Senior Mobile Lead

Ottawa, Canada
Some say that “retail is dying”, but here at Shopify we believe that it’s being re-invented and our retail team is at the forefront of this. Over the years we’ve developed a variety of products (like our Tap & Chip reader) that enable our merchants the deliver the best in-store experiences.

A key part of our product offering is our Point of Sale apps which are built by ~30 talented developers who span across iOS, Android and Ruby on Rails. We are looking for a Senior Lead Developer to lead and grow our mobile teams.

While you may not write code everyday, we expect that you are able to foster technical leadership in others and have technical opinions backed by experience. We also expect that you’ve had experience growing and coaching managers.

If you are passionate about enabling others, building world class products and being hands on when required, we would like to hear from you!

How you will have an impact:

    • Grow and lead a team of talented lead developers and foster an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed
    • Partner with our product & UX teams to foster cross-functional collaboration, speed of decision making to ship the best in class product to our merchants
    • Weigh tradeoffs and have in-depth discussions with engineers on the nuances of complex engineering systems
    • Learn and grow constantly to feed your passion for self-improvement and make those around you better

Relevant experience for the role:

    • You have led and grown cross discipline teams (iOS & Android, including managing managers) to tackle ambitious technical challenges
    • You have built scalable products in fast-paced environments
    • You developed a powerful long-term technical vision and helped your team set practical goals to achieve it
    • You are a clear communicator and have an outstanding ability to partner well with your peers to understand their product and technology requirements while also representing your own
    • You have experience in mobile development on iOS (Objective-C or Swift) or on Android (Java or Kotlin)
We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time. Alessia is looking forward to reading your application!