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Senior Backend Engineer - (Java) - Ripple Team - (Remote across ANZ)

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

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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 a choice in where and how you work, we trust our Canvanauts to choose the balance that empowers them and their team to achieve their goals.

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:

We need a talented, motivated, and enthusiastic Senior engineer to join our team. You will be involved in implementing new features, addressing technical debt, identifying and suggesting possible improvements, as well as reviewing and influencing a wide range of feature designs and implementations across Canva. You will own the code for the entire lifecycle, from design, implementation, monitoring and support. We build it, ship it, run it and support it.

You're probably a match if

  • You are a Senior team player who is highly motivated, enthusiastic, and curious.
  • You are a great problem solver with excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • You have a strong coding proficiency in Java. Experience with AWS and Redis is a bonus.
  • Firmly grounded computer science and engineering fundamentals including concurrency, multithreading, data structures, solution design, architecture, and design patterns. Good to have previous experience in working with streaming services

About the team

The Ripple team manages all the simultaneous collaborative editing for Canva. Ripple is a layer that sits between the Editor in the browser and the Document persistence layer. It receives, validates, resolves conflicts, merges, and pushes out state changes to users, allowing real time collaborative editing of a design. Ripple service serves more than 10 million user editing sessions per day.

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.


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