Lead/Staff Software Engineer - Backend or Infrastructure (Remote, Europe)

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Region: EMEA
  • Department: Engineering and Development

Company Description

Shopify is now permanently remote and working towards a future that is digital by default. Learn more about what this can mean for you.

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, and brick-and-mortar locations. The platform also provides merchants with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. Shopify was engineered for reliability and scale, making enterprise-level technology available to businesses of all sizes. Shopify powers over 1,000,000 businesses in over 175 countries — and here’s how we’ve been helping more merchants survive, thrive, and navigate the impacts of COVID-19. Shopify is on a fast-moving mission to make the best products for merchants, buyers, and partners around the globe — and engineers play a vital role in building that future. 

Intrigued? That’s great! We’re looking for Staff Back End Developers to join our team, and maybe you’re the person we’re looking for!

At Shopify, Staff Developers use their expertise and passion to multiply the overall output of their development team. As a Staff Developer, you’ll help drive the product vision to its implementation. You and the team will design and build technically innovative solutions that empower all teams at Shopify to build powerful and resilient distributed cloud software. Merchants that depend on Shopify for a highly scalable, performant, and reliable platform benefit directly from the work you do. You will maintain a high bar for quality and lead and mentor other developers. You’ll also be hands-on in our code and will contribute technically. Here are just some of the stories from the engineering teams who build and scale Shopify.

Infrastructure
Are you looking for an opportunity to work on planet-scale infrastructure? Do you want your work to impact thousands of engineers and millions of customers? Do you genuinely enjoy tackling complex problems, and learning through experimentation? Shopify Production Engineering is all this and more. The Production Engineering team builds and maintains Shopify’s critical infrastructure through software and systems engineering. We make sure Shopify—the world’s fastest growing commerce platform—is able to scale massively while staying resilient for our 2000+ development team to build on and our 1 million merchants to depend on. Some of the technology that the team uses: Ruby, Rails, Go, Kubernetes, MySQL, Redis, Memcached, Docker, Distributed Systems, Google Cloud. 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.

Job Description

  • Collaborating with other developers and designers
  • Actively seeking out hard problems to solve, and designing technical roadmaps to solve them
  • Identifying and pursuing impactful projects driven by product direction, merchant need, and appropriate technological trends
  • Creating beautiful and fast code that improves our codebase in meaningful ways
  • Bringing context and learnings back to a team from other projects and mentoring junior developers through technically challenging decisions
  • Using test-driven development to write well-tested code
  • Contributing back to the open-source community

Qualifications

  • A proven track record of success in leading software development teams — strong technical mentorship is a must
  • An understanding of the long-term impacts of complex technical decisions
  • The ability to constantly raise the bar for product development and how teams work
  • Experience using technologies and frameworks like (but not limited to) some of our most-used languages — Ruby on Rails, Java/JEE, Node.js, PHP, Python — is an asset, but not required. Don’t have experience with many of them? No problem — deep experience with any object-oriented language and willingness to learn our tech stack goes a long way. (Also: Check out our StackShare here.)
  • Curiosity and passion to constantly learn new things; Shopify changes fast, and we need the people who work here to be able to change and learn fast too
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL

Additional Information

Additional Information

We know that looking for a new role can be both exciting and time-consuming, and we truly appreciate your effort. 

Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity & inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our Sustainability Reports to learn more about Shopify’s commitments to our communities, and our planet: https://www.shopify.com/about/environment#SustainabilityReports

At Shopify, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.

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