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Data Scientist - Expansion, Remote across ANZ



Data Science
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Job 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 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
Your primary goal will be working with your stakeholders to understand what our customers need and want, run A/B experiments and provide recommendations to influence the business roadmap using data. You will do this by:

  • Metrics Development: Collaborate with security and business stakeholders to define and implement OKRs and KPIs that measure the effectiveness of initiatives and align with business objectives.
  • Insight Generation: Translate technical findings into clear business-centric narratives, answering the "so what?" questions to drive strategic decision-making.
  • Reporting and Communication: Develop compelling reports, dashboards, and presentations that effectively communicate insights to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Cross-Team Collaboration: Work closely with software engineers, designers and product managers to proactively identify areas where data-driven insights can improve our product and drive growth.

You're probably a match if

  • You have proven record of influencing the business with data, and ideally in SaaS product growth.
  • You have a strong base in the fundamental technical skills of data science – hypothesis-driven problem solving, using SQL & Python to wrangle data, numerical thinking, forecasting goal metrics, A/B test interpretation and storytelling with data
  • You have the skills that tend to make data scientists successful – attention to accuracy, interpreting data faithfully, speaking persuasively in public, and writing concisely and clearly.
  • You are comfortable dealing with ambiguous problems and experimenting with different approaches
  • You are comfortable in a fast-paced, matrixed organization, with multiple stakeholders
  • You may have a grounding in mathematics/statistics and a bachelor's degree in a STEM area.
  • You may have worked in a tech company before and are familiar with the operations of a tech company and some of the concepts particular to our industry.

About the team

The Expansion Group's mission is to empower users to do their best work and bring users into Canva in meaningful, value-add ways. We are passionate about setting up our users with the features and workflows they love, and enabling seamless collaboration for teams on Canva.

Our product has grown enormously in the last few years. We now have 170+ million users generating enormous quantities of data every single day. To help us fuel our future growth, we need to better understand our data - this is where we need your help.

We're looking for self-motivated individuals who are curious about our product and our users, and who are excited to seek out valuable insights. We don’t want you to just be a resource that answers questions - we want you to act as a genuine data partner with your team and the broader business.

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.

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.