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Security Engineering Manager, Application Security (Open to remote across ANZ)

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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.

As an Ecosystem Security Engineering Manager, it is you and your team's mission to collaborate with teams across Canva to ensure we continue to deliver a secure ecosystem via security services such as design reviews, threat models, glass-box penetration testing, and more.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • Work with your team to drive delivery of Application Security services to our Ecosystem engineering & product organizations who operate a large-scale cloud-native SaaS application stack. 
  • Support a security-first engineering culture by making the optimally secure solution the easiest one for software engineering teams to use, and ensuring security is embedded into the SDLC from ideation to completion.
  • Drive technical strategy and provide leadership to your team in a fast-paced, innovation-focused environment.
  • Foster a culture of communication, bridging the communication gap between teams, group, and company leadership.

You're probably a match if

  • Demonstrated experience with technical and people leadership.
  • Previously developed high-performing and collaborative teams where everyone is able to share their best ideas and be their best selves.
  • Previous experience as a Software or Security Engineer - in tune with software engineering fundamentals and security-first principles.
  • Subject matter expertise in one or more areas of Application Security relevant to ecosystems, particularly around OAuth.

Beneficial Experience (not required, but helpful)

  • Prior experience securing Ecosystem platforms, hosted on cloud-based environments (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure).
  • Previous experience leading distributed teams to deliver and scale security services to an engineering organization.

About the team

The Security Group is responsible for protecting Canva systems and data from information security threats. Our teams work together, and with other groups, to deliver preventive and detective controls and processes that reduce security risk. The group runs programs across Identity and Access Management, Application Security, Risk Management, and Threat Detection and Response domains. 

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.

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.


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