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Senior Frontend Engineer - Presentations & Whiteboards (Create Team)

About the Group

Presentations & Whiteboards is a key group in Design Experience, responsible for those two doctypes. Working alongside the other Visual Worksuite doctypes. Presentations & Whiteboards has had an extraordinary year of growth with most of our key metrics hitting all time highs. Presentations now contributes 31.6% to Canva MAU, with 55 million monthly active users. Whiteboards is sitting at 8.8 million MAU with an all time high retention rate. The on-going mission is to become the #1 platform in the world for storytelling and collaboration.

While we have shipped world class products, there is still much to be done. We have a packed upcoming road map of features that will take both Presentations & Whiteboards to new heights. Expect a strong focus on both AI/ML integration, interactivity, drawing, and other power user features.

About the Team

The Create Team is responsible for owning the critical user journeys around creating and editing presentations & whiteboard designs. They work closely with counterparts in the Editing Group, Video sub-group, and internally with our Ideate team on Whiteboards projects.

What technical skills make a good Presentations & Whiteboards Engineer?

  • Passion for great UX, storytelling and collaboration.
  • Cross-browser knowledge as we are often driving changes that may have implications across many different browsers, devices, and modalities.
  • Problem-solving and algorithm skills.
  • Having worked as part of a design system.
  • Having worked to build and ship impactful product and/or changes.
  • Consideration for performance, especially as it relates to a great product experience.
  • 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 grounding in computer science and engineering fundamentals including concurrency, multithreading, data structures, solution design, architecture, and design patterns.

What people skills make a good Presentations & Whiteboards Engineer?

  • Cross-team collaboration - our work does not happen in a vacuum.
  • Mentoring - we have a strong culture of growth within the group.
  • Strong organisational skills - being good at breaking down tasks and delivering on them.
  • Excellent written communication skills - we write a lot of design docs and review a lot of PRs.

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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