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Staff Developer, Shopify Start

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Specialty Engineering and Development

About the role

At Shopify, we build products that help entrepreneurs around the world to start and grow their businesses. We’re the world’s fastest growing commerce platform and we have no plans of slowing down!

Every day thousands of new hopeful entrepreneurs sign up for Shopify without much or any business experience. The Start product line exists to supercharge aspiring entrepreneurs' abilities to become successful with the best guidance, network, and motivation possible.

To continue our incredible rate of growth, we need a strong Staff Developer (Technical Lead) to help us bring our Start product line to the next level.

Staff Developers use their expertise to multiply the overall output of the team. As one of these Staff Developers, you’ll help to drive the product vision to implementation. You and the team will design and build innovative solutions to challenging problems that empower Shopify’s merchants to reach new levels of success. You will maintain a high bar for quality as you work with product management and UX to conceive, design, and develop our product. You’ll also be hands-on in our code and will directly contribute technically.

Requirements for the role

  • A commitment and drive for quality, technical excellence and results
  • Affinity for mentorship; you’ll help developers grow to become senior contributors, and establish new mandates that will enable senior developers to take on technical leadership roles
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails and SQL, or the desire to learn them quickly
  • Strong foundation of design principles, especially when it relates to platform development in the areas of API, data modelling, and scale
  • A passion and curiosity to constantly learn new things; Shopify changes fast, and we need people who work here to be able to change and learn fast too
  • History of establishing great relationships with other teams
  • A past history of building and shipping innovative products and features as a software developer
  • Capable of balancing short term business goals with long term technical roadmaps

What you'll work on

  • Build high quality, globally available, fault tolerant, performant systems and products
  • Apply experimental thinking as we explore the many areas of helping improve the chances of success for aspirational entrepreneurs
  • Work through problems with your team, roll up your sleeves, form an opinion and advocate for engineering-specific roadmap items
  • Be a technical influencer across the company
  • Design and build innovative features that are driven by large scale data
  • Collaborate with other Shopify leaders, executives and external partners to provide the best commerce experience for our merchants
  • Grow the team both through internal development and helping with external hiring
  • Learn and grow constantly to feed your passion for self-improvement and make those around you better

We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time. We’re looking forward to reading your application!

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