Jun 16, 2022

Software Engineer - Test Platform

  • Canva
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Job Description

Canva’s Commitment and Mission

At Canva, we celebrate diversity. We deeply believe that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key to building the best product, team and company. We look for many different skills and abilities, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. So, even if you don’t think you quite meet all of the skills listed or tick all the boxes, we’d still love to hear from you! 

Our mission at Canva is to empower the world to design and since launching in 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 86 million monthly active users across 190 different countries and a team of over 3,000 people… and the best bit is that we’ve only achieved 1% of what we know we’re capable of. 

Join us and design your future.

At Canva, our mission is to democratize design and empower creativity and visual expression for every person, on every platform. Since its launch in April 2013, our user base has grown exponentially, amassing over 50 million users in over 100 languages, making us one of the world's fastest-growing technology companies. Canva is used by millions of people every single day and reliability is a feature - it’s crucial for us to ensure that they can rely on our platform at all times. 

You'll be joining the Test Platform Team, a sub-team of the broader Infrastructure Group responsible for providing developers and QA with tooling to develop features with confidence, free from errors. The Test Platform team envisions a world where time or fulfilment is not stolen by software errors. We want to ensure Canva employees enjoy and have confidence in their testing tools so that Canva’s users have a delightful experience. We never get time back, so we want to maximise the time Canva employees and users use and that it is never wasted.

As a member of the team you will be working closely with engineers and QA to understand their issues to unblock them and improve their effectiveness. Your day-to-day work includes optimising our frameworks to be as efficient as possible which will include researching third party testing tools and developing in house solutions. You will focus on developing code rather than writing automated tests or finding bugs. 


  • Designing, building, and optimising development and test infrastructure to increase developer productivity
  • Researching, developing, and justifying the solutions in the form of design documents 
  • Reviewing design documents and code
  • Leading the adoption of new infrastructure across engineering
  • Using data and metrics to drive decisions
  • Working with engineers and QA to identify improvements and opportunities
  • You will not be responsible for writing automated tests for other teams


  • Five-plus (5+) years of software development experience developing complex applications
  • Strong knowledge of CI and related technologies
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript (ES6+), Typescript or Java
  • Firmly grounded computer science and engineering fundamentals including concurrency, multithreading, data structures, solution design, architecture, and design patterns.
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills, both written and verbal
  • Intimate knowledge of a variety of testing frameworks
  • Intimate knowledge of types of tests

Nice to have; Not required!:
  • Automation experience with Selenium and Appium
  • BDD experience, preferably with Cucumber
  • Performance, especially load testing

Competitive salary, plus equity options
Flexible daily working hours, we value work-life balance
In-house chefs that cook delicious breakfast and lunch for us each day
Onsite Gym; Yoga Benefits
Generous parental (including secondary) leave policy
Pet-friendly offices
Sponsored social clubs and team events
Relocation budget for interstate or overseas individuals that legally qualify for visa sponsorship

Working at Canva 

Our culture is unlike anywhere else and we design your #CanvaLife experience to empower you to do the best work of your life.  

Whether you’re in the office, working from home or choosing your own adventure, our benefits for permanent Canvanauts include: 

Equity packages for you to truly be a part of the Canva journey. 
We have a hybrid work model (in-office & from home), so while our offices are always open to you, we aim to come together for 8 days a year at minimum - balancing flexibility and connection
Flexible leave so you can recharge, give back, support others or focus on your own professional development.
Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents and carers throughout their parenting and caring journey.
An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance. This is for you to spend on whatever will support your wellbeing and development.. because you know what you need to Vibe and Thrive, better than anyone.
Virtual and in-office wellness benefits including Canva University, Employee Assistant Programs and Fitness & Meditation Classes.
Canva For Good program matching your not-for-profit donations, Force for Good leave (3 paid volunteering days) and a range of sustainability and ethical initiatives to get involved in.   

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. Please note that interviews are conducted virtually. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.