Shopify Engineering

We’re building the platform powering over 800,000 merchants as they start, run, and scale their business worldwide.

Engineering at Shopify

At Shopify, our mission is to make commerce better for everyone.

Whether it’s crafting a mobile interface or designing software to maximize developer productivity, Shopifolk love building software and solving problems at scale.

We also love telling the stories of how we're building Shopify. On these pages you’ll learn how we’re delivering the next bold vision of Shopify.

We hope our engineering stories will inspire and inform the global developer community. 

Hear from Shopify Engineers and Developers

Ideas come from everyone — from our most senior leadership to our Dev Degree interns. Here are a few stories from the people building Shopify.

Jean-Michel Lemieux

Chief Technology Officer

This month-long adventure is my choice for Intermission, a four-week leave for Shopify employees that have been with the company for five years. I’ve been leading the company’s engineering organization for that long now, but my journey to get here started years before that.

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Kirsten Westeinde

Senior Developer

It's very rare that we as software developers get an opportunity to build a system from scratch, much less one that we already have a really good product context on. While the problem that needed to be solved was technically challenging, we had all the product information we needed, and access to experts in almost every technology here at Shopify.

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Jennice Colaco

Developer

I also think it’s important to believe there is a solution to the problem. Believing you can do it is half the battle. Fortunately, I work with an encouraging team who I can look to for support, whether it’s pairing with someone or talking through solutions when I’m stuck.

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Lawrence Mandel

Director of Engineering

You may think that managing remote teams is hard, and it is, but there are real benefits that you can achieve by being open to remote employees and building a remote team. Let’s talk about the benefits of a remote team, how to build your remote team, and how to set your people up to succeed.

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Conferences and Events

One of Shopify’s core values is being a constant learner - we thrive on new experiences, skills, and practices. Most of all, we love to share our knowledge with the community. Visit us at these upcoming conferences or listen to one of our engineering talks.

Where we're speaking

Assert(js), Sept. 12

RubyConf Colombia, Sept. 20-21

SRECon EU, Oct. 2-4

GitHub Universe, Nov. 13-14

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