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Software Developer, International Growth (Remote, Japan)

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Shopify is a commerce platform with the mission to make commerce better for everyone. Shopify powers over one million merchants around the world, and we're just getting started. This role will be part of the International Growth team, a segment within Shopify with the mission to grow Shopify by making commerce better for everyone, everywhere.

At Shopify, we ship on quality instead of time. Our teams deploy new code many times a day, and our production scale is massive. Hundreds of thousands of merchants will see your work within minutes – a tough but incredibly rewarding responsibility.

We're looking for Senior Developers with a passion for solving tough problems with performant code. Developers who want to join a company with a history of contributing to our community through code. You'll have the creative freedom to make a real difference in the world of commerce, the support to bring your authentic self to work, and the chance to work with the best in the business.

This is a remote position available within Japan. Japanese language proficiency required.

Requirements for the role:

  • A product-minded developer who cares about the "Why" - Why build this feature? How will we measure impact?
  • A generalist (or a T-shaped/Full Stack developer) rather than a specialist, excited by problems that require a mix of frontend and backend skills, and unblocking anything that stands in the way of success.
  • Japanese language skills
  • Strong foundation of design principles, especially when it relates to platform development in the areas of API, data modelling, and scale.
  • Experience in writing automated tests as part of your development workflow (even better if you do it TDD).
  • A passion for efficiency and collaboration, with a history of establishing great relationships with other teams, across offices, and time zones.
  • A genuine interest in APAC, emerging markets, cultural nuances and/or product localization; bonus for previous experience working within the ecommerce industry across Asia and in Japan.
  • The curiosity and passion to constantly learn new things; Shopify changes fast, and we need the people who work here to be able to change and learn fast too.
  • Familiarity with Ruby and/or Ruby on Rails, or the desire to learn quickly.

Projects you could work on (specific to Asia):

  • Improve Shopify's onboarding experience- Compliance with international laws, such as GDPR and ePrivacy Regulation.
  • Improve integration with local payment providers, such as JCB and Cash on Delivery.
  • Improve integration with local shipping carriers.
  • Improve Shopify's reliability and speed.
  • Engaging with teams across Shopify to ensure all new features are built with our international markets in mind- Focusing on building for the long term, in ways that benefit as many merchants as possible.
  • Giving back to the community by open-sourcing some key components.

The tools you will use include:

  • Ruby, Ruby on Rails (we also have TypeScript and React).
  • MySQL (some Postgres), Splunk, Datadog, Mode.

It would be great if you have:

  • A passion for helping growing development teams and making others better.
  • A history of contributing to the developer community through code, documentation, mentoring, teaching, speaking, or organizing events.
  • Experience building resilient, scalable services, and have an appreciation for concepts like SLA, and fault tolerance.
  • If some of this tech is new to you, that's ok! We know not everyone will come in fully familiar with this stack, and we provide support to learn on the job.
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Shopify at a glance

Make commerce better for everyone

Shopify focuses on SaaS, Enterprise Software, E-Commerce, Mobile Commerce, and E-Commerce Platforms. Their company has offices in New York City, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Stockholm. They have a very large team that's between 1001-5000 employees. To date, Shopify has raised $122.25M of funding; their latest round was closed on May 2015 at a valuation of $1.27B.

You can view their website at http://www.shopify.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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