Senior Analytics Engineer - Analytics Platform, remote across ANZ



Data Science
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Thursday, July 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 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.

About the team

You will be joining the Analytics Platform team of the Data Platform Group, in the Infrastructure Super Group at Canva.

The Data Platform Group aims to enable significant, scalable and sustainable value via data and insights, through building a world-class data platform and empowering Canvanauts with efficient & effective data capabilities.

The Analytics Platform team focuses on empowering Canvanauts to do their best work by creating a trustworthy, efficient, reliable self-serviced analytics platform. More specifically, The team develops and optimizes analytics and platform capabilities on the analytics platform to provide users with tools and technologies for exploring, analyzing and interpreting data to drive decision-making and achieve their business goals. The team also establishes best practices for using and managing the analytics platform to enhance platform management and customer experience.

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:

  • Business Value & Impact
    • Lead the development of analytics and platform capability technical roadmaps and implementation with a customer-centricity and value-driven mindset.
    • Maintain, operate, and tune platform tools and technologies (Mode, Looker, Amplitude, Snowpark, Streamlit, LLM services, etc.) to enhance customer and operational experience.
    • Work collaboratively and engage across data platform and Infra teams to align capability technical roadmaps.
    • Closely collaborate with Product Managers to develop product roadmap, and ensure priority and technical delivery alignment.
    • Uplift & iterate data access controls framework towards finer grain controls and policy-based access controls.
    • Evolve observability and notification framework to improve visibility on the platform’s measure of success.
  • Engineering Excellence
    • Contribute to enhancing best practices in developing, using and managing the analytics platform
    • Contribute to up/cross-skill training on usage of analytics platform in Canva’s data community
    • Contribute to the growth of data platform teams, incl. hiring, onboarding, training of the fellow engineers

You're probably a match if

  • You have strong experience in data/analytics platform engineering.
  • You have strong relevant experience in building technical strategies and roadmaps for data/analytics platform architecture & tooling across a large modern business.
  • You are experienced in operating/supporting a data/analytics platform (e.g. production support, incidents response, platform monitoring, reliability uplift).
  • You have hands-on experience with analytics platform tooling, preferably with: Python, SQL, Snowflake, DBT, Containers, CI/CD, Mode, Looker, LLM.
  • You have strong stakeholder empathy and customer focus with experience in coordinating stakeholders across all levels of an organisation.
  • You are highly visual & numeric with strong communication & storytelling skills and the ability to communicate highly complex information in clear and simple language.
  • You have some experience in mentoring teams/specialties, preferably in the analytics engineering domain.
  • You have experience in leading delivery/project management, with strong understanding of the agile mindset and its ways of working.
  • You have strong business acumen with experience in navigating complex environments.
  • You have the ability to take ambiguous problems and solve them in a structured, hypothesis-driven, data-supported way.

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

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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.

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.