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Mobile Developer Intern (Android) - Fall 2019

Ottawa - Internship

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About the role

Shopify is on a mission to enable entrepreneurship and commerce everywhere in the world. With the growth of mobile commerce, Shopify has been busy pushing boundaries as we craft the best overall mobile experience for our merchants and their customers. We are looking for Mobile Developers excited to grow and scale our mobile offerings.

As a Mobile Developer at Shopify you will work with other mobile developers along with designers and product managers to build and launch new versions of our apps. You’ll gain a ton of perspective as you connect with different teams that work on related parts of Shopify. You’ll work on a large scale app that is ever changing, enabling entrepreneurship for hundreds of thousands of merchants. You’ll be able to take the time to rebuild the areas that need love while some of your code stands the test of time. You’ll grow and learn a ton from your team and you’ll likely fail a lot so embracing this is really important.

As a Mobile Developer Intern you’ll be working on things like:

  • Writing beautiful and fast code that improves our code base in meaningful ways
  • Receiving mentorship and infinite opportunities to learn and grow
  • Collaborating with other designers and developers
  • Using Kotlin to write well-tested code 
  • Fixing bugs fast and taking your time to solve hard problems well
  • Contributing to the open source community

You’re the kind of person who:

  • Loves challenging yourself with projects or hacking just for fun
  • Is a constant learner
  • Has a passion for solving tough problems with code
  • Takes ownership of the projects you work on
  • Enjoys research and figuring out how pieces of an entire project work
  • Takes pride in creating simple solutions to code complex problems
  • Has a strong commitment to quality

Life at Shopify

Interns at Shopify are fully integrated with their teams and the things you will work on are thoughtfully considered. If your team is working through a tough problem, so are you. If they are travelling to another city, you’ll be joining. There won’t be any latte fetching, there are no “intern projects” and you’ll have access to a wide range of perks based on your individual interests.

Mentorship will be available to you and you’ll join +4000 exceptionally bright people who are serious about personal growth and learning. We build products that support all kinds of entrepreneurs - from the one-product independent business owner to rapidly scaling brands like Kylie Cosmetics. We’re also the platform for those that haven’t taken the first step toward getting started yet, and we try to level the playing field for anyone with a great idea to start and grow their business.

High trust and flexibility have always been a part of our culture, and if you’re expecting to be told exactly what to do, Shopify may not be the place for you. We don’t claim to have all the answers, and that’s why we look for independent thinkers, collaborators, and people hungry to grow alongside their team. Find out more about our past interns experiences and learn more about how we approach mentorship at Shopify.

Shopify internships are 4 and 8 month paid terms, and are open to students, co-ops, recent graduates and those early on in their development careers. The 4-month Fall Internship will run September 3rd - December 20th 2019, and the 8-month Fall/Winter Internship will run September 3rd- April 24th, 2020.

We will be accepting applications until May 15th at 9:00am EST. Applications will not be accepted after this date. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis in the weeks following. 

Experience comes in many forms, many skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, consider applying. We know that diversity of thought makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we're dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.

Before You Apply:

Help us learn more about you! Please complete ALL of the following tasks. Answer fields are provided on application page:

1. We're always looking to see where passion and engagement shows itself in all aspects of your life. We'd love to learn about your passions and initiatives beyond school requirements. If you'd like to share more about what you're passionate about, please include a personal statement as part of your application. Want to stand out from the copy-and-paste applicants? You can also use the personal statement to tell us about what gets you excited about working in Web Development at Shopify

2. We have mobile developer internship roles on many different teams across the company! To give us a good idea about the types of problems you enjoy solving, and to help us figure out where you can make the greatest impact this winter, please complete the Mobile Developer Challenge. 

Please include your screenshots and submit a link to your projects GitHub Repository in the “Mobile Challenge Submission” section of the application.

**If you are in the University of Waterloo co-op program you must apply through Waterloo Works. If you do not apply through Waterloo Works, it is your responsibility to contact your co-op rep to have this posting added to your profile.

Apply at https://jobs.lever.co/shopify/bda74930-c9c3-4884-987a-fbaf51585a2f/apply

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