Company Description

Shopify is a platform built for independent business owners of all shapes and sizes to start, sell, market and manage their businesses online, in-store, and everywhere between. With a comprehensive set of industry-leading tools, Shopify has helped over 1,000,000 people in 175 countries take control of where they take their businesses. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Shopify has worked with brands like Unilever, Gymshark, Allbirds and countless others that started with nothing but an idea, a passion, or a purpose.

Shopify is now permanently remote and working towards a future that is digital by default. Learn more about what this can mean for you.

Job Description

We're looking for creative, passionate individuals to develop and maintain our Trust Assurance documentation that serves a growing team of developers, project managers, and support staff. The Trust Assurance team is responsible for the processes, and policies that support Shopify's compliance programs including PCI, SOC 2, SOX, and SWIFT.

Our technical writers love to dig into new tools and processes to learn how they work, and they channel that knowledge to create technical documents, tutorials, and reference guides. They work closely with other Shopify employees to identify ways to expand and improve our internal documentation so that every role has the information they need to excel.

You'll be working on:

Documenting systems, processes, and policies that support Shopify's compliance programs including PCI, SOC 2, SOX, and SWIFT.

Maintaining the documentation infrastructure, including micro-sites and documentation generation scripts.

Helping define and implement content strategy for the team.

Contributing thoughts and experiences to help leadership make decisions that have an impact at various levels inside and outside of Shopify.

Building relationships across Shopify's internal and external facing teams.

Crushing documentation bugs, correcting errors, and improving problematic content, all with reference to our documentation style guide.

Participating fully in the life of the team, taking part in discussions, debates, and meetings.

Mentoring team members at various skill levels.

Championing projects that have a high degree of complexity with many stakeholders throughout Shopify.

Learning a ton of new skills and sharing your own.


  • Strong writing skills based on past experience in writing or editing technical documentation.

Ability to translate complicated technical topics into consistent, easily understandable information for internal and external end-users.

Excellent leadership and communication skills.

Well-versed in building and managing a network of subject matter experts.

Strong writing skills based on past experience in a writing or editorial role.

Experience in managing projects.

A deep interest in the different ways that people discover and process information.

High standards, an obsessive eye for detail, and a strong sense of ownership.

A track record of delivering documentation in a fast-paced environment where requirements and scope can change quickly.

It's a bonus if you have:

Knowledge of compliance standards such as PCI, SOX, SOC 2, and SWIFT.

Experience working with a programming language like Ruby, or Pandoc.

Experience working with version control software such as Git.

Additional Information

Please Include in the attachment section:

  • Your resume and cover letter (PDF), addressed to Greg Dodd.
  • 1 or 2 samples of your written work (PDF).

Complete a workflow diagram using the process description and outline in this PDF as a guide (open this PDF in a seperate tab). You can use any software to complete the diagram (submit as a PDF file)

Closing Date: April 20th 12am EST.

You can expect to hear back from us within approximately 2 weeks after submitting your application.

Location and/or time zone: This role is open to candidates in Canada only, the role will have flexible hours.

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. Please take a look at our 2019 Sustainability Report to learn more about Shopify's commitments.


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Ottawa, ON, Canada

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