Data Platform Engineer - Data Sync (Remote across ANZ)



Software Engineering
Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Friday, June 28, 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 a 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 team

This role sits in the Data Sync team under the Data Platform Group at Canva.
The Data Sync team is responsible for developing integrations and data pipelines to either ingest data into our warehouse platform (Snowflake) or to export data from the warehouse to internal or external systems (reverse-ETL). These pipelines are replicated across the data platform, facilitating the setup of new instances and providing a self-service experience for the warehouse users.

About the role

This role ensures that we continuously build, optimise and evolve our data platform and tooling capabilities to enable the data platform users to efficiently and effectively self-serve and implement scalable data solutions to deliver significant value to the business and the best design experience to our customers.

We are looking for a talented Data Engineer who can take on the task of designing, developing, and productionize ingress and egress data pipelines. You’ll be involved in all stages of SDLC and exploring opportunities for continuous improvement in performance, robustness and reliability.

What you could be working on

The diversity of solutions ranges from full built-in ELT pipelines running within our AWS ecosystem, to with 3rd party SaaS platforms, and covers over a thousand of datasets ingested into or exported from the warehouse.

  • Business Value & Impact
    • Develop solutions to extract and load data from different data storages like MySQL and DynamoDB, making Canva product data quickly available for analysis.
    • Explore emerging technologies to address current and future challenges of integrating data at scale.
  • Platform Engineering
    • Explore the vast tech ecosystem of Canva engineering to determine what resources can be used or which ones need to be built.
    • Design services and tools to be served within the platform portfolio, aiming for improved user experience and efficient outcomes.
  • Stakeholder Management & Cross-Functional Collaboration
    • Engage with various archetypes of users to understand their needs within Canva context, and design end-to-end solutions aiming for self-service capabilities.
    • Closely collaborate with and support Product Managers, Technical Program Managers and other key stakeholders to ensure priority, delivery and practice alignment.

You are probably a match if

  • You have strong experience in data platform engineering/data warehouses.
  • You are experienced in major cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • You have solid experience in software engineering & operation with hands-on experience in SQL and a solid understanding of CI/CD.
  • You have experience operating/supporting a data platform (e.g. production support, incidents response, platform monitoring, reliability uplift).
  • You have hands-on experience with data platform tooling, preferably with: AWS, Snowflake, DBT, Fivetran, Terraform, Containers, BuildKite, SQL, Python, Atlan, Mode and Looker.

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 support 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.