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Front End Development Lead, Shopify Plus

Waterloo

Shopify Plus’ mission is to make commerce better for high-volume, high-growth merchants like Tesla, Kylie Cosmetics, RedBull, Kanye West, Subway, and many more. We believe our merchants should love their commerce platform, and we’re having fun each day making that happen.

We’re looking for a Front End Development Lead to make our client side scalable and performant while ensuring an exceptional and approachable user experience for hundreds of thousands of shop owners across the world. In addition to creating and maintaining techniques to support our HTML, CSS, and JavaScript architecture, front end developers at Shopify build powerful developer-facing tools.

You'll need to have experience with:

  • Building maintainable and scalable CSS, with familiarity in architecture patterns like BEM, SMACSS, or other
  • Using JavaScript as a programming language and having a good command of the DOM
  • Working in a cross-discipline environment with designers and other developers to produce and vet ideas and prototype early concepts
  • Rails-oriented developer tools or integrating front end into a Rails application
  • Educating or scaling new techniques, technologies, and processes within a company or community
  • Collaborating on projects or providing mentorship on the stack you love
  • Providing highly effective code reviews and peer support
  • A background in leading or working with UX teams to create world-class experiences

You'll be working on things like:

  • Writing scalable and maintainable CSS and JavaScript, documenting components in our UX Style Guides
  • Using our Rails stack to integrate front end into the development lifecycle
  • Building applications that are responsive, performant, and accessible
  • Learning the latest front end technologies and standards to ensure we are always using the best techniques possible
  • Growing the front end practice and cultivating a culture that sweats the details
  • Collaborating with other disciplines to help develop front end solutions and educate about relevant skills
  • Being an advocate throughout the company for great UX
  • Learning full stack and front end development through peer mentorship and collaboration

Here's how to apply:

If you’re interested in helping us shape the future of commerce, click the “Apply now” button to submit your application. Please address your cover letter to Zoya Ipek and include a link to something you're proud of: a portfolio, code samples and/or Github account.

Thanks for your interest in working at Shopify! Please be patient with us as we're also taking a much needed break over the holiday season. It may take us time through the month of January to respond to your application.

Experience comes in many forms, many skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. If your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, consider applying. We know that diversity of thought makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we're dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.

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