Senior Infrastructure Software Engineer (Remote, Americas)
- Washington, DC, USA
- Employees can work remotely
- Region: Americas
- Department: Engineering and Development
Shopify’s mission is to make commerce better for everyone. From building a new product feature for our commerce platform, to helping a merchant troubleshoot an issue over the phone, we want to empower our ecosystem through our work.
Having a unified vision, a north star, is vitally important to ensure that we are all headed in the same direction. No matter the size or experience, we want to power every merchant’s experience. This is why we're all here.
Shopify is now permanently remote and we're working towards a future that is digital by default. That location you see above? Consider it merely an example of hundreds of potential locations across North America where Shopify is hiring. Learn more here: https://www.shopify.com/careers/work-anywhere
Shopify is on a fast-moving mission to make the best products for merchants, buyers, and partners around the globe — and developers play a vital role in building that future. Here are just some of the stories from the engineering teams who build and scale Shopify.
What does Infrastructure Engineering mean at Shopify?
Covering disciplines of site reliability engineering and infrastructure engineering, these teams ensure Shopify’s infrastructure is able to scale massively while staying resilient.
You’ll get to work autonomously on engaging projects in an area you’re passionate about. Not sure what interests you most? Here are some of the things you could work on:
Build on top of one of the largest Kubernetes deployments in Google Cloud (we are operating a fleet of over 50+ clusters)
Collaborate with other Shopify developers to understand their needs and ensure our team works on the right things
Maintain Shopify’s Heroku-style self-service PaaS for our developers to consolidate over 400 production services
Help build our own Database as a Service layers, which include features such as transparent load balancing proxies and automatic failovers, using the current best-of-breed technologies in the area
Help develop our caching infrastructure and advise Shopify developers on effective use of the caching layers
Build tooling that delights Shopify developers and allows them to make an impact quickly
Work as part of the engineering team to build and scale distributed, multi-region systems
Investigate and resolve production issues
Build languages, frameworks and libraries to support our systems
Build Shopify’s predictable, scalable, and high performing full text search infrastructure
Build and support infrastructure and tooling to protect our platform from bots and DDoS attacks
Autoscale compute up and down based on the demands of the platform, and further protect the platform by shedding lower priority requests as the load gets high
And plenty more!
We also understand the importance of sharing our work back to the developer community:
Experience and skills that are important for success in this role:
Experience with Shopify's core infrastructure technologies and frameworks like (but not limited to) — Ruby, Rails, Go, Kubernetes, MySQL, Redis, Memcached, Docker, CI Pipelines, Kafka, ElasticSearch, Google Cloud — is an asset, but not required. 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. (Also: Check out our Stackshare: https://stackshare.io/shopify/shopify)
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
Bonus Points: You’ve mentored teammates on new ways to deepen their technical craft
We know that looking for a new role can be both exciting and time-consuming, and we truly appreciate your effort. Jenn is an actual real live person (👋🏻) and is looking forward to learning more about you through your application. And remember, we want to know what you're really interested in building and why you want to build it at Shopify, so please give us as much detail on this as you'd like in the answers on the next page. 👍 📖
Shopify is now permanently remote, and working towards a future that is digital by default. Learn more about what this can mean for you: https://www.shopify.com/careers/work-anywhere
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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Interested, but not ready to apply?
Join the Shopify Talent Community to learn more about us, while you polish up your resume: https://www.shopify.com/careers/2021