Software Development Manager - Retail, International - (Remote/Europe)

Shopify is now permanently remote and working towards a future that is digital by design. While Berlin is our hub, this role is open to candidates in European time zones. Learn more about what this can mean for you here.


Shopify is a leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform that empowers entrepreneurs all around the world to build and grow their businesses. Our engineering teams are building at scale and shaping the future of commerce.

Software Development Managers at Shopify help our development team members realize their true potential. As one of them, you will leverage your established technical know-how and commitment to individual growth to build high performance teams that will be successful in delivering world-class products. You will set and hold high standards on your teams and create conditions for each individual to be successful with short term and long term goals. You will strengthen relationships across the entire company and leverage these relationships as needed to unblock teams and deliver amazing products to users.

As part of the Retail International team you will contribute to bringing the Retail products to international markets. This will include work to make Retail products compliant in different geographies, localized to respective regions and optimized for the different ways commerce is achieved around the world.

This is what you will you be doing: 

-Lead a cross functional team of backend, frontend and mobile developers.

-Contribute code to POS app and Shopify web.

-Build high quality, globally available, fault tolerant systems and products.

-Work on problems with your team, roll up your sleeves, form an opinion and advocate for engineering-specific roadmap items.

-Work with product, UX and other disciplines to discover the best solutions for our merchants.

-Be a technical influencer across the company. Provide technical direction through technical design reviews, GitHub pull requests, and pair programming.

-Grow the team both through internal development and help with external hiring.

To be successful in this role you will need:

-Proven technical leadership skills using technologies and frameworks including (but not limited to) Ruby on Rails, Java/JEE, Node.js, PHP, Python

-Proven leadership skills

-Experience building and successfully growing development teams

-A commitment and drive for quality, technical excellence and results

-Experience designing and developing APIs, and ideally developing your own app(s) on platforms like Shopify



At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We strongly encourage applications from people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, racialized people, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our 2019 Sustainability Report to learn more about Shopify's commitments.

Closing date: Monday 11th January 2021

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