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Frontend Software Engineer - Content Safety (Open to remote across ANZ)



Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Job Description

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 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.

About the Group

The Trust & Safety (T&S) Group vision is to make Canva the world’s most trusted company for safe design. To safeguard our community, our T&S engineering teams build technologies to protect user safety (including but not limited to their account, content, data, and privacy) and to prevent, detect, and mitigate abuse and fraud that could compromise the trust people have in Canva, such as unacceptable content, bots, account takeovers, and other abuse vectors.

About the Role

We are seeking a Frontend Engineer to support our Content Safety function. You’ll get hands-on experience writing reusable code and technical documentation to build intuitive user experiences, actively refactor core parts of the application to use new components, and help drive the team's UX goals. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced engineer who knows how to both communicate well and design components that balance simplicity and flexibility.

  • You'll learn how to build a design system in a complex product with a wide range of concerns, including accessibility, cross-platform, and cross-device considerations.
  • You'll learn how to navigate our Canva organisational structure - an ever-growing startup where you will get a chance to understand different teams and engineers motivations and experiences, and teach them how to improve frontend best practices with the tools we built.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Build efficient and reusable frontend components and systems to support in content moderation, to prevent and detect content abuse, account abuse and other forms of malicious or fraudulent behaviors.
  • Collaborate with product designers and Figma designs to clearly understand all use cases while identifying engineering requirements
  • Contribute to defining, improving, and codifying best practices and methodologies for frontend engineering at Canva
  • Craft and present engaging presentations to the frontend specialty
  • Communicate with other team members to figure out the best solutions to difficult problems
  • Participate in design and code reviews
  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks
  • Take a proactive approach to identify potential trust and safety risks and develop strategies to mitigate them.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years experience developing rich web applications, ideally Typescript/React/MobX
  • Understand the entire product life cycle, features, technical debt, QA, and supporting quality at speed
  • Proven experience delivering value against company goals
  • Working with a design system or maintaining components other teams depend on
  • Practical knowledge of data structures and algorithms

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with various partners such as product managers, technical program managers, data analysts, reviewers, security, legal, and other business functions outside of engineering
  • Cross-browser and cross-device development
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform, and experience with containerization technologies.
  • Experience in trust & safety, content moderation, fraud, or abuse preferred

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 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.

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.