Shopify has tapped industry veteran Cathy Polinsky as the company’s new vice president of engineering as it plans to double the size of its engineering team this year.
As the newest senior leader on Shopify’s engineering team, Polinsky will lead Shopify’s efforts to build its e-commerce infrastructure and will lead the company’s efforts to double its engineering team in 2021 by hiring 2,021 new technical staff.
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But then the COVID-19 crisis hit and Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke announced that Shopify would be a digital by default company. “We will keep our offices closed until 2021 so that we can rework them for this new reality. And after that, most will permanently work remotely. Office centricity is over.”
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