Lead/Staff Frontend Software Engineer, Marketing (Remote, Americas)

Job post summary
Location Americas
Team Engineering & Development

About the role

Frontend Engineers in Marketing build the compelling user experiences that tell the story of Shopify and its products to customers, prospects, and partners.  We collaborate closely with designers, content strategists, product managers, data scientists, and our broader marketing teams to produce websites and campaigns that dazzle users with visuals, animations, and engaging content… all with leading web performance metrics, accessibility, reliability, and at global scale.  We are stewards of web development best practices, applying the latest HTML, CSS, and JavaScript APIs, and working with Ruby on Rails, React, and GraphQL to deliver experiences that scale and perform well on all devices. 

At Shopify, Tech Lead Engineers (also referred to as Staff Engineers) use their expertise and passion to multiply the overall output of their development team. As a technical leader within Marketing, you’ll work alongside a team of Frontend Engineers that works on campaigns and initiatives across various marketing channels and touchpoints.  You’ll engineer design systems, tools, and platforms (like CMS) that enable fast-paced changes and highly-dynamic requirements.  You’ll lead planning, resourcing, and executing projects and will also collaborate across different crafts and leadership teams to help push the disciplines of Marketing Frontend Development and User Experience (UX) both within our team and across the company. You will maintain a high bar for quality and lead and mentor other engineers. And of course, you’ll be hands-on in the code and contribute technically. 

Qualifications

What you’ll do as a Marketing-focused Lead Frontend Software Engineer at Shopify:

  • Learn and grow constantly to feed your passion for self-improvement and make those around you better.

  • Work on problems with your teams, roll up your sleeves, form an opinion, and advocate for engineering-specific roadmap items.

  • Help your team ship exceptional user experiences and establish clear definitions of quality.

  • Build accessible, responsive, performant experiences, and educate teams across UX and Marketing on why this matters.

  • Partner closely with content design and marketing design leadership peers to strategize, problem solve, and take our teams to the next level.

Experience and skills that are important for success in this role:

  • A proven track record of success in leading development teams — strong technical mentorship is a must.

  • Expert-level understanding of web development best practices

  • Deep experience building responsive, performant, and accessible web experiences that engage audiences through the use of animation and complex interactions.

  • Working with modern web stacks (transpilers, linters, build and CI tools, etc.).

  • Experience designing and developing APIs, working with Content Management Systems, and Design Systems.

  • High level of fluency with and experience using technologies and frameworks like (but not limited to) some of our most-used languages - Ruby on Rails, GraphQL, Java/JEE, Node.js, PHP, Python, React or React Native - or deep experience with any object-oriented language and relevant transferrable technologies.

  • A passion for efficiency and collaboration, with a history of establishing great relationships across UX, Engineering, Marketing, Leadership, Product Marketing, Data, and SEO teams distributed across multiple time zones.

  • A commitment and drive for quality, technical excellence and results.

  • Curiosity and passion to constantly learn new things; Shopify changes fast, and we need the people who work here to be able to change and learn fast too.

It would be great if you had experience with:

  • Working in an agency or creative environment delivering large-scale, multi-language websites, microsites, landing pages, and campaigns with complex internationalization and localization requirements.

  • A deep understanding of one or more specific client-side areas like animation, web performance, or accessibility for example.

  • Experimentation and evaluation methodologies to help inform decisions with real-world data.

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Interested, but not ready to apply? 

Join the Shopify Talent Community to learn more about us, while you polish up your resume: https://www.shopify.com/careers/2021

Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity & inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our Sustainability Reports to learn more about Shopify’s commitments to our communities, and our planet.

At Shopify, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.

How we hire

At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.
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