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Development Manager - Multiple Roles

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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.

These teams are currently seeking Development Managers:

  • Home: The Home team works on the home section in the Shopify Admin, which is currently one of the most visited section by our merchants. Our goal is to build a communication platform that helps merchants understand their business, identify new opportunities for growth, and inspire them to succeed. As a development manager you will lead a team of developers that will build this platform, while collaborating with other teams that will leverage the platform and contribute content to this critical surface area for our merchants.
  • Platform: The Shopify Partner platform powers our growing ecosystem of partner businesses from around the world. Through their apps, themes, and services these partners help Shopify merchants succeed - all while building their own successful businesses. As a Development Manager on this team you will lead developers focused on building, improving and operating the systems our valued partners and merchants rely on to collaborate and succeed.
  • Core Foundations: The Code Foundations team is responsible for the patterns and frameworks developers at Shopify use every day to build scalable commerce applications. As a development manager for the patterns team you will lead a group of developers in the task of improving the code health of a large Ruby on Rails codebase. Developer happiness is your goal, and you will achieve it through an emphasis on consistency, good practice, and maintainability.
  • Internal Tools: This team is building critical tools to improve the merchant support experience and to help merchants when they need it most. They're helping merchants solve big problems, building better ways for them to get in touch with us and analyzing support data. As a Development Manager on this team, you'll help build solutions that have a huge impact on the success of our merchants and their businesses. 

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, NodeJS, PHP, Python
  • 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! 

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 peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

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