Software Engineering Manager - Backend Development (Remote, Americas)

Recruiter
Shopify
Location
United States
Posted
22 Sep 2021
Closes
09 Nov 2021
Ref
6d320e2d96e7
Function
Technology
Level
Manager
As a Software Engineering Manager, you're probably wondering: what do BackendSoftware Engineering Teams work onat Shopify?
Back End Engineers with a passion for solving tough problems with performant code work on teams that ship on quality instead of on time. Our teams deploy new code many times a day, and our production scale is massive. We're talking over 1 million online stores, and hundreds of millions of requests a day. Thousands of entrepreneurs will see your work within seconds - a difficult but incredibly rewarding responsibility. Shopify is the largest Ruby on 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.


    Qualifications

    What you'll do as a Software Engineering Manager at Shopify:
    • Manage ateam and help them prioritize, build, and ship the most impactful features to our merchants and community of developers
    • As a member of the product area leadership, build a composite roadmap that reflects the priorities in the different areas and continuously rebalance the teams to react to changes in the surrounding conditions
    • Work on problems with your team, roll up your sleeves, form an opinion and advocate for engineering-specific roadmap items
    • Work with product, UX and other disciplines to discover the best solutions for our merchants
    • Build yourteam, both through internal development and external hiring
    • Improve yourself as a leader by learning with and fromother leaders across Shopify, Shopify's internal leadership development pathways,and through your own self-directed learning

    Experience and skills that are important for success in this role:
    • Proven team leadership skills -your management skills and technical depth allowyou to develop and mentor others and build credibility with your team, while executing broader engineering strategies
    • Provenbackground inBackend Development. You feel comfortable diving into the code and interacting with engineers at all levels of seniority
    • Familiarity with distributed and highly available systems at scale
    • Experience designing and developing APIs
    • Comfort working with senior stakeholders (Director level and up), both technical and non-technical
    • Success in buildingand growingteams of engineers during your career
    • A commitment and drive for quality, technical excellence and results


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

    At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.
    Learn more about our hiring process

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