Facilities Design Lead

  • Shopify
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Jun 26, 2018
Full time Facilities

Job Description

About the role

At Shopify, we care deeply about our people and offices. We want to create spaces that encourage Shopifolk to do their best work. We’re looking for someone to lead our team of Facilities Designers and to guide the direction of workspace design at Shopify. You’ll have the opportunity to continuously redefine how we think of workspaces at Shopify.

About the team you would be leading:

Our Designers are responsible for progressing the design process for these spaces. Depending on the situation, they may accomplish this goal in many ways. Here are a few examples:Creating interior design content themselvesActing as a design Project Manager while working with an external architectDoing user research

To be successful in this role, you’ll:

  • Have extensive experience leading teams and managing people
  • Be an incredible communicator (written and spoken)
  • Have deep expertise in one or more relevant disciplines (Interior Design, Workspace Design, Architecture, User Research, etc)
  • Be skilled at giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Be extremely organized with great prioritization skills
  • Have strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Care deeply about how culture, productivity and workspaces intersect
  • Thrive on change and be comfortable with doing things unconventionally
  • Have strong opinions, weakly held

Relevant experience for the role:

  • Experience in Graphic Design, User Experience
  • 5+ years experience working in the Interior Design or Architecture field
  • Experience programming spaces meant for 500+ people
  • Proficiency with current design tools (including AutoCAD + 3D modelling programs)

Projects you could work on:

  • Leading a team of Facilities Designers across multiple offices and locations (some travel will be required)
  • Supporting the growth and development of the team and the team members
  • Building and maintaining great relationships with various internal stakeholders (IT, AV, Internal Solutions, Leadership, Culture etc.)
  • Acting as a sounding board for the team as they work to find creative solutions
  • Gathering consensus among stakeholders with differing views
  • User experience research - understanding and then advocating for the end user (our employees) is a core piece of this role
  • Creating and maintaining internal processes (including documentation) to enable the Design team to work efficiently

If you’re interested in helping us shape the future of Shopify, click the “Apply” button to submit your application. Please address your cover letter to Courtney Burdette.