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Apprentice Development Manager

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Specialty Engineering and Development

About the role

At Shopify we recognize and respect the craft of engineering management - facilitating, inspiring and being the leader for a high-performing team. We also understand that becoming an effective manager takes time, support and opportunity. We are looking for senior developers to join our engineering team who are people management curious.  

About the Job

One million merchants have bet their success on the reliability and performance of the Shopify platform. Uptime, resiliency and efficiency are critical to these businesses and as a result of Shopify's rapid growth and massive scale, we have many interesting and challenging infrastructure problems to solve. Our team builds and maintains Shopify’s critical infrastructure through software and systems engineering.  We build the tools that build the infrastructure that powers Shopify’s app platform.  

We’re looking for engineers who are passionate about performance at scale, accessibility, and building for the long-term. You’ll have a real desire for solving tough problems with performant code.  

Our teams deploy new code many times a day, on a massive production scale. We’re talking hundreds of thousands of online stores, and hundreds of millions of requests a day. With both entrepreneurs and household brands depending on us for their livelihood, it’s a tough, but incredibly rewarding responsibility. 

You will be joining a balanced team of junior and senior developers ready for a lead, and will spend an initial period building context and credibility as an individual contributor. Following a successful onboarding period your role will grow to include supporting the team and technology as its development manager.

About You:

  • You are a senior engineer looking to make the jump to people management, or maybe you’ve tried management before, and want to give it another try with more formal support. This opportunity will allow you to learn on predictable schedule with the mentorship and training necessary to excel.
  • Proven leadership skills on projects -  primarily from a technical point of view and you would like to start guiding your team through their career development
  • You think ahead and build for the future
  • Experience building large scale, high throughput systems and familiarity with full stack web development

How to Apply:

If you’re struggling to stay in your seat right now, amped up by how much this sounds like you and how ready you are for this challenge, we want to hear from you. To show us why we should hire you, send us your portfolio. We want to see examples of the impact you’ve had in previous roles or projects. Thanks for your interest, and good luck!

At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees 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 people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

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