Jan 13, 2023

QA Engineer - Open for Remote across ANZ

  • Canva
  • Wellington, New Zealand

Job Description

Canva’s Commitment and Mission                                                         
Ngā Manawanuitanga me ngā uaratanga o Canva 

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 100+ 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.

About the Team
QA Engineers’ mission at Canva is to ensure that the team they’re working with are always thinking about quality while working on their big goals. We believe quality is something that should be checked continuously throughout the process, not just at the end. 

QA engineers at Canva are embedded in a product group, generally with multiple teams, and work closely with product managers, designers and software engineers to ensure that we're delivering an exceptional experience to all our users. Some of the day to day tasks are improving or setting up different quality activities during the development cycle, using data to prioritise and advocate for issues, working with engineers to write unit, integration, and end to end tests, and identifying risks with product releases.

You'll love this job if:

  • You have experience working with feature teams and defining the QA process for your team. This may involve looking at the current development process for each team, identifying opportunities for injecting quality, and advocating for process changes to improve product quality.
  • You have experience testing Mobile apps for iOS and Android.
  • You have experience coaching/guiding team members with testing best practices.
  • You have experience working with engineers and have a solid understanding of rich/complex UIs.
  • It will be helpful to have FE and Mobile test automation experience.
  • You have a good understanding of what needs to be included in unit, integration, and end-to-end tests and can coach engineers on what needs to be automated.
  • You are meticulous in your work and passionate about testing. You consider every possible scenario during exploratory testing and can spot bugs that others might not notice. 
  • You are a problem solver who is passionate about solving different types of bugs. You are comfortable with using various tools to find out the root causes of issues and have worked with Jira (or other bug reporting tool) to communicate bugs effectively with engineers, PMs, and designers.

Not a must, but a big plus if:

  • You can coach other engineers on quality assistance and testing.
  • You have automated trivial tasks using a scripting language like Bash or Python.
  • You have experience with Accessibility testing.
  • Experience with ML Model testing
  • You have experience with marketing tools like Braze to test push notifications and in-app messages in mobile apps.
  • You have experience with observability tools like Sentry.io to track down issues.
  • You can query databases and reporting systems using SQL or similar to get data to support your bug reports.
Your initial goals:
As with any early-stage business experiencing fast growth, your role, and its core areas of focus are likely to evolve over time. We empower people to adapt their role for scale. Some of the key achievements in your first quarter will be: 

- Being embedded in a Product/Feature Group, and working with the teams to include QA in their development process. Providing QA input on design docs before development, and testing new features post-development.
- Pairing with software engineers to coach them on how testing works. 
- Writing manual regression tests for new, and existing features, and working with other software engineers to determine which tests need to be automated.
- Working with other QA Engineers to improve the QA activities across the business, and identifying opportunities to improve manual testing efficiency and effectiveness. 
- Using data analysis to prioritise, and advocate for bugs raised by our users. 



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Tō mahi ki te 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: 

Our benefits for permanent Canvanauts include: Flexible hours and working fully remotely from anywhere in New Zealand, which values your work-life balance because you know how you work best.
Unique and flexible leave so you can recharge, give back, support others or focus on your own professional development.
An 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.
We have virtual wellness & development benefits including Canva University, Employee Assistant Programs, Fitness & Yoga Classes and other benefits to support your physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
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.  / Ka whakatauhia e mātou ngā tikanga i runga i ōu whēako, ōu pūkenga me tō ngākaunui mō te mahi. Kia mahara mai; He uiuinga tata te uiui.Ina tono koe, tēnā, kōrero mai ki a mātou ngā kupu hunga ingoa e whakamahia anae koe, me ngā rereketanga whaitake e hiahiatia ana e koe i te wā o te uiui.