The company

Accelerate is an intelligent digital platform that, paired with EduCo’s extensive student recruitment network in key markets, enables universities to rapidly scale up and diversify their global reach and international enrolments. Our intuitive recruitment technology, time-tested university support model, and global presence in key international student source markets have helped universities achieve their recruitment and student retention goals. Our vision for Accelerate is for it to become the international education industry’s leading B2B student recruitment platform.

The Technology

The Accelerate agent portal is comprised of a front-end UI built with React on an open-source headless CMS framework as-a-backend (Liferay) hosted on AWS. The portal is integrated with Salesforce Sales Cloud which operates as a secondary database and CRM. Our student application platform provides real-time data analysis using application servers like Tomcat and JBoss. The frontend React application retrieves and transacts data with Liferay and Salesforce through RESTful and GraphQL services.

The opportunity

As VP Engineering, you will be responsible for the Accelerate platform globally.

This is a newly created opportunity to work in a start-up environment while being supported by a well-established global brand.

As the most senior technology role at Accelerate, the VP Engineering role is responsible for all technology decision making, development and maintenance for the Accelerate platform. Reporting to CEO you will oversee the product roadmap to ensure our platform addresses and reflects our customer needs and expectations. To achieve this, you will become an expert in the evolving market they compete in, partner effectively to resource our internal technology team and identify opportunities to grow the platform and business.

This role will help shape Accelerate’s technology strategy and to drive its execution, and simultaneously drive the growth of this new company within the EduCo Group.

This role will be responsible for resourcing and recruiting world-class talent, managing the appropriate development methodologies, and creating the proper organizational structure to drive a high performing development team to deliver services to the stakeholders with relentless execution.

The VP Engineering will have an understanding of the technology market and influence technology trends, standards, and stakeholders which will further enhance adoption and market share of Accelerate’s solutions, and work in tandem with the other members of the executive team as well as the recruitment, sales, marketing and management teams to further define our roadmap and deliver against it.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Overall engineering, testing, and production of systems for the Accelerate platform.
  • Providing an overall strategy and technology direction for the development of student applications and communication infrastructure supporting the Company’s solutions.
  • Strategic planning for all product development efforts to include the subsequent testing, release and production environment needs.
  • Overseeing all activities of the development groups (development, QA, and application process).
  • Planning the overall architecture of our products and support infrastructure including day-to-day operations in conjunction with Accelerate’s technology department, software development team, and product management teams.
  • Assuming overall responsibility for the current and long-range direction of technology for Accelerate by enhancing and implementing best programs, policies, practices and systems while delivering high quality and repeatable results.
  • Supporting the development of the Company’s product roadmap.
  • Leading and enhancing our agile methodology for the design, development, test and release of our products and features.
  • Establishing departmental goals, objectives, and operating procedures.
  • Recruiting, managing and continuously developing through leadership and collaborative team building a world-class team of technology professionals viewed as the leader in the Education industry.
  • Being an active spokesperson and evangelist both internally and externally by communicating and promoting the Company’s technology vision and solutions.
  • Identifying opportunities to leverage offshore resources to meet project demand.
  • Being directly responsible for establishing and managing the operating budget to maximize utilization of resources and delivery of products and solutions.

 

Your professional journey:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related engineering field.
  • Previous senior leadership roles in product or application development and engineering for high growth companies.
  • Proven leadership of large-scale software teams that have delivered great products on deadline and within budget.
  • Proven experience as a leader developing, deploying, and supporting software as a service/platform as a service solution to commercial, industrial, and institutional users worldwide.
  • Hands-on experience developing code using JavaScript, Angular, React/Redux, HTML/CSS, Bootstrap
  • Hands-on experience with a server-side language such as Java, PHP, C# or C++ to develop applications
  • Have commercial experience working with database servers like MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL, Postgres
  • Familiarity with DevOps in software development projects and IT operations.
  • Proven ability to recruit and retain the best and brightest developers in the world and provide them with a vision and working environment to develop world-class applications while instituting compelling performance measurements that continually drive transparency and improved performance
  • Experience in software development with open source technologies. In return, you will have the opportunity to build a successful career with support from experienced and highly respected colleagues, work within a fun, friendly, culturally diverse environment and be competitively rewarded for your efforts. Familiar working in an Agile and Waterfall delivery framework and Agile tools such as Jira and Confluence
  • Experience in developing products and solutions such as B2B portals using mixed technologies stack to deliver to business outcomes.
  • Significant product engineering experience gained in a commercial environment.
  • Salesforce CRM and API integration experience.
  • Familiar working with Git and GitHub.
  • Experience in the Education industry not required but considered a plus.

