Mar 03, 2023

Team Engineering Lead - Digital Marketing Foundations (FE)

  • Canva
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Information Technology Marketing

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 110+ million monthly active users across 190 different countries and a team of over 3,400 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?
As the Team Engineering Lead within Digital Marketing Foundations, you will be directly responsible a team of 2 frontend engineers and own the QuickPage solution which allows Marketers and Designers to create and maintain their own landing pages.

You will plan the engineering roadmap by striking a balance of technical leadership, rallying & working alongside team engineers whilst also getting into it within the code.

What you'll do

  • Working closely with program management, your responsibility is to spot opportunities for 10x our Marketing Speciality through Digital Marketing. This can be from suggesting a new feature to enable self-service or even adding the development of new technology, or engineering process.
  • Raise engineering opportunities for the team, and lead the development. You will break down the work your coachees, whilst getting alignment across key teams
  • Coach the professional development of the engineers on your team. This involves providing guidance and support to help them grow, identifying opportunities for advancement, and holding them accountable for their own progress.
  • You won't be afraid to jump into the code when needed. Your role will be equal parts people and technical leadership

About you

  • Successful experience coaching at least one direct report, through to delivery, while being hands on yourself
  • Experienced frontend engineer using Javascript and Typescript. However, you'll be comfortable getting into the details with different areas of the codebase, regardless of it being frontend, backend or infra. You are a self-starter, keen to dig in, learn from others and ask questions. Understanding and designing systems is second nature, having experience with many kinds of projects.
  • You are curious and enjoy discovering new areas and having an understanding of areas outside of your expertise. Solving those opportunities and problem spaces with technical ideas and solutions.
  • You know how to engage with people from different backgrounds and craft. You can explain ideas and decisions using different communication styles to suit the audience, ranging from engineers to senior leadership.
  • You are excited about designing solutions at scale, pragmatically planning what delivers the most value with low cost. Working with many different stakeholders and people, each with their own problems. Tying the short-term steps that open the long-term goals.
  • You are still hands on and have maintained a coding proficiency at the level of a senior frontend software engineer 

It would be great if you had (though, not necessary!)

  • Experience in design systems
  • Experience with Marketing functions and knowledge of marketing analytics and data including SEO, digital branding and brand campaigns 
About the Group
The Digital Marketing sub-group is responsible for implementing and maintaining digital experiences for Marketing. We own initiatives to improve Engineering and Design's ways of working and allow Marketing specialities to quickly turn ideas into beautiful landing pages. Our work ranges from web development to physical-interactive Marketing campaigns, to connect Canva to users globally. Our goal is to ensure that technical solutions for Digital Marketing are effective, optimised for user experience, and support broader goals and strategies of Marketing.

We partner with teams across Marketing to support experience design and engineering for initiatives ranging from bespoke website development, landing page experiments, web apps, alternate Marketing experiences e.g. kiosks, and experimental.

This role is remote friendly across Australia or New Zealand - you don't need to live in Sydney to make an impact!

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), with our offices are always open to you 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.