Senior Infrastructure Software Engineer (Remote, Americas)

Job post summary
Location Americas
Team Engineering & Development

About the role

Shopify is on a fast-moving mission to make the best products for merchants, buyers, and partners around the globe — and developers play a vital role in building that future. Here are just some of the stories from the engineering teams who build and scale Shopify.
 
What does Infrastructure Engineering mean at Shopify?

Covering disciplines of site reliability engineering and infrastructure engineering, these teams ensure Shopify’s infrastructure is able to scale massively while staying resilient.

You’ll get to work autonomously on engaging projects in an area you’re passionate about. Not sure what interests you most? Here are some of the things you could work on:

  • Build on top of one of the largest Kubernetes deployments in Google Cloud (we are operating a fleet of over 50+ clusters)

  • Collaborate with other Shopify developers to understand their needs and ensure our team works on the right things

  • Maintain Shopify’s Heroku-style self-service PaaS for our developers to consolidate over 400 production services

  • Help build our own Database as a Service layers, which include features such as transparent load balancing proxies and automatic failovers, using the current best-of-breed technologies in the area

  • Help develop our caching infrastructure and advise Shopify developers on effective use of the caching layers

  • Build tooling that delights Shopify developers and allows them to make an impact quickly

  • Work as part of the engineering team to build and scale distributed, multi-region systems

  • Investigate and resolve production issues

  • Build languages, frameworks and libraries to support our systems

  • Build Shopify’s predictable, scalable, and high performing full text search infrastructure

  • Build and support infrastructure and tooling to protect our platform from bots and DDoS attacks

  • Autoscale compute up and down based on the demands of the platform, and further protect the platform by shedding lower priority requests as the load gets high

  • And plenty more!

We also understand the importance of sharing our work back to the developer community:

Qualifications

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

  • Experience with Shopify's core infrastructure technologies and frameworks like (but not limited to) — Ruby, Rails, Go, Kubernetes, MySQL, Redis, Memcached, Docker, CI Pipelines, Kafka, ElasticSearch, Google Cloud — is an asset, but not required. Is some of this tech new to you? That’s OK! We know not everyone will come in fully familiar with this stack, and we provide support to learn on the job. (Also: Check out our Stackshare)
  • 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
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL
  • Bonus Points: You’ve mentored teammates on new ways to deepen their technical craft

As there are multiple positions, this posting will remain live until all positions have been filled. Successful candidates can expect to hear back from us within 2 weeks of application.

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. 👍 📖

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/teams/engineering

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.
Learn more about our hiring process 

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