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Mobile Developer Intern (Android) - Winter 2020

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Specialty Internships

About the role

Shopify is on a mission to enable entrepreneurship and commerce everywhere in the world. With the growth of mobile commerce, Shopify has been busy pushing boundaries as we craft the best overall mobile experience for our merchants and their customers. We are looking for Mobile Developers excited to grow and scale our mobile offerings.

As a Mobile Developer at Shopify you will work with other mobile developers along with designers and product managers to build and launch new features for our apps. You’ll gain a ton of perspective as you connect with different teams that work on related parts of Shopify. You’ll work on a large scale app that is ever changing, enabling entrepreneurship for hundreds of thousands of merchants. You’ll be able to take the time to rebuild the areas that need love while some of your code stands the test of time. And you’ll grow and learn a ton from your team, theres a good chance you’ll fail a lot too; so embracing this is really important.

You can learn more about what our teams are up to on our Eng blog! You can also see some of the incredible products, features and updates we announced at our Unite Summit in June- they’re some of the amazing things you may get to work on to help shape the future of commerce. 

As an Android Developer Intern you’ll be working on things like:

  • Writing beautiful and fast code that improves our code base in meaningful ways
  • Receiving mentorship and infinite opportunities to learn and grow
  • Collaborating with other designers and developers
  • Using Kotlin to write well-tested code 
  • Fixing bugs fast and taking your time to solve hard problems well

You’re the kind of person who:

  • Loves challenging yourself with projects or hacking just for fun
  • Is a constant learner
  • Has a passion for solving tough problems with code
  • Takes ownership of the projects you work on
  • Enjoys research and figuring out how pieces of an entire project work
  • Takes pride in creating simple solutions to code complex problems
  • Has a strong commitment to quality

Life at Shopify

Interns at Shopify are fully integrated with their teams and the things you will work on are thoughtfully considered. If your team is working through a tough problem, so are you. If they are travelling to another city, you’ll be joining. There won’t be any latte fetching, there are no “intern projects” and you’ll have access to a wide range of perks based on your individual interests.

Mentorship will be available to you and you’ll join +4000 exceptionally bright people who are serious about personal growth, learning and shipping some amazing products and features. We build products that support all kinds of entrepreneurs - from the one-product independent business owner, to rapidly scaling brands like Kylie Cosmetics. We’re also the platform for those that haven’t taken the first step toward getting started yet, and we try to level the playing field for anyone with a great idea to start and grow their business.

High trust and flexibility have always been a part of our culture, and if you’re expecting to be told exactly what to do, Shopify may not be the place for you. We don’t claim to have all the answers, and that’s why we look for independent thinkers, collaborators, and people hungry to grow alongside their team. Find out more about our past interns experiences and learn more about how we approach mentorship at Shopify.

Shopify internships are 4 and 8 month paid terms, the 4-month Winter Internship will run January 6th- April 24th 2020, and the 8-month Winter/Summer Internship will run January 6th- August 28th 2020. 

Our Internships are open to anyone starting off or early in their development career; including students, co-ops, recent graduates or those making a career change. We know that experience comes in many forms; many skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, consider applying! We know that diversity of thought makes for great problem-solving and creative thinking, and diversity of experience allows us to see the world from new viewpoints, which is why we're dedicated to adding a diverse range of new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.

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.

We will be accepting applications until September 23rd at 9:00am EST. Applications will not be accepted after this date and time. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis in the weeks following. 

Before hitting "Apply"

Help us learn more about you! Please complete ALL of the following tasks. Answer fields are provided on the application page:

1. We’re always looking to see where passion and engagement shows itself in all aspects of your life. We’d love to learn what you’re passionate about and what makes you excited about working at Shopify and as a Mobile Developer intern. 

2. To showcase your skills and to help us get a better understanding of which elements of mobile development you like to work on, please complete our Mobile Developer Challenge Question.

Please include a Zip file with your screenshots and submit A link to your projects GitHub Repository in the “Mobile Challenge Submission” section of the application.

If you are in the University of Waterloo co-op program you must apply through Waterloo Works. If you do not apply through Waterloo Works, it is your responsibility to contact your co-op rep to have this posting added to your profile.

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