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Welcome Back

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Specialty Engineering and Development

About the role

The Shopify Welcome Back Program 

Choosing to return back to work after an extended period of time can be daunting - and in an industry as fast-paced as technology, that feeling can be intensified. We want to make this choice easier to improve our industry for everyone working in it. That’s why we’re launching Welcome Back - a paid, 3-month program, designed to support software developers who have taken an extended period of absence from the tech industry to reenter the workforce. Whether you have been on parental leave, sick leave, or another personal reason, the Welcome Back program focuses on helping you refresh development skills through hands-on workshops and custom programming - all led by Shopify’s Engineering and Learning Development teams. 

In addition to technical skills development, Welcome Back also rebuilds context gathering, cross-team communication, and problem identification muscles to help developers and engineers reenter the workforce at a senior level.

About Us

Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform empowering people around the world to start and grow their businesses. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, making enterprise-level technology available to businesses of all sizes.

Requirements for the role:

  • You’ve been out of the software development workforce for a minimum of 2 years
  • You have 3+ years of experience as a professional software developer
  • Strong foundation in OO principles and fluency in at least one OO language (it’s totally fine if you’re rusty!)
  • A love of software and a curiosity and passion to constantly learn new things

During this program you will:

  • Complete courses in both Ruby and Rails
  • Gain an understanding of the build and deployment pipelines at Shopify
  • Have an opportunity to work with many of the development tools used at Shopify
  • Learn about working at Shopify, and get a feel for the types of problems we solve here

Other things that matter:

  • The 3-month program will run from October - December 2019 in downtown Ottawa (transit accessible), Monday to Friday from 9:30am - 2:00pm
  • Each successful participant will be partnered with a Shopify mentor after the first month to support their growth and wellbeing

We're eager to hear from you and talk to you about this awesome and unique opportunity in Ottawa. Please include a cover letter telling us a bit about you and address it to Jane.

Closing date: September 13, 2019

At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where people 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.

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