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Engineering Manager (BE) - Digital Marketing (Remote ANZ)

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, we trust our Canvanauts to choose the balance that empowers them and their team to achieve their goals.

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:

  • Leading two small but mighty teams across B2C Growth and Marketing Foundations, providing leadership in managing and guiding technical discussions.
  • Attending stakeholder meetings with marketing strategists and leadership to advocate for the Engineering perspective and capture engineering requirements.
  • Working collaboratively with group leadership, product managers, and engineers across Canva to deliver solutions impacting customers worldwide.
  • Leading the creation of technical design documents for cross-group initiatives and contributing to engineering timelines and sprint planning. First cab of the rank would be investigating and designing the engineering roadmap for delivering Scalable Live-Events at Canva.
  • Building tools and frameworks for rapid and reliable experimentation across the Canva app, facilitating knowledge sharing and continuous growth within the team.
  • Designing, developing, and deploying solutions with hands-on software development, while effectively communicating with Product Managers and Engineers.
  • Taking initiative in achieving goals, improving processes, and identifying opportunities for cross-team collaboration to work on new ideas and improvements.

You're probably a match if you have

  • A background in both technical and people leadership, have honed skills in overseeing high-performing teams of up to 4-5 members.
  • Success in coaching varying levels of engineers to have the most impact
  • Coding proficiency on par with a experienced software engineer, with a particular focus towards full-stack development with a backend focus— having worked extensively in Java, NodeJS and react, with a generalist understanding of cloud Infrastructure, including AWS, Google, and Azure.
  • Articulate with a strong background in writing, presenting, and communicating with stakeholders from various technical backgrounds and vernaculars.
  • Proven experience working with Marketing would be highly regarded, though not mandatory

About the team

The Digital Marketing mission is to “to connect Canva to every user with engaging and effective digital experiences”. Digital Marketing sub-group designs and builds digital experiences to support goals and strategies across Marketing. Our work ranges from web development to physical-interactive Marketing campaigns, to connect Canva to users globally. Our goal is to ensure technical solutions for Marketing are effective, optimised for user experience, and drives discovery of our product, and generates MAUs, and signups.

This group focuses on top of funnel to supercharge our userbase, currently sitting at 170 million monthly active users, to grow to 1 billion users. Apply today to join us on this journey.

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 range 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.


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