Shopify Plus Solutions Engineer/ Back-End Developer
iamota corporation
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
9h ago

We’re iamota an independent Canadian digital agency with a focus on e-commerce.

We help our clients tell their stories and sell their products and services. In the process, we turn our clients’ brands into digital leaders in their respective categories.

We’re on the path to becoming a leading e-commerce agency in North America by building on our portfolio of omni-channel clients with a focus on health and wellness, retail and apparel.

We work with big brands (Kal Tire, London Drugs, Nature’s Path Foods, Sugoi, Alive Publishing Group, Genuine Health, Manitoba Harvest and many others) and have a great time doing it.


We’re looking for a Shopify Plus solutions engineer with back-end web development expertise to join our growing e-commerce agency team in Vancouver.

You’ll be part of a cross-functional client focused team solutioning and programming the back-end for enterprise level e-

commerce and marketing solutions.

Our ideal candidate has a passion for identifying, solutioning, architecting and communicating technical challenges and requirements.

You’ll work closely with clients, Shopify app and integration partners, and a team of strategists, designers, and developers to produce e-

commerce experiences that are user-focused, well-documented, performant, fully-tested, and written with reuse and maintainability in mind.

What you’ll do

Solutions Engineering / Architecture Technical lead on e-commerce and marketing projects with complex functionality and integrations with Shopify Plus and WordPress.

Work directly with clients and vendors to identify technical requirements. Support in the architecture, development and delivery of solutions that meet business requirements of e-

commerce merchants. Identify tech requirements and integrate solutions across multiple platforms including : accounting, tax, ERP, CRM, email, order and inventory management, store locators, payment gateways, loyalty, subscription management and more.

Define back-end solutions that meet the project needs. Document technical requirements in client-facing statements of work.

Estimate costs for solutions, including back-end development and integrations. Identify budget considerations and recommend areas for prioritization.

Web Development Implement back-end code, vendor integrations, and app / plugin development for Shopify Plus and WordPress projects.

Write performance-oriented code that is secure, clean, and built specifically with reuse in mind. Extend iamota’s existing WordPress-

based framework (powered by Laravel-like object-oriented code and heavily component-driven MVC) and assist in migrating parallel technology to Shopify Plus.

Collaborate closely with cross-functional front-end development and UX teams. Perform content and data migrations to Shopify Plus and WordPress.

Execute other development tasks as defined from time to time (e.g. jump-in to front-end development or QA). AWS Sys Admin (Optional) Maintain and improve iamota’s cloud-

based AWS multi-server infrastructure. Enhance security and firewall configuration for server architecture. Migrate AWS OpsWorks Chef scripts from Chef 11 to Chef 12.

Tune performance for servers (including Nginx and PHP) and OpsWorks deployments.

Who we’re looking for

Experience / Education You enjoy back-end work and want to solution for complex e-commerce challenges. Have a degree in computer science, diploma from a technical college in web development, or related work experience (2+ years).

Have a solid understanding of modern back-end development techniques (e.g. Object Oriented Programming and fluent interfaces).

Have expert level proficiency in PHP and WordPress. Have strong proficiency in Shopify Plus App development, integrations and theming.

Experience solutioning, architecting, gathering tech requirements and producing related documentation for large scale e-

commerce solutions. Understanding of component-based or atomic design principles. Experienced with MVC, including templating languages (Twig, Liquid, or similar).

Can comfortably use and configure the CMS for projects you develop (WordPress, Shopify, or similar). Up to date on current and future back-

end web development technologies, specifications, and frameworks. Experienced with agile working sprints and daily project stand-

ups. You enjoy peer-reviews and can clearly explain your technical choices. Skills Able to strategize rapidly and are comfortable presenting your knowledge and ideas to others.

Skilled at negotiating an ideal solution that finds compromises between requirements, budget, user experience, and best practices.

Excellent oral communication skills in meetings / calls when gathering requirements or presenting solutions (often independently).

Excellent written communication skills via email, Slack, or technical writing of project specifications. Take ownership of your work with a focus to deliver it on time, while being proactive in flagging any blockers that may slow you down.

You openly share your passion for development in both your coding ability and personality we love a good lunch & learn. Tools Proficient in configuring linters & code standardizers in your IDE of choice (most of us use Sublime Text).

Familiar with basic terminal commands and script tools (Git, NPM, Grunt, Webpack, or similar). Experience with project tracking tools as a core part of your workflow (Trello, JIRA, or similar).

Bonus points Passionate about design, user experience, quality assurance, accessibility, performance, servers, or other related fields.

Regularly attend or have given a talk to local meetups.

Perks at iamota

In addition to working with the smart and passionate people that make up the iamota team, we offer a competitive compensation package, top-

tier benefits and countless perks like extended holidays. No one likes to work on their birthday at iamota it’s a mandatory day off.

As a member of the team, you’ll be working in a casual atmosphere punctuated by memes, animated gifs, conversational #hashtags, breakout nerf basketball tournaments and beer Fridays, and you’ll be situated in the vibrant neighbourhood of Yaletown.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

No recruiters, agencies or phone calls, please.

NOTE : This position is a full-time in-house role in Vancouver, BC. We are not considering contract, remote or outside candidates.

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