Apprentice Product Manager - Spring 2023 (Remote, US & Canada)

  • Full-time
  • Region: Americas
  • Department: Internships

Company Description

Shopify is a leading global commerce company, providing trusted tools to start, grow, market, and manage a retail business of any size. Shopify makes commerce better for everyone with a platform and services that are engineered for reliability, while delivering a better shopping experience for consumers everywhere. Shopify powers millions of businesses in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Allbirds, Gymshark, PepsiCo, Staples, and many more.

 

Job Description

Shopify’s Apprentice Product Manager (APM) program has the goal of opening up product opportunities to a diverse community of early talent and developing the next generation of product leaders. The 12-month rotational program aims to help aspiring product talent gain the skills they need to become a Product Manager while cultivating a supportive working community to learn from and grow alongside.  

As an APM, you’ll learn by working with some of the best engineers, designers and data scientists to build impactful products that make commerce better for everyone. If you are new to the workforce or an aspiring product person looking to switch careers, this is a great opportunity for you. You’ll have the opportunity to build products that enable entrepreneurs everywhere. We’re a passionate and entrepreneurial group - come join us to do your life's best work!  

We are excited to announce that our fourth cohort for the Apprentice Product Manager role will be evenly split between technical and non-technical APM’s. 

The Opportunity:

  • Get the chance to build foundational knowledge of the product management craft by working with some of the best. This program is a blend of formal learning and on the job training.
  • Complete two (2) rotations where you will work full-time on Shopify Product teams shadowing Senior Product Managers and demonstrating your impact on live, in flight projects.
  • Join a small cohort of aspiring product managers aimed at being the next generation of Product Leaders at Shopify with a community of supportive peers. 
  • Upon successful graduation, you’ll be eligible to continue as a full-time Product Manager at Shopify. 
  • This program holds a high bar for graduates. We expect people to learn fast, iterate fast, and deliver results within the 12-month timeframe.
  • High trust and flexibility have always been a part of our culture, and if you’re expecting to be told exactly what to do, Shopify may not be the place for you. We don’t claim to have all the answers, and that’s why we look for independent thinkers, collaborators, and people hungry to grow alongside their team.

This posting will close on Monday, January 30, 2023 at 11:59PM EST. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

 

Qualifications

Non-technical  

  • Can articulate/demonstrate why product management is the next logical step in your career and why you are passionate about the space
  • Strong interpersonal and team collaboration skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A desire and aptitude to solve problems
  • A desire to work in an agile environment
  • A broad experience in technology would be beneficial, but not required

Technical  

  • Can articulate/demonstrate why product management is the next logical step in your career and why you are passionate about the space
  • Strong programming skills, including the ability to write and debug code in one or more programming languages.
  • Experience working with databases and knowledge of SQL.
  • Understand, research, and follow technical trends in the industry
  • Willing to sharpen your technical skills and dive deep into technical concepts
  • In lieu of formal technical training, you have built something cool from scratch

 

Additional Information

In your application:

1. Include your resume.

2. We're always looking to see where passion and engagement shows itself in all aspects of your life. Please answer the questions outlined in the application to tell us more about yourself.

  • Why is product management the next step in your career? (200 word limit)

  • Choose a product you’ve recently started using and describe why you use it (200 word limit)

  • If you were given the task to design and build a “chair” for a client. In five short bullet points, describe the steps that you would follow (200 word limit)

  • As a product manager on the Shopify App Store team, your mission is to make it easier for merchants to find and install Shopify apps. How would you measure key performance indicators (KPIs) for the Shopify App Store, and why? (200 words limit)

Experience comes in many forms, many skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, consider applying. We know that diversity of thought 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.

The Hiring Process:

1. Once all applications have been screened, successful candidates will be invited to a case study interview with a Shopify Product Manager. You will be informed in advance of the interview of what to prepare and expect.

2. After the case study interview, successful candidates are placed on teams based on their interests, skills and experience. Each placement is done individually and with significant consideration.

This posting will close on Monday, January 30, 2023 at 11:59PM EST. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

 

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