Engineering

Senior Software Engineer (Bazel)

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.

At Canva, we’re transforming the way the world designs. Canva's user base has grown by over 10x over the last 2 years, and serves millions of users every single month, all over the world, in over 100 languages, and across web and mobile platforms.  To maintain high availability, top-notch performance, and the continued scalability of the environment as Canva grows, we've decided to grow our Infrastructure Group.  We're seeking self-motivated and talented engineers to join us in our Sydney global HQ.

You'll be joining the Build Tools inside of our internal Developer Platform group which is responsible for making the engineering teams work better and faster. The Build Tools mission is to build code at scale. Canva is already a leader in Build tooling with a sophisticated monorepo architecture that uses Bazel under the hood. Our objective now is to foster the world’s best build stack.

This role is based in our Sydney office. However, it is remote-friendly for applicants physically-based anywhere in Australia or in New Zealand.

Responsibilities

  • Work to improve/maintain internal developer experience platforms that empower engineers to work efficiently.
  • Work with product engineering teams to ensure build best practices and tools are rolled out in every service across the whole organization.
  • Design, build and optimise build frameworks to build and test a monorepo architecture.
  • Participate in solution design meetings, hiring interviews, and code reviews
  • Work across CI, Static Analysis Tooling, IDE Integration (Bazel) and other developer-related domains as necessary to ensure Canva’s engineering teams continue to scale with the demands of the product suite

Required Skills & Experience

  • Experience with build tools, Bazel, maven, Gradle, nix.
  • Strong Computer Engineering / Science knowledge around fundamentals and first principles relating to concurrency, multithreading, data structures, architecture, and various design patterns
  • Strong Object Oriented Programming fundamentals
  • An understanding of the DevOps ecosystem concerning tooling, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, Infrastructure as Code
  • Be self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership over complex problems and their related solutions.
  • Be capable of leading by example - promoting Canva’s values, no-blame mentality, and engineering values.

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

Free Gym and Yoga Membership

Generous parental (including secondary) leave policy

Pet-friendly offices

Sponsored social clubs and team events

Fun and quirky celebrations

Relocation budget for interstate or overseas individuals (see below for visa information)

The Canva workspace is set up for you to do your best work and have a great time doing so, with breakout areas, little nooks, and quiet places to retreat.

The Canva workspace is set up for you to do your best work and have a great time doing so, with breakout areas, little nooks, and quiet places to retreat.

Want to experience Canva for yourself?

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Finally, give Canva a go!

If you're seeking professional growth and enjoy working on large, distributed, cloud-based applications that delight our millions of individual and business users alike - then apply now to be considered for the position!

If you require visa sponsorship, you must ensure you have at least two (2) years of post-University commercial experience as a Software Engineer and meet the mandatory sponsorship requirements laid out by Department of Home Affairs.


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