 

Benefits

Join our Technology team at Accelerate, in return, you will have the opportunity to build a successful career with support from experienced and highly respected colleagues in a global business, work within a fun, friendly, culturally diverse environment and be competitively rewarded for your efforts.

  • Opportunity to join a well-established, growing and stable organisation
  • A collaborative and inclusive culture
  • Flexible working options including work from home
  • Agile work practices that focus to drive innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Monthly Employee Wellbeing Afternoon
  • Professional Development: LinkedIn Learning and Well-being Lunch and Learn series
  • Opportunity to shape and drive the development of an innovative fast-growing business.

 

About us

Accelerate is an intelligent digital platform that, paired with EduCo’s extensive student recruitment network in key markets, enables universities to rapidly scale up and diversify their global reach and international enrolments.

Our intuitive recruitment technology, time-tested university support model, and global presence in key international student source markets have helped universities achieve their recruitment and student retention goals. Our vision for Accelerate is for it to become the international education industry’s leading B2B student recruitment platform.

The technology

EduCo has managed 100,000 student applications to our campuses over the past decade and has seen the enormous potential to derive business improvements from this wealth of data. The Accelerate platform will allow EduCo to both collect a higher volume of quality data and use predictive analytics to improve student conversion rates and outcomes.

The Accelerate agent portal is comprised of a front-end UI built with React on an open-source headless CMS framework as-a-backend (Liferay) hosted on AWS. The portal is integrated with Salesforce Sales Cloud which operates as a secondary database and CRM. Our student application platform provides real-time data analysis using application servers like Tomcat, JBoss. The frontend React application retrieves and transacts data with Liferay and Salesforce through RESTful and GraphQL services.

The role

Are you looking for a role that allows you to work in a global organization in a solid growth phase, with talented individuals and opportunities to develop and grow with the organization?
A new opportunity exists for an energetic and results-focused Data Scientist to join our Technology team at Accelerate.

What you will do

The purpose of the Data Scientist role is to:

  • deliver robust exploratory and predictive analytics to help discover improvements within our current operating practices
  • deepen our understanding of our Student, Agent, and University network, and their engagement with the brand.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Curating data across EduCo’s databases and partner universities.
  • Identifying additional data sources and organizational methods to keep data clean and secure in EduCo’s data platform.
  • Maintaining, building and extending predictive models and machine learning algorithms
  • Overall engineering, testing, and production of systems for the Accelerate platform.
  • Applying machine-learning techniques to improve application conversion and student retention, whilst optimising the quality and volume of applicants from EduCo’s Agent network.
  • Improving both internal and external reporting capabilities, highlighting how data can drive positive impact across our operations.
  • Producing marketing material to demonstrate our machine-learning capabilities to prospective customers.
  • Developing new models and analytic solutions to drive future business performance.
  • Working across several functions, presenting insights to a range of business stakeholders, and contributing to strategic decisions.
  • Staying up-to-date with the latest trends in analytics and technology.

 

About you

  • Tertiary qualified in a relevant discipline (Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Computer Science).
  • Prior experience in a commercial/business support or data/insights analyst role coupled with relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Familiar working across multiple application servers like Tomcat and JBoss.
  • A good understanding of working with database servers like MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL, Postgres.
  • Strong scripting and programming skills
  • Strong understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms
  • Experience with deep learning
  • Great communication skills, especially in explaining complex data problems and solution
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs with intermediate skills in Excel.

 

Benefits

In return, you will have the opportunity to build a successful career with support from experienced and highly respected colleagues in a global business, work within a fun, friendly, culturally diverse environment and be competitively rewarded for your efforts.

  • A collaborative and inclusive culture
  • Flexible working options including work from home
  • Agile work practices that focus to drive innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Monthly Employee Wellbeing Afternoon
  • Professional Development: LinkedIn Learning and Well-being Lunch and Learn series
  • Opportunity to shape and drive the development of an innovative fast-growing business.

