Head of Engineering - Shopify Shipping
Shopify Shipping helps merchants streamline their business by providing simple and innovative shipping solutions. Over time, we’re hoping to drastically transform the way that merchants fulfil and ship orders. We launched the first steps towards this goal a year ago - and now we’re looking for a leader to make these dreams into reality in the coming years.
As Head of Engineering for Shopify Shipping, you’ll shape long-term product vision and own its implementation. You and your team will design and build innovative technology and integrate with world-class partners to change the way merchants fulfil orders. The highly reliable, scalable systems you build will simplify the expediting of millions of orders worldwide. You’ll be responsible for growing the development team to enable Shopify Shipping 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 will 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 skills
- 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:
- Management experience
- Any of: shipping, fulfilling, or warehousing; 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 Shipping 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 the best shipping experience for merchants
- Growing the Shopify Shipping 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
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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