Backend Engineer, Teams and Education - Open to Remote across ANZ



Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Monday, June 3, 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:

  • Building efficient and reusable back-end abstractions and systems.
  • Identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks.
  • Participating in design and code reviews and helping to identify and communicate standard practices and methodologies for back-end engineering.
  • Collaborating with the team and other engineers outside the team to find issues in the whole product and communicate clear action items.

You're probably a match if

  • You have at least 2 years of experience in designing and building commercial web applications.
  • You have experience working with Java, AWS, MySql, Dynamodb
  • You have knowledge in CI/CD and different testing techniques to write highly reliable code

About the team

We are seeking a Backend Software Engineer to join our education group. Our group mission is to ignite creativity in every learner by being fun and accessible, saving teachers and course creators time, and looking after every learner, whether in school, on campus, or in the workplace. We want to continue evolving Canva into a best-in-class learning tool, so we have a sticky product with better retention. To achieve this, the team collaborates closely with several other teams.

Joining our group presents an exciting opportunity to work on a core product directly impacting millions of users worldwide.

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.