Life at Shopify

A great culture is the product of great people, strong values, and diversity.

People

We care about the people we work with. That’s why we offer benefits designed to help you and your family stay healthy. This includes self-directed budgets to support learning and growth, and catered meals to save you time.

Shopify allows me to do my best work, and to work with the people who make this company great.

Quote from: Gregor Bingham Coach
Gregor Bingham Coach
Natasha Singh (left) and Nana Adu-Poku (right) Senior Experiential Marketer, Inclusion Connector (left) and Product Support Network (right).

Conformity kills creativity

Building a team that can challenge our product from a diverse set of perspectives is essential for building great products for our diverse merchant base of over 50% women and across 175 countries globally. When we appreciate all perspectives, and remove roadblocks for one another, we maximize our collective impact.

Autonomy rules

Magic happens when people are given the freedom to create their own path. We trust you to be resourceful, solve problems as they arise, and define how you want to make an impact.

Scale for impact

Our product helps more than 800k merchants worldwide do what they love. There are no small problems at Shopify; every project you touch will have a real impact on merchants’ livelihoods, and that makes our work incredibly fulfilling.

Propelled by ambition

We’re growing quickly and, like a rocket ship, we show no signs of slowing down. We want to define the future of entrepreneurship, be a 100 year company, and the global engine that powers commerce.

Learn with the best

Talented people choose to work with us because we provide everything they need to feel challenged, hone their craft, and learn from one another. Surround yourself with a world-class team and level up quickly.

Get to know us

Keep Your Friends Close, and Your Customers Closer

By Lynsey Thornton, Vice President of UX at Shopify

It started with a LinkedIn message and a one-word subject line: “Shopify?” I had just moved from Ireland to Vancouver. Before that, I led a research team at a gambling and gaming company. It was an interesting place to work, and a great way to try to understand human motivation.

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How Shopify Helped Me Create a Global Shift From Canada

By Satish Kanwar, Vice President of Product at Shopify

When I was younger, I dreamed about building technology that would help people around the world, right from my hometown of Toronto. I knew in my gut that it was what I was meant to do. But two major problems stood in my way: there were very few homegrown tech companies in Toronto at the time, and I didn’t have an engineering background.

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What Music Notes and Sailboats Have to do With Building Great Products

By Jean-Michel Lemieux, Chief Technology Officer at Shopify

This month-long adventure is my choice for Intermission, a four-week leave for Shopify employees that have been with the company for five years. I’ve been leading the company’s engineering organization for that long now, but my journey to get here started years before that.

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Why Shopify is Interested in Journey Over Resume

By Solmaz Shahalizadeh, VP of Data Science and Engineering at Shopify

I first realized how much I loved solving problems when I was in kindergarten in my home country of Iran. There was a kid in my class who was bothering everyone, and the teacher asked us, “What should we do? Raise your hand if you think we should move this kid to another classroom.” Everyone raised their hand except for me.

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