Frontend Development Manager, Brand and Audience Expansion (Remote, Americas)

27 Nov 2021
11 Jan 2022
We're in search of a Frontend Development Manager to join our Brand & Audience Expansion team within Marketing. Our team's mission is to help Shopify reach new audiences and empower more entrepreneurs. As a Frontend Development Manager, you'll lead and inspire a team of frontend developers that work on a variety of marketing UX campaigns initiatives. In this role, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate closely with marketing designers, content designers, video producers, and more to develop best-in-class work that's intended to inspire and empower more entrepreneurs.

You'll use the latest web standards in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as utilizing Ruby on Rails to develop websites and web applications that scale and perform well on all devices, bringing Shopify to audiences around the world.

As a Frontend Development Manager in Brand and Audience Expansion, you'll lead and inspire a team of Frontend Developers that work on campaigns and initiatives across various marketing channels and touchpoints. You will lead planning, resourcing, and executing projects, while providing mentorship and creating growth opportunities for your team. You'll also collaborate across different crafts and leadership teams to help push the disciplines of Frontend Development and Marketing User Experience (UX) both within our team and across the company.


What you'll do as a Marketing-focused Frontend Development Manager at Shopify:
  • Work on problems with your teams, roll up your sleeves, form an opinion, and advocate for engineering-specific roadmap items.
  • Mentor and lead a small team of developers while also providing growth opportunities.
  • You understand that leadership is a craft, and know how to mentor your team members to help them grow and succeed.
  • Help your team ship exceptional user experiences and establish clear definitions of quality.
  • Build accessible, responsive, performant experiences, and educate teams across UX and Marketing on why this matters.
  • Evaluate and provide supportive and constructive feedback to your reports.
  • Partner closely with content design and marketing design leadership peers to strategize, problem solve, and take our teams to the next level.

The right candidate will have:
  • Proven senior leadership skills. Your management skills and technical depth allow you to develop and mentor other leads as well as build credibility with your team, while executing broader engineering strategies.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to influence and advocate for the Frontend Development craft.
  • You feel comfortable diving into the code and interacting with developers at all levels of seniority and have a commitment and drive for quality, technical excellence, and results.
  • Experience building responsive, performant, and accessible web experiences that engage audiences through the use of animation and complex interactions.
  • Working with modern web stacks (transpilers, linters, build and CI tools, etc.).
  • Experience designing and developing APIs, working with Content Management Systems, and Design Systems.
  • A passion for efficiency and collaboration, with a history of establishing great relationships across UX, Engineering, Marketing, Leadership, Product Marketing, Data, and SEO teams distributed across multiple time zones.
  • You are comfortable working with senior stakeholders (Director level and up), both technical and non technical.
  • Has proven experience representing the front end development craft through presentations, workshops and articles.

It would be great if you had experience with:
  • Working in an agency or creative environment delivering large-scale, multi-language websites, microsites, landing pages, and campaigns with complex internationalization and localization requirements.
  • A deep understanding of one or more specific client-side areas like animation, web performance, or accessibility for example.
  • Experimentation and evaluation methodologies to help inform decisions with real-world data.

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

At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We strongly 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 2019 Sustainability Report to learn more about Shopify's commitments

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