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# Things you should know

This is not zero-sum work. Our product enables entrepreneurship to create new value for the world and unlocks unlimited personal growth for the people who build it.

We all get shit done, ship fast, and learn. We operate on low process and high trust, and trade on impact. You have to care deeply about what you’re doing, and commit to continuously developing your craft, to keep pace here. That means Shopify is not the right place for everyone.

If you prefer a prescriptive corporate structure and an in-person office environment, that’s not us. If you’re seeking hypergrowth, can solve complex problems, and can thrive on change (and a bit of chaos), you’ve found the right place. It’s time to find your role.

Everyone here wants to be the world’s best at what they do. Some people who join us are already the world’s best at something: gold-medallist, chess grandmaster, Michelin-star chef. If this is you, hit VIP access at the top to convert your skills into high-performance Shopify roles.

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Make commerce better for everyone.

What we do

Life-defining work for you—and entrepreneurs

Opportunity is not evenly distributed. Shopify puts independence within reach for anyone with a dream to start a business.

Since 2006, we’ve grown to over 10,000 employees and generated over $500 billion in sales for millions of merchants in 175 countries. Every 28 seconds, an entrepreneur on Shopify makes their first sale. The ripple effect of this is far-reaching.

Over the years, we’ve found that commerce can be a force for good, that entrepreneurs drive communities forward, and that small businesses are the backbone of economies. More than that, independent businesses enable incredible change. You vote with your dollars for the things—and changes—you want to see more of in the world.

This is life-defining work that directly impacts people’s lives as much as it transforms your own. This is putting the power of the few in the hands of the many, is a future with more voices rather than fewer, and is creating more choices instead of an elite option.

We’re arming the rebels. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that?

Where we hire

Built around a mission, not a headquarters

Office centricity is over. We are digital-first. That means you do your daily work wherever you work best, so we hire you where you are. Most of us then gather in real life several times a year to connect, solve hard problems, and align as a team. We call this way of working Digital by Design, or DxD.

Listed below are the core countries we hire in (although we’ll hire anywhere if you’re exceptional).

How we roll

Magic happens when people care deeply about what they do

We hire people, not resumes. Find out more about our interview process, how we hire you if you’re early in your career, and how we pay. Our hiring process is designed to learn more about you, your mindset, and your potential to thrive at Shopify.

You’re more than just the accomplishments on your resume. The Life Story interview is a two-sided conversation where we’ll cover your professional and personal experience so far. You can expect us to ask questions that touch on these five topics.

Impact

Do you make things better not only for yourself, but for those around you?

Trust

Are you able to communicate authentically and do you have a history of building high trust with others?

Self-awareness

Do you have an understanding of your strengths and also how you impact those around you?

Readiness

Do you have the skills or potential to do the job you’re applying for?

Engagement

Do you have a high degree of care for what you do in work and in life?

1. Apply

Select 1–2 roles that you believe are the best fit for yourself and your career. Don’t forget to check the requirements before you submit, as each role may have different ones.

2. Initial call

Depending on the role, we may set up a 15–30 minute phone or virtual conversation with a recruiter or hiring manager, where you can ask questions and tell us what you’re interested in. Get the intel on who you’ll meet and technical exercises. We’ll also use this information to help explore other roles that may be a better fit. For R&D applicants, you'll pass this step and go directly into a coding exercise before heading to The Life Story; a member of the Talent Acquisition team will share all the details!

3. The Life Story

A one hour, conversation-style interview with a recruiter. The best way to prep is to spend some time thinking about experiences that have been formative to the point you’re at today. A word of advice from more introverted folks at Shopify: this part can be as personal as you want it to be. Get technical if that's where your passions live.

4. Meet the team

You’ll meet with 3–5 future co-workers for up to an hour each. Depending on the role, we may ask how you’d solve a problem and communicate it to the team.

5. Decision

Your hiring team will take the time to meet before getting back to you. This will be made based on feedback from Shopify team members of varying levels of seniority, experiences, and perspectives.

Can I apply for more than one job?

Yes. Please limit to 3 applications within a 30-day period. During the process, your recruiter will also help you explore the best options for you.

