Head of Front-End Development, Product

As the Head of Front-End Development for Shopify's product, you'll shape our core FED team’s medium- and long-term strategic vision and own its implementation. You'll be responsible for setting direction for our component-driven design and development system, front-end tooling, and future architecture decisions. You'll work directly alongside our heads of design, content, research, product, and engineering to make Shopify the best experience for merchants to use and for our developers to build. Like all technical leaders at Shopify, you’ll set technical direction and lead the execution. You'll also guide product strategy while collaborating closely with other leaders and executives. You’ll be hands on and directly contribute technically. You’ll make yourself and everyone around you better as you grow and develop your team.

You'll need to have:

  • Technical leadership and management experience
  • A dedication to quality, excellence, and results
  • A passion for helping grow development teams and making others better
  • Expertise in building maintainable and scalable CSS and JavaScript architectures
  • A vision for what the future of front-end development looks like for product companies

It would be great if you had experience with:

  • Scaling front-end web services
  • Building innovative products and features integrated with existing systems
  • Recruiting outstanding developers and building a world-class technical team
  • Building applications that are responsive, performant, and accessible
  • Creating connections between Engineering and Product Design teams

You'll be working on things like:

  • Providing clear direction for Shopify's front-end architecture
  • Working with our patterns and design systems team to set goals and priorities
  • Building our FED leads into great technical and personal leaders
  • Drastically improving the performance of our product
  • Being an advocate throughout the company for great UI and UX
  • Supporting the Shopify Product FED team 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 Sarah Eastman and include a link to something you're proud of: a portfolio, code samples and/or Github account.

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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