Head of Engineering, Start

Toronto, Canada
Shopify has already redefined commerce, raising the standard for how businesses of all sizes operate, market, and sell their products and services. With over 600,000 merchants in more than 175 different countries, we continue to grow rapidly while constantly looking for new ways to impact and disrupt markets. Every day we get thousands of new, hopeful entrepreneurs that sign up for Shopify without much or any business experience. They are excited to start a business but they face many obstacles in those early days. We want to do more for them by making it easier than ever to start a business. Here’s where you come in.  

We’re looking for a Head of Engineering for our Start team, our newest product focus area at Shopify. You will be primarily responsible for building a team of developers, mentoring them, helping them to  build great products, and ensuring our practices and standards are constantly improving. You will also take on the development of the tools, patterns, and platforms by solving technical problems in any part of the stack.

You will be building an engineering competency in a complex environment, and managing multiple stakeholders across the company. Come join us to do your life's best work!

The role:

    • Build and scale the engineering team sustainably with just the right amount of people, tooling, processes, and diverse thinking
    • Work closely with product management to define the vision and roadmap
    • Ensure timely and quality delivery of roadmap commitments
    • Own the architecture and platform investment decisions and help inform business needs

You’ll need to have:

    • System level thinking and strong problem solving skills; able to dive into highly technical discussions and architecture decisions
    • Experience as a leader of developers with a team first mentality. You enjoy bringing out the best in others and are able to lead by example 
    • Flexibility to balance out team mentoring, technical work, and providing input for product decisions.
    • A builder mindset; able to identify and create the best engineering methodologies to build product within Shopify 
    • The ability to be data informed with a track record of relying on sound data to make decisions
    • A commitment to quality, excellence and results

It would be nice if you also have:

    • Skill in building both web and mobile products
    • Experience in building entrepreneurial-driven or commerce-based products
If you’re interested in helping us shape the future of commerce at Shopify, click the “Apply Now” button to submit your application.  We're looking forward to learning more about you.