Tech Lead Developer - Blockchain (Remote, Americas and Europe)

Job post summary
Location Americas
Team Engineering & Development

About the role

Blockchain development

Shopify has a new Blockchain team, it’s strategically important, and it’s growing.

gm frens. Shopify merchants are already selling NFTs on Shopify, and cryptocurrency payments have been possible for years, but now we have created a dedicated team to bring wallets and blockchains into commerce in a big way. The best brands already use Shopify for huge drops and flash sales of physical products, but what does this look like in a web3 world? 

We’re going beyond NFT drops, into a world where web2 and web3 native tools help merchants, app developers and agencies create something new. We’re bringing the established world of physical commerce into the new world of crypto-native community, to help merchants and buyers play the infinite game of commerce. We love Ethereum, but we are also strongly committed to building in a way that lets merchants and app developers use many different blockchains to accept payments, sell NFTs, and power web3 applications.

This is a new team made up of experienced developers and product leaders who are deep into web3 and blockchain. Our team spans Europe and both coasts of North America. 

Qualifications

What you’ll do as a Blockchain Software Engineer at Shopify:

  • Investigate new ways to bring what blockchains make possible into the world of commerce.

  • Provide our merchants with more options to accept payments.

  • Empower crafters of the future of digital products to be able to easily sell their items to a wide audience.

  • Build using web3 and blockchain tools and technologies.

  • Build features that bring the power of web3, cryptocurrency and blockchain to our web and mobile merchant or buyer experiences.

  • Build blockchain APIs and primitives for our third-party developers to use. We build platform-first, enabling the developer ecosystem to create things that we can’t even imagine. 

  • Ship impactful products that will be used by our 1.7 million merchants in 175 countries, and the buyers that shop at their stores.

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

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

  • Experience writing smart contracts in Solidity or other languages for Ethereum or other blockchains.

  • Experience building web3 applications / dapps.

  • Experience using cryptocurrency wallets and DeFi applications.

  • A security-focused mindset and an understanding of the security issues that are unique to blockchain development.

  • 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, Golang, Kubernetes - or deep experience with any object-oriented language and relevant transferable technologies.

  • A passion for efficiency and collaboration, with a history of establishing great relationships across UX, Product Management, 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.

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. Bruce is an actual real live person (👋🏻) and is looking forward to learning more about you through your application. 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. 👍 📖

Shopify is now permanently remote, and working towards a future that is digital by default. Learn more about what this can mean for you: https://www.shopify.com/careers/work-anywhere

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: https://www.shopify.com/about/environment#SustainabilityReports

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.

Shopify is now permanently remote, and we’re working towards a future that is digital by design. That location you see above? Consider it merely an example of hundreds of potential locations Shopify is hiring. Learn more here: https://www.shopify.com/careers/work-anywhere

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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