Backend Developer Intern (also includes roles in Security & Software Engineering in Data) - Summer 2019

Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Waterloo
Shopify internships are 4 and 8 month paid terms, and are open to students, co-ops, recent graduates and those early on in their development careers. The 4-month Summer Internship will run May 6th to August 23rd 2019, and the 8-month Summer/Fall Internship will run May 6th to December 20th 2019.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis starting in late January. The posting will close Monday, January 21st at 9:00 AM EST and applications will not be accepted after this date.

**If you are in the University of Waterloo co-op program you must also apply through through Waterloo Works. If you do not apply through Waterloo Works, it is your responsibility to contact your co-op rep to have this posting added to your profile.

Who are we?

Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform. Merchants can use the software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides merchants with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Shopify currently powers over 600,000 businesses in approximately 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Red Bull, Nestle, Rebecca Minkoff, Kylie Cosmetics, and many more.

Life at Shopify

Being an intern at Shopify means you get to be impactful, and build for the long term. You’ll get to work alongside full time devs, deploying to master on real projects and features that will directly affect our merchants. Find out How We Enable Our Interns to Make an Impact & read our current Shopify Interns Sharing their Tips for Success.

Schooling and years of experience are not a requirement here at Shopify. We feel that the best way to learn is not always in the typical classroom, but through practical experience, hard work, and passion.

Backend Developer

Shopify is the largest Rails application in the world and we're a big part of the Rails community. We’re constantly improving our codebase to make it even better. We ship on quality instead of on time. Our teams deploy new code many times a day, and our production scale is massive. Thousands of merchants will see your work within seconds – a tough but incredibly rewarding responsibility.

We’re looking for backend developers with a passion for solving tough problems with performant code. Our teams deploy new, high-quality 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.

Want to learn more about a day in the life of a Backend Developer at Shopify? Check out this profile of one of our developers on the Engineering Blog.

Roles in Security

Do you have an interest in security? We have roles for interns on our various security teams. So whether security is your niche, or something you would like to learn more about - let us know on the application page if you would like to be considered!

You're the kind of person who:

    • Loves challenging yourself with projects or hacking just for fun
    • Is a constant learner
    • Has a passion for solving tough problems with code
    • Takes ownership of the projects you work on
    • Enjoys research and figuring out how pieces of an entire project work
    • Takes pride in creating simple solutions to complex problems
    • Has a strong commitment to quality
In your application

We're always looking to see where passion and engagement shines through in all aspects of your life. Tell us about your passions and initiatives beyond school requirements in your cover letter. You can address it to Marylou.

Experience comes in many forms, many skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, consider applying. We know that diversity of thought makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we're dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.

Before hitting "Apply"

Help us learn more about you! Please complete ALL of the following tasks- incomplete applications will not be considered.
Answer fields are provided on the application page:

1. Please attach a cover letter addressed to Marylou. Please include why the role is a match with your interests and experience.

2. To give us a good idea about the types of problems you like to solve, and to help us figure out where you can make the greatest impact this fall, please complete the Developer Internship Challenge. You can include your challenge as an attachment on your application.