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Senior Software Engineer - Cloud Tooling (remote to 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 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 cloud foundations that support modern distributed microservices that are hosted on AWS
  • Being the contact point and subject matter expert with respect to our AWS environment
  • Developing infrastructure solutions with scalability, high availability, and security in mind
  • Collaborating with other teams to work out the best solutions to their cloud problems
  • Participating in solution design meetings, hiring interviews, and code reviews
  • Proposing and contributing to new approaches and solutions to ensure we future-proof Canva's distributed cloud infrastructure as we continue scaling globally

You're probably a match if

  • You have advanced coding proficiency in Golang/Python and strong Computer Science and OOP fundamentals.
  • Strong experience as a Software Engineer in a cloud ecosystem
  • You have a strong grasp of DevOps best practices, Microservices, Kubernetes, Container Orchestration, Serverless
  • You have experience working in a modern distributed microservices environment hosted on AWS
  • You have experience working with infrastructure as code and CI/CD
  • You have an understanding of cloud security best practice
  • You have experience utilizing service offerings such as IAM, VPC, EC2, S3, RDS and EKS within AWS would be desirable, but not required.
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills - both technical and plain language

About the team

The Cloud Tooling team's mission is to provide a secure, safe, efficient access platform for Canva engineers. Our team is responsible for designing and implementing tools, pipelines and processes that ensure access to servers and databases is audited, monitored, and compliant with the latest security standards. We take pride in ensuring that our access platform is always available to Canva engineers and that we provide excellent support to resolve any issues they encounter.

In addition to managing access platforms, the Cloud Tooling team also maintains a command line interface that serves as a critical tool for Canva's engineering teams. This CLI enables engineers to interact with different parts of Canva's infrastructure seamlessly and integrates with a range of internal systems. By ensuring the general health and availability of the CLI, the Cloud Tooling team helps to facilitate day-to-day infrastructure tasks and enables other teams to write sub-commands with ease.

As part of its ongoing mission to evolve the existing access infrastructure, the Cloud Tooling team will be focused on developing a comprehensive access platform that will enable secure, safe, and audited access to Canva's infrastructure. Ultimately, the Cloud Tooling team's work helps to support the success of Canva as a leading cloud-based design platform.

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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