Skip to main content
Women sitting on a stool facing the camera. Wearing a white shirt against a turquoise background.Man wearing a green t-shirt against a pink background smiling and laughing in the distance

Graduate Engineer 2024 - Backend, Frontend, Machine Learning & Security (Open to remote across ANZ)

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

Hey, g'day, mabuhay, kia ora,你好, hallo, vítejte!

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. That means if you want to do your thing in the office (if you're near one), at home or a bit of both, it's up to you. 

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:

• Collaborating with your assigned team to design, develop, test and maintain Canva projects.
• Developing and maintaining documentation for software development processes, procedures, and guidelines.
• Identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks while developing your craft with some of the most talented engineers.
• Interacting with a wide variety of collaborators from both inside and outside your team to deliver high-quality work in a fast-paced environment.
• Participating in meetings, hiring interviews, and code reviews. Performance debugging, benchmarking and building incredible things in general.
You're probably a match if

• You're early on in your career (think final-year student to two years experience in your chosen field).
• You are based in Australia or New Zealand and have working rights. Please note, Canva will not be able to sponsor visas and relocate for Early Talent
• You have firmly grounded Computing and Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) Fundamentals.
• You are comfortable working in Java, Python and/or Javascript.
• You have the passion to learn and grow as a technologist.
• You are someone who thrives in a collaborative environment and enjoys working with cross-functional team members.

About Canva Launchpad Program

Learning lots about graduate programs and they're all starting to sound the same? Good thing you're reading this.

Launchpad is for career starters looking to lay the foundations for a successful, fulfilling and exciting career. Whether you’re fresh out of your studies or looking to make a change early on in your career, we’ve crafted a program that sets you up with the skills you need to be successful at Canva (and beyond!).

Canva's Launchpad Program is looking for Graduate Engineers to specialise in either Backend, Frontend, Machine Learning or Security . It’s an excellent opportunity to kickstart your career in the tech industry, gain hands-on experience, and contribute to innovative projects that will shape the future of technology.

But don't just take our word for it, check out what Graduate - Nanway Chenhas to say about the Launchpad program at Canva -
"The advice I’d give to a future Launcher is just do it. Leverage all the experiences and learnings you've had in your past to put your best foot forward - you'll surprise yourself."

Our recruitment timeline

We are welcoming applications for Graduate Engineer till the 5th of October, only. Following this advertisement closure date, successful applicants will be reached out to directly to proceed to the next step of our Canva Early Talent hiring process.

Here at Canva, we endeavour to respond to every applicant regardless of the outcome, should you not be successful, we will be in touch after applications have closed.

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

Check out for more info.

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. 


Engineering team


From breathtaking nature and rich Indigenous culture, to culinary delights and some of the world’s best coffee - Australia really has it all.

Explore our Australia office

Related Jobs

Backend Engineer (Java) - AI Safety (Open to remote across ANZ)

  • Engineering
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Senior Backend Engineer - Trust & Safety (Open to remote across ANZ)

  • Engineering
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Software Engineer (Java) - AI Safety (Open to remote across ANZ)

  • Engineering
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Be inspired

Need some more time to think it over?

Join our talent community to stay in touch with the Canva team, keep up to date with relevant opportunities and receive tips to support your job hunt.

Join now