Software Engineering Manager - Full Stack

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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. We’re revolutionizing warehouse automation with collaborative mobile robots driven by artificial intelligence and advanced cloud-based software.

As a Software Development Manager at 6RS, you will help revolutionize the fulfillment through automation tools and build a flexible solution that uses automation to optimize and fulfill products across a wide range of markets.  You will build flexible, scalable software solutions to support customers with moving merchandise as quickly as possible. This is an opportunity to join 6RS and help our customers meet the growing demands of fulfillment using autonomous robots and state of the art algorithms.

  • Lead a squad of 4-6 awesome Software Engineers, embedded QA, and a Product Manager to build new features across multiple domains (browser, cloud, and bots) including: 
    • Performant, resilient, horizontally scalable back-end web servers 
    • Real-time views of orders, inventory, and overall efficiency
    • Efficient workflows for collaborative robots driven by behavior trees 
  • Partner with squad leads, engineering directors, the head of software, and people across 6RS to execute our technical architecture, technical vision and roadmap
  • Collaborate with the product team and understand customer needs to refine requirements and build innovative solutions
  • Refine designs, review code, share knowledge to keep the team aligned and effective
  • Grow the team through hiring and develop team members into future leaders of the organization

To succeed in this leadership position, you’ll need: 

  • Strong organizational, communication, and planning skills
  • Commitment to rigorous testing (we write lots of unit tests)
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Scrappy, yet thoughtful approach to problem solving
  • Practical experience designing and developing scalable software 
  • Interest in working with a variety of technologies, including: 
    • TypeScript or JavaScript 
    • NodeJS
    • PostgreSQL Databases
    • Object Oriented Programming (SOLID)  
  • Knowledge of: 
    • Relational databases and data modeling 
    • Networking (HTTP) 
    • Microservices Architecture
    • Docker, Kubernetes, GCloud
  • Interest in behavior trees and real-world applications for robots
  • Experience growing and leading a team of software developers to build scalable distributed cloud applications (GCP, AWS, etc.)

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

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

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    • JavascriptLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • DocuSignCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

What are 6 River Systems Perks + Benefits

Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
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