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Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Multiple Teams

  • Americas
  • Engineering & Data

About Shopify

Opportunity is not evenly distributed. Shopify puts independence within reach for anyone with a dream to start a business. We propel entrepreneurs and enterprises to scale the heights of their potential. Since 2006, we’ve grown to 10,000 employees and generated over $496 billion in sales for millions of merchants in 175 countries.

This is life-defining work that directly impacts people’s lives as much as it transforms your own. This is putting the power of the few in the hands of the many, is a future with more voices rather than fewer, and is creating more choices instead of an elite option.

About you

Moving at our pace brings a lot of change, complexity, and ambiguity—and a little bit of chaos. Shopifolk thrive on that and are comfortable being uncomfortable. That means Shopify is not the right place for everyone.

Before you apply, consider if you can:
  • Care deeply about what you do and about making commerce better for everyone
  • Excel by seeking professional and personal hypergrowth
  • Keep up with an unrelenting pace (the week, not the quarter)
  • Be resilient and resourceful in face of ambiguity and thrive on (rather than endure) change
  • Bring critical thought and opinion
  • Embrace differences and disagreement to get shit done and move forward
  • Work digital-first for your daily work

About the role

At Shopify, Senior Infrastructure Engineers use their expertise and passion to multiply their overall output. As a part of a team, you will design and build technically innovative solutions that empower all teams at Shopify to build powerful and resilient distributed cloud software. Merchants that depend on Shopify for a highly scalable, performant, and reliable platform benefit directly from the work you do. You will maintain a high bar for quality and mentor other engineers. And of course, you’ll be hands-on in the code and contribute technically.

There are multiple positions available on a variety of teams and we will work with you as part of the interview process to identify which team best fits your interests, needs and experience.

Here is a sampling of some of the teams, systems and projects to which you could contribute. Note: by choosing to apply to this posting, you will be matched to a specific infrastructure team after your interview process.

Examples of the exciting work happening in Infrastructure:

  • Build routing infrastructure to facilitate resilient and performant North-South and East-West communication
  • Build and enhance large fleets of compute infrastructure like Kubernetes clusters and server-less compute to host our commerce apps along with a robust and flexible VPC architecture to enable a geographically distributed resilient network fabric and advanced ebpf-based telemetry for observability.
  • Expand the reach of our search systems to standardize the way we index documents in different languages and in various locations around the world
  • Scale a team looking at solving issues with shopping cart access, configuration plane information and package tracking data using a globally accessible, high write key/value store
  • Grow the capacity of our worldwide distributed site reliability engineering teams, consulting with other engineering groups on how to build low latency, highly resilient systems
  • Take our observability systems to the next level, expanding and evangelizing the usage of tracing, metrics and structured logging across the company 
  • Work on expanding our highly scalable and configurable job system to support all of the applications on the platform
  • Keep our databases operating optimally using proxies, load shedding, custom routing layers and application transparent sharding
  • Build manipulation primitives such as combination and filtering into our streaming infrastructure to allow teams to translate existing data streams into specific business problems


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

  • Experience with service discovery and service communication
  • A proven track record of success in solving software development problems — technical mentorship is a must
  • Deep experience building large scale, high throughput distributed systems and scaling web services, particularly those using and analyzing large amounts of data
  • The ability to write high quality code in a high level programming language (e.g. Go, Ruby, Java)
  • Experience with Site Reliability engineering/ DevOps practices.
  • Experience leading the architecture and automation of infrastructure within a cloud environment.
  • Experience deploying and monitoring a production system at scale in a cloud native environment.
  • A track record of being a self-starter and a team player keen on mentoring others and growing your own skill set within a fast paced environment.
  • Experience working on a remote or distributed engineering team.
  • A commitment and drive for quality, technical excellence and results
  • Building services and deploying them on top of Kubernetes and/or Google Cloud Platform
  • Participating in an on call rotation and/or site reliability engineering (SRE) experience

We know that looking for a new role can be both exciting and time-consuming, and we truly appreciate your effort. And remember, we want to know what you’re really interested in building and why you want to build it at Shopify, so please give us as much detail on this as you’d like in the answers on the next page. 👍 📖

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.


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