Senior Technical Lead, Front End Development

Shopify’s front end development team makes our client side scalable and performant while ensuring an exceptional and approachable user experience for hundreds of thousands of shop owners across the world. In addition to creating and maintaining techniques to support our HTML, CSS, and JavaScript architecture, front end developers at Shopify build powerful developer-facing tools. These enable designers and engineers to create features that are of the highest code quality possible. As a Senior Technical Lead, you’ll shape the long term front-end architecture and help foster a strong technical culture on a team of passionate crafters.

It would be great if you had experience with:

  • Building maintainable and scalable CSS, with familiarity in architecture patterns like BEM, SMACSS, or other
  • Using JavaScript as a programming language and having a good command of the DOM
  • Working in a cross-discipline environment with designers and other developers to produce and vet ideas and prototype early concepts

It would be great if you had experience with:

  • Rails-oriented developer tools or integrating front end into a Rails application
  • Educating or scaling new techniques, technologies, and processes within a company or community
  • Collaborating on projects or providing mentorship on the stack you love
  • Providing highly effective code reviews and peer support

You'll be working on things like:

  • Writing scalable and maintainable CSS and JavaScript, documenting components in our UX Style Guides
  • Using our Rails stack to integrate front end into the development lifecycle
  • Building applications that are responsive, performant, and accessible
  • Learning the latest front end technologies and standards to ensure we are always using the best techniques possible
  • Collaborating with other disciplines to help develop front end solutions and educate about relevant skills
  • Being an advocate throughout the company for great UX
  • Learning full stack and front end development through peer mentorship and collaboration

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 Boyer 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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