Python Software Engineer - Django, AWS

Sydney – Full-time

Since launch in April 2013, our user base has grown exponentially, amassing over 20 million users in over 100 languages, making us one of the world's fastest-growing technology companies.  As of today, we've achieved profitability, and the company is valued over $3.2-billion, which comfortably prepares us for the next phase of growth and development.

With adherence to fundamentals and first principles, the engineering group at Canva strives to use the most appropriate tools for the tasks at hand, aiming to strike that carefully measured balance between getting things done and long-term maintainability of the code base and supporting infrastructure.

For this role, we're welcoming a software developer with experience building Python / Django web applications in an AWS environment to join a newly-formed engineering team at Canva, supporting the development of a newly acquired platform.


  • Design, develop, and support new features and functionality for a newly-created engineering function at Canva
  • Application and Infrastructure migration and integration projects
  • Work cross-functionally with designers and product managers to scope out new features, functionality, and technical requirements
  • Participating in design meetings, hiring interviews, and code reviews
  • Mentoring new starters; technical interviews; and contributing to growing the team

Required Experience & Skills

  • A few years of professional software development experience writing high-performance production quality code in Python, with knowledge of the Django framework
  • Experience developing large scale web applications and portals - a background in eCommerce or other high-volume web portals would be beneficial
  • Broad knowledge of Cloud (AWS), Networking, and OS (Linux) concepts, services, and best practices
  • Strong grounded computer science and engineering fundamentals including concurrency, multithreading, data structures, solution design, architecture, and design patterns
  • Strong written and verbal communication and collaborative skills

Bonus Experience & Skills

  • Experience with ElasticSearch or similar

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary, plus stock options via our ESOP plan
  • Flexible daily working hours, we value work-life balance
  • Breakfast and lunch prepared by our wonderful Vibe team
  • Onsite-Gym and Yoga Membership
  • End-of-Trip Facilities: Bicycle parking and showers
  • Generous parental (including secondary) leave policy
  • Pet-friendly offices
  • Internal Coaches and an Employee Wellness Program
  • Sponsored social clubs, team events, and 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.

Want to experience Canva for yourself?

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Meet our CEO, Melanie

Finally, give Canva a go!

If you're seeking professional growth and want to be a foundational member on a new team working on a new extension of Canva's core product that delights millions of individual and business users alike from around the world - 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.

We will NOT consider assistance requests or CVs from agencies for this vacancy.

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