Mar 10, 2023

Team Engineering Lead - Accessibility (FE)

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

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?
Lead a team of 4 frontend engineers to make Canva the most accessible design tool in the world.

About the Team
Canva is in a really exciting position in the accessibility space where we need to think about how everyone can use the product as well as how people can make designs that are accessible, ideally by default. Imagine being able to confidently use a design tool to make a beautiful design without seeing it. This is a deep complex problem that is on the cutting edge of not just frontend engineering but also modern web applications. With exceptional sustained internal support from our co founders and core product teams, the Accessibility team are set to achieve this mission!
Join the team to build a feature that makes the experience of editing in Canva more accessible and truly empower the world to design.

What you'll do

  • Work in a cross-functional team to build features that make Canva designs accessible
  • Promote a happy and psychologically safe team, to ensure they are well equipped to deliver on impactful goals
  • Support the team through regular 1:1s, career growth plans and setting clear priorities while also supporting them through to delivery
  • Engage with key team members, ensuring they are kept up to date with key project work
  • Design the technical and product roadmap for the team
  • Collaborate with the team and other internal Canva product teams to proactively identify any challenges across the product and communicate clear solutions. You will raise awareness of accessibility so that all product teams have accessibility at the forefront when shipping new features
  • Contribute to defining, improving, and codifying best practices and methodologies for frontend engineering at Canva
  • Participate in design and code reviews 

About you

  • Deep nuanced appreciation and understanding of different disability models, universal design and accessibility-related standards
  • While you have experience writing accessible code and reading detailed specifications (WCAG 2.1 AA, ATAG 2.0), you also have a genuine interest and commitment to creating an accessible experience for all users
  • You're a trusted adviser, mentor and well versed in providing constructive feedback to others and supporting other engineers to reach their goals. This can be in a formal or informal capacity.
  • You thrive when it comes to delivery by setting goals and driving significant technical changes through leading others and as an individual contributor
  • Experience developing rich web applications, ideally Typescript/React/MobX
  • Practical knowledge of data structures and algorithms 
Join the team to build a feature that makes the experience of editing in Canva more accessible and truly empower the world to design.

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.