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Senior Backend Engineer (Java), Content & Discovery (Open to remote across ANZ)

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • Design, develop and deploy solutions and hands-on software development, working closely with leads, product managers and stakeholders to deliver features and experiments to our customers worldwide as well as internal tools.
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and optimally advocate for engineering needs to non-technical team members within the group. Ensuring engineering quality and mentoring engineers in the team.
  • Model initiative and ownership in achieving goals, and improving processes and solutions.
  • Identify opportunities for cross-team collaboration to work on new ideas and improvements that help achieve our goals
  • Seek and incorporate diverse perspectives to address complex issues, rally a team together to execute effectively in a fast changing environment, ability to navigate complexity, deal with unknowns and dependencies

You're probably a match if

  • You are highly competent in backend development, with a deep knowledge of Java and the JVM.
  • You have a strong knowledge of building APIs and leveraging databases
  • You can work closely with internal stakeholders to understand their requirements, iterate ideas and build custom solutions
  • You are capable of identifying solution options, weighing tradeoffs and proposing a scalable software architecture that solves a given business problem
  • You have a strong ability to communicate technical concepts and implications to different audiences, including non-technical stakeholders
  • You are comfortable working as part of a highly cohesive, collaborative team and fast paced environment

About the team

Canva’s mission is to empower the world to design.In the Content Platform Group, we do that by building delightful products that make designing accessible, easy, powerful and fun. We help users create by putting an immense library of templates, elements and AI at their fingertips.

Whether its developing content in-house, working with our Creator community, or engaging with our Partners, we are constantly creating the best new content in Canva - content which is inspiring, diverse, and truly local - on a global scale.

It is a role where you can have massive impact and opportunity to deal with scale being in a fun environment

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.

It is a role where you can have massive impact and opportunity to deal with scale being in a fun environment  

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 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.



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