Who can I turn to if I have questions throughout the interview process?

Our recruiters and coordinators will be supporting you throughout the process. Feel free to ask them questions about what to expect, who you will meet, and more.

How long is the hiring process typically?

Timelines will vary depending on the role and number of applicants.

What should I wear to my interview?

Come as you are. Maybe you think best in a three-piece suit; maybe you have a favorite t-shirt and jeans combo—we're happy as long as you’re comfortable.

I have applied/interviewed in the past and wasn’t selected. Can I apply again?

Absolutely. If re-applying for the same role, we encourage you to first gain additional experience. For engineering roles, we ask that you wait 6–12 months before applying again.

When can I expect to hear back after I have applied?

Due to the large volume of applications we get every day, we can only follow up with candidates we would like to move forward with in the interview process.

What if I need accommodation for the interview?

No problem. If you need accommodations for the interviews, please let your recruiter know or contact accommodations@shopify.com.

How does onboarding work?

We've revamped our onboarding process so information gathering, team communication, and workflows happen as smoothly as possible.

Everything of value that you receive and experience at Shopify makes up your total rewards. That includes benefits, perks, and learning and growth opportunities. It also includes a world-class compensation system that's first-of-its-kind.

Under the old industry structure, there was no one place to go to understand exactly how much you earned. You’d find base salary on your pay stub and your equity in another, made even more complicated by vesting schedules, stock-market unpredictability and bonuses tied to company performance. Trying to figure out how much you’d actually take home in a year was a pain. Our Flex Comp system lays everything out simply in a one-stop shop.

The Shopify Flex Comp system allows you to:

  • Choose your own balance of total reward between cash (base salary) and equity (RSUs and options).
  • Change your balance throughout the year as your priorities do. (Maybe you’re buying a house, or planning for long-term investment, or want a change for no reason at all — we don’t need to know!)
  • Increase your compensation as your positive impact on Shopify’s mission grows.

Shopify has always been a company of curious, talented, and innovative people who believe in making meaningful change in the world. We also believe in making sure you’re rewarded for your contribution to making commerce better for everyone.

Fresh perspectives are important to the work we do at Shopify. Launch your career through one of our programs and impact how entrepreneurs around the world do business—whether you care deeply about engineering, data, product management, or design.

Dev Degree Program

A 3-4-year program that allows people to earn a computer science degree while working at Shopify. It’s designed for those looking to break into computer science or transition into the tech field.

Learn more 

Internship Program

Shopify offers a variety of 3-, 4-, and 8-month paid internships. These are open to students, recent graduates, and those early in their careers.

Learn more 

Apprentice Product Manager Program

Shopify’s 12-month APM program is designed to help you gain the skills needed to start a product management career.

Learn more 

Revenue School Program

Revenue School is a 4-month paid program for graduates to learn about sales as a craft. The program includes skills development sessions, on-the-job coaching, and hands-on experience.

Learn more 

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✨ VIP access

VIP access is for the world’s best who join Shopify to apply their extraordinary ability to our mission.

Of course, everyone we hire is exceptional at what they do. However, folks who get VIP access are extraordinary, often globally unrivalled in their skills and experience, and world-class at something beyond the roles we already hire for.

From astrophysicists and Reddit influencers to pro gamers and Olympic athletes, we welcome extraordinary people and make exceptions for them. If you’re world-class, we’ll fast-track you through our application process and create you a new high-performance role—and personal growth trajectory.

(If you’re the world’s best at one of our core disciplines, switch back to find your role.)

Welcome

Make commerce better for everyone.

Our mission

Opportunity is not evenly distributed. Shopify puts independence within reach for anyone with a dream to start a business. This is life-defining work that directly impacts people’s lives as much as it transforms your own.

Where we hire

Office centricity is over. We are digital-first. You do your daily work wherever you work best. Most of us then gather in real life several times a year to solve hard problems and align as a team. We hire you wherever you are.

How we pay

The Shopify Flex Comp system allows you to choose your own balance of total reward between cash (base salary) and equity (RSUs and options). You’ll increase your compensation as your positive impact on Shopify’s mission grows.

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