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Senior Frontend Engineer - Video Editor team - Remote across ANZ

About the Team

Multimedia group’s goal is to make multimedia storytelling quick, simple, and fun for everyone, encompassing both photo and video. The Photo Editing sub-group is committed to providing our users with the most innovative and cutting-edge tools to enhance their creative process. We understand that photo editing is an essential part of the design process, and our goal is to make this process as seamless as possible.

With our latest photo editor experience, we have introduced a variety of new features that are already getting great feedback from our users. Our state-of-the-art graphics and AI/ML techniques enable users to transform their vision into stunning visuals with ease. We are constantly working to improve our tools and provide our users with the best possible experience. Our team is dedicated to staying ahead of the competition, and we are excited to see what new features and enhancements we can bring to our users in the future.

About the Role

Frontend engineers in the Photo Effects Team are highly product-focussed and driven to build the best possible user experience. Their specialty covers both traditional frontend engineering and software architecture, and also graphics programming.

In this role you’ll be helping build and improve our photo editing tools, including core photo editing features like adjustments, AI powered visual tools, and powerful graphics effects. Photo editing is essential in fulfilling Canva’s mission to 'empower the world to design' by making photo editing accessible to everyone, no matter the device or level of experience.

You’ll be responsible for writing high quality, performant frontend code, as well as designing new features so that they are reliable, scalable, and easy to extend. This may involve integration with state-of-the-art Visual AI tools, unique frontend interactions, or GPU-accelerated graphics effects.


  • Commercial experience with designing and building commercial web applications, ideally in TypeScript, React, and MobX
  • Knowledge of CI/CD patterns and different testing techniques to write highly reliable code
  • Experience working collaboratively in a cross-functional team
  • Excellent written & verbal communication


  • Experience with or a strong interest to learn and apply low-level browser APIs such as WebGL, WebGPU and WebAssembly to solve real-time graphics engineering challenges.
  • Experience with and/or desire to learn topics such as 3D rendering, image processing, linear algebra, calculus, and color theory.


  • You will work with others (product, design, data) in the team to design and build high quality, performant and accessible photo editing features that synergise with existing features to enhance the designing experience for users.
  • Will research cutting edge technology to improve existing features and bring new features to our users.
  • Will collaborate with other engineers through code review, pair programming and creation of design documents.
  • Will build efficient and reusable front end abstractions and systems.
  • Will identify and address performance bottlenecks.
  • Will participate in engineering design and code reviews.


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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