Senior Software Engineer - Risk

Shopify, Ottawa, Canada

Commerce platform for small and medium-sized businesses

If you have a strong software engineering background and are interested in learning more about Machine Learning at scale, then this is the role for you! Understanding a merchant’s future potential is critical to Shopify’s unfolding vision. Traditional commerce systems focus on risk, but Shopify cares about the full spectrum of value. The Risk team at Shopify is responsible for building the scalable systems that detect and prevent fraud for our merchants and their customers. They build automated systems that scale machine learning to analyze customer behaviour, incoming orders and financial transactions. 

We’re looking for Software Engineers to continue building and scaling this system. The Risk team makes the product as resilient as possible, making it easy for merchants to make commerce better. We need to provide each merchant with the right services and the right level of support in order to help each of them be successful.

You will design and implement backend and infrastructure systems that use the full range of data available to Shopify to assess risk for our merchants.

What you’ll need to have to tackle this role:

  • Awesome programming skills
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails OR the desire to learn it quickly
  • Ability to learn new languages, software, frameworks and APIs
  • A strong commitment to quality
  • High motivation in improving your skills as well as of the members of your team

It’d be pretty cool if you had:

  • Experience with developing high scale, high availability systems
  • Experience working in Risk/Fraud protection
  • Experience with Python. We usually don't code in Python but being able to read it would be an asset
How to Apply📄 ➡️ 📬 If you’re interested in helping us shape the future of payments and commerce, click the “Apply Now” button to submit your application. Please address your application to Rodrigo.

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.