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.
Ideas come from everyone — from our most senior leadership to our Dev Degree interns. Here are a few stories from the people building Shopify.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Working at Shopify
Shopify is the world’s fastest-growing commerce platform, with no plans to slow down. Working here, you’ll ship on quality instead of on time. Our teams continuously deploy new code on a large scale to support hundreds of thousands of online stores, and hundreds of millions of requests a day. With both entrepreneurs and household brands depending on us for their livelihood, it’s a tough, but incredibly rewarding responsibility.
We’re looking for passionate problem solvers. What are you looking for?
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.