- Ruby on Rails
- React Native
- Google Cloud Platform
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 At Shopify, Lead Engineers (also referred to as Staff Engineers) use their expertise and passion to multiply the overall output of their development team. As a technical leader, you’ll help drive your team’s vision to its implementation. You and the team will design and build technically innovative solutions that empower all teams at Shopify to build powerful and resilient distributed cloud software. Merchants that depend on Shopify for a highly scalable, performant, and reliable platform benefit directly from the work you do. You will maintain a high bar for quality and lead and mentor other engineers. And of course, you’ll be hands-on in the code and contribute technically. Here are just some of the stories from the teams who build and scale Shopify.
What does Back End Development mean at Shopify? Back End Engineers with a passion for 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 Lead Backend Software Engineer at Shopify:
Learn and grow constantly to feed your passion for self-improvement and make those around you better
Design and build highly available, resilient and scalable platform primitives & API
Work through problems with your team, roll up your sleeves, form an opinion and advocate for engineering-specific roadmap items
Collaborate with other Shopify leaders, executives and external partners to provide the best experiences for our merchants
Experience and skills that are important for success in this role:
A proven track record of success in leading software development teams — strong technical mentorship is a must
Deep experience building large scale, high throughput distributed systems and scaling web services, particularly those using and analyzing large amounts of data
High level of fluency with and 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 - or deep experience with any object-oriented language and relevant transferrable technologies
Experience with relational databases and SQL
A passion for efficiency and collaboration, with a history of establishing great relationships across UX, Product Management, Product Marketing, Data, and SEO teams distributed across multiple time zones
A commitment and drive for quality, technical excellence and results
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
Additional Information We know that looking for a new role can be both exciting and time-consuming, and we truly appreciate your effort. Jane 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. 👍 📖
At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We strongly 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 2019 Sustainability Report to learn more about Shopify's commitments.
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.
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.
- Ruby on Rails
- React Native
- Google Cloud Platform
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