We’re looking for someone to hit the ground running by taking on the design and launch of our New Graduate program. With this responsibility, you'll work to develop a program that creates meaningful and effective opportunities for participants to build on their existing technical skills and rapidly accelerate their time to impact at Shopify. You’ll interface with senior leadership and Early Talent participants to define needs, collaborate with your program leadership peers to align our Early Talent offerings, and architect a completely new solution. Then, you’ll roll up your sleeves and launch the program, iterating based on learnings to ensure success. Your primary focus will be to develop systems for identifying and engaging a diverse mix of high potential technical talent and building plans that will maximize personal development, program utility, and ultimately hold a high bar for the participants that complete the program.
Because this role will produce a high profile and high impact program, we’re looking for a seasoned Program Lead with deep familiarity with building similar Early Talent programs in a technical corporate setting. And because you’ll be called on to drive all aspects of the program’s development and delivery, we’re looking for a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit who’s excited to see an idea through to successful execution.
Responsible for thoroughly understanding the Early Talent problem space for RnD disciplines, and partnering with company-wide stakeholders to identify needs and potential roadblocks.
Own and be accountable for implementing an impactful New Graduate program for Shopify.
Create plans, frameworks and communications that result in a successful program design and execution.
Build program experiences that attract and retain diverse participants.
Define measurable deliverables that help you and the team assess progress and pivot when necessary.
Develop and maintain high standards for the program and its participants.
Immerse yourself in self-directed learning to obtain a broader understanding of your goals and can clearly articulate how that facilitates the companywide mission.
Work cross-functionally with RnD senior leadership, Talent team members, and other key stakeholders to build and deliver the best Early Talent programs possible.
You have proven experience managing team-building, learning and development and/or Early Talent programs for technology-based companies.
You have demonstrated the ability to build concise programs with clear expectations and tripwires with key stakeholder input.
Building something new excites you!
Your work history includes offering creative solutions in developing project scope, timelines and budgeting.
You have demonstrated strong systems thinking in your past roles.
You exhibit an ability to navigate the big picture while identifying key stack-ranked deliverables.
You operate well in ambiguity and can navigate change with confidence.
You are able to achieve alignment and set expectations with internal hiring managers.
You are one of the first to celebrate team wins.
You've had success making great decisions when faced with tough challenges.
Closing date: Sunday, February 20 at 11:59PM EDT. Successful candidates can expect to hear back from us within 2 weeks of that date.
Shopify’s Early Talent teams attract, hire, and develop a diverse community of emerging talent by designing and delivering innovative work integrated learning programs to accelerate participants' long-term career impact. We’re seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial Program Lead to join us in the work of building best-in-class learning experiences for our company’s future leaders.