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Security Engineering Manager - Identity & Access

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 75 million monthly active users across 190 different countries and a team of over 2,800 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 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.  

About Security Engineering Managers

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 Security Engineering Managers come in. 

As a Security Engineering Manager, it is your mission to lead teams of talented security engineers to make delivering secure products and features the easiest path for software engineers to follow. You will define security strategies and roadmaps for your services, and support your teams to solve complex security problems at scale.

What you'll be doing!

  • Drive delivery of Identity and Access Management solutions for our large-scale, cloud-native, and SaaS application stack, from ideation to completion within start-up time frames, to securely support Canva’s rapid growth
  • Support a security-first engineering culture by making the optimally secure solution the easiest one for software engineering teams to use 
  • Driving technical strategy and providing leadership to your team in a fast-paced, innovation-focused environment
  • Foster a culture of communication, bridging the communication gap between teams, group, and company leadership
  • Invest in working with engineers on growth and development opportunities to help further their skill set and grow into new roles, with an ability to deliver relevant and timely feedback (positive & constructive) to help them continuously improve and learn
  • Be heavily involved in hiring; build and grow high-performing and highly engaged teams of world-class engineers by attracting, interviewing, and selecting talent for your group
  • Coordinating and communicating across various specialties and parts of the business to understand the impact and feasibility of strategic goals within the group
  • Drive delivery of large, cross-team, and cross-group initiatives and projects from ideation to completion.

Required Background and Experience

  • Two or more (2+) years of technical and people leadership of security engineering teams
  • Previous experience as a Software or Security Engineer - in tune with software engineering fundamentals and security first principles
  • Subject matter expertise in Identity and Access Management domains, including Zero-Trust networks
  • Previous experience in controlling and auditing authentication and access to sensitive systems hosted in the cloud or via SaaS integrations.
  • Experience in cloud-based environments (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure) with a working knowledge of broad infrastructure functions - CI/CD pipelines, automation, site reliability, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; with the ability to work with a diverse range of individuals from different backgrounds, with different expertise, and with different professional and personal needs
  • Experience making careful engineering tradeoffs, particularly around "Build vs Buy", evaluating potential third party systems to partner with, and managing and working with vendors to meet Canva's business needs
  • Strong customer focus to understand the use cases and requirements of internal stakeholders, and identify opportunities to empower them to do their best work
  • Be capable of leading by example - promoting Canva’s values, no-blame mentality, and engineering values.

Beneficial Experience (helpful, not required)

  • Subject-matter expertise of Amazon Web Services and associated technologies and products within the AWS ecosystem, especially IAM and security-specific services
  • Previous experience leading teams to scale security solutions through automation, continuously reducing the cost that security requirements can impose on software development and operations

Benefits

  • Flexible hours and a hybrid working model which values work-life balance
  • Our very own Canva University, internal coaching, and Employee Support Programs to help you be your best
  • Unique and flexible leave options so you can recharge, give back, support others or focus on your own professional development 
  • An annual Vibe & Thrive Allowance for you to spend as you choose on personal education, wellbeing, home office, and social connection
  • Virtual and in-office fitness and yoga classes, an onsite gym, and breakfast, and lunch prepared at our pet-friendly Sydney office by in-house chefs
  • Canva For Good program matches your not-for-profit donations and a range of sustainability and ethical initiatives to get involved in
  • Support for family and carers including a parental leave policy that prioritizes inclusivity, recognizing the diverse representations of modern families, and supporting work-life balance
  • And more!

This role is open to remote applicants within Australia or New Zealand.

We will not accept agency CVs.

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), so while our offices are always open to you, we aim to come together for 8 days a year at minimum - 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.