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Senior Data Machine Learning Platform Engineer (Remote, Europe)

Norwich, England, GB

Company: Shopify

Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations

Published on 2022-05-13 13:20

Company Description

Shopify is a leading global commerce company, providing trusted tools to start, grow, market, and manage a retail business of any size. Shopify makes commerce better for everyone with a platform and services that are engineered for reliability, while delivering a better shopping experience for consumers everywhere. Shopify powers millions of businesses in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Allbirds, Gymshark, PepsiCo, Staples, and many more.

Shopify has a huge amount of unstructured data and billions of items; therefore, we are very excited by the mission of creating the best-in-class AI models by our data science and product teams. We’ll use our unique approach of combining domain experts with data scientists to expand our visual AI technologies.

An important part is to help grow Shopify’s innovation and AI hubs in Israel and EMEA by continuing to attract the best talents in AI, personalization, and design.

Interested in working on the biggest challenges in AI and shopping with the leader in commerce? That’s great! We’re looking for Senior Data Developers to join our team, and maybe you’re the person we’re looking for!

Job Description

  • We are looking for a strong backend developer with experience handling data at scale, and ML knowledge
  • Designing, architecting and developing tools, scripts and pipelines for serving and ingesting data at scale
  • Building reusable solutions for running ML pipelines
  • Optimizing for performance with an emphasis on observability
  • Using test-driven development to write well-tested code
  • Fixing bugs fast and taking your time to solve hard problems well


  • Experience building highly scalable, performant data solutions (ETL/ELT/ML)
  • Professional - not compromising on high quality code, keeps up to date with latest methodologies and solutions
  • A strong foundation of design principles, especially when it relates to platform development in the areas of API, data modelling, and scale
  • 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
  • Passion for AI, Machine Learning and data at scale
  • Experience with executing Machine Learning models is a plus

A Senior Data Developer at Shopify typically has 4-6 years of experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Working with the internals of a distributed compute engine (Spark, Presto, DBT, or Flink/Beam)
  • Query optimization, resource allocation and management, and data lake performance (Presto, SQL)
  • Cloud infrastructure (Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Terraform)
  • Security products and methods (Apache Ranger, Apache Knox, OAuth, IAM, Kerberos
  • Deploying and scaling ML solutions using open-source frameworks (MLFlow, TFX, H2O, etc.)
  • Building full-stack applications (Ruby/Rails, React, TypeScript)
  • Background and practical experience in statistics and/or computational mathematics (Bayesian and Frequentist approaches, NumPy, PyMC3, etc.)
  • Modern Big-Data storage technologies (Iceberg, Hudi, Delta)

Bonus points:

  • You’ve mentored teammates on new ways to deepen their technical craft

Additional Information

We know that looking for a new role can be both exciting and time-consuming, and we truly appreciate your effort. Stephanie is an actual real live person ( ) and is looking forward to learning more about you and your interest in joining our team.

Application Timeline:

As there are multiple positions, this posting will remain live until all positions have been filled. Successful candidates can expect to hear back from us within 2 weeks of application

Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity & inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our Sustainability Reports to learn more about Shopify’s commitments to our communities, and our planet.

At Shopify, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.