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Java Backend Engineer (m/f/x) - Kaleido AI

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, Australia but Austria is home to part of our European operations. And with that you will have choice in how you work. That means if you want to do your thing in the office (if you're nearby), at home or a bit of both, it's up to you.

Fun fact - our Austrian team actually started out as Kaleido before being acquired by us in 2021. Kaleido's product team develops visual AI products, that make complex things simple for users. Now, together we deliver visual AI features within Canva to help reimagine how artificial intelligence can be used in design. We think it's a perfect match. 

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:

  • Helping us maintain and evolve our standalone product and its integration in Canva Product Photos. Additionally to that, you will also build backend services that will power our ML-based content generation features in Canva.
  • Contributing to the evolving backend tech stack as part of a highly functional and passionate team.
  • Working in close collaboration with the AI/ML and Frontend teams in Australia and Austria to deliver cutting-edge features in the domain of content generation.
  • Writing and testing high-quality, reliable code in Java.
  • Leading and delivering medium-sized projects autonomously.

You're probably a match if

  • You have firmly grounded computer science and engineering fundamentals including concurrency, multithreading, data structures, solution design, architecture, and design patterns.
  • You have commercial experience developing complex web applications in Java.
  • You have familiarity with AWS Cloud Infrastructure and services such as EC2, ECS, and Terraform. Additional experience with other cloud providers would be a plus e.g. GCP/Azure
  • You are experienced in designing and working with distributed systems that need to scale and be robust to sustain heavy traffic.
  • Your know-how of tooling and concepts behind CI/CD is solid.

We are required by law to state the  minimum salary for this position , which is at least EUR 55,000 gross per year. We pay  competitive salaries  - depending on your qualifications and experience - and you also get to  participate in the company’s stock option program .

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 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. 


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