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.
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 140 countries that we support.
We are looking for a passionate Product Manager to join us in building the future of EdTech and ultimately help students find success throughout their education journey. As a member of the Product team, you will play a critical role in defining, communicating, and executing the product vision and strategy across a variety of product areas. Our PMs work across multiple functional groups to define and deliver new products and features, as well as identify opportunities to improve.
As a Product Manager within the FinTech team, you will play a critical role in defining and executing the product vision and strategy that empowers ApplyBoard to provide compelling financial systems and products that help remove the financial barriers in the goal of education as a fundamental right.
What you’ll be doing every day:
Own the strategic roadmap for your domain, continuously critiquing the direction and delivery of key initiatives
Identify new initiatives that improve customer experience and drive growth, prioritizing them, moving them through concept phases and socializing with key stakeholders
Work closely with your Engineering, Design and Data Science counterparts to translate the product roadmap into detailed requirements and prototypes ready for execution
Be a champion in defining and measuring the impact of your product through data and sentiment analysis
Acts as a product evangelist to build awareness and alignment company wide
Drive product launches alongside Marketing, Executives, and other product management team members
What you bring to the table:
4+ years experience as a Product Owner/ Business Analyst building customer-impactful products at software company
2+ years experience with merchant, consumer payments or financial management technology
2+ years experience in an e-commerce enterprise
Technically savvy and comfortable working with a team of developers to understand the challenges and trade offs that come with building your product so that you are able to agree on the best approach
Experience building products from the ground up; from ideation to launch and beyond
Understanding of products within a multi-sided marketplace
Solid technical understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development life cycle, web technologies and agile methodologies
Proven ability to develop product strategies, effectively communicating recommendations to senior leadership teams
Strong ability to explore an ambiguous problem space, identify user segmentation, related opportunities, and prioritize solutions
Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
MS/BS degree in Finance, Business, Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
Ideally, you also have experience with some of:
Creating low-fidelity wireframes and working closely with UI/UX designers
Experience with agile methodologies and working with engineering teams to define your roadmap and deliverables
Payment systems - including credit card processors, eWallets, and other methods of payment
Backend financial systems (GL, AP, AR, etc).
Consumer promotion and rewards systems
Foreign money transactions
B2B Pay-In/Pay-Out systems
ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education by simplifying the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process to more than 1,750 institutions across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. Headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and with an additional operational office in Gurugram, India, ApplyBoard has helped more than 600,000 students from over 150 countries fulfill their study abroad dreams since 2015.
In 2022, Deloitte named ApplyBoard one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Canada for the fourth consecutive year, ranking #30 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and #170 on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list. ApplyBoard ranked on LinkedIn’s 2022 Top Startups List in Canada in 2020, 2021, and 2022 and was recognized as CIX’s Innovator of the Year 2022 and the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 Ontario Winner. In 2023, ApplyBoard India was Great Place to Work® Institute (India) certified for outstanding employee experience and workplace culture.
Thank you for your interest in joining ApplyBoard on our mission to Educate the World. Please note that only qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
ApplyBoard welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.