DoorDash Expands Canadian Presence with New Toronto Engineering Hub

Anna Wolfe
Senior Editor, Restaurants
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DoorDash Inc.  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 work of the team will also serve as the foundation for growing future, global engineering site expansions. The core areas of focus include the following:

  • Launching New Merchant Services: This team will help expand the breadth of services available to Canadian merchants and will be tasked with innovating on behalf of over 30,000 national partners at a time when dine-in remains limited. This includes creating new retail channels for merchant partners to expand their sales, scaling DoorDash's logistics platform, Drive, and building products that help merchants to expand into new geographies with new delivery-only kitchen concepts.
  • Scaling a Reliable, On-Demand Logistics AppThe team will continue to build and scale features within the DoorDash consumer app that enable customers to seamlessly find and order from their favorite local and national stores. This includes building better language functionality and helping to launch in new markets.
  • Enhancing Online Ordering for Restaurants: DoorDash Storefront is a commission-free offering for restaurants to turn their websites into ecommerce stores and offer delivery and pickup directly to their customers. This team will work to enhance the product to better empower any small business to create and operate their owned online delivery channel.
  • Building a Leading Customer Loyalty Product: DashPass is DoorDash's subscription product, with over 5M DashPass subscribers worldwide, offering unlimited $0 delivery fees to customers nationwide on orders of $12 or more. The team will help expand the product's offerings through new strategic partnerships and integrations and new features for both restaurant and customer subscribers.

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.

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. DoorDash currently has offices in four cities including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary. 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 to view and apply for open positions.

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