About the role
Shopify is the world’s fastest growing commerce platform, with no plans to slow down. We power hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs around the world. To help them, our team makes our client-side scalable, approachable, and an extraordinary experience for all. We ship on quality instead of on time. Our teams deploy new code many times a day, and our production scale is massive. We’re talking hundreds of thousands of online stores, and hundreds of millions of requests a day. Thousands of entrepreneurs will see your work within seconds – a tough but incredibly rewarding responsibility.
Our Web Developers work closely with the software engineering team, designers and product managers to not only make incredible merchant-facing products but also developer-facing tools. You’ll gain a ton of perspective as you connect with different people that work on related parts of Shopify. We want to take complex concepts and make them approachable for all entrepreneurs. We want to help the rest of our R&D organization build great UI, and we want to ensure code quality and an amazing user experience.
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 a Web Developer, you'll work on things like:
- Collaborating with other disciplines across Engineering, UX, and Product to help develop front-end solutions for merchant problems
- Developing React components, managing data with GraphQL, and using libraries like Redux and Apollo
- Building reusable and scalable components and documenting in our UX style guides
- Writing and maintaining unit and integration tests
- Using Ruby on Rails to add and modify controllers, models, views, and integrating front-end code into a Rails application
You’re the kind of person who:
- Loves challenging yourself with projects or hacking just for fun
- Is a constant learner
- Has a creative mindset and approaches challenges in unique ways
- 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 Web Developer intern.
2. If you have some work you’re really proud of and want us to see, please attach it below! You can attach it as a file or as a URL
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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