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Shopify: Senior Developer – Advocate (Build)

Shopify

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted April 22, 2021.

Company DescriptionShopify is the leading omni-channel commerce platform.

Merchants use Shopify to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including mobile, web, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops.

The platform also provides merchants with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business, from payments to shipping.

The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, making enterprise-level technology available to businesses of all sizes.

Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Shopify currently powers over 1,000,000 businesses in approximately 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Allbirds, Gymshark, PepsiCo, Staples, and many more.Job DescriptionSenior Developer Advocate (Build)Location: North America preferred, open to EUReports To: Senior Developer Advocate ManagerWorks WithWorks with the product and engineering teams of its assigned area of responsibilityWorks with the leadership teamWorks with fellow developer advocatesExternally, works with the developer community to better understand their technical needs.Role OverviewAs a Senior Developer Advocate, you ensure that Shopify builds the most developer-friendly commerce platform in the world.

We expect you to bring or develop a long-term industry vision in your area of responsibility and work with our product and engineering teams to shape the future of the platform.

To do so, you will be the first to try things out, to build proofs of concept and the first to figure out where things break.

You will need to build solid relationships with our platform’s internal and external users and understand their challenges to represent them at every step of our platform’s development: you will act as the voice of developers.

You will also understand the landscape of competing tools and products developers could choose as alternatives to Shopify and ensure we stay ahead.

Finally, you will invest some of your time building and supporting developer tools, client libraries or anything else that you think could improve the developer experience in your area of expertise.Area of FocusThis role specifically focused on our Core-Build product area.

You will be in charge of many developer experiences, including applications that heavily rely on our App Bridge, Argo and event synchronization technologies.

Furthermore, over the next few years, we will release a ton of new integration points that will give our partners new powerful ways to add value to millions of Shopify merchants.

Your role will be to make sure those technologies are developer-friendly, and that partners are heard at every point of the development lifecycle.

This is a unique opportunity to influence the future of commerce and positively impact the lives of developers, merchants, and shoppers around the world.This is not a traditional ” Developer Advocate” role as this person will be expected to advocate for our internal Shopifolk regarding systems, implementations and processes.

Responsibilities And DutiesBe the voice of the developer.

Define and be responsible for the expected quality standards of our developer experience; drive its adoption among product and engineering teams.Build proof of concepts, and exercise new developer products and APIs.

Working with your peers in the developer advocacy craft, provide a wider context to your assigned product area to ensure we ship a cohesive platform.

Build a deep understanding of different product verticals to become a domain expert by working with internal product teams and external partnersUnderstand, measure and mitigate the impact on new changes our developer ecosystemReview documentation updates, new tutorials and other public-facing content to make sure it is technically accurate and aligns with the long term vision of our platform.

QualificationsTechnical experience in one of our verticals (ie: Shipping, Payments, Online Stores, Checkout, Logistics)Excellent communication skills (experience in public speaking and/or live streaming a plus)University degree in computer science, related field or equivalent experience.Experience in building apps on web platforms (experience building a Shopify app a plus)Good at managing complex dependencies and competing prioritiesWe know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Please address your application to Amber.Closing date: April 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST.

Candidates proceeding to the first stage of interviewing can expect to hear back by April 26, 2021At 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 Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

Please take a look at our 2019 Sustainability Report to learn more about Shopify’s commitments.