Technical Recruiter, EMEA, Remote

Job post summary
Location EMEA
Team HR and Culture

About the role

We’re looking for a Technical Recruiter to join Shopify’s R&D Talent Acquisition Team In EMEA. Shopify is now permanently remote and working towards a future that is digital by default. 

Shopify empowers more than 1,7 million merchants from all over the world to succeed at entrepreneurship. We're with our merchants each step of the way to help them start, manage, and scale their businesses. Our overall mission is simple: Make commerce better for everyone, everywhere. 

As Shopify’s recruiting function we play a critical role in driving this mission forward by finding, attracting, and hiring the best people for the right roles at the right time. We make high-impact decisions on whether Shopify is the right place for someone to make their next career move, and we facilitate the human-centered and world-class process that gets them here. Throughout we partner with teams and hiring managers internally. If you are mission-driven and excited by new challenges, hustle, and growth opportunities Shopify is your place to recruit.

In this role you will be:​

  • Focus on hiring technical roles within our EMEA region. This will include Engineering, Product, UX and Data, ranging from graduate to exec level. 

  • Developing and maintaining strong business partnerships with hiring managers across the globe; Understanding their pain points, motivations, business context, and the roles required to build their teams that are scaling fast across Europe.

  • Identifying, engaging, and selecting the best candidates for Shopify's required needs.

  • Conducting  research and sourcing to build diverse candidate pipelines and facilitating world-class candidate experiences.

  • Developing and training hiring managers on bias, interviews, and hiring process.

  • Conducting video, and phone interviews.

  • Conducting application screening and vetting calls together with recommending and managing short-list interviews, recap discussions, and offer processes.

  • Seeing the people you’ve hired have a positive impact in their new role.


  • High attention to detail both with people and process. You’re able to pick up on nuance, ask excellent questions, and plan accordingly. You understand why the details matter when it comes to a person’s experience of a service. 

  • Passion for taking a human-centered approach in everything you do and providing a stellar candidate experience.

  • Strong technical knowledge and a proven track record building high-impact technical teams.

  • No stranger to sourcing and sourcing tools (x-ray to LinkedIn) and innovative ideas of how to identify, approach, and engage the best candidates.

  • Genuine curiosity about people and their careers. A desire to listen more than talk.

  • A highly organized approach. You are able to capture, maintain, organize, and juggle priorities in an often chaotic environment.

  • A builder’s mindset and a track record of owning problems and caring about how they get solved.

  • Experience building high-trust relationships. Trust is of paramount importance at Shopify. Read about the “trust battery” here.

  • Comfort with a high degree of autonomy and working remotely. You set your own quality bar high.

  • Fluency in English.

We know that looking for a new role can be both exciting and time-consuming, and we truly appreciate your efforts. Please submit your resume, or LinkedIn profile, and answer the questions below.

At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our 2020 Sustainability Report to learn more about Shopify's commitments.

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How we hire

At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.
Learn more about our hiring process 

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