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Backend Engineer - (Java) - Design Import



Software Engineering, Design
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Company Description

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, 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:

  • As an individual contributor, you will contribute directly to the Design Import team goals by writing code, reviewing pull requests, and creating and reviewing design documents.
  • Develop a deep understanding of how file formats such as PDF, PowerPoint, and Word are structured and the Canva Document Format are structured and operate the Design Import service at scale.
  • Contribute to planning and goal setting within the team.
  • Collaborate with other teams and engineers to support new product features while maintaining the integrity of the Design Import service and it’s API.
  • Investigate production incidents and apply the learning to our team processes and codebase.
  • Identify and address inefficiencies and bottlenecks both technical and operational.

You're probably a match if

  • You have experience with distributed system observability such as monitoring, metrics, log aggregation and tracing. We primarily use DataDog and ElasticSearch. Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • You have commercial experience developing complex web applications
  • You will be more than happy to work in our environment and are familiar with Java, RDS, and AWS.
  • You have experience developing APIs with backend web frameworks and working with third-party open-source libraries.
  • You are firmly grounded in computer science and engineering fundamentals including concurrency, multithreading, data structures, solution design, architecture, and design patterns
  • You are willing to dive into technical domains you are not familiar with yet, such as proprietary file formats and the concepts that come with them.
  • You will have the ability to work with a diverse range of individuals from different backgrounds and with different professional and personal needs.

About the team

The Design Import team's mission is to empower anyone to edit any file format in Canva! This includes supporting users in editing documents created using the common file types such as PDF, PowerPoint and many more. Our focus is to make it easy for our customers to bring their existing designs into Canva. We strive for high visual fidelity as well as excellent edit-ability on imported documents, and are constantly expanding the number of file formats that can be imported. Our contribution to Canva's success is to lower the bar of entry, and make Canva an easy to use alternative to expensive, heavy-weight desktop applications.

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

Check out lifeatcanva.com 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.

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.