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About Us

The first Shopify store was our own.

More than a decade ago we started an online store to sell snowboard equipment directly to those who loved the sport as much as us.


We could have listed our products on a number of marketplaces, but we wanted to own our brand and build relationships with our customers, along with selling our goods. Such a tool didn’t exist, so we built it for ourselves. We soon realized a number of other stores were in need of a hassle-free platform to build their retail business, and Shopify was born. Since then, it's been our mission to make commerce better for everyone.


We focus on making commerce better for everyone, so businesses can focus on what they do best: building and selling their products. Today, our merchants use our platform to manage every aspect of their business — from products to orders to customers, selling online, in retail stores, and on the go.


The opportunity to shape the future of independent business ownership is in our hands.

Culture

Culture is the sum of our beliefs and behaviors. It’s how people act when they think nobody’s watching. Every single one of us influences the environment here through our everyday actions and interactions. Therefore, we all own culture. To have the greatest impact at Shopify, you need to understand why we’re here, what we value, and how we engage with each other. These are the foundations of our culture.

We embrace being multicultural and celebrate the differences that occur naturally within teams, departments, locations, and projects. We see this diversity as a strength.


We might not agree with each other all the time, but the best solutions come out of the agreements we strike when we look at common problems through different perspectives. Regardless of our backgrounds, locations, or teams, our mission and values link us together. 

Careers at Shopify: We're Applying to You.

We build products that help entrepreneurs around the world start and grow their businesses. As a workplace, we challenge and support you to hone your craft and make an impact. Visit our careers page for opportunities: https://www.shopify.com/careers

Customer Support at Shopify

Be yourself, grow your skills, and solve meaningful problems to help empower entrepreneurs around the world. Visit our careers page for opportunities: https://www.shopify.ca/careers/specialties/support

Engineering at Shopify

Our engineers and developers are committed to their craft. They're focused on the merchant experience, which means building resilient and reliable systems to minimize interruptions. Visit our careers page for opportunities: https://www.shopify.ca/careers/specialties/engineering

Design + Front End Development at Shopify

Browse open roles in design here: https://www.shopify.ca/careers/specialties/design#Jobs

Browse open roles in front end development here: https://www.shopify.ca/careers/specialties/fed#Jobs

Work Anywhere

Digital by default. Digital by design

Digital by default represents a digital-first way of thinking, working, and making decisions. It means the freedom to work from anywhere and the opportunity to build solutions that help Shopify’s merchants and partners innovate through chaos and emerge, stronger and more adaptable than ever before. Like everything at Shopify, we build with intention and high care and we’re always looking for talented humans who crave big challenges, are curious, resourceful, and know how to have an impact.



What this means for you


We can hire you (almost) anywhere.

If Shopify has an entity where you are legally entitled to work we can employ you directly. In all other countries, we may be able to hire you as a consultant.


Time zone proximity over physical proximity

You can work from wherever you call home and connect when the sun’s up for everyone on your team.


Core hours not commuting hours

Skip the energy draining commute and channel your energy into the core hours when you’re at your most creative.


A home office allowance to kit out your space

Design and personalize your at-home experience, with support from Shopify’s technical teams.


People first

A human-centered experience that recognizes your uniqueness and unique needs within the context of building a company that sees the next century.


A Shopify community to support you, laugh with you, teach you, and learn with you.

While we’re growing fast, we’re connected and committed to one another, and to our mission to make commerce better for everyone, everywhere.

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Company Details

Headquarters

Ottawa, Ontario (Headquarters); Toronto, Ontario; Waterloo, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec

Revenue

$1bn to $5bn (CAD)

Employees

1,001 to 5,000