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Senior Frontend Engineer - Docs - Remote across ANZ

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 Group/Team

The Docs Team’s mission is to build a powerful, yet simple, Docs editor that empowers anyone to create visually appealing documents. We work together to deliver key features and a delightful user experience with a strong technical foundation that scales as our product becomes more sophisticated.

The Docs team is rapidly growing and will be divided into two teams:

  • Core Docs who’s purpose is to empower the world to design better, more visual docs;
  • and Work Docs, who’s mission is to empower knowledge workers to be more efficient and more engaging with their docs for work.

About the Role/Specialty

We’re looking for frontend engineers who are not afraid to jump into the complex space that is the core Docs Editor architecture. As part of this team, you’ll be working closely with tenured Docs engineers as well as engineers across the company working on projects impacting Canva Docs.

What you’ll do (responsibilities)

  • 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, improving processes and solutions
  • Finds opportunities for cross-team collaboration to work on new insights and improvements that help achieve our goals

What we're looking for

  • Commercial experience in a software development environment.
  • Our frontend stack consists of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, React, TypeScript, MobX, etc.. Experience in some of these would be valuable but is 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.


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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