About us

Accelerate is an intelligent digital platform that, paired with EduCo’s extensive student recruitment network in key markets, enables universities to rapidly scale up and diversify their global reach and international enrolments. Our intuitive recruitment technology, time-tested university support model, and global presence in key international student source markets have helped universities achieve their recruitment and student retention goals. Our vision for Accelerate is for it to become the international education industry’s leading B2B student recruitment platform.

The technology

The Accelerate agent portal is comprised of a front-end UI built with React on an open-source headless CMS framework as-a-backend (Liferay) hosted on AWS. The portal is integrated with Salesforce Sales Cloud which operates as a secondary database and CRM. Our student application platform provides real-time data analysis using application servers like Tomcat and JBoss. The frontend React application retrieves and transacts data with Liferay and Salesforce through RESTful and GraphQL services.

The role

Are you looking for a role that allows you to work in a global organization in a solid growth phase, with talented individuals and opportunities to develop and grow with the organization?

A new opportunity exists for an energetic and results-focused Software Engineer Full Stack to join our Technology team at Accelerate.

Reporting to the VP Engineering, you will work a part of a cross-functional team that is responsible for the full software development life cycle, from conception to deployment.

As the Software Engineer Full Stack, you will develop and maintain the B2B Accelerate agent portal custom software solution.

This role will be managing the end-to life cycle for the production of the software and application.

What you will do

The role will be responsible for analysing, writing, building and deploying software together with the Accelerate project team. The role will also oversee automated testing and provide feedback to the project team for solutions.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with the internal development team, product managers and external vendors to ideate software solutions based on a project brief
  • Clarify product requirements: design client-side and server-side architecture
  • Collaborate effectively to support relationships with external technical vendors and suppliers
  • Build the front-end of applications through appealing visual design
  • Build features and applications with a mobile responsive design ensuring cross-platform optimization for mobile phones
  • Develop and manage well-functioning database and applications
  • Ensure the responsiveness, performance and speed of applications
  • Create design plans for the user-facing side of the application, which controls look, feel, and function
  • Design user interactions on web pages working alongside graphic designers for web design features
  • Developing back end services that will serve both external and internal website applications
  • Creating and maintaining infrastructure servers, networking and databases on AWS as necessary for functionality
  • Design, write, develop and implement effective and scalable web service APIs
  • Write technical documentation: draw up technical and functional specifications for written documents, manuals and training guides
  • Test software to ensure responsiveness and efficiency
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade software
  • Identify performance bottlenecks and come up with novel ways to solve them
  • Create and ensure that non-functional requirements such as security, data protection, performance, maintainability, scalability, usability, and reliability are being considered when architecting solutions
  • Work with data scientists and analysts to improve software meeting both technical and consumer needs
  • Evaluating work according to project-specific criteria and recommending solutions to challenges requiring complex technical trade-offs (for example, speed versus reliability and user-experience or manufacturability versus overall performance)
  • Seeing through a project from conception to finished product
  • Staying informed of developments in web applications and programming languages.

About you

  • Degree qualification in Computer Science, Statistics or relevant field
  • Proven experience as a Full Stack Developer or similar role
  • Familiarity with DevOps in software development projects and IT operations
  • Familiar working in an Agile and Waterfall delivery framework including using tools such as Jira and Confluence
  • Ability to develop fully-fledged platforms (with databases, servers and clients) which do not need other applications to function
  • Experience developing desktop and mobile applications
  • Familiarity working with Salesforce CRM and API’s
  • Writing clean, functional code on the front- and back-end systems
  • Hands-on experience developing code using JavaScript, Angular, React/Redux, HTML/CSS, Bootstrap
  • Hands-on experience developing using a server-side language such as Java, PHP, C#, C++ to develop applications
  • Familiar with Git and GitHub
  • Familiarity with databases (e.g. servers like MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL, Postgres)
  • Experience in both HTTP, REST, GraphQL.
  • Experience in RESTful API design and development
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, system design and algorithms.

 

Benefits

In return, you will have the opportunity to build a successful career with support from experienced and highly respected colleagues in a global business, work within a fun, friendly, culturally diverse environment and be competitively rewarded for your efforts.

  • A collaborative and inclusive culture
  • Flexible working options including work from home
  • Agile work practices that focus to drive innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Monthly Employee Wellbeing Afternoon
  • Professional Development: LinkedIn Learning and Well-being Lunch and Learn series
  • Opportunity to shape and drive the development of an innovative fast-growing business.