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Engineering Manager - Docs for Work (FE) - ANZ remote

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:

  • As a team lead, you will coach, mentor, and grow a team of engineers while developing your coaching capability to scale the team and meet the needs of the growing Docs vision.
  • As an experienced engineer, you will help the team deliver scalable and robust product features for Canva users around the world.
  • You will work closely with the Product Manager and Product Designer to understand and contribute to the product roadmap.
  • You will drive the planning and refinement of cycle goals, ensuring there is alignment between the company, group, and teams.
  • Balancing feature work and tech debt reduction
  • You will foster a culture of collaboration and advocate for the engineering needs of non-technical collaborators within the group.
  • You will own and drive the delivery of large, cross-team, and cross-group initiatives and projects from ideation to completion, with autonomy and independence of decision making.

You're probably a match if you have

  • Previous experience in technical people leadership or mentorship of frontend software engineers.
  • Commercial experience in a software development environment, with a focus on frontend technologies and associated libraries and frameworks. Our frontend stack consists of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, React, TypeScript, MobX, etc.
  • Firmly grounded computer science and engineering fundamentals including concurrency, multithreading, data structures, solution design, architecture, and design patterns.
  • Previous experience in working collaboratively with team members and communicating effectively.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to break large projects down into smaller ones and deliver on them through others.
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills.

About the team

The Work Docs Team’s mission is to build a powerful, yet simple document editor, that empowers workers to be more efficient and more engaging with their docs for work. As a team and sub-group, we work together to deliver key features and an excellent user experience with a strong technical foundation that scale as our product becomes more complex.

Docs for Work) will sit within the Editing Group, with the teams building the products that our users love. Due to incredible product growth and the demand for exciting new features and functionality that will elevate the user experience to new heights, we're seeking to hire an engineering leader that motivated by building a high-functioning team and delivering a world-class product.

We are seeking someone who wants to be in the thick of it - working closely with product and design to create the roadmap, engaging with key stakeholders throughout the business, being across technical designs and decisions and caring for the professional growth and development of the people they lead.

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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