Remote Technical Lead Shopify Plus-How to Apply!

Remote Technical Lead Shopify Plus-How to Apply!

We are collaborating with our friends at We Are Digital to find the next Tech Lead who will make an impact on their people, technology, and clients. It’s the kind of role where you can make an impact as a people and solution design leader while also remaining hands-on and able to cut code on a daily basis. Allow me to introduce you to them…

We Are Digital is a full-service strategic eCommerce and transformation consultancy based in Melbourne. Their (deceptively) simple north star is to make commerce better and easier every day. They accomplish this by designing and building bespoke strategies, products, campaigns, and services for some of Australia’s leading brands and businesses on the path to purchase. Consider the entire process, from strategy development to design and user experience, engineering, and maintenance.

These folks simplify what is complex and deliver genuinely delightful, beautiful, and functional digital brand & customer experiences that *convert*. They live & BREATHE Shopify Plus and Commerce Tools, are both omnichannel retail & pure play eCommerce specialists, and they’re also damn good at their craft.

They’re no bullsh*t, no nonsense, kind of people who really give a sh*t. WeAreDigital was deliberately founded without the hangover of the stereotypes, baggage, and pockets of superficial culture that can exist within more traditional, more transactional digital agencies. What does that look like? Well, they work with their clients, not for them. This isn’t a project business – this is a strategically lead partnership business; their work is both big picture & long-term in its nature. If you came to WeAreDigital to ‘get a website’, you’d leave with an entire strategy + a whole lot more than just a shopfront.

They partner with the likes of Harvey Norman, PETstock, Petcircle, Vicinity Centres, CAMILLA & MARC, SPACE Furniture, Poliform, BMW Financial Services, M.J. Bale, SONOS, T2, ABC, and SilverChef, to name but a few!

The techy bits

WeAreDigital are proud Shopify Plus partners, and are pretty deep in that ecosystem. It doesn’t stop there though; they are also working on solutions with Commerce Tools and as such as building out a headless accelerator framework in Vue for both platforms.

They deliver solutions for their clients with fullstack JavaScript, and a range of different frameworks and tools – it’s very much dependent on their clients’ particular needs. Expect to work with lots of: Node.JS, Nuxt.js, Express.js, Vue.js, React, TypeScript, Composables, Tailwind, Webpack, Headless CMS, Storyblok, Contentful, Redis, ElasticSearch, Mongodb, Docker containers, Kubernetes, GCP and AWS… to name a few!

What’s the role all about then?

In this role, you’ll lead 5-8 engineers across 2 teams to develop, maintain, and continuously improve the CX of WeAreDigital’s clients. Your team of devs will work within a cross functional squad of designers, strategic consultants and project managers, to drive growth and best practices.

You’ll lead the technical design and implementation for the team, help scope out solutions for clients, and own their architecture, management of priorities and resources across multiple projects, ensuring end-to-end delivery is done on time, budget, and according to scope.

You’ll play an important role in uplifting the dev culture, technical capability, and ways of working in the team; as well as coaching the devs on the team to grow. All this whilst still being able to cut code daily and remain hands-on-the-tools. There’s lots to have a go at and make an impact on!

A little bit more about you

As a Technical Lead, you jump in deep to understand the business needs to design the solutions based on the functionality and constraints of the core platform (Shopify Plus and Commerce Tools), considering modern integration and implementation patterns and bringing other technologies to deliver superior technical solutions.

  • Commercial fullstack JavaScript experience with modern web frameworks (they use a bunch!).
  • You have Shopify Plus or Commerce Tools experience and know your way around the platforms & tooling.
  • You have experience working with Headless Architecture
  • Solid understanding of AWS or GCP – they use GCP 🙂
  • Collaboration is your jam!
  • You are passionate about mentoring & growing others around you, and lead with empathy, respect, & curiosity.
  • You enjoy both people + tech in equal measure, and have strong communication & collaboration skills with technical & non technical folks alike.

Ways of working

WeAreDigital has a gorgeous and inspiring Clubhouse space in Armadale, Melbourne. You however, can be located anywhere in Aus! They provide a supportive and collaborative environment where you will feel very much a part of the team no matter where you call home. #Remote

Why We Are Digital?

As WeAreDigital continues to grow, they are committed to building an inclusive & thriving team, where everyone can show up + bring their whole selves to work – no egos. These folks work with purpose, heart, truth, curiosity, and fun at their very core. They have that certain je ne sais quoi; a close-knit, humble, & creative multidisciplinary team who love to collaborate, ideate, & simply deliver good work together. And their work is really good. Award winning good. This year they won a Webby Award for their mobile visual design and were honoree’s in two other visual design categories too.

WeAreDigital are values-led, and not in a “oh, they’re stuck up on the wall over there” way. In an authentic “we live and die by this” way. The business is transparent, and regularly checks in with how they’re tracking against those very values. Everyone has a voice too – experimentation & new ideas are celebrated, and all voices are empowered. Picture team retros, where you’ll be involved in picking apart the business as a whole, with the goal of making it even better for every single employee. Their measurement of success is *not* just their clients satisfaction – they measure their success through the satisfaction, wellbeing & happiness of their team internally too. They are set-up for creatives to do their best work, with dedicated ‘flow times’ and genuine work life balance.

Next steps

Just a little bit curious?! Let’s have a chat to see if this can be your happy (work) place.

Kushla Egan



Brisbane, Australia

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