Backend Engineer, (Java), Design Gateway, Design Exp



Software Engineering, Design
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

Company 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, we trust our Canvanauts to choose the balance that empowers them and their team to achieve their goals.

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.

Job Description

At the moment, this role is focused on:

We need a talented, motivated, and enthusiastic engineer to join our team. You will be involved in implementing new features, addressing technical debt, identifying and suggesting possible improvements, as well as reviewing and influencing a wide range of feature designs and implementations across Canva. You will own the code for the entire lifecycle, from design, implementation, monitoring and support. We build it, ship it, run it and support it.

You're probably a match if

  • You are a team player who is highly motivated, enthusiastic, and curious
  • You are a great problem solver with excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • You are firmly grounded in computer science and engineering fundamentals including data structures, solution design, architecture, and design patterns
  • You have a strong coding proficiency in Java and with AWS

About the team

The Design Gateway’s team mission is to provide and maintain reliable, robust, and scalable code supporting the design creation, viewing, and editing experiences. We are a small, dynamic team who are responsible for some of the most critical services in Canva. We are involved in many initiatives across Canva, ensuring that feature delivery is balanced with the stability, security, maintainability and performance of our artefacts. We integrate with many downstream services, and handle a diverse range of situations, giving us a uniquely broad view across Canva. As part of the Document Platform subgroup, we also work closely with the teams that manage the storage, updating and collaborating on Designs.

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 range 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 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.

We celebrate all types of skills and backgrounds at Canva so even if you don’t feel like your skills quite match what’s listed above - we still want to hear from you!

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.