# 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.
(If you’re already the world’s best at something, hit VIP access at the top to convert your skills into high-performance Shopify roles.)
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?
What we build
Everyone at Shopify works on product
We’re a company of crafters who build products that enable entrepreneurship to thrive long term. These products focus on reducing the barriers to business ownership and empower our merchants to impact the global economy as well as their local communities and families.
Who we hire
Independent thinkers who seek growth
Shopify has a unique personality and approach to solving problems. It’s hard to work here if you’re not a great match, and we want to ensure those who consider applying can thrive in our unique environment.
Care deeply, but accept the bigger picture
To make commerce better for everyone, we also have to serve and support those who we may not agree with. What does it mean? You need see the bigger picture, and sometimes leave your personal beliefs outside the room.
Be in the driver seat, not a passenger
Ownership is celebrated above all else here. Everyone makes their own decisions about defining the right work. We seek people who step up and take responsibility. Our culture operates on high trust and trades on high impact.
Constant learning, constant discomfort
Joining our team means working with the most driven crafters who pursue mastery. But growth isn’t just an opportunity, it’s an expectation. With resources to help you, you’ll be pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
Thrive, not survive, on change and chaos
We’re building products for the long-term to make Shopify a 100-year company, and that requires an unrelenting pace (the week, not the quarter). You need to be resilient to navigate ambiguity and thrive on change rather than endure it.
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).
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We welcome extraordinary people and make exceptions for them. We’re looking for people globally unrivalled in their skills and experience, and world-class at something beyond the roles we already hire for.
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.)
Make commerce better for everyone.
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.
From astrophysicists and Reddit influencers to pro gamers and Olympic athletes, Shopify has a history of hiring people with alternative proof of achieving something difficult. This is what that means to us:
Shopify’s VIPs are globally-unrivalled at something that’s recognised by an international award, have renowned publications about their work, or have achieved a high status in their field.
VIPs are proven to be highly driven because they’ve achieved something that’s difficult, which has required hours (and hours) of practice, dedication, and focus.
VIPs have often disregarded the corporate status quo to explore multiple career paths, taken risks to leap into new challenges, and achieved national or international excellence as a result.
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