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Senior Web Developer, International Growth

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Specialty Engineering and Development

About the role

Shopify powers over one million merchants around the world, and we’re just getting started. This role will be part of the International Growth team, a segment within Shopify with the mission to make commerce better for everyone... everywhere. Our Singapore office will focus on export-oriented merchants within APAC, and related functionalities and features.

We’re looking for Senior Web Developers with a passion for solving tough problems with performant code. You’ll work closely with the software engineering team, designers and product managers delivering merchant-facing products. You’ll gain a ton of perspective as you connect with different people that work on related parts of Shopify.

The tools you will use include: TypeScript, React, GraphQL and more! We don’t expect you to necessarily know all of these when you apply, just have a passion for learning and continuous improvement!

We are looking for:

  • A generalist rather than a specialist - you're excited by experimentation and unblocking anything that stands in the way of success
  • A passion for efficiency and collaboration, with a history of establishing great relationships with other teams, across offices, and time zones
  • A genuine interest in APAC, emerging markets, cultural nuances and/or product localization
  • 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

Relevant experience for the role:

  • Embracing React at the moment, but also have knowledge of Ruby on Rails
  • Developing front-end web applications that perform well on all devices using modern languages and frameworks
  • Using JavaScript as a programming language and be familiar with modern CSS
  • Working with one or more modern web stacks (transpilers, linters, build and CI tools, etc.)
  • Doing performance optimizations on complex client-side applications
  • Writing automated tests as part of your development workflow (even better if you do it TDD)
  • Working in large and diverse teams
  • Providing highly effective code reviews and peer support

Projects you could work on:

  • Collaborating with other disciplines across Engineering, UX, and Product to help develop front-end solutions for merchant problems
  • Building performant web applications that are responsive and accessible
  • Developing complex applications based on React and GraphQL
  • Writing JavaScript components and documenting them
  • Contributing to our shared design system and component library Polaris, and also to our other shared, open source libraries used to build applications
  • Learning the latest front-end technologies and standards to ensure we are always using the best tools and techniques possible
  • Advocating for great UX
  • Writing and maintaining unit and integration tests

Tools and the nitty-gritty:

  • Our front-end uses React, TypeScript and CSS Modules
  • We build all our projects with a collaborative code review process using Github Flow
  • We focus on writing scalable JavaScript and CSS, and documenting patterns and components in our UX style guides
  • We are modernizing our front-end stack to use a component system built with React, TypeScript, Apollo/GraphQL, and CSS modules
  • You will likely be involved in modernizing existing Ruby on Rails based apps to use a React front-end, and building new React-based apps

How to apply

If you’re interested in helping us shape the future of commerce around the world, send us a few samples of your work: Github, website, publications, or whatever represents what you do best.

We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time. Jennifer is looking forward to reading your application.

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