Senior Technical Recruiter (Remote, Americas)

Job post summary
Location Americas
Team HR and Culture

About the role

Shopify’s mission is simple: make commerce better for everyone. The Talent Acquisition team plays a key role in driving that mission forward by finding, attracting, and hiring the best people for the right roles at the right time. As a Senior Technical Recruiter you’ll hire for our RnD team; focusing on bringing in designers, engineers, or product managers to make the best products for our merchants, buyers, and partners around the globe. We need someone who can help us continue to hire people who are engaged, impactful and excited to make commerce better for everyone!

We always take a human centred approach at Shopify, especially in our recruitment process. Recruiters make high-impact decisions about who our future employees are, while facilitating a world-class recruitment experience for all candidates.

In this role you will:

  • Pitch, engage and get curious about potential candidates from our sourced, referred and applicant pipelines. You’ll spend time learning a ton about the teams you hire for in order to go deep into example problems that best connect to the candidate’s skill and interest 

  • Spend a lot of time really getting to know potential candidates for Shopify; curiosity is key as you learn about your candidates’ career and look to build an understanding of their experience and growth potential 

  • Spend 50% of your time dedicated to interviewing and interacting with candidates to identify top talent in the market. In the time between you’ll review and write candidate feedback, partner with hiring managers, shadow other recruiters to learn, or be working through complex offer negotiations in order to sign candidates to the team 

  • Managing a continuous req load (15-20+ reqs depending on level of role)

  • Recommend and manage short-list interviews, recap discussions, and offer processes.

  • Embrace change as we constantly work as a team to improve our hiring practices


You'll need to have:

  • Experience recruiting in a fast paced environment 

  • Genuine curiosity about people and their careers. You seek to understand people’s stories and you have a desire to listen more than talk.

  • Experience building high-trust relationships. Trust is of paramount importance at Shopify. Read about the “trust battery” here.

  • High attention to detail both with people and process. You’re able to pick up on nuance, ask excellent questions, and plan accordingly.

  • A highly organized approach. You are able to capture, maintain, organize and juggle priorities in an often changing environment.

  • A builder’s mindset and a track record of owning problems and caring about how they get solved.

  • Comfort with a high degree of autonomy, and change. 

  • A high level of care for people.

Bonus experience:

  • Experience working in a high growth organization.

  • Experience as an entrepreneur and/or an interest in democratizing commerce

We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time. We are looking forward to reading your application. Please address your cover letter to Laura and include it in the "Message to the Hiring Manager" space that you'll see after you click "Apply Now". Make sure to tell us in your cover letter why you think this is the right role for you!

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.

How we hire

At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.
Learn more about our hiring process 

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