: Director, Software Engineering

6 River Systems (6RS) is a Shopify (SHOP) company leading the way to faster fulfillment. E-commerce has changed the world and our solutions power winning warehouses of the future. Were revolutionizing warehouse automation with collaborative mobile robots driven by artificial intelligence and advanced cloud-based software.

As a Software Engineering Director at 6RS, you will help revolutionize the fulfilment through automation, tools and build a flexible solution that uses automation to optimizing and fulfil products across a wide range of markets. This is an opportunity to join 6RS and help our customers meet the growing demands of fulfilment using autonomous robots and state of the art algorithms.

  • Direct multiple teams to build solutions for winning warehouses of the future
  • Partner with engineering directors, the head of software, and leaders across the company to define our technical architecture, technical vision and roadmap
  • Collaborate with the product team and understand customer needs to refine requirements and build innovated solutions
  • Refine designs, review code, share knowledge to keep multiple teams aligned and effective
  • Grow the team through hiring and develop team members into future leaders of the organization

To succeed in this leadership position, youll need:

  • Experience growing and leading teams of software developers to build scalable distributed cloud applications (GCP, AWS, etc.)
  • Deep Technical Skills: Ability to roll up your sleeves and dive into technical discussions and code
  • Data-Driven Approach: Youll gather quantitative and qualitative data to understand customer needs and address potential challenges
  • Forward Thinking: Ability to identify and articulate the business value of engineering initiatives
  • Strong organizational, communication, and planning skills
  • Commitment to rigorous testing & validation practices (we write lots of unit tests)
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment

Why 6RS? Recognized by the Boston Globe as a Top Place to Work

  • Entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up combined with the stability of a global commerce company
  • Competitive compensation packages and Shopify RSUs
  • Company-paid health, dental, and vision coverage for all employees
  • Paid holidays, vacation/sick time, and parental leave
  • Annual 401k contribution from the company
  • Lifestyle spending account

About 6 River Systems
Founded in Waltham, Massachusetts in 2015, 6 River Systems is a leading collaborative mobile robotics fulfilment solution and part of global commerce company Shopify. Founders Jerome Dubois and Rylan Hamilton were previously executives at Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics). The 6 River Systems solution is operating in more than 20 facilities in the U.S., Canada and Europe, fulfilling millions of units each week for companies including Lockheed Martin, CSAT Solutions, ACT Fulfillment, DHL, XPO Logistics, and Office Depot. To learn more, visit www.6river.com.

About Shopify
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. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Shopify powers over one million businesses in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Allbirds, Gymshark, PepsiCo, Staples, and many more. For more information, visit www.shopify.com.

Full-time