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Graduate Software Engineer (Backend / Frontend) - ANZ

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

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Learning lots about graduate programs and they're all starting to sound the same? Good thing you're reading this.

Launchpad is for career starters looking to lay the foundations for a successful, fulfilling and exciting career. Whether you’re fresh out of your studies or looking to make a change early on in your career, we’ve crafted a program that sets you up with the skills you need to be successful at Canva (and beyond!).

Where and how you can work

Our flagship campus is in Sydney, Australia. We also have a campus in Melbourne and co-working spaces in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. If you call New Zealand home, we have our Auckland co-working space too.

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.

Once you’ve settled in and have a comfortable grasp of the product, environment, and processes, you’ll be given more responsibility and start leveraging your CS foundations — bringing new ideas to the table concerning everything from feature development, process improvement, and product suggestions. Your day to day activities will consist of solution design and hands-on software development – working closely with leads, designers, machine learning engineers and product managers to deliver features and functionality to our customers all over the world.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • Collaborating with your assigned team to design, develop, test and maintain Canva projects.
  • Developing and maintaining documentation for software development processes, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks while developing your craft with some of the most talented engineers.
  • Interacting with a wide variety of stakeholders from both inside and outside your team to deliver high-quality work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Participating in meetings, hiring interviews, and code reviews. Performance debugging, benchmarking and building awesome things in general.

You're probably a match if

  • You're early on in your career (think final-year student to two years experience in your chosen field).
  • You are based in Australia or New Zealand and have working rights. Please note, Canva will not be able to sponsor visas and relocate for Early Talent.
  • You have firmly grounded Computing and Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) Fundamentals.
  • You are comfortable working in Java and/or Javascript.
  • You have the passion to learn and grow as a technologist.
  • You are someone who thrives in a collaborative environment and enjoys working with cross-functional team members.

We are welcoming applications for  Graduate Software Engineer (Backend / Frontend) - ANZ  till 26th of May 2024, only.  Following this advertisement closure date, successful applicants will be reached out to directly to proceed to the next step of our Canva Early Talent hiring process.

Here at Canva, we endeavour to respond to every applicant regardless of the outcome, should you not be successful, we will respond to your application within 5 working days after the job closure date.

About the team

Canva's Launchpad Program is looking for Graduate Engineers to specialise in Backend or Frontend. It’s an excellent opportunity to kickstart your career in the tech industry, gain hands-on experience, and contribute to innovative projects that will shape the future of technology.

But don't just take our word for it, check out what Graduate - Nanway Chen has to say about the Launchpad program at Canva -

"The advice I’d give to a future Launcher is just do it. Leverage all the experiences and learnings you've had in your past to put your best foot forward - you'll surprise yourself."

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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