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Frontend Software Engineer - Internationalization (Australia/New Zealand)

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:

  • Design, develop and deploy solutions and hands-on software development – working closely with leads, designers, and product managers to deliver features and experiments to our customers worldwide
  • Primarily working on web  frontend  with Typescript, but may need to work with other languages and environments
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and optimally advocate for engineering needs to non-technical team members within the group
  • Models initiative and ownership in achieving goals and improving processes and solutions
  • Finds opportunities for cross-team collaboration to work on new insights and improvements that help achieve our goals

You're probably a match if

  • Commercial experience in a software development environment, ideally with experience in building internal or external SDKs or APIs.
  • Our  frontend  stack consists of  JavaScript , HTML, CSS, React, TypeScript, MobX, etc.. Experience in some of these would be valuable but not required.
  • Firmly grounded  computer science  and engineering fundamentals including asynchronous programming,  data structures , solution design, architecture, and design patterns.
  • Understanding of browser rendering pipeline, event handling, WebWorkers,  WebGL /WebGPU would be a bonus, but not required.
  • 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.
  • Passion for  performance  debugging and benchmarking
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Nice to have:

  • Experience localising or internationalising a software product.

About the team

The Internationalization Team at Canva is a dynamic and innovative group responsible for delivering world-class localized experiences to users in hundreds of languages and regions across the globe. Our team works alongside Canva's Global Services team to develop and execute international growth strategy, as well as maintain critical infrastructure, workflows, and support services that enable Canva to reach a global audience.

If you are passionate about bringing the world closer together through technology and have a keen eye for detail, we invite you to join our team and help us continue to provide outstanding experiences to users worldwide. 

About the Role

As an Internationalization Frontend Engineer at Canva, you will play a critical role in helping our teams build a world-leading platform. Your primary focus will be on developing and maintaining tools, workflows, and supporting services that make it easy for our teams to work effectively and efficiently.

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 lifeatcanva.com 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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