Senior Front-End Developer

Job post summary
Location ANZ
Team Engineering & Development

About the role

We’re looking for Front End Developers to work with multiple disciplines to evolve the Polaris design system. In this role, you will be responsible for healthy design systems, frontend code architecture, development of tools and infrastructure.

Our Frontend Engineers in the design system team collaborate closely with designers, content strategists, product managers, data scientists, and our broader product teams to build incredible design systems and tools. You’ll use the latest web standards in React, JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

Developers at Shopify have the creative freedom to make a real difference in the world of commerce, the support to bring your authentic self to work, and the chance to work with the best in the business. As one of them, you will leverage your skills and experience to solve tough problems with performant code. 

This role can be based anywhere in Singapore, Japan, India or Australia, and will be working closely with our R&D teams in APAC and Canada. Shopify is now permanently remote and working towards a future that is digital by design. Learn more about what this can mean for you.


  • 5+ years of software front-end developing experience.

  • Development experience in Payment companies is a plus.

  • A product-minded developer who cares about the "Why" - Why build this feature? How will we measure impact?

  • A generalist (or a T-shaped developer) excited by problems that require a mix of frontend and backend skills and unblocking anything that stands in the way of success.

  • A strong foundation of design principles, especially when it relates to platform development in the areas of API, data modelling, and scale

  • Experience in writing automated tests as part of your development workflow (even better if you do it TDD)

  • A passion for efficiency and collaboration, with a history of establishing great relationships with other teams, across offices, and time zones

  • The 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 using a broad array of technologies and frameworks like (but not limited to) HTML, CSS, TypeScript, Node.js, Javascript, React or React Native, GraphQL. Experience in any of these is an asset, but not required. Don’t have experience with many of them? No problem — a deep understanding of any object-oriented language and willingness to learn our tech stack goes a long way. (Also: Check out our StackShare here.)

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

Shopify is now permanently remote, and we’re working towards a future that is digital by design. That location you see above? Consider it merely an example of hundreds of potential locations Shopify is hiring. Learn more here:

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.

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.

How we hire

At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.
Learn more about our hiring process 
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