Senior Software Developer

Montreal, Canada
Shopify is the world’s fastest growing commerce platform, with no plans to slow down. We’re on a mission to scale our platform while simultaneously improving performance, reliability, and resiliency. To do this, we need the help of dedicated, methodical, and versatile developers!

We’re looking for senior back-end and full stack developers with a passion for solving tough problems with performant code.  We ship on quality instead of on time. Our teams deploy new code many times a day, and our production scale is massive. We’re talking hundreds of thousands of online stores, and hundreds of millions of requests a day. Thousands of merchants will see your work within seconds – a tough but incredibly rewarding responsibility.

We’re growing quickly, so there are plenty of opportunities to learn and advance. You’ll have the creative freedom to make a real difference in the world of commerce, the support to bring your whole self to work, and the chance to work with the best in the business.

You’ll need to have extensive experience with:

    • Building backend web services using several languages and frameworks (some tools we use include Ruby, UNIX commands, Go, Kafka, Python…)
    • Working with relational databases and SQL (we’re mostly on MySQL with some Postgres)
    • Working with Rails or the desire to learn it quickly
    • Building and scaling user-focused web applications and/or mobile applications using different technologies (React, Angular, Backbone, Bootstrap, Swift, Android, …)

It’d be amazing if you have:

    • A history of contributing to our community through code, documentation, mentoring, teaching, speaking, or organizing
    • Experience building resilient, scalable services and concepts like SLA, fault tolerance, circuit breakers ring a bell
    • Experience with development on a leading cloud provider (GCE, AWS, Azure, …)
    • A commitment and drive for quality, excellence and results
    • A passion for helping growing development teams and making others better
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.