Feb 07, 2023

Group Engineering Lead - Home & Content Management (NZ remote)

  • Canva
  • Auckland, New Zealand

Job Description

Canva’s Commitment and Mission                                                         
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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.

Want to join Canva?

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 Teams & Education (T&E) Super-Group is involved in the success of these products, which have millions of customers in almost every country around the world and which drive much of Canva’s revenue. In T&E, we perform everything from crafting & building outstanding product experiences, our GTM strategies to launch them, commercial partnerships, global distribution strategies, and so much more!

We strive to further grow these products tenfold globally over the next few years. The Super-Group comprises 4 Groups, 15 teams and almost 200 diverse Canvanauts who work together to delight our users with our tailored products and help Canva achieve its user and growth goals.

Join us to lead engineering in our Home and Content Management group to ensure we have the skills and direction needed to build and deliver robust and scalable services and features, ultimately supporting all Teams & Education users.

The technical strategies you develop and implement will solve problems delivering a huge impact across the business. Your roadmap will encompass innovative "big bets" to deliver step-change growth for Canva. You will be responsible for setting the technical strategy and overseeing and delivering highly sophisticated and broad projects.

What you'll do

  • As the Group Engineering Manager, you will represent Engineering in the leadership team. This will involve working closely with Product, Design, Data and QA leads.
  • Collaborate with engineers to scope and solve sophisticated problems across the group's product teams.
  • Coach and support the software engineering team leads and advocate for a culture of psychological safety.
  • Scale engineering to meet the growing needs of the roadmap.
  • Coordinating and communicating across various specialities and parts of the business to understand the impact and feasibility of strategic goals within the group.
  • Ensure the Home and Content Management group is constantly working towards delivering on the group strategy and vision by continuously assessing current and future business needs.
  • Drive planning and refinement of seasonal goals, ensuring there is alignment between the company, group, and teams.
  • Drive delivery of large, cross-team, and cross-group initiatives and projects from ideation to completion.

About you

  • You are still in tune with software engineering fundamentals and first principles.
  • Proven technical and people leadership, having created impactful teams previously.
  • Experience leading multiple teams through leading managers and guided by company missions, goals, and strategies.
  • Invested in working with engineers on growth and development opportunities.
  • Excellent customer focus to understand the use cases and requirements of T&E users and view opportunities to empower them to do their best work.
Working at Canva                                                                                           
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.