Shopify to Triple Its Workforce in Waterloo

Positions available will range from entry-level to senior management roles.

Looking for a career in the clouds? Shopify is said to be getting set to increase its workforce close to the company’s base in Waterloo.

Over the next couple of years, the leading multi-channel, cloud-based commerce platform says it plans to grow its full-time workforce by opening up somewhere between 300 and 500 new jobs.

“We initially chose to build Shopify’s presence in Waterloo because we knew we would be supported by the tech community in the region,” said Loren Padelford, General Manager and Vice President of Shopify Plus in a press release statement.

“With that support, along with world-class local talent, our growth has outpaced our expectations and projections. By continuing to invest in the region, we are helping build a stronger ecosystem, one that employs great local people, and also brings new talent to the region.”

The new positions will focus on growing Shopify Plus, a platform that Shopify says offers services to the company’s most complex customers. The e-commerce leader will be looking to fill posts from entry-level to senior management positions with roles for engineers, product specialists, UX designers, sales agents, and those with experience in merchant services.

So, where are they going to house everybody, once the hiring’s done? The company is getting ready to open up a second building in Waterloo, located at 85 Willis Way.

The new structure will nearly double Shopify’s existing presence in the city, and is expected to open at the beginning of 2018.

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