Senior Software Engineer

San Francisco, United States
R&D – Engineering
Shopify is the longest continuously developed Rails app on the planet. Many core Rails features were developed at Shopify, and we’re constantly improving our codebase to make it better or leaner. We ship on quality instead of time. Our teams deploy new code many times a day, and our production scale is massive. Hundreds of thousands of merchants will see your work within seconds – a tough but incredibly rewarding responsibility.

In San Francisco, we’re building conversational tools to help our Shopify merchants grow their business and succeed on Shopify. Growing a customer-base from scratch is hard, so create products to help merchants get more done with less time. Join us as we build conversational interfaces to power autonomous labor.

Requirements for the role:

    • Strong foundation of design principles, especially when it relates to platform development in the areas of API, data modeling, and scale
    • A mindset for long-term solutions; you’ll need to assess system wide impacts that ensure the product evolves in the right way
    • Experience working with Ruby on Rails
    • A curiosity and passion to constantly learn new things; Shopify changes fast, and we need people who work here to be able to change and learn fast too
    • History of establishing great relationships with other teams, across offices, and especially at the leadership level
    • Affinity for mentorship; you’ll help developers grow to become senior contributors, and establish new mandates that will enable senior developers to take on technical leadership roles

Some of the projects our team works on:

    • Kit - a virtual employee to help Shopify entrepreneurs market their products
    • Ping - a place where merchants can message customers and Kit through a variety of mediums

You'll be working on things like:

    • Writing back-end code in Ruby and possibly Go
    • Learning and growing constantly to feed your passion for self-improvement and make those around you better
    • Providing beautiful and fast code that improves our code base in meaningful ways
    • Using TDD to write well-tested code
    • Fixing bugs fast and taking your time to solve hard problems well
    • 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.
We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time. Tess is looking forward to reading your application.