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Development Manager, Shopify Start

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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!

Every day thousands of new hopeful entrepreneurs sign up for Shopify without much or any business experience. The Start product line exists to supercharge aspiring entrepreneurs' abilities to become successful with the best guidance, network, and motivation possible.

To continue our incredible rate of growth, we need a strong Development Manager to help us bring our Start product line to the next level.

Development Managers at Shopify help our development team members realize their true potential. As one of these Development Managers, 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 our merchants.

Requirements for the role:

  • A strong technical foundation that is as good, or better, than our Senior Developers
  • A proven track record of success in leading software development teams through your people leadership
  • A commitment and drive for quality, technical excellence and results
  • A passion for growing development teams and improving others
  • Has experience establishing goals for individuals and helping them deliver with measurable results
  • A past history of building and shipping innovative products and features as a software developer
  • A passion and curiosity to constantly learn new things; Shopify changes fast, and we need people who work here to be able to change and learn fast too.
  • History of establishing great relationships with other teams.

What you'll work on:

  • Build high quality, globally available, fault tolerant systems and products
  • Apply experimental thinking as we explore the many areas of helping improve the chances of success for aspirational entrepreneurs
  • Work through 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
  • Design and build innovative features that are informed by large scale data
  • Collaborate with other Shopify leaders, executives and external partners to provide the best commerce experience for our merchants
  • Grow the team both through internal development and helping with external hiring
  • Learn and grow constantly to feed your passion for self-improvement and make those around you better

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.

Please get your application in by 4pm EST on Friday June 28th. 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!

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