Senior Software Engineer – Core

  • Shopify
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Jan 23, 2018
Engineering Product Software

Job Description


Shopify is on a mission to scale our platform while simultaneously improving our shared developer experience. To do this, we need the help of dedicated, methodical, and versatile developers - that could be you!

The core group handles the fundamentals - merchandising, logistics, insights and growth. We also provide a shared platform & tools to all other Shopify teams. Our context is deep and our problem space complex, so we value collaboration and professional development. We’ve invested in test, build and deployment tools to improve both the quality of our software and the experience of creating it. We embrace the beautiful complexity of commerce. We are a mature, efficient and effective organization and it shows in our product, which powers tens of billions of dollars of revenue for small and large entrepreneurs around the world.

You should be a developer who values both the quality of your code and the happiness of your team - those who collaborate on, inherit, leverage and extend your work. You have experience with web applications and have supported a major product through a full software lifecycle of release, upgrade, scale & maintain.

The ? ‘s you will use include: Rails, MySQL, Kafka, Bugsnag, Splunk, Datadog and more! We don’t expect you to know all, or any, of those when you apply, but get ready to learn!

Technical skills we’d like you to have:

  • Comfortable with OO principles and fluency in at least one OO language.
  • Comfortable with relational databases and SQL (we mostly use MySQL)
  • Familiar with Ruby on Rails, or the desire to learn it quickly
  • Familiar with basic web development (we mostly use React)
  • Familiar with UNIX commands

To set yourself apart, tell us about your:

  • Experience building with Ruby on Rails.
  • Passion for, and experience with, teaching or mentoring.
  • Technical achievements above and beyond expectations of the job.
  • Involvement in open source projects or communities.
  • Adventures in entrepreneurship and/or commerce.

Interested in applying? That's great!

Click the “Apply now” button to submit your application. Please address your cover letter to Monica or Chandler.