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Engineering Manager - CI Ecosystem

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

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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:

  • Defining Technical Direction: Owning and driving the team's technical strategy and roadmap, aligning with broader company objectives while articulating this vision to team members.
  • Leading Strategy Execution: Leading the team to refine objectives and set clear goals, ensuring alignment between company goals and team deliverables.
  • Driving Team Performance: Maintaining a culture of high performance and accountability, breaking down goals into actionable tasks and overseeing successful delivery.
  • Motivating & Aligning Teams: Inspiring and aligning team interests with priorities, providing clear feedback and fostering collaboration between cross-functional leads.
  • Cultivating Team Culture: Nurturing a healthy and inclusive engineering culture, fostering growth and development opportunities for team members while upholding operational best practices.

You're probably a match if:

  • You have a proven track record in defining and executing technical strategies aligned with broader company goals.
  • You have demonstrated ability to lead and inspire teams to achieve impactful and reliable technical delivery.
  • You’ve got exceptional communication skills and the capability to motivate and align diverse teams toward common objectives.
  • You have a commitment to fostering an inclusive and collaborative team culture, nurturing growth and development opportunities.
  • You have a background or demonstrated experience in platform engineering, cloud infrastructure and CI/CD systems.

About the team

The Developer Platform Group owns the coding life cycle at Canva – from ideas through to production. Our mission is “To forge a delightful ecosystem for engineers at Canva, amplifying their craft and enabling them to ship fast and correct. At scale.” We create an environment in which developers can do their best work.

The CI Ecosystem team drives the mission of providing Canvanauts with the fastest, simplest, and most secure CI system. As a vital part of this team, you'll manage the core CI system, ensuring its reliability, speed, and security. Your role involves equipping developers with cutting-edge tools and patterns to construct, maintain, and manage pipelines efficiently within the CI system. Together, we aim to empower our teams with a robust and efficient CI infrastructure, enabling them to ship high-quality products swiftly and confidently.

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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