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Senior Frontend Engineer - Brand Creative Digital

Sydney or Remote (Aus/NZ) – 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.

Working within the Creative Group, the Brand Creative Digital Team delivers digital experiences that help communicate Canva’s brand messaging and strategic company initiatives. The team's responsibility is to maintain and optimise digital experiences for critical company pages to showcase Canva's brand messaging, news, and insights.  

In this role, you'll be the technical face of the team, meeting with internal stakeholders and collaborating with the team's leadership to plan the engineering roadmap.  The role will be a balance of technical leadership, rallying & working alongside team engineers whilst also getting your hands dirty within the code. 

Responsibilities

  • Working with designers and internal stakeholders to formulate plans to solve project requirements.
  • Driving technical strategy and providing engineering leadership to your team in a fast-paced Marketing environment.
  • Opportunity to give direct input to project direction and advocate engineering point of view.
  • Collaborating across multiple teams to deliver the solutions for project goals.
  • Help support and grow the engineering within the team through coaching and planning.
  • Developing and iterating on technical proposals — outlining how solutions will be structured and developed.
  • Developing solutions you’ve designed from the ground up through to deployment into production.

Requirements

  • Experienced with technical and people leadership — having previously led small high-performing teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; with the ability to work with a diverse range of individuals from different backgrounds and with different professional and personal needs.
  • Coding proficiency and well as previous experience as a software engineer with a specialization in frontend.
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript and web technologies.  
  • Experience with full-stack development.
  • Intimate knowledge of cross-browser and cross-device development.
  • Ability to write high-performance, reusable code for UI components, including appropriate testing.
  • Minimum five years experience.

Bonus Experience

  • Experienced in developing creative, interactive web pages.

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
  • Gym and yoga facilities onsite
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Pet friendly offices
  • Sponsored social clubs and team events
  • Fun and quirky celebrations
  • Relocation budget provided 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.