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Development Manager

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Specialty Engineering and Development

About the role

At Shopify, we build products that help entrepreneurs around the world to start and grow their businesses. We’re the world’s fastest growing commerce platform and we have no plans of slowing down!

Development Managers at Shopify help our development team members realize their true potential. As one of them, you will leverage your established technical know-how and commitment to individual growth to build high performance teams that will be successful in delivering world-class products. You will set and hold high standards on your teams and create conditions for each individual to be successful with short term and long term goals. You will strengthen relationships across the entire company and leverage these relationships as needed to unblock teams and deliver amazing products to users.

Teams looking for a new Manager:

  • Conversations: This team underpins Shopify's communications platform. Our goal is to enable Shopify to have impactful conversations with our customers 24/7. You will own fundamental aspects of this product. Working with other teams you will expand our capabilities on several fronts. First, you will own expanding our live communications platform with new channels. Second, you will work with other leads to build out our event-based data pipeline. Third, you will be a key contributor to our vision of an extensible communication product. Moreover, you will help rapidly grow your team (and others!) in Waterloo as we expand into new areas.
  • Store Operations: The store operations team mission is to make the multi-store management experience easy and efficient for our merchants. You will focus on the creation & management of shops and the movement of data in between. While leading a team of 4 engineers, you will have the opportunity to own projects with high complexity/volume in terms of data and performance. Help us provide a great experience for our customers in terms of interface and performance.

What will you be doing:

  • Build high quality, globally available, fault tolerant systems and products
  • Work on problems with your team, roll up your sleeves, form an opinion and advocate for engineering-specific roadmap items
  • Work with product, UX and other disciplines to discover the best solutions for our merchants
  • Be a technical influencer across the company. Provide technical direction through technical design reviews, GitHub pull requests, and pair programming
  • Grow the team both through internal development and helping with external hiring

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Proven technical leadership skills using technologies and frameworks including (but not limited to) Ruby on Rails, Java/JEE, Node.js, PHP, Python
  • A strong technical foundation that is as good, or better than our Senior Developers
  • Proven senior leadership skills
  • Experience building and successfully growing development teams
  • A commitment and drive for quality, technical excellence and results
  • Experience designing and developing APIs, and ideally developing your own app(s) on platforms like Shopify

We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time. We’re looking forward to reading your application!

Closing date: April 17th at 4:00pm ET.

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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