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Senior Backend Engineer, Teams & Education (Open to remote across ANZ)



Software Engineering
Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Company Description

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 a 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.

Job Description

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to understand multi-team administrative requirements and designing scalable solutions.
  • Helping the team to deliver a great user experience to administrators for managing large-scale enterprises.
  • Leading continuous improvement efforts within your team.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving technical issues related to the team’s domain as and when they arise, and being part of team’s rostered on call rotation.
  • Providing on-call support for critical Canva services.
  • Staying updated on industry trends and best practices to innovate and improve the domain owned by the team.

You're probably a match if

  • Five-plus (5+) years of commercial experience developing complex, distributed applications with Java (our code is mostly Java 17).
  • Disciplined coding practices, and experience with code reviews and pull requests. You model best practices to your peers.
  • Strong communication and team collaboration skills, both written and verbal. A Canva engineer strives to understand the exact problem before jumping into writing code.
  • While not required, commercial experience with protocol buffers is an advantage.
  • All of our services are built on AWS. While not required, commercial experience with AWS services like DynamoDB, and SNS/SQS is an advantage.

About the team

The Admin Experience Group is on a mission to revolutionise how large teams utilise and administrate Canva. We deeply understand the needs of our diverse customers, ranging from classrooms to workplaces. Our primary focus is to design new features that empower our users with flexible configuration and robust team management capabilities.

As a close-knit group, we thrive on collaborative problem-solving and brainstorming sessions, where we come together to tackle challenges and generate innovative ideas. You will play a crucial role in helping us execute on our vision. Join us on this exciting journey as we shape the way teams & organizations work with Canva.

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 support 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.