Skip to main content
Medium skinned woman wearing a floral dress, holding a pair of glasses. Medium skinned man wearing a white shirt, smiling.

Senior QA Engineer - Open for Remote within ANZ

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

Hey, g'day, mabuhay, kia ora,你好, hallo, vítejte!

Thanks for stopping by. We know job hunting can be a little time consuming and you're probably keen to find out what's on offer, so we'll get straight to the point. 

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:

  • Being the main driver for improving quality in your embedded team and work with key stakeholders to drive process, tooling, and testing changes.
  • Being responsible for creating the test strategy for the team's projects, with a focus on shift-left QA activities instead of just test execution.
  • Being the subject matter expert for the team's testing and product knowledge, driving knowledge sharing and documentation for your team and other teams' software engineers and QA

You're probably a match if:

  • You have experience working with feature teams and defining the QA process for your team. This may involve looking at the current development process for each team, identifying opportunities for injecting quality, and advocating for process changes to improve product quality.
  • You have experience testing Mobile apps for iOS and Android.
  • You have experience coaching/guiding team members with testing best practices.
  • You have experience working with engineers and have a solid understanding of rich/complex UIs.
  • It will be helpful to have FE and Mobile test automation experience.
  • You have a good understanding of what needs to be included in unit, integration, and end-to-end tests and can coach engineers on what needs to be automated.
  • You are meticulous in your work and passionate about testing. You consider every possible scenario during exploratory testing and can spot bugs that others might not notice. 
  • You are a problem solver who is passionate about solving different types of bugs. You are comfortable with using various tools to find out the root causes of issues and have worked with Jira (or other bug reporting tool) to communicate bugs effectively with engineers, PMs, and designers.

Not a must, but a big plus if:

  • You can coach other engineers on quality assistance and testing.
  • You have automated trivial tasks using a scripting language like Bash or Python.
  • You have experience with Accessibility testing.
  • Experience with ML Model testing
  • You have experience with marketing tools like  Braze  to test push notifications and in-app messages in mobile apps.
  • You have experience with observability tools like  to track down issues.
  • You can query databases and reporting systems using SQL or similar to get data to support your bug reports.

About the Team

QA Engineers’ mission at Canva is to ensure that the team they’re working with are always thinking about quality while working on their big goals. We believe quality is something that should be checked continuously throughout the process, not just at the end. 

QA engineers at Canva are embedded in a product group, generally with multiple teams, and work closely with product managers, designers and software engineers to ensure that we're delivering an exceptional experience to all our users. Some of the day to day tasks are improving or setting up different quality activities during the development cycle, using data to prioritise and advocate for issues, working with engineers to write unit, integration, and end to end tests, and identifying risks with product releases.

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 range 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 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.

We celebrate all types of skills and backgrounds at Canva so even if you don’t feel like your skills quite match what’s listed above - we still want to hear from you!

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.


Engineering team

Related Jobs

Senior QA Engineer - Open for Remote within ANZ

  • Engineering
  • Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (Hybrid)

Senior QA Manager - Teams and Education

  • Engineering
  • Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (Hybrid)

Senior Frontend Engineer - Performance Platform (Open to Remote across ANZ)

  • Engineering
  • Sydney, Australia (Hybrid)

Be inspired

Need some more time to think it over?

Join our talent community to stay in touch with the Canva team, keep up to date with relevant opportunities and receive tips to support your job hunt.

Join now