Senior Backend Software Engineer (Remote, Americas)

Remote

Shopify


Role Location

  • Remote

Employees

501+ people

Address

234 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON, K1N 5X8, CA

Tech Stack

  • Ruby on Rails
  • MySQL
  • React
  • React Native
  • Redis
  • memcached
  • Kubernetes
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • nginx
  • Lua
  • Golang
  • GraphQL
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • Ruby
  • Docker
  • Terraform

Role Description

Company Description Shopify’s mission is to make commerce better for everyone. From building a new product feature for our commerce platform, to helping a merchant troubleshoot an issue over the phone, we want to empower our ecosystem through our work.

Having a unified vision, a north star, is vitally important to ensure that we are all headed in the same direction. No matter the size or experience, we want to power every merchant’s experience. This is why we're all here.

Shopify is now permanently remote and we're working towards a future that is digital by default. That location you see above? Consider it merely an example of hundreds of potential locations across North America where Shopify is hiring. Learn more here: https://www.shopify.com/careers/work-anywhere

Job Description Shopify is on a fast-moving mission to make the best products for merchants, buyers, and partners around the globe — and engineers play a vital role in building that future. Here are just some of the stories from the engineering teams who build and scale Shopify.

What does Back End Development mean at Shopify? Backend Engineers here are passionate about solving tough problems with performant code work on teams that ship on quality instead of on time. Our teams deploy new code many times a day, and our production scale is massive. We’re talking over 1 million online stores, and hundreds of millions of requests a day. Thousands of entrepreneurs will see your work within seconds – a difficult but incredibly rewarding responsibility. Shopify is the largest Ruby on Rails application in the world and we're a big part of the Rails community. We’re constantly improving our codebase to make it even better.

Qualifications What you’ll do as a Senior Backend Software Engineer at Shopify:

Collaborating with other designers and engineers Creating beautiful and fast code that improves our code base in meaningful ways Using test-driven development to write well-tested code Fixing bugs fast and taking your time to solve hard problems well Contributing back to the open source community

Experience and skills that are important for success in this role:

Experience using technologies and frameworks like (but not limited to) some of our most-used languages — Ruby on Rails, GraphQL, Java/JEE, Node.js, PHP, Python, React or React Native, Golang, Kubernetes — is an asset, but not required. Don’t have experience with many of them? No problem — deep experience with any object-oriented language and willingness to learn our tech stack goes a long way. (Also: Check out our Stackshare: https://stackshare.io/shopify/shopify)

Curiosity and passion to constantly learn new things; Shopify changes fast, and we need the people who work here to be able to change and learn fast too

Experience with relational databases and SQL

Bonus Points: You’ve mentored teammates on new ways to deepen their technical craft

Additional Information Shopify is now permanently remote and working towards a future that is digital by default. Learn more about what this can mean for you.

We know that looking for a new role can be both exciting and time-consuming, and we truly appreciate your effort. Jenn is an actual real live person (👋🏻) and is looking forward to learning more about you through your application. And remember, we want to know what you're really interested in building and why you want to build it at Shopify, so please give us as much detail on this as you'd like in the answers on the next page. 👍 📖

Shopify is now permanently remote, and working towards a future that is digital by default. Learn more about what this can mean for you: https://www.shopify.com/careers/work-anywhere

Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity & inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our Sustainability Reports to learn more about Shopify’s commitments to our communities, and our planet: https://www.shopify.com/about/environment#SustainabilityReports

At Shopify, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.

About Shopify

Shopify is a platform built for independent business owners of all shapes and sizes to start, sell, market and manage their businesses online, in-store, and everywhere between. With a comprehensive set of industry-leading tools, Shopify has helped over 1.7 million people in 175 countries take control of where they take their businesses. Shopify has worked with brands like Unilever, Gymshark, Allbirds and countless others that started with nothing but an idea, a passion, or a purpose.

Company Culture

Shopify-wide Culture Culture is the sum of our beliefs and behaviours. It’s how people act when they think nobody’s watching. Every single one of us influences the environment here through our everyday actions and interactions. Therefore, we all own culture.

We embrace being multicultural and celebrate the differences that occur naturally within teams, departments, locations, and projects. We see this diversity as a strength.

We might not agree with each other all the time, but the best solutions come out of the agreements we strike when we look at common problems through different perspectives. Regardless of our backgrounds, locations, or teams, our mission and values link us together. We are here to make commerce better for everyone, so that anyone, anywhere can create independence for themselves, their families, and their communities. We do this through a focus on collective impact, continuous learning, thriving on change, and building for the longterm. They are the shared principles we all agree on and live by.

Engineering Culture Engineering has always been a leading discipline at Shopify. Our CEO is a programmer and along with our President, have both committed code. Engineering teams play a critical role in influencing and driving our approach to product development.

We develop excellence in our craft through practice and growth. We practice our skills by solving challenging problems at scale. We grow by working with and learning from other talented developers in our community and embracing new technologies and languages. Pull out of your lane and tackle front-end, back-end, infrastructure, data, or trust and security initiatives. These moves are not just allowed, they’re encouraged, and they enable you to build your breadth, depth, and ability to solve hard problems.

Our Developers have high trust and autonomy - our infrastructure is built so you can ship fast and ship early. Everyone has the ability to improve Shopify, and you won’t be limited to a prescribed set of tasks as a developer.

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