Program Lead - Dev Degree


The Dev Degree team at Shopify combines the best of traditional academic education, industry mentorship, and learning by doing, to engage and support undergraduate students in learning developer skills. We are looking for an experienced people lead who is passionate about leading an education model that succeeds in outputting talented developers way ahead of schedule.

You’ll own Shopify’s partnership with York University and ensure that everything is running smoothly with the Dev Degree program operations in Toronto. With your team, you’ll be responsible for the delivery of effective educational material, finding compelling internship matches between students and dev teams, hiring a new cohort of students each year, and leading all of the current students who attend York University.

If you care about computer science education, and would enjoy the challenge of leading not just an education team but a talented group of undergraduate students as well, you’re set. We would love for you to join us to push boundaries as we deliver the best work-integrated learning education model for computer science.

You'll need to have:

  • People management experience
  • Experience shipping complex, technical projects
  • Experience building and/or passion for educational programs
  • The ability to create concrete and focused project plans
  • Strong foundation in the core knowledge areas of computer science
  • The ability to thrive in an environment where experimentation is encouraged and you are confident in creating, executing and championing those experiments

It'd be great if you have:

  • Technical leadership experience
  • Project management experience
  • Hands-on teaching experience at an undergraduate level
  • Experience working with interns or co-op students
  • Hands-on experience with any of: Ruby, Rails, Git, JavaScript, React

You'll be working on:

  • Building and growing a productive and engaged team
  • Tracking and overseeing student performance with their work at Shopify, academic courses, and well-being
  • Maintaining a healthy working relationship with our partners at York University
  • Partnering with Talent Acquisition to hiring a new cohort of students every year
  • Future direction for the Toronto team to continue to support Dev Degree as it scales

Tags: teaching, code, Development, education

How to apply:

We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time. We are looking forward to reading your application and will be accepting new applications until April 19th 2019.

Please apply through the Shopify careers page!