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Senior Launch Consultant

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Sales and Account Management

About Shopify

Opportunity is not evenly distributed. Shopify puts independence within reach for anyone with a dream to start a business. We propel entrepreneurs and enterprises to scale the heights of their potential. Since 2006, we’ve grown to 10,000 employees and generated over $496 billion in sales for millions of merchants in 175 countries.

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.

About you

Moving at our pace brings a lot of change, complexity, and ambiguity—and a little bit of chaos. Shopifolk thrive on that and are comfortable being uncomfortable. That means Shopify is not the right place for everyone.

Before you apply, consider if you can:
  • Care deeply about what you do and about making commerce better for everyone
  • Excel by seeking professional and personal hypergrowth
  • Keep up with an unrelenting pace (the week, not the quarter)
  • Be resilient and resourceful in face of ambiguity and thrive on (rather than endure) change
  • Bring critical thought and opinion
  • Embrace differences and disagreement to get shit done and move forward
  • Work digital-first for your daily work

About the role

Shopify Plus is making enterprise commerce simple. We give high growth, high volume merchants the scalability, reliability and flexibility they need. Shopify Plus is helping power commerce for companies like Nine West, Staples, Lindt and many more. We believe large merchants should love their commerce platform and we work hard each day to make that happen. 

Launch Consulting plays a crucial role in onboarding the largest and fastest-growing merchants to Shopify Plus and Shopify Retail. We break down technical barriers, guide merchants, and ensure successful onboarding. With a strong aptitude in stakeholder management and navigating complex relationships, we consult with merchants on novel and intricate functionality and integrations.

Launch Consultants manage a portfolio of merchants, provide guidance throughout the launch journey and act as a trusted advisor and technical expert. In parallel, we build and maintain relationships with adjacent teams within Shopify, such as RnD, Solution Engineering, Sales and Merchant Success. Launch Consulting contributes to the growth and success of our merchants, helping them leverage the Shopify platform to its fullest potential.

Projects, activities, and expectations of your role include:

  • Helping merchants go live on Shopify Plus by offering timely and tailored technical consultation (e.g. guidance on topics like  data migration, 3rd party integrations, front end development, etc.)
  • Helping optimise internal processes through feedback and initiatives
  • Being a constant learner by owning your own development and and staying up to date with the latest Shopify product updates and industry trends
  • Being a role model in the team by always operating at a high standard, displaying integrity, and mentoring others
  • Becoming a thought leader when it comes to commerce and provide best practices to our customers
  • Aligning with product and RnD teams on future roadmaps and sharing feedback on released features and customer trends
  • Collaborating with Launch leadership in driving continuous improvements to ensure successful launches and set merchants up for long term success
  • Travel for customer on-site visits and events will be expected in the range of 10%


  • Full professional proficiency in English and German
  • Excellent web API knowledge and client-side development experience
  • Experience with application ecosystems and integrating 3rd party technologies
  • Solid understanding of Cloud-based technologies and SaaS fundamentals
  • Great troubleshooting and analytical skills combined with the desire to tackle challenges head-on
  • Agile project management experience
  • Deep commerce knowledge of European and international markets
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation
  • Excellent communication skills including great video conference presence with confidence handling executive-level conversations

Bonus Experience:

  • Previous experience providing technical consulting for ecommerce businesses
  • Working knowledge of Shopify API (REST and GraphQL)
  • Experience with migrating large or complex data sets
  • Understanding of technical strategy for operating and growing a commerce business
  • Entrepreneurial experience or building apps on Shopify
  • Familiarity with version control systems and development environments
  • Development experience (HTML, CSS, Ruby, JavaScript, etc.)
  • Working with Liquid, the Shopify templating language
  • Educating merchants on optimal online store setup and technical stack

We know that looking for a new role can be both exciting and time-consuming, and we truly appreciate your effort. And remember, we want to know what you’re really interested in building and why you want to build it at Shopify, so please give us as much detail on this as you’d like in the answers on the next page. 👍 📖

Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity & inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our Sustainability Reports to learn more about Shopify’s commitments to our communities, and our planet.

At Shopify, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.

We hire people, not resumes. If you think you’re right for the role, apply now.