Senior Software Engineer, Growth (Remote, Americas)

United States
Jul, 13
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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:

Job Description

Those seeking economic independence need more Shopify. The Growth Org plays a vital role in delivering on this vision by reaching entrepreneurs and helping them succeed in their ambitions. In fact, all of our work is evaluated through a singular lens that asks, “Are we enabling the most entrepreneurs to achieve economic independence?”. 

Software Engineers in the Growth Org build and iterate on product and internal systems to improve our customer activation, conversion, and retention. We build merchant-facing products to generate leads, and build tools and platforms which enable internal teams to identify, experiment, optimize and launch high-impact initiatives at scale. We work in a fast-paced environment and have the opportunity to work on both existing products and to build new products from the ground up. You can learn more in the video below 

We’re looking for Software Engineers with a passion for solving complex problems with performant code. Our teams deploy new code many times a day, and our production scale is massive. We are ingesting hundreds of thousands of search results, and hundreds of millions of requests a day. A unique --and critical -- aspect of Growth Engineering is that your projects will directly impact active merchant growth — a critical success metric for Shopify, and a highly significant figure reported regularly during public quarterly reports. If you get excited working on projects that you can own end-to-end from the backend to the front-end whose results drive highly-visible top-line company growth, then come join us!


What you’ll do as a Software Engineer in the Growth Org at Shopify

  • Write well-tested and fast back-end code in Ruby

  • Collaborate with other Shopify developers, data scientists and external partners to ideate and build world class products

  • Default to action

  • Contribute back to the open source community

  • Learn and grow constantly to feed your passion for self-improvement and make those around you better

  • Design and build innovative features that are driven by web scale data

Experience and skills that are important for success in this role

  • Building full-stack web services using several languages and frameworks  (Ruby on Rails, Java/JEE, Node.js, PHP, Python, GraphQL, Node.js, React, Golang) - 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

  • Working with Rails or the desire to learn it quickly

  • Building and scaling applications using different technologies 

  • Persistence in exploring green fields and building something from scratch

  • A passion for helping growing development teams and making others better

  • A commitment and drive for quality, excellence, and results balanced with a creative mindset

Additional beneficial experience

  • Contributing to our community through code, documentation, mentoring, teaching, speaking, or organizing

  • Marketing technologies, SEM, SEO, ad tech, marketing funnels, growth loops

Additional Information

We know that looking for a new role can be both exciting and time-consuming, and we truly appreciate your effort. Michael 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: 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: 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.

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