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Backend Engineer (Java) - Admin Experience, Teams & Education

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.

About the team

The Admin Experience Group is on a mission to revolutionise how large teams utilise and administrate Canva. We deeply understand the needs of our diverse customers, ranging from classrooms to workplaces. Our primary focus is to design new features that empower our users with flexible configuration and robust team management capabilities.

As a close-knit group, we thrive on collaborative problem-solving and brainstorming sessions, where we come together to tackle challenges and generate innovative ideas. You will play a crucial role in helping us execute on our vision. Join us on this exciting journey as we shape the way teams & organizations work with Canva.

At the moment, this role is focused on

Our team's core mission is to smoothly onboard millions of users onto Canva, placing them in appropriate groups within Canva Teams. Additionally, we design intuitive interfaces for administrators to effortlessly manage these users at a large scale. Our work is instrumental in Canva's success, driving forward its vision of making design accessible to all.

What you'll do

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to understand user onboarding requirements and designing scalable solutions.
  • Integrate with 3rd party solutions to seamlessly onboard millions of users onto Canva's platform.
  • Help the team to deliver a great user experience to administrators for managing large-scale user bases.
  • Proactively identifying areas for optimisation and enhancement in the user provisioning process, contributing to continuous improvement efforts.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving technical issues related to the team’s domain as and when they arise, and being part of the team’s rostered on-call rotation.
  • Staying updated on industry trends and best practices to innovate and improve the domain owned by the team.

What you bring

  • Commercial experience in a software development environment, building scalable backend systems/
  • Our code is in Java, so you will be comfortable with this commercially. 
  • Firmly grounded computer science and engineering fundamentals including concurrency, multithreading, data structures, solution design, architecture, and design patterns
  • Working collaboratively with team members and communicating optimally
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills.

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 support 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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