DoorDash is launching a new engineering site in Toronto with plans to hire at least 50 engineers across back-end, front-end and mobile roles by the end of the year.
Engineers in Toronto will work on critical business projects with a focus on expanding DoorDash’s reach and breadth of services throughout Canada.
The core areas of focus include the following launching new merchant services, scaling a reliable on-demand logistics app, enhancing online ordering for restaurants, and building a leading customer loyalty product.
The company plans to continue hiring for roles across all sides of the business and increase the company’s total Canadian corporate headcount to 200 by the end of 2021. Interested candidates can visit careers.doordash.com to view and apply for open positions.
“As DoorDash expands into new communities globally, it’s imperative that we hire tech talent that can help us build a platform rooted in our mission to empower local economies and supportive of the ever-evolving needs of customers, Dashers and merchants across the world,” said Andy Fang, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of DoorDash.
“As our first international engineering hub, the founding team will be mission critical to creating impactful products and programs that set DoorDash up for success in Canada and beyond. Toronto has evolved into an incredible global technology hub and selecting the city for one of our engineering sites was a natural choice when considering our ambitious goals and growth in the Canadian market.”
Throughout its expansion process, DoorDash worked with Toronto Global, a team of experienced business advisors assisting global businesses to expand into the Toronto Region, as well as the Trade Commissioner and Ontario Senior Economic Officer based in the Consulate of Canada in San Francisco.
“I am thrilled that DoorDash has chosen to locate its new engineering office and new jobs in Toronto to take advantage of our skilled and diverse talent pool,” said Mayor John Tory. “Today’s announcement from DoorDash is another sign of confidence in the future of our city as we work to restart and rebuild the economy in the Toronto Region.”
To lead the new site, DoorDash has hired Qaiser Habib, a veteran engineering leader who has extensive experience leading large engineering teams focused on fulfillment. New hires joining Habib will be founding members of the engineering site and will join a growth-oriented team given the autonomy to execute on critical business initiatives which remain deeply connected to the company’s mission.
DoorDash first launched in Canada in 2015 and has since grown its presence to serve over 150 communities and over 30,000 merchant partners.