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Product Design Group Lead - Home & Content Management (RELOCATE TO AUSTRALIA)

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, 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:

  • Building the best-in-class home & content management experiences. You’ll work closely with the HCM designers, developing Canva’s home & content management experiences – empowering our users to efficiently find & manage their content. You’ll be responsible for supporting the end-to-end product design process across our 5 teams
  • Vision and strategy. You'll work closely with your triad to define and articulate the product strategy and vision for the Home & Content management space.
  • Research. You’ll deeply understand competitors, trends, patterns, best practices, UX design inspiration, and user and business insights.
  • Collaboration. You’ll collaborate and build relationships with teams both within and outside of the Home & Content management group. You'll work closely with your triad, to create a holistic and consistent home & content management experience across all touch points.
  • Iterating. You'll gather learnings to iterate through the use of research and data—we have a close relationship with our users which enables us to unearth valuable insights to improve their experience.
  • Prioritisation. You’ll collaborate with your triad to ensure your team always prioritises the most valuable features.


You're probably a match if you have

  • A strong background in end-to-end product design . You have a track-record of tackling complex problems and delivering simple, elegant solutions. You've designed and shipped multiple products or features across various platforms. Ideally, you have experience designing in tools such as Figma.
  • Experience coaching product designers. You’re known for the coaching skills you bring to the table. You’re able to rally a team around a vision, create individual progression plans for your team members and champion your team every step of the way.
  • Effective communication skills. You have experience communicating future design directions with stakeholders and inspiring positive action within your team to bring the vision to life.
  • Strong visual communication skills. You have experience communicating ideas and information that visually inspire, influence and tell a compelling story.
  • A collaborative approach. You have experience working closely with other Designers, Engineers and Product Managers. You value feedback and brainstorming ideas.
  • Stakeholder management skills. You have experience dealing with broad stakeholder groups and know when to bring the right people together to achieve common goals.
  • Strong engineering literacy. You have experience working with engineers unpacking feasibility and making trade-offs where required.
  • A growth mindset. You're eager to learn and develop your skills whilst having fun along the way!


About the team

Join the Home & Content Management Group, where we're passionate about inspiring everyone to create, navigate, and store their visual content in Canva. This year, we're focusing on several key initiatives that are integral to our company-wide strategy of increasing the adoption of our platform by teams of all sizes.

Our goal is to make Canva the go-to tool for every team, no matter the size, to do their best work - be it in a classroom or the workplace.

We've already launched a plethora of new ways for you to create, navigate, and manage your content, but this is just the start of our journey.

As the Product Design Group Lead you’ll guide the design direction and UX strategy, including crafting and delivering end-to-end experiences that enable our customers to easily find and manage their content.


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

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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.

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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