in a high paced environment and ability to work effectively under pressure/stressful conditions to meet tight deadlines
  • Familiar with Java, Python, SQL and NoSQL
  • Knowledge of ITIL is an asset

What We Offer:

  • Besides having the opportunity to work with a brilliant and globally diverse team we also offer:
  • The opportunity to have an impact on a product that is positively affecting change to thousands of students lives every day
  • To work with a brilliant and globally diverse team that is the fastest growing in the Waterloo region
  • Great compensation and benefits package to keep you healthy and happy!

Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard, however, only those applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we believe in providing equal opportunity regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment process.