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Backend Engineer, App Experiences, Ecosystem

At the moment, this role is focused on

  • Building and scaling out the services that support Canva Apps and Developers
  • Contribute to a culture of high collaboration and communication
  • Contribute to a strong culture of operational excellence where the team is proactively improving the performance of critical services it owns
  • Collaborate with Canva engineers to scope and solve complex problems that are highly impactful to Ecosystem objectives.
  • Our customers are developers, which means Canva engineers can bring insights into our product roadmap.

You're probably a match if

  • You have prior experience working in teams that support developers is (such as a public ecosystem or internal platform teams)
  • You are a thought leader while working collaboratively with engineers and PMs to build a delightful product for Canva Users and Developers.
  • You leverage your experience as a software engineer to lead engineering strategy by driving pragmatic tradeoffs and prioritising tech projects such as scaling and debt recovery at the right time.
  • You are comfortable coding in Java and deeply rooted in Computer Science Fundamentals. 

About the team

With the proliferation of innovations in generative AI and as large organizations have increasingly complex workflows to manage their designs, Canva is well poised to become the platform that simplifies access and discovery of services related to visual design. We are already working with hundreds of developers to enable access to these exciting products with our Apps SDK and Canva public REST API!

As one of the teams in Ecosystem, the Developer Experience Platform team maintains the core backend infrastructure housing apps and makes them, and all associated configurations, available to our clients. Our clients range from the app listings as a part of our various marketplaces to the app sandbox that runs developer code on the FE.

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. 

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.


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