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Production Engineering - Web Foundation Manager

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About the role

The Web Foundation team at Shopify makes it easy for internal developers to build performant, accessible, and maintainable web applications. We do so by providing Shopify developers with an integrated set of application libraries and developer tools that embed our best practices into the core of every application built at Shopify.

We need an experienced people manager to grow and lead this distributed team of five developers. We are looking for someone who has experience in building complex web applications at scale and who enjoys a full-stack environment, as our team works at every level to help create a foundation for reproducibly great web apps.

Feel free to take a look at our application libraries (all of which are completely open source), our documentation on web development best practices, and our many tooling libraries to get a sense for the kinds of work the team takes on.

You'll need to have:

  • Technical leadership and management experience
  • The ability to create concrete and focused project plans
  • Strong communication skills, particularly with technical stakeholders
  • Experience building web applications

It'd be great if you have:

  • Experience managing distributed teams
  • Hands-on experience with any of: Node.js, TypeScript, Webpack, React, Rails
  • Experience supporting product teams as part of a design system or infrastructure team
  • Experience with open source development, as we are an open source-first team

You'll be working on:

  • Building a productive and engaged team
  • Technical contributions to the team’s ongoing work on a React- and GraphQL-focused set of application libraries and developer tools
  • Establishing the team’s roadmap with the help of our staff developers

Closing date: October 9th at 3pm EDT

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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