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Team Engineering Lead - FinOps (Infrastructure)



Other Engineering
Sydney, Australia
Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2023
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. 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.
About the Group
The Cloud Platform Group owns Canva’s cloud infrastructure, which ensures the safe, secure and reliable operation of Our mission is “To reduce the complexity burden of using the Cloud”, which we achieve through a combination of the tooling and services we provide, our robust standards, comprehensive developer documentation library and a team of experts who love a good challenge.
Cloud Platform engineers appreciate how strong continuous integration (CI) and continuous development (CD) tooling uplifts the entire developer experience. Our platforms support engineers across the company to provision and configure Cloud resources, as well as to lead release, runtime and operational workflows. This group provides key support for critical internal workflows, and we do all this in the simplest and most secure way possible. What we create will free engineers from having to worry about what goes on under the hood, allowing them to produce their best work. We are the stewards of a seamless, scalable ecosystem that’s extensible, easy to use, and backed by uncompromising security.
About the Team
This is a unique opportunity for you to be one of the foundational Cloud FinOps team members at Canva. The Cloud FinOps vision is to have a culture that empowers engineers at Canva to seamlessly maximise value for every dollar spent in the Cloud. If you have a passion for continuous learning, collaboration, problem solving, and building amazing technical solutions to solve real business problems, joining our team will put you in the spotlight to help Canva achieve its two step plan.

What you'd be doing in this role:

  • Lead the way in establishing a FinOps culture at Canva
  • Be responsible for the continued development of new features, functionality, and optimisation from raw data ingestion, to the access and modelling layer, through to maintaining the visualization layer
  • Design, build out, and autonomously lead discussions about our team's products to address problems from our product teams and company leaders
  • Take a customer-focused approach to technical leadership, working to strike a balance between company and team priorities
  • Coach the professional development of the engineers on your team. This involves providing guidance and support to help them grow, finding opportunities for advancement, and holding them accountable for their own progress
  • Hands-on development, tuning, and overall management of our FinOps platform.

You're probably a match if:

  • You have successful experience in a team leadership role with direct reports, whilst being hands on yourself
  • You can code proficiently in Golang
  • You have experience working with infrastructure as code and Cloud providers (AWS preferred)
  • You've worked with data ingestion and transformation in modern cloud-based data platform solutions such as Snowflake and dbt
  • You are curious and enjoy discovering new areas and having an understanding of areas outside of your expertise. Solving those opportunities and problem spaces with technical ideas and solutions
  • You know how to engage with people from different backgrounds and craft. You can explain ideas and decisions using different communication styles to suit the audience, ranging from engineers to senior leadership
  • You are excited about designing solutions at scale, pragmatically planning what delivers the most value with low cost. Working with many different collaborators, each with their own problems. Tying the short-term steps that open the long-term goals.
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.