Engineering

Developer Advocate

Sydney – Full-time

We’re constantly working towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community all around the world. We celebrate uniqueness and whatever makes you, you and encourage everyone who wants to help us transform the way the world designs, to join us on this journey. We value all different types of experiences. If you don’t think you quite meet all of the qualifications, we’d still love to hear from you.  

About Us

At Canva, our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform. Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and a remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time. 

Since launch in August 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 60 million monthly active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 6 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we want to do.

Developer Advocate, Ecosystem.

About the Ecosystem Team 

The Ecosystem group's mission is to deliver a developer platform where our developers can delight our customers with the right app at the right time to help them accomplish their jobs to be done. We do this by delivering a platform where Apps can be built and plugged into Canva.

You’ll be a developer advocate (sometimes known as developer evangelist, or developer relations) for the Canva platform and be responsible for growing & nurturing our developer community.

You’ll be working alongside the software engineers, product managers and designers who build the Ecosystem. You’ll also work with our technical writers who craft our developer messaging.

Responsibilities

Your main responsibility at Canva will be to create and implement a strategy to grow and nurture Canva’s developer community. Some of the ways you’ll do this is by:

Connecting with and helping developers use our APIs and Developer Platform.

Writing developer facing news, example code, tutorials and working Apps - across various channels, written and video as appropriate - that will help attract and inspire developers to be successful with our platform

Put measurements in place to support business decisions for where and how Canva should invest in the third party developer platform. Collaborate with product managers, designers, engineers, and technical writers as the voice of our developers and help steer our platform to meet their needs.

Being one of the first hires you will have input into how this function is established within Canva

About You

  • About you
  • You have a software engineering industry background (3-5 years of experience as an engineer), with a good eye for clean, readable code.
  • You are comfortable with modern web development and full-stack work
  • You are passionate about developer communities and excited by advocacy and teaching others. You might even have moved into a developer-advocate role already
  • You know how to share your vision and expertise with people from various backgrounds and disciplines, and you’re great at getting buy-in.
  • You’re a strategic thinker and a problem solver
  • You take initiative and you’re comfortable giving constructive feedback.

Canva is currently one of Australia’s hottest technology startups and has been the #1 ranked Australian Workplace in Technology by Job Advisor for the second year in a row.

We mean it when we say we want to create a workplace that you love coming to. Our culture is unlike anywhere else and our offices are designed with work spaces for every mood, to help you do great work. At Canva you can be part of a company that is growing rapidly, building a product that users really love.

Being a Force for good

One of our core values at Canva, “Being a force for good” means we are actively working towards a world that isn't just good for a small few, but one that’s good for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community. To achieve this, we need to constantly work towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone.

Benefits

Competitive salary, plus equity options

Flexible working hours, we value work-life balance

In-house chefs that cook delicious breakfast and lunch for us each day

Fitness membership allowance, plus free Yoga and Gym

Generous parental leave policy

Pet-friendly offices

Sponsored social clubs and team events

Fun and quirky celebrations

Relocation budget provided for interstate or overseas candidates and visa application fees covered

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. If you’re keen to apply and need reasonable adjustments or would like to note which pronouns you use at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.