Company Mission
The first Shopify store was our own.
It’s been our mission to make commerce better for everyone ever since.
Just over 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.

We focus on making commerce better for everyone, so businesses can focus on what they do best: building and selling their products. Today, 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.

We've grown a lot since we started Shopify in 2006.

From a team of 5 working out of a local coffee shop, to a team of over 3,000 working in 5 offices across North America. We’re really proud of our success and growth and we’ve worked hard to nurture our company values and culture. We encourage everyone to experiment, take risks, and push the envelope.

The opportunity to shape how retail works is in our hands.

Over the coming years, the way purchasing works will change at a fundamental level. Customers will expect options of where and how to buy: in-store or online, delivered or for pick-up. It’s an incredibly exciting time for this industry, and we’re going to be right at the centre of it.
Company Values
We’re Shopify. Our mission is to make commerce better for everyone – but we’re not the workplace for everyone. We thrive on change, operate on trust, and leverage the diverse perspectives of people on our team in everything we do. We solve problems at a rapid pace. In short, we get shit done.

If you’re impactful, ambitious, and passionate about shaping the future of commerce, check out our resumé or jump straight to jobs.


We’re a learner’s organization, made up of PhDs, university drop outs, and everything in between. We learn by doing – doing well, doing not so well, failing hard, and doing better.


Building for the long term, thriving on change, getting shit done, acting like an owner, keeping it simple.


Professional development, personal development, learning from others, problem solving, entrepreneurship, experimentation.


We care about the people we work with. That’s why we offer benefits designed to help you and your family stay healthy. This includes self-directed budgets to support learning and growth, and catered meals and housecleaning to save you time.

Conformity kills creativity

Building a team that can challenge our product from a diverse set of perspectives is essential for building great products for our diverse merchant base of over 50% women and across 175 countries globally. When we appreciate all perspectives, and remove roadblocks for one another, we maximize our collective impact.

Autonomy rules

Magic happens when people are given the freedom to create their own path. We trust you to be resourceful, solve problems as they arise, and define how you want to make an impact.

Scale for impact

Our product helps more than 600k merchants worldwide do what they love. There are no small problems at Shopify; every project you touch will have a real impact on merchants’ livelihoods, and that makes our work incredibly fulfilling.

Propelled by ambition

We’re growing quickly and, like a rocket ship, we show no signs of slowing down. We want to define the future of entrepreneurship, be a 100 year company, and the global engine that powers commerce.

Learn with the best

Talented people choose to work with us because we provide everything they need to feel challenged, hone their craft, and learn from one another. Surround yourself with a world-class team and level up quickly.
Balance is brilliant

One adventurous remote Shopifolk does Talent Acquisition for the Support Team from her camper van, all around British Columbia, Canada. “I was having a meeting with Support Leads, debating some really important topics, when I looked up and the lake was like glass it was so still. The birds were flying, the sun was setting, I took a huge deep breath and it filled me right up. To know I can thrive in my work, from a place that helps me thrive outside my work, is something I am endlessly grateful for.”
Company Information
Ottawa, ON (Canada)
North America
Tobias Lütke
Remote Ratio:
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year