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Pixel Union is hiring a Remote App Developer

Seniority Level
Senior Level
Employee Type
Fully Remote
Salary per Year
Not Disclosed
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Who we are:

Pixel Union is the leading developer of premium apps for the Shopify e-commerce platform. We provide our merchants, entrepreneurs, independent retail brands and small businesses with device-friendly e-commerce apps that help enable a successful sales process.

Our apps have been featured on Forbes, Entrepreneur and more. Our team of experienced developers is dedicated to giving our customers the tools they need to grow their business with ease.

Our team of 20+ is made up of remote workers located across Canada and the US.

Your position remote App Developer:

We are looking for a full-stack developer to join our Apps team and write readable, extensible, performant code for our apps.

We present projects to developers and then trust them to figure out the right way to build solutions meeting set goals by all members of the team. The costs of creativity are technically high - developers need an environment in which they can work at their full potential, with concepts constantly filtering information back up, without any pressure or timeline for delivery. Give your developers unlimited time and space - they'll build you something that won't just meet but shatter your goals.

We’re looking for software developers who want to take part in every area of this work: design technical solutions, break down projects into tasks, make trade-offs decisions, and deliver quality software.

As a remote Pixel Union dev...

  • You will suggest and implement improvements to our development process and practices.
  • Use Technologies and techniques that best address the problems will be taught, such as Elixir.
  • You will provide recommendations and write documentation on our development workflow.
  • You will learn development skills from mentorship, support and insight.
  • You will assist in all aspects of application development for our suite of apps, including Node.js, React, and Elixir
  • You will consider design and planning decisions in a team setting, working in a flexible agile process.
  • You will collaborate regularly with other developers

Please include a cover letter with your application – we'd love to better understand your background and experience. We value diverse perspectives and believe skills are transferable!


You’ll bring skills and experience in...

  • You experienced writing readable, extensible, performant server-side and user interface code in Node.js, React, HTML5, CSS.
  • You have an appreciation of problem-solving, sharing expertise, being open to alternative opinions, and being upfront about your reasoning
  • You might reduce technical debt while also advocating for improvements to the teams practices, processes, and tools
  • You find it easy to synthesize pieces and solve complex problems, focus primarily on how to assess and improve what your architecture provides and assess where opportunities exist.
  • An important quality for this position is that you work well with a team and pair regularly, and provide thoughtful code reviews.
  • Working with confusing code can be difficult, but version control might help.

Huge plus

  • You have experience in writing front-end libraries for common JavaScript frameworks, such as Gatsby, Vue.js, and Angular
  • You have an interest in functional programming.
  • You have experience that has largely been involving developing Shopify themes or apps.
  • You have experience in developing for the different online stores: BigCommerce, WordPress, etc.


We care about our team, and we understand that everyone is unique. We believe that employees should have freedom in scheduling their work hours because it helps them get the most out of their day. We believe that challenging ourselves can lead to better solutions, and we enjoy being around coworkers who take pride in themselves and want to make a difference at their work.

Some of our perks include:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Health benefits and RRSP matching
  • Providing company hardware and software
  • Company-sponsored wellness allowance
  • Generous vacation policy

We live by the motto "work should be rewarding, interesting, and come at a sustainable pace. Our team members are drawn from across Canada and the United States - drawn by our passion, energy, and work-life flexibility. If you have a strong Internet connection, given that you have strong self-discipline and can take on pretty much any task that will put your skills to use in executing projects effectively, you are well on your way to joining us!