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Senior Machine Learning/Computer Vision Engineer - Image Generation (m/f/x)

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, Australia but Austria is home to part of our European operations. And with that you will have choice in how you work. That means if you want to do your thing in the office (if you're nearby), at home or a bit of both, it's up to you.
Fun fact - our Austrian team actually started out as Kaleido before being acquired by us in 2021. Kaleido's product team develops visual AI products, that make complex things simple for users. Now, together we deliver visual AI features within Canva to help reimagine how artificial intelligence can be used in design. We think it's a perfect match. 

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.

In this role, you'll be in a key position to make our ambitious goals in the image generation space happen. By using cutting-edge AI/ML techniques, you'll help deliver an incredible AI-powered content generation experience to our users. Talking about users: With us, you work on a huge scale. Our global design community has created more than 15 billion designs in Canva, and your work will be loved by more than 135 Million monthly Canva users.

  • Work on image-generation AI models that will be used by more than 135 million users every month and make a global impact.
  • Stay on top of the rapidly evolving state-of-the-art within the image generation space and, more generally, in visual AI. Reading papers and evaluating them for our team goals is a key part of your job.
  • Study best practices, develop untried approaches, work on prototypes and evaluate their performance.
  • Customize and fine-tune open image generation models like Stable Diffusion with technologies such as LoRA, ControlNet, Hypernetworks, and your own ideas.
  • Experiment on large-scale cloud infrastructure (GCP and AWS) with high-end hardware, being mostly NVIDIA A10 and A100 Tensor Core GPUs, together with our ML Ops specialists.
  • Analyze internal and external data sources, and generate, collect, and prepare data with commercial licensing in mind. Collaborate with our internal data generation team as well as with external partners.
  • Set up data augmentation pipelines and perform hyper-parameter searches to build production-ready AI solutions that meet the quality requirements of photo editing effects in Canva.
  • Be part of our On-call rosters. At Canva, we believe a healthy on-call culture enables and empowers our engineers to give our users the best possible experience.

You're probably a match if

  • You have a Master's (ideally Ph.D.) degree in Computer Science (or similar), focusing on machine learning. Published papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences would be a valuable addition.
  • You have a solid understanding of computer vision, especially the concepts of convolutional neural networks (CNNs), transformers, and diffusion models.
  • Proficiency with the following technologies is required to be set up for success in this position: Deep learning frameworks such as PyTorch and Tensorflow (we use PyTorch), Python 3, Numpy, OpenCV, Docker & Kubernetes.
  • You have a solid understanding of modern software engineering principles, Python 3 classes and inheritance, multithreading, testing, and QA to write clean code.
  • Nice to have: Experience with javascript, node.js, react, typescript, and (WebGL) shaders to build prototype GUIs.
  • Our projects require picking up knowledge of the state-of-the-art of a specific ML topic quickly since most projects start with a phase of literature research and communicating the context to the team (across timezones).
  • You have an excellent sense of ownership and like to find and develop novel solutions to challenging problems proactively.
  • You are an exceptional communicator and team player, eager to work with your colleagues to brainstorm ideas.
  • To be employed by Canva for this role, you need to live and work from a country where Canva has an entity set up - you can find all our office locations here.
We are required by law to state the  minimum salary for this position , which is at least EUR 60,000 gross per year. We pay  competitive salaries  - depending on your qualifications and experience - and you also get to  participate in the company’s stock option program .

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 stack 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.

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually. 


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