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Senior Application Security Engineer - Open To Remote Across ANZ

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia – Full-time

Canva’s Commitment and Mission

At Canva, we celebrate diversity. We deeply believe that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key to building the best product, team and company. We look for many different skills and abilities, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. So, even if you don’t think you quite meet all of the skills listed or tick all the boxes, we’d still love to hear from you! 

Our mission at Canva is to empower the world to design and since launching in 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 86 million monthly active users across 190 different countries and a team of over 3,000 people… and the best bit is that we’ve only achieved 1% of what we know we’re capable of. 

Join us and design your future.

About Application Security Engineers

At Canva, we’re all constantly striving towards our Crazy Big Goals! As the features and services of our product suite evolve, we’re setting some large and ambitious goals. We need to be able to ship robust and secure features without sacrificing speed and scale of delivery, which is where our Application Security Engineers come in.

As an Application Security Engineer, it is your mission to make delivering secure products and features the easiest path for software engineers to follow. You are responsible for crafting what security engineering looks like at Canva, and continuously improving how the entire company delivers secure products to our Community throughout the product delivery process.

About the Security Group

The Security Group is responsible for protecting Canva systems and data from information security threats. Our teams work together, and with other groups, to deliver preventive and detective controls and processes that reduce security risk.

The group runs programs across Identity and Access Management, Application Security, Risk Management, and Threat Detection and Response domains.

What you'll be doing!

  • Identifying, introducing, and improving security controls in all stages of the software development lifecycle
  • Advising engineers on system and application security best practices and design patterns
  • Threat modelling exercises for Canva products and features
  • Discovery and triage of vulnerabilities across Canva’s threat landscape
  • Assisting your team in interviewing and hiring other passionate security engineers
  • Mentoring and supporting the growth of your colleagues in your areas of expertise

Required experience:

  • Knowledge of common web application vulnerabilities and appropriate remediation and mitigation strategies, including OWASP top 10
  • Solid understanding of identity and authorization standards like OAuth, OpenID Connect, SAML
  • Proficient with one or more modern program languages (Golang, Python or Java preferred)
  • Experience leading projects end-to-end whilst balancing requirements from multiple stakeholders, and mentoring other Application Security Engineers
  • Hands-on experience with security tools such as software composition analysis, static and dynamic security analysis, etc.
  • Familiarity with cryptographic protocols and practical applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; with the ability to work with a diverse range of Canvanauts from different backgrounds, with different expertise, and with different professional and personal needs

Beneficial Experience (not required, but helpful)

  • Subject-matter expertise of Amazon Web Services and associated technologies and products within the AWS ecosystem, especially IAM and security-specific services
  • Familiarity with infrastructure as code (e.g Terraform)


Working at Canva 

Our culture is unlike anywhere else and we design your #CanvaLife experience to empower you to do the best work of your life.  

Whether you’re in the office, working from home or choosing your own adventure, our benefits for permanent Canvanauts include: 

Equity packages for you to truly be a part of the Canva journey. 

We have a hybrid work model (in-office & from home), with our offices are always open to you balancing flexibility and connection

Flexible leave so you can recharge, give back, support others or focus on your own professional development.

Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents and carers throughout their parenting and caring journey.

An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance. This is for you to spend on whatever will support your wellbeing and development.. because you know what you need to Vibe and Thrive, better than anyone.

Virtual and in-office wellness benefits including Canva University, Employee Assistant Programs and Fitness & Meditation Classes.

Canva For Good program matching your not-for-profit donations, Force for Good leave (3 paid volunteering days) and a range of sustainability and ethical initiatives to get involved in.   

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. Please note that interviews are conducted virtually. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.