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VP Engineering, Shopify Plus

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Specialty Engineering and Development

About the role

Shopify Plus is the fastest growing enterprise Saas platform in the world, supporting the most innovative, and most complex retailers and merchants on Earth. Together with customers like Steve Madden, AllBirds, Fashion Nova, Budweiser, P&G, Morphe, RING, The Brick/Leons, The Kardashians and thousands more, Shopify Plus is redefining ecommerce and shopping for large merchants on a global scale.

You will be joining Shopify Plus at a pivotal moment in our journey. As Shopify Plus’ most senior engineering leader, you will be responsible for leading the development and future of the Shopify Plus platform, influencing and collaborating with stakeholders across the organization, and driving true product innovation.

This is the most impactful engineering opportunity in commerce anywhere in the world; and your shot to make a massive impact on how hundreds of millions of people shop every year.


Build the commerce platform of the future for the largest, most complicated & influential brands and retailers in the world. Shopify Plus, and our customers need a VP of Engineering who has the depth of craft to build a highly scalable platform and a high-performance team solving the hardest problems in commerce. From the fastest growing ecommerce unicorns; to large volume, global retailers; from the hottest celebrity brands; to the craziest flash sales, Shopify Plus’ customers need a flexible, scalable and extensible platform to enable them redefine commerce around the world.

The Shopify Plus VP Engineering will lead multiple engineering teams across several product areas in Waterloo, and will scale this org to the needs of our customers and market opportunity. They will own the engineering discipline and technical strategy, while communicating a path forward that instills confidence across a wide-range of internal and external stakeholders. They will have a comfort level and strong ability to meet and influence customers directly on strategic technical issues; will have experience building companies and leading large product teams (PM, ENG, UX); and along with the executive team at Plus will define the future roadmap and opportunities for this hyper growth business.

Retail, ecommerce and shopping are undergoing massive change, and Shopify Plus is at the heart of it all. If the above gets you excited, let’s talk. We’re just getting started!

Closing date: Friday, June 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm EDT.

At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

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