Careers - Shopify Developer

About the role

You build front-end components and styles, working with your development peers and the design team to bring interactive concepts to life.

About you

  • You have a well-thought perspective on development, while also maintaining a curious flexibility and willingness to consider other perspectives, technologies, and tools. You apply the one that works best in the case at hand.
  • You're okay with ambiguity or unknowns because you're a diligent problem-solver and answer-finder. Google (et al), Stack Overflow (et al), and Slack channels are your friends.
  • You're appreciative of good design, with the belief that anyone involved in creating a product is, on some level, a designer. You always consider how clients and their customers will interact with the experiences we build.
  • You have a Jobsian view of development: that no matter the beauty of the exterior, if the interior is trash... well, the whole thing is. That the unseen components should be as intricately detailed as those seen every day.


  • Curious
  • Communicative
  • Driven
  • Meticulous

Career track

Here's a sense of where we see this role fitting into a larger team dynamic:

Development Intern > Shopify Developer > Shopify Senior Developer > Shopify Technical Lead > VP, Technology


Day to Day

Common tasks

  • Use HTML, CSS, JS, and Liquid to create Shopify web elements matching client-approved designs and functionality.
  • Fix, optimize, or otherwise maintain code on our portfolio of client sites.
  • Communicate any blockers, progress, and statuses regarding a task.
  • Debug code and/or suggest alternate solutions for your own or teammates' code.
  • Use Github to create branches, push new code changes, and create and merge pull requests.
  • Collaborate with the Design team to guide interactivity in the final product.
  • Extend and refine the templates and components in our component library.
  • Create screen-share/videos to document process, decision-making, or direction for others.
  • Follow and help refine internal Standard Operating Procedures.

Required knowledge

  • 1-2 yrs. in a Development role or equivalent, with Shopify experience.
  • Understand HTML, CSS, Liquid, and JavaScript best-practices, creating standards-compliant code, including responsive techniques, performance implications of CSS/Animations and of JavaScript.
  • Knowledgeable in modern CSS concepts like Grid and Flexbox, CSS custom properties or informally-named CSS variables.
  • Familiar with and comfortable using modern build tools like Parcel, Vite, or Webpack.
  • Balance 3-4 different things in a day with ease, and take initiative to fill the entirety of your day after those assigned are complete.
  • Balance multiple projects in a week, ensuring quality and timeliness across your tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal oversight, able to take ownership of projects.
  • Attention to detail and a keen eye for excellent customer experience concepts.
  • Able to follow site optimization and performance best practices (accessibility, SEO, site performance/speed).
  • Able to test and reconcile cross-browser compatibility issues.
  • Able to operate Figma if necessary, as part of design handoff.
  • Able to explain technical stuff in layman’s terms to non-developers.
  • Mac user, quick with the keyboard and adept with shortcuts and time-saving apps.
  • Experience working on a fully remote and distributed team.


  • Experience with any of the technologies that we use and love: Web Components, React.js, Vue, Next.js, Node.js, Rails, Netlify/Serverless Functions, Tailwind, Shopify Polaris, MongoDB, Airtable, Pipedream, or Mechanic.

Tools you'll use

  • Apple computer hardware
  • ClickUp
  • Github
  • Zoom
  • Shopify Admin
  • Google Workspace (Email, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Dropbox
  • Loom
  • Slack



    Hourly/contract: $65-$85
    Estimated annual salary range of $60,000-$90,000
    Compensation is based on location, skills, and experience and is not a cap


    EEO Statement 

    We committed to celebrating all dimensions of diversity equally and ensuring that everyone feels a sense of inclusion and belonging in our workplace. We also extend this commitment to the partners we work with and the clients we serve. We are constantly listening, learning, and evolving to deliver on these principles.