Engineering Lead - Shopify Capital

Shopify Capital helps merchants grow by easily providing access to money at the right moment using Shopify’s unique view and insights into a business. It’s a big dream that’s only just starting. After launching the first step in April 2016, we’re looking for a leader to make the dream into reality in the coming years.

As an engineering lead for Shopify Capital, you’ll shape long-term product vision and own its implementation. You and your team will design and build data-driven technology to bring Shopify Capital to more merchants both large and small. The robust systems you build will control and oversee the flow of Capital funds. You’ll work with partners throughout the industry to radically improve how merchants can access funding. You’ll be responsible for growing the development team to enable Shopify Capital to reach its full potential.

Like all technical leaders at Shopify, you’ll manage product goals and execution, set technical direction and guide product strategy while collaborating closely with other leaders and executives. You’ll be hands on and directly contribute technically. Perhaps your biggest contributions will come from making everyone around you better as you grow and develop your team.

You’ll need to have:

  • Technical leadership and/or management experience
  • A commitment and drive for quality, excellence and results
  • A passion for helping growing development teams and making others better
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails and SQL or the desire to learn them quickly
  • Experience building backend web services and familiarity with frontend web development

It’d be great if you have experience with, or would love to learn about:

  • Any of: financial, lending or underwriting systems and/or risk or customer value/loyalty; ranking or matching; ecommerce
  • Scaling web services, particularly those using and analyzing large amounts of data
  • Building innovative products and features integrated with existing systems
  • Recruiting outstanding engineers and building a world-class technical team

You’ll be working on things like:

  • Shaping the long-term vision of Shopify Capital and making it a reality
  • Designing and building innovative features that are driven by web scale data
  • Collaborating with other Shopify leaders, executives and external partners to provide more money to merchants more efficiently
  • Growing the Shopify Capital organization both through internal development and external hiring
  • Learning and growing constantly to feed your passion for self-improvement and make those around you better

Here's how to apply:

If you’re interested in helping us shape the future of commerce, click the “Apply now” button to submit your application. Please address your cover letter to Kayla.

Experience comes in many forms, many skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. If your background is this close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying, even if you aren’t able to check every box above. We are dedicated to diversity and providing an inclusive workplace for all and especially encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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