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Shopify Careers

Ottawa, ON (Canada)
1001 to 5000 employees
2006
Company - Public (SHOP)
Internet
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Shopify is a platform built for independent business owners of all shapes and sizes to start, sell, market and manage their businesses online, in-store, and everywhere between. With a comprehensive set of industry-leading tools, Shopify has helped over 1,000,000 people in ... Read more

Mission: Make Commerce Better For Everyone

Company Updates

  • Business owners like you are the heart of Shopify, and we will do everything in our power to support you. We understand that the road ahead may be stressful for you, your loved ones, your employees, and your business. We’re here with you 💚 We’re rolling out a set of product updates and resources to help you respond to this crisis. These Shopify updates include: 💳 Customer gift cards available to merchants on all Shopify plans 🚙 New local pickup/delivery options through Shopify POS 🆓 Extended 90-day free trial for all new sign-ups

  • Gladly accepting the top spot in retail and 7th of the #FCMostInnovative on behalf of more than a million independent businesses. Thanks for the love Fast Company 🙌.

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Shopify – Why Work With Us?


The first Shopify store was our own.

More than a decade ago we started an online store to sell snowboard equipment directly to those who loved the sport as much as us.

We could have listed our products on a number of marketplaces, but we wanted to own our brand and build relationships with our customers, along with selling our goods. Such a tool didn’t exist, so we built it for ourselves. We soon realized a number of other stores were in need of a hassle-free platform to build their retail business, and Shopify was born. Since then, it's been our mission to make commerce better for everyone.


We focus on making commerce better for everyone, so businesses can focus on what they do best: building and selling their products. Today, our merchants use our platform to manage every aspect of their business — from products to orders to customers, selling online, in retail stores, and on the go.


The opportunity to shape the future of independent business ownership is in our hands.

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Here are just a few stories of why people choose Shopify:

Haris Mahmood, Senior Developer

“In my time at Shopify, I've built context and experience in multiple disciplines including front-end, back-end and most recently, mobile development, through the wide range of projects I've been able to take on. I've realized that having this wide context allows me to see the bigger picture, develop an understanding of a decision's implications on another aspect of a project, and communicate with team members far more efficiently.”

Flora McNeil, UX Manager

“One thing that I love is the fact that everything is different every day. You know, you come in every morning and you might have plans but they change pretty quickly and it’s all a rush. In the longer term, the thing that I think I will look back on the most and love the most is the autonomy, the freedom to fail. I really don’t think you make anything original if you don’t have the confidence to fail or risk failure.”

Julie Bruk, Senior Operations Lead

“I love a good challenge, being able to use your craft and at the same time being uncomfortable all the time is an exhilarating feeling.  Shopify allows you to stretch in many directions while staying true to yourself.  There are so many diverse opinions and skill sets that there is rarely a moment when you don’t learn something new.”

Farhan Thawar, VP of Engineering

"I've always prioritized learning over any other factor in my career. At Shopify, you are a learning machine — you are working with the sharpest people, you're in a high-trust environment which allows you to learn by experimentation, and you're close to our merchants so you can learn from them directly in a high bandwidth way. I'm learning more here faster than I have in my career."

Sylvia Ng, General Manager

“I love working at Shopify because every day we’re enabling entrepreneurs to realize their dreams of making this world a better place. The world’s environment, health, and education challenges are heavily impacted by businesses. It’s so gratifying to help merchants offer sustainable, socially conscious, innovative products — the cool stuff that is our future. Also, the people at Shopify are simply the best.”

Culture is the sum of our beliefs and behaviors. It’s how people act when they think nobody’s watching. Every single one of us influences the environment here through our everyday actions and interactions. Therefore, we all own culture. To have the greatest impact at Shopify, you need to understand why we’re here, what we value, and how we engage with each other. These are the foundations of our culture.

We embrace being multicultural and celebrate the differences that occur naturally within teams, departments, locations, and projects. We see this diversity as a strength.

We might not agree with each other all the time, but the best solutions come out of the agreements we strike when we look at common problems through different perspectives. Regardless of our backgrounds, locations, or teams, our mission and values link us together. 

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We build products that help people around the world start and grow their businesses. As a workplace, we challenge and support you to hone your craft and make an impact. Visit our careers page for opportunities.

Engineering and Development 

Our engineers and developers are committed to their craft. They're focused on the merchant experience, which means building resilient and reliable systems to minimize interruptions. Figuring out the right approach to those problems? Well, that's the fun part.

Design and Frontend Development

Build what they touch. Learn what they know. Craft the message. Join a world-class team of designers, content strategists, researchers, and FEDs to help merchants get the most out of Shopify. 

Customer Support

Support keeps our merchants, products, and people going strong. With the freedom to explore, experiment, and solve real problems, you’ll never stop learning with this team. 

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Shopify Reviews

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    "Challenging but Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Expansion Pack in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Expansion Pack in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, colleagues in SF are wonderful, regular travel opportunities, interesting problems to work on, growth opportunities, great benefits.

    Cons

    Some internal politics and battles for resources (but I've seen much worse). It can be challenging to be a small US office of a large Canadian company but the HQ offices are getting better at remembering about us.

    Advice to Management

    I have high confidence in the way things are going.

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Shopify Photos

Shopify photo of: Lounge in the Ottawa (234) office
Shopify photo of: Our new Toronto office at 620 King Street
Shopify photo of: Our "grab and go" food area, with healthy options in case you're working late or miss out on lunch.
Shopify photo of: Meeting room in the Toronto (80) office
Shopify photo of: Artwork in the Ottawa (HQ) office
Shopify photo of: Customer Success Guru working remotely in Wellington New Zealand
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Shopify Interviews

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    Customer Success Guru - Remote Interview

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Shopify (Remote, OR) in September 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process is quite rigorous, but the interviewers are quite friendly and want the best for you. They have a set of criteria that you need to meet. They are looking for people that think outside of the box and are hard working.

    Interview Questions

    • Life story Interview: Tell me about yourself?
      Technical Component: you are actually put on the job to see how you perform.   Answer Question
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Shopify Awards & Accolades

  • CEO of the Year, The Globe and Mail, 2015
  • Fast 50(3), Deloitte, 2013
  • Top Canadian Company Award, G2 Crowd, 2018
  • Best Place to Work, Glassdoor, 2018
  • Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2017
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