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Senior Backend Engineer (Java), Teams and Education (Open to remote across ANZ)

At the moment, you will be focused on:

  • We are collaborating with cross-functional teams to understand requirements and design scalable solutions.
  • Help the team build and deliver great user experiences
  • Leading continuous improvement efforts within your team.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving technical issues related to the team’s domain as and when they arise, and being part of team’s rostered on call rotation.
  • Providing on-call support for critical Canva services.
  • Staying updated on industry trends and best practices to innovate and improve the domain owned by the team.

You're probably a match if you have

  • Five-plus (5+) years of commercial experience developing complex, distributed applications writing services in Java.
  • Disciplined coding practices, and experience with code reviews and pull requests. You model best practices to your peers.
  • Strong communication and team collaboration skills, both written and verbal. A Canva engineer strives to understand the exact problem before jumping into writing code.
  • While not required, commercial experience with protocol buffers is an advantage.
  • All of our services are built on AWS. While not required, commercial experience with AWS services like DynamoDB, and SNS/SQS is an advantage.

About the team

This year the Home and Content Management group is on a mission to inspire everyone to visually communicate and stay organised. Our group is doubling down on several critical initiatives to help us achieve our company-level strategy of driving teams and collaboration in Canva. We want to make Canva the tool that every team, big and small, wants to use to collaborate and communicate every day - from kindergarten to the workplace.

The Content Navigation Team is on a mission to help teams that use Canva to navigate their designs as effectively as possible. This means that we build rich features across the whole product and work closely with teams across the company, including platform, search, and education. The features that our team build are core to the every day use of our over 170 million users and so performance and reliability are at the forefront of everything we do.

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.

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

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.


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