Front End Developer Lead, Themes
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 user experience (UX) and front end development forward across the company.
The Themes team is focused on building storefronts that work hard for our merchants. Our developers and designers strive to create intuitive experiences for shoppers that emphasize web performance and accessibility. We’re creating a suite of themes that match merchants’ needs and we work closely with teams in UX Research to understand online shoppers to be confident in our solutions.
Our team plays a critical role in advancing theme development at Shopify. We champion Slate, an open source development tool, and work with our colleagues across the Online store channel to shape the development of new platform features.
As a Lead, you'll focus on:
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
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
Here are projects this team has been championing lately:Being an advocate throughout the company for great user experience for both our merchants and their customersBuilding storefront templates that are performant, accessible, and well-testedBuilding developer tools to help the open source community create their own Shopify storefrontsCollaborating with other disciplines, from engineering to design, to help develop new capabilities and launch new features to over 500,000 storefronts
Some people you might work with here:Monika Piotrowicz, Director of UXDave Newton, Front End Developer Lead, ProductThomas Kelly, Senior Front End Developer, ThemesNathan Ferguson, Front End Developer Lead, ThemesGuillaume Granger, Senior Designer, ThemesAntoine Grant, Front End Developer Lead, Online StoreSteven Thomas, Front End Developer Lead, Growth
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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