Front End Developer Lead, Checkout
We’re looking for a Front End Development Lead to help grow our team. You will work on planning, resourcing, and executing projects, while providing mentorship and creating growth opportunities for the people on your team. You’ll also collaborate across our leadership teams to help push the disciplines of front-end development and user experience (UX) forward across the company.
People want to buy wherever they are and however they want. Checkout is part of it all: online, on mobile, in-store, on marketplaces, on social media, and in VR/AR. During the Black Friday Cyber Monday weekend, $1 billion of GMV went through our platform with a peak of $1 million of orders processed per minute. Our limits are constantly being pushed. This is a role where you can think big! What is the future of checkout? How can Shopify build the best buying experiences on the planet (and beyond)?
As a Lead, you'll focus on:
Building Shopify:Work on planning, resourcing, and executing projectsHelp your team define their roadmap and how you’ll get thereHelp your team make decisionsBe a source of knowledge in your product domainGive feedback on and help build the product
Supporting and developing your direct reports:Mentor and create growth opportunities for the people on your teamGrow your team’s expertise in their craft and in their communication (and your own!)Help your team obsess with the problem—are they engaged, resourceful, thinking about impact?
Supporting and building the front end and UX disciplines:Collaborate with other leads across the companyThink about what other teams and leads may learn from you, and what you can you learn from themSeek opportunities to build Shopify's presence in the UX community
Here are projects this team has been championing lately:Simplify and speed up the checkout process with Shopify PayIntegrate payment services like Apple Pay, Amazon Pay, Paypal and help move the Payment Request API forwardMaking our checkout accessible for anyone by following WCAG 2.1 guidelinesReduce friction by introducing address autocompletion in CheckoutBuilding features and applications that are responsive, performant, accessible, and well-tested
Some people you might work with here:Cynthia Savard Saucier, Director of UX, ChannelsKevin Clark, Design Lead, CheckoutJean-Frederic Fortier, Front End Developer Lead, CheckoutRichard Btaiche, Product Manager, CheckoutLarry Lumsden, VP of Engineering, ChannelsArthur Gouveia, Senior Front End Developer, CheckoutRicardo Magalhaes, Front End Developer, Checkout
Tools and nitty gritty of the team 🛠: Shopify is the world’s largest Ruby on Rails application. Our front end developers work closely with back end engineers to build our productsWe also build projects using a front-end stack that takes advantage of React, TypeScript and CSS ModulesWe build all our projects with a collaborative code review process using Github Flow
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 Shane and include a link to something you're proud of: a portfolio, code samples and/or Github account.
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