Senior Front End Developers - Online Store Editor

Shopify, Ottawa

Commerce platform for small and medium-sized businesses

We’re looking for Senior Front End Developers to help grow our Online Store Editor team.

Shopify powers hundreds of thousands of merchants around the world. To help them, our front end team makes our client-side scalable, approachable, and an extraordinary experience. Besides writing great code, we also build new product features and developer-facing tools. We want to take complex concepts and make them approachable for our merchants. We want to help the rest of our R&D organization build great UI. We want to evangelize code quality and amazing user experience. And we want you to help us.

Passion and curiosity go a long way. Even if you aren’t able to check every box below, please still consider applying. We are dedicated to building a diverse team and providing an inclusive workplace for all. We especially encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.

What does the Online Store Editor team do? We're the team that gives our hundreds of thousands of merchants the chance to build, customize and maintain their websites to whatever extent their hearts desire and their businesses demand. We make Shopify's innovative and easy-to-use website builder and the open platform that supports it — a platform that powers a large chunk of the web and enables designers & developers all around the world to create cutting edge themes and apps to empower our merchants. Our users include everyone from newbies to seasoned experts; from new entrepreneurs to massive multinationals; from part-time freelancers to large agencies.

Our approach is very unique and long-term oriented. We're on a mission to build a world-class UI to empower millions of people and push the web forward. To that end, we're looking for experienced front-end developers with a passion for learning and eager to build one of the most advanced and high-performing UI on the planet. If that sounds interesting, keep reading.

You'll be working on things like;

  • Writing large-scale CSS and JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Using our Rails stack to integrate front end into the development lifecycle
  • Building applications that are responsive, performant, and accessible
  • Learning the latest front end technologies and standards to ensure we are always using the best techniques possible
  • Collaborating with other disciplines across engineering, UX, and Product to help develop front end solutions to merchant problems
  • Being an advocate throughout the company for great UX
  • Learn full stack and front end development through peer mentorship and collaboration
Here’s how to apply:
Are you interested in helping us shape the future of front end development at Shopify? Submit your application using the “Apply now” button. Please address your cover letter to Greg Thorpe.

About Shopify

Shopify is a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media such as Pinterest and Facebook, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides a merchant with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. 

Want to learn more about Shopify? Visit Shopify's website.