Software Developer Intern (Fall Term)

Software Developer Intern (Fall Term)

Location: Ottawa

Fall Term

The Shopify platform hosts over 80,000 active online stores around the world, ranging from shops run by stay-at-home moms and small budding entrepreneurs, to big names like General Electric, Tesla Motors, Foo Fighters, Encyclopedia Britannica, Penny Arcade, Forbes, Maxim and The Chive. We've helped thousands achieve their dream of running a successful online business and continue to do so!

Shopify is one of the largest and best-known Rails applications and we're a big part of the Rails community. Our team includes former Rails Core Alumni, O'Reilly authors, and open source project contributors. We've released lots of open source projects extracted from Shopify code, such as ActiveMerchant, Delayed Job, Liquid and a host of other gems used by Rails developers around the world. We are renowned for our gorgeous UI, our customizable templating system, and our developer API and ecosystem, including our own App Store and Theme Store.

Who are we looking for?

We're looking for passionate developers to join the Shopify gang for both 4 and 8 month terms. We want someone who loves clean code, TDD, and pair programming. If you spend your spare time on open source projects, keep up to date on the latest developments and techniques, and love to hack on cool new projects just for fun, then keep reading!

What I want to see if you apply is everything that you do in the developer community that is not school. Do you hack on your own projects? Attend monthly meet ups? Build at Hackathons? Contribute to open source projects? If you do, tell me about it!

Here is what your day may be like

  • Start your day (at 10:30! ) with a fresh bagel on Wednesday’s Bagel day!
  • Pair program with another great developer on cool new upcoming features.
  • Use TDD to write rock-solid, beautiful code.
  • Team up with a designer to make your feature look world-class.
  • Improve the performance of Shopify after seeing a bottleneck in our real-time profiling and monitoring tools.
  • Talk about the latest programming languages, tools and frameworks with other developers over lunch.
  • On Friday afternoons, work on something totally different and fun - maybe your own Shopify app or a cool tech-art project for one of the wall mounted TVs in the office.

Here are some other things that we hope you will do

  • Become a master Ruby programmer and web developer.
  • Constantly keep up to date with the latest news and techniques in the programming & design industry.
  • Read books by Kent Beck, Edward Tufte, Dave Thomas and other great people.
  • Participate in our Street Fighter / Starcraft tournaments!
  • Be handsomely rewarded by your peers for your latest & greatest work through the Unicorn bonus system.

Developer Intern? But I would make an awesome intern on your...

Developer intern here at Shopify includes a lot. If you are are an enthusiast at whatever you do, talk to me. You can work on a bunch of our teams:
+ iOS apps
+ internal Tools
+ Security
+ Analytics
+ Support
+ Apps
+ Finance and Accounting
+ Growth
+ Performance
+ Data engineering

Schooling and 100 years of experience is not a requirement here at Shopify. We feel that the best way to get experience and knowledge is not always in the typical classroom, but through practical experience, toil and passion. We pride ourselves in hiring motivated and creative individuals that truly love what they do. If you love code and want work in relaxed, open development environment, come join Shopify!

Date Posted:
Apr 28, 2014 4:00 AM PDT

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Shopify is an Ottawa based commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at their retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify offers a professional online storefront, a payment solution to accept credit cards, a point of sale system to power retail sales and a card reader to accept payments through a mobile phone. Shopify currently powers over 80,000 active online stores around the world,... more