Lead Data Scientist - Growth

Canva

Canva

Sales & Business Development, Data Science
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

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.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • Being the driving force behind our data-centric approach in the Activation sub-group. Your primary objective will be to harness data to provide our leaders and product managers with actionable insights, enabling them to make informed decisions that drive the direction of the group.
  • Working with the Activation & Engagement Data Lead to deliver data initiatives, such as tools, ML models and reporting, that support the direction of Canva and user growth.
  • Working closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that our data strategies align with the broader goals of the group.
  • Coaching a team of data scientists. You will coordinate this group and ensure they deliver high quality work that influences team and group decisions.
  • Suggesting and running interesting experiments that will move our metrics.
  • Building and maintaining dashboards initiatives, and connect them with real business outcomes.
  • Using our giant databases to answer the sort of questions that sound really simple but turn out to be challenging (and fun!).

You're probably a match if:

  • You have proven experience leading data specialists, and defining team strategy and data roadmaps.
  • You've got experience working with SaaS data sets and experimental frameworks.
  • You have proficiency with SQL; experience with data warehouses such as Snowflake, Redshift, or BigQuery is a plus!
  • You know how to wrangle and analyse data using Python or R.
  • You have experience with optimising product funnels, running experiments, and building dashboards that effectively communicate results and outcomes.

About the team


The Activation and Engagement (A&E) Group is responsible for growing our more than 170 million monthly active users. We strategically improve our product’s first experience, encourage users to increase their frequency of use, and provide viral pathways to create a collaborative experience for our users.
Our group is strongly committed to using qualitative and quantitative research to inform the initiatives we plan. We are also an experimental group, rigorously testing each initiative to ensure that they achieve the outcomes we expect, and grow our monthly active user base.

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.