Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants use our software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. We currently power over 600,000 stores in approximately 175 different countries, including stores for Nestle, Red Bull, Rebecca Minkoff, and Kylie Cosmetics.
As Shopify grows, we face increasing volume, scope and complexity in our legal work. As Corporate Legal Counsel at Shopify, you will work on challenging and novel legal issues in multiple geographies. You will need a broad base of legal knowledge, solid technical and research skills, a wealth of experience, common sense and grit. You must be able to synthesize and analyze information from a variety of sources, spot issues, and efficiently and determinatively come to a business-focused solution that mitigates risk on a tight timeline with limited resources and judicious use of external counsel where necessary. You will own the implementation and management of your solutions over the long-term. The ability to re-calibrate, iterate or pivot when faced with new information or changing circumstances is key.
Reporting to Erin, our Vice-President, Assistant General Counsel, you will regularly support a variety of Shopify teams and collaborate with members of Shopify’s legal team.
Our ideal candidate is a book and street smart lawyer who strives for excellence, and who knows that there is always room for continuous improvement. Someone who thrives on change, embraces challenge, is passionate about delivering exceptional legal work and will be committed to helping build a best-in-class legal team at Shopify. Someone with a “no problem is too big if it needs solving, no job is too small if it needs doing” attitude.
We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time. Experience comes in many forms! If your experience comes this close to what we are looking for, please consider applying. Erin is looking forward to reading your application before March 23rd, 2018.Job post summary Locations Ottawa Toronto Specialty Legal & Finance Team Legal & Finance
If your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms – skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.