Shopify

Lead/Staff Frontend Software Engineer, Shop (Remote, Americas)

United States
Jul, 13
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Company Description

Shopify and Shop are 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

Shopify has focused the last decade on solving complex problems for entrepreneurs by making commerce seamless and accessible. Now, we want to do the same for customers through Shop.Shop is on a mission to change how we shop. From the fastest checkout experience in Shop Pay to all-in-one order tracking and easy ways to find and shop local brands in app, Shop is making shopping better one step at a time for both shoppers and the merchants they buy from. Having launched less than a year ago, Shop is already one of the top 5 apps in North America and we're just getting started.We're looking for a Lead Frontend Software Engineer to join our team as we turn Shop into one of the most beloved products and brands in the world. We want shoppers to be able to develop meaningful connections with the brands they love, and we believe that Shop is the answer to helping foster those relationships with the powerhouse of Shopify merchants we love and support.

Job Description

At Shop, 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 Shop to build great products for buyers and sellers. You will build highly scalable, performant, and reliable products that 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.

What does Front End Development mean at Shop?

On the Front End development, we’re looking for engineers who appreciate the blurred line between web and mobile development. We’ve come a long way at reducing the distinction between web and mobile development and will continue to leverage the best of these two disciplines to make development across both areas easier and more impactful. As a frontend engineer, you’ll work with web and mobile products in close collaboration with other software development teams, designers, product managers, and marketers to not only build incredible web products and marketing campaigns but also shipping those features in our mobile products. Besides Ruby on Rails for some web projects we use the latest web standards in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and modern technologies and frameworks like Typescript, React, GraphQL, Apollo, to develop great web and mobile applications that scale and perform well on all devices. We have well-established onboarding and growth programs to help engineers bridge the gap between web and mobile development. In fact, many of our mobile engineers come from a web development background and are now some of the most important contributors to the mobile products our users love and use daily.

Qualifications

What you’ll do as a Lead Frontend Software Engineer at Shop:

  • 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 and Shop leaders, executives and external partners to provide the best experiences for our users

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

  • A proven track record of leading the technical direction for software development teams — strong technical mentorship is a must
  • Deep experience building high-quality and high-impact user experiences
  • 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, React or React Native - or deep experience with any relevant transferrable technologies
  • A passion for efficiency and collaboration, with a history of establishing great relationships across UX, Product Management, Product Marketing, and Data teams 
  • A commitment and drive for quality, technical excellence and results
  • Curiosity and passion to constantly learn new things; Shopify and Shop 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 Shop, so please give us as much detail on this as you'd like in the answers on the next page. 👍 📖

Shopify and Shop are 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-anywhereOur 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#SustainabilityReportsAt Shop, 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.

Interested, but not ready to apply? 

Join the Shopify Talent Community to learn more about us, while you polish up your resume: https://www.shopify.com/careers/2021

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