[Referrals Only] [Staff Developer - Rails Infrastructure (Remote, Americas)]

Shopify

Location: Remote - Global

Job Type: Full time

Posted


Company Description

Shopify is a leading global commerce company, providing trusted tools to start, grow, market, and manage a retail business of any size. Shopify makes commerce better for everyone with a platform and services that are engineered for reliability, while delivering a better shopping experience for consumers everywhere. Shopify powers millions of businesses in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Allbirds, Gymshark, PepsiCo, Staples, and many more.

Job Description

At Shopify, Tech Lead Engineers (also referred to as Staff Engineers) use their expertise and passion to multiply the overall output of their development team. As a technical leader, you’ll lead the technical design, and drive your team’s vision to its implementation, through the development of high quality code, and of course, you’ll be hands-on in the code and contribute technically as well. You will largely contribute to creating and fostering a culture of collaboration and knowledge as a mentor to other engineers. Merchants that depend on Shopify for a highly scalable, performant, and reliable platform benefit directly from the work you do. Here are just some of the stories from the teams who build and scale Shopify.

RAILS INFRASTRUCTURE

We work to ensure that Shopify uses Rails the right way, and that Rails works well for Shopify. We are seeking out Rails Developers with a passion for solving tough problems with performant code work on teams that ship on quality instead of on time. Our teams across Shopify deploy new code many times a day, and our production scale is massive. We’re talking millions of online stores, and hundreds of millions of requests a day. Thousands of entrepreneurs will see your work within seconds – a difficult but incredibly rewarding responsibility. Shopify is the largest Ruby on Rails application in the world and we're a big part of the Rails community. We’re constantly improving our codebase to make it even better.

Qualifications

What you’ll do as a Tech Lead Software Engineer at Shopify:

  • Learn and grow constantly to feed your passion for self-improvement and make those around you better
  • Design and build highly available, resilient and scalable platform primitives & API
  • Work through problems with your team, roll up your sleeves, form an opinion and advocate for engineering-specific roadmap items
  • Collaborate with other Shopify leaders, executives and external partners to provide the best experiences for our merchants

Experience and skills that are important for success in this role:

  • A proven track record of success in leading software development teams — strong technical mentorship is a must
  • Deep experience building large scale, high throughput distributed systems and scaling web services, particularly those using and analyzing large amounts of data
  • High level of fluency with and experience using Ruby on Rails
  • Open source contributions & maintenance experience
  • A passion for efficiency and collaboration, with a history of establishing great relationships across UX, Product Management, Product Marketing, Data, and SEO teams distributed across multiple time zones
  • A commitment and drive for quality, technical excellence and results
  • Curiosity and passion to constantly learn new things; Shopify changes fast, and we need the people who work here to be able to change and learn fast too

Additional Information

We know that looking for a new role can be both exciting and time-consuming, and we truly appreciate your effort. And remember, we want to know what you’re really interested in building and why you want to build it at Shopify, so please give us as much detail on this as you’d like in the answers on the next page. 👍 📖

#LI-DNI

Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity & inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our Sustainability Reports to learn more about Shopify’s commitments to our communities, and our planet.

At Shopify, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.

You’ve got this!