Technical Developer Lead, Shopify Plus

Shopify, Waterloo, Canada

Commerce platform for small and medium-sized businesses

Shopify is on a fast-moving mission to make the best products for merchants around the globe. The Shopify Plus team in Waterloo has the same mission, and we’re focused on our fastest growth, highest volume merchants. Tesla, Redbull, Budweiser, Ellen Degeneres, Kanye West, and Kylie Jenner are merchants that have seen the value that Shopify Plus brings to their businesses through our understanding of commerce at scale.

Our teams are made up of energetic people actively making contributions across the platform. We ship on quality instead of on time. Our teams deploy new code many times a day, and our production scale is massive. Every team has technical leaders who use their expertise to improve the output of the team. As one of these technical leaders, you’ll help to drive the product vision to implementation. You and the team will design and build innovative technology that push Shopify’s merchants forward. You will maintain a high expectation of 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.

What do you bring to the table?

  • Technical leadership skills
  • A commitment and drive for quality, technical excellence and results
  • A passion for growing development teams and improving others
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails and SQL or the desire to learn them quickly
  • Experience building large scale, high throughput systems and familiarity with front-end web development

It’d be cool if you’ve also worked on:

  • ecommerce software
  • Scaling web services, particularly those using and analyzing large amounts of data
  • Building innovative products and features integrated with existing systems
  • Mentoring outstanding engineers and growing a world-class technical team

What will you get to do?

  • Build high quality, globally available, fault tolerant systems and products
  • Go deep into the platform and solve the hardest problems we have
  • 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 web scale data
  • Collaborate with other Shopify leaders, executives and external partners to provide the best commerce experience for our merchants
  • Grow the Plus organization both through internal development and external hiring
  • Learn and grow constantly to feed your passion for self-improvement and make those around you better

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.