Design Technologist (Remote, Americas)

27 Nov 2021
05 Dec 2021
Design Technologists utilize design thinking, technical expertise and rapid prototyping skills to bring fresh ideas to life. They are just as comfortable working in design tools as they are working in Shopify's development environment. Their approach enables product managers, designers and researchers to explore problem spaces that have technical considerationand propose viable, scalable experiences to real merchant problems. Design Technologists are language-agnostic and passionate about expanding their technical and design knowledge.

As a Design Technologist you will:
  • Enable product teams to explore ambiguous problem spaces with coded prototype
  • Pushour productsbeyond what our designers or engineers believe is possible.
  • Educateteam members on prototyping
  • Understand and contribute to Shopify's product strategy
  • Consult with engineering teams on technical solutions
  • Make good decisions quickly


  • Broad skill set
    • You demonstratepassion and experience in a multitude of UX related crafts including but not limited to UX design, development, user research, content modelling, wire framing, visual design and user testing. You will be able to demonstrate through your work that you've practiced multiple crafts at a high level.
  • Technically proficient in Front End Developmentlanguages
    • You are able to code in a wide range of languages and can demonstrate that you have built products or concepts with modern tool chains. You have proficiency in at least one major language and library or framework (such as Ruby and Rails, JavaScript and React) but are technology-agnostic and willing to learn new things as necessary to advance a project.
  • Collaboration across multidisciplinary teams
    • You can facilitate communication and collaboration across multidisciplinary product teams.
  • Natural innovators
    • You have an unexplainable urge to build new things. Utilizing rational thinking you have the ability to walk through problems logically and design experiments for testing a hypothesis.
  • Innate curiosity
    • You are a self starterand lifelong learner.You have an innate curiosity about the systems around us and how they work.

We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time. We are looking forward to reading your application. If you're interested in helping us shape the future of commerce around the world, send us a few samples of your work: portfolio, wireframes, UX flows, publications, or whatever represents what you do best!We will beaccepting applications until December 5, 2021.

Shopify is now permanently remote, and we're working towards a future that is digital by design. That location you see above? Consider it merely an example of hundreds of potential locations across North America where Shopify is hiring. Learn more here:

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 people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

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.
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