Aug 17, 2023

Senior Backend Engineer (Java) - Creators Experience (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.

We're passionate about building and empowering our global community of Canva Creators.  This role will be instrumental to building features that inspire each other to design. You'll work directly on customer-facing features that empower designers around the world to make a living doing what they love.

Once you’ve settled in and have a comfortable grasp of the product, environment, and processes, you’ll be given more responsibility and start leveraging your previous experience — bringing new ideas to the table concerning everything from feature development, process improvement, and product suggestions. Your day to day activities will consist of solution design and hands-on software development – working closely with leads, designers, machine learning engineers and product managers to deliver features and functionality to our customers all over the world.

Day to day you can expect to

  • Develop and iterate on technical proposals – outlining how solutions will be structured
  • Drive and share software best practices in the team
  • Design and launch new services to support Creators
  • Help bring engineering clarity to improve the performance and reliability
  • Work with product and design to craft the ideal Creators experience

Your application should demonstrate

  • A strong track record as a Senior Backend Engineer with extensive experience building large-scale JAVA products
  • Firmly grounded computer science and engineering fundamentals including concurrency, multithreading, data structures, solution design, architecture, and design patterns.
  • A drive to work collaboratively with team members and communicate effectively.
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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

Check out lifeatcanva.com for more info.

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.