May 02, 2023

Engineering Lead - IT Group (Open to remote across ANZ)

  • Canva
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Information Technology

Job Description

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

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Thanks for stopping by. We know job hunting can be a little time consuming and you're probably keen to find out what's on offer, so we'll get straight to the point. 

Where and how you can work

Our flagship campus is in Sydney. We also have a campus in Melbourne and co-working spaces in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. But you have choice in where and how you work. That means if you want to do your thing in the office (if you're near one), at home or a bit of both, it's up to you. 

What you’d be doing in this role

As Canva scales change continues to be part of our DNA. But we like to think that's all part of the fun. So this will give you the flavour of the type of things you'll be working on when you start, but this will likely evolve.

About the IT Group:

The Information Technology Group’s vision is to improve the potential of every Canvanaut through outstanding technology & service. We realise our vision through our mission pillars to empower every person and team, everywhere and anytime, with frictionless experiences, built for the future.

The group consists of Business Systems, Customer Systems, Technology Experience and IT Platform subgroups.

About the role:

As the IT Group Tech Lead, you will be responsible for aligning the IT technology roadmap to business strategy by aligning our business, technology and data architecture. You have a dedication to go deep into the weeds of specific strategic projects to drive alignment, while zooming out to ensure the IT Group's portfolio consistently delivers to the most meaningful business outcomes predictably.

You gain energy from driving adoption of scalable practices, and have a proven track record of building a culture of technical excellence in changing environments. You balance risk with benefit to bring responsible adoption of new groundbreaking technologies to the business.

What you'll be doing!

  • Partner with cross functional leads within IT and across the business to help drive and maintain the technology roadmap methodology that creates a connective tissue for the roadmap to Canva's business strategy, capabilities, data, and engineering practices
  • Actively promote and embed engineering excellence in the IT Group through mentorship of systems engineers across the group, review of engineering designs, and development of practices that align to Canva's ways of working
  • Push the boundaries of value we deliver through the IT Group tech capabilities by identifying opportunities and aligning strategy on process improvement, automation, and other goals.
  • Ensure cohesiveness and convergence of solutions in the long run ensuring our projects are aligned with the technical direction of the IT Group
  • Lead transformation in our capability and architecture disciplines to ensure that the IT Group holistically develops and maintains capabilities to meet short and long-term business demand

Required Experience:

  • Experience implementing technology & business architecture principles at a high growth / multifaceted environment 
  • Deep experience in “corporate” or “business” domains including HRIS, ERP, CRM as well as driving scalable strategies for data in these domains
  • This role requires a lot of documentation and internal team members alignment; therefore exceptional written and verbal communication skills as well as visualizations are required
  • Expertise in Enterprise, Business, and/or Solution Architecture practices such as TOGAF, Archimate, etc. 
  • The ability to guide and mentor other members within the team and improve the way we collaborate, learn, and share ideas
  • Passionate about engineering excellence, systems architecture and non-functional requirements.
  • A broad, enterprise-wide view of the business and a solid understanding of business processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and business outcomes
  • Experience with business technology strategy for mergers & acquisitions 
  • The ability to recognize structural issues within the organization, functional interdependencies, and cross-silo redundancies
What's in it for you?

Achieving our crazy big goals motivates us to work hard - and we do - but you'll experience lots of moments of magic, connectivity and fun woven throughout life at Canva, too. We also offer a stack of benefits to set you up for every success in and outside of work.

Here's a taste of what's on offer:
• Equity packages - we want our success to be yours too
• Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents & carers
• An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance to support your wellbeing, social connection, office setup & more
• Flexible leave options that empower you to be a force for good, take time to recharge and supports you personally

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Other stuff to know

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.