Senior Software Engineer- Pages Platform

Sydney or Remote (Aus/NZ) – Full-time

About Us

At Canva we are revolutionising the way people design. Our goal is to become THE design tool for anything published on the web and we believe we are only 1% of the way there. Our team is composed of some of the brightest minds in the business with the motivation to create something amazing and disrupt the way design is thought about and created. Since launching in 2013 we have been on an exponential growth trajectory. To date we are sitting at roughly 55 million monthly active users and are still seeing that number increase. We are one of the world's fastest growing companies and we have only accomplished a fraction of what is possible! Only a handful of companies can say they have grown as quickly as we have and the sky's the limit here at Canva.

About the Role

The Pages Platform team creates and provides tools that enable Canvanauts to build great landing pages without sweating. Our tools help with many disciplines involved in developing great pages, such as accessibility, content, data, experimentation, localisation, monitoring, SEO, performance, and more..

We are looking for a talented java software engineer with systems and infrastructure knowledge, who wants to be part of Canva story and deliver the next generation of automation and tooling.


  • Provide engineers, content managers and growth leads the tools to delight our users
  • Identify opportunities and improve the efficiency in the process of creating and maintaining web pages and content
  • Collaborate with engineers, PMs and Growth managers to help remove roadblock
  • Develop surveys and prototypes to gather relevant informationKeep your work aligned with real problems and strategic directions
  • Drive goals, from inception to completion
  • Improve our engineers’ local development experienceImprove our build and deployment systems, making them faster, safer and more reliable
  • Improve our systems’ observability, to make sure that we detect any problems before the users. This includes building appropriate monitoring and responding to incidents for the components that you own (we take responsibility and pride in delivering a great user experience)
  • Propose large-scale changes through well-written specificationsParticipate in design and code reviews


  • Strong computer science and software engineering skills (e.g. concurrency, multithreading, data structures, solution design, architecture, and design patterns
  • Experience developing complex web applications using Java OR Typescript
  • Great understanding of CI/CD systems
  • Experience working on
  • Solid understanding of distributed systems, networking and web
  • Be curious and have desire to learn new technologies
  • Previous experience with Bazel or Webpack is appreciated 


  • 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

One of our core values at Canva, “Being a force for good” means we are actively working towards a world that isn’t just good for a small few, but one that’s good 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. To achieve this, we need to constantly work towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone.

We are looking for people who love technology and can bring creativity when solving challenging problems. We ensure that the Canva workspace is setup for you to do your best work and have a great time doing so. Do you know we have a chef, Song and Chris, that make fantastic lunches for the team? Follow them on Instagram here to see what has been whipped up today: