Front End Developer

At Shopify we have one of the largest front end architectures in the world, and our front end development team works on making our client-side scalable, approachable, and an exceptional experience for hundreds of thousands of shop owners across the world. In addition to building and maintaining our HTML, CSS, and JavaScript architecture, front end developers build both new product features and developer-facing tools. Their goal is to make the complex approachable for merchants, and to enable the rest of our R&D organization to build UI of the highest code quality and best user experience possible.

Shopify's Front End Development Team is working not only on improving the company’s product, but also on increasing their calibre over time. This is a long term vision founded on a number of practices — from encouraging individual autonomy and deep learning, to congratulating team members when they’ve done a great job. We want to continue to build a talented team of Front End Developers who will own their role, work hard to improve themselves and encourage others to do the same.

You'll need to have 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, scaling, or collaborating on new techniques, technologies, and processes within a company or community
  • Deep dives in specific client-side areas, for example animations, performance, accessibility
  • Collaborating on projects or providing mentorship on the stack you love
  • Providing highly effective code reviews and peer support
  • Critically evaluating a front end framework

You'll be working on things like:

  • Writing large-scale 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 across engineering, UX, and Product to help develop front end solutions to merchant problems
  • Being an advocate throughout the company for great UX
  • Learn full stack and front end development through peer mentorship and collaboration

How to apply

If you’re interested in helping us shape the future of commerce, use this form to submit your application. Please address your cover letter to Greg Thorpe 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 experience is this close to what we’re looking for, consider applying. We know that diversity of thought makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we're dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.

Montreal, Canada
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