Feb 18, 2022

Staff Software Engineer (Frontend) - Business & Education Growth Teams

  • Canva
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Job Description

We’re constantly working towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community all around the world. We celebrate uniqueness and whatever makes you, you and encourage everyone who wants to help us transform the way the world designs, to join us on this journey. We value all different types of experiences. If you don’t think you quite meet all of the qualifications, we’d still love to hear from you.  

About Us
At Canva, our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform. Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and a remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time. 

Since launch in August 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 75 million monthly active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 6 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we want to do.

About Business & Education (B&E)

Our mission at Canva is to empower the world to design, and we have launched multiple SaaS products tailored to the needs of some of our biggest audiences; Canva Pro, Canva for Enterprise, Canva for NFPs, and Canva for Education.
 
The B&E Super-Group is responsible for the success of these products, which have millions of customers in almost every country around the world and are responsible for driving much of Canva’s revenue.  B&E is responsible for the end to end experience of these products; everything from crafting & building amazing product experiences, our GTM strategies to launch them, commercial partnerships, global distribution strategies, and so much more.
 
While we have achieved a lot, we aim to 10x the growth of each of these products globally over the next few years. The Super-Group is made up of 5 Groups, 25 teams and almost 200 diverse individuals who work together to delight our users with our tailored products and help Canva to achieve its user and growth goals.
 
About the Business & Education Growth Group (B&E Growth)

The B&E Growth group is on a mission to show the world the value of Canva at work and in the classroom. We are committed to driving impact on key metrics for acquisition, activation, retention, expansion and monetisation of our customers and teams.  Key pillars that help us achieve our company goals. B&E Growth Group is focused on two critical missions: #1 Make sure users of our primary paid subscription (Canva's number one revenue driver) get the most out of their subscription. #2 Empower our users to collaborate and team up on Canva. 
 
Our group works together in cross-functional teams to build growth experiments and features that highlight our values and build growth frameworks and tools to facilitate rapid development in this space. We partner with other product groups and teams, leveraging our growth and experimentation engine to maximise the impact of all the amazing features and bring as much value to our community as possible.

Responsibilities

  • Building tools and frameworks that help us rapidly and reliably conduct experiments across different parts of the Canva app
  • Design, develop and deploy solutions and hands-on software development – working closely with leads, designers, and product managers to deliver features and experiments to our customers worldwide
  • Work collaboratively and consult with leads, product managers, and engineers across teams at Canva to unblock front-end works that help your group deliver features and experiments to our customers worldwide
  • Communicate effectively with Product Managers and Engineers across Canva when developing a solution; seeks and incorporates diverse perspectives to address complex issues
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and effectively advocate for engineering needs to non-technical stakeholders within the group
  • Models initiative and ownership in achieving goals, improving processes and solutions
  • Identifies opportunities for cross-team collaboration to work on new ideas and improvements that help achieving our goals
  • Work closely with Machine Learning engineers to build advanced personalisation experiments that empower our users to get the most out of Canva

Required Experience & Skills

  • You will be at home working in our core technology environment - our core stack is JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Firmly grounded computer science and engineering fundamentals including concurrency, multithreading, data structures, solution design, architecture, and design patterns
  • Working collaboratively with team members and communicating effectively
  • Experience with TypeScript (or other typed languages), React, MobX (or other state management libraries)
  • Ability to write performant, reusable code for UI components, including appropriate testing
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills

Nice to have

  • Experience in A/B testing and Experiment Driven Development
  • Experience and knowledge of cross-browser and cross-device development
  • Experience developing Java backend
  • Experience developing mobile App
We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. If you’re keen to apply and need reasonable adjustments or would like to note which pronouns you use at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.