Talent Sourcer - Multiple Roles, North America, Remote

  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Region: Americas
  • Department: HR and Culture

Company Description

Shopify’s mission is to make commerce better for everyone. From building a new product feature for our commerce platform, to helping a merchant troubleshoot an issue over the phone, we want to empower our ecosystem through our work.

Having a unified vision, a north star, is vitally important to ensure that we are all headed in the same direction. No matter the size or experience, we want to power every merchant’s experience. This is why we’re all here.

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: https://www.shopify.com/careers/work-anywhere

Job Description

We’re looking for Talent Sourcers to join our remote, North America based Talent Acquisition team. You will partner with recruiters and hiring managers to find and engage the best talent. At Shopify, we believe that Talent Sourcers are the detectives of our Talent Acquisition team, scouring the internet and meeting people to introduce them to Shopify. Sourcing is a valued technical craft that marries a deep desire to understand people and their motivations, with the tenacity to find the right people in the best way. The continuous goal of hiring highly qualified talent means that we’re always rising to new challenges and iterating on our best practices. You’ll have a chance to dive deep into the technologies our teams are using, and discover what exactly they’re building to make commerce better for everyone.


Requirements & Qualifications 

  • Experience with talent sourcing as a craft. You understand that this is not a bandaid or a quick fix sort of role. You’ve worked as a Senior Talent Sourcer and unearthed the candidates no one knew about. 

  • Constant prioritization and a sense of urgency. You know how to work with multiple competing priorities, to shift focus as needs or requirements change, and to manage the expectations of those you work with.

  • Technical fluency. You have a deep appreciation for the ways technology makes work better, and are comfortable learning/using different tools to accomplish a goal.

  • A love of language. You enjoy wordplay, both written and spoken, and are always looking for ways to improve your communication. You specifically enjoy crafting compelling narratives to convince or persuade folks.

  • Methodical and goal-driven approach. You look for ways to break a problem down into smaller parts, work backwards from a desired outcome, and iterate based on what you’ve learned. Total addressable market, conversion rates, and everything ‘LinkedIn’ are all familiar topics when searching.

  • Dedication to building diverse teams. You understand that a diverse team outperforms a homogeneous team, and that it takes active work to build a diverse pool of candidates.

  • Comfort with autonomy. You know that you don’t have all the answers, but you are pretty sure that you can find them. You enjoy the freedom of self-directed work, and relish the chance to figure things out for yourself. The prospect of working from home is exciting to you.

  • Creativity paired with a strong recall of details. When solving problems you draw connections between the current situation and those that have come before. Some people might call them challenges, you see opportunities.

You’ll be working on things like

  • Researching future Shopify employees using LinkedIn, Twitter, Github, Dribbble, Google, and other social media sites.

  • Coming up with, and executing on, creative ways to source and engage new candidates. 

  • Mentoring teammates on new ways to deepen their technical craft.

  • Identifying companies to explore based on industry, financial state, recent acquisitions, etc. 

  • Identifying and evaluating new data mining tools to be used to accelerate your work. 

  • Continually answering the question, “who should we be reaching out to?”.

Additional Information

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. 

This posting will close on Sunday, October 24th at 11pm ET.

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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