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Software Engineer - Python /CI/GIT - Developer Platform

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 team:

Stable, scalable, and well-maintained systems are the foundations of our development and design processes.  The Developer Platform Group’s mission is to empower any engineer to develop and ship awesome features with the highest efficiency and quality.  We do this by building infrastructure tools and processes that facilitate the entire development life-cycle.  This includes our CI systems, build tools, IDE workflows, source control, and more.  The mission of this role is to maintain and improve our internal tools so that developers working at Canva have a delightful developer experience.

Responsibilities

  • Work to improve/maintain internal developer experience platforms that empower engineers to work efficiently.
  • 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
  • Develop self-service infrastructure from the ground up to empower our engineering teams to work more efficiently
  • Communicate with other teams to figure out the best solutions to their problems
  • Participate in design meetings, interviews, and code reviews
  • Propose new approaches and solutions to ensure we future-proof Canva's distributed cloud infrastructure as we scale up
  • Be invariably passionate about performance debugging, benchmarking, building awesome things, and picking up new technologies and skills

Required Skills and Experience

  • As aSoftware Engineer, have experience building internal tooling for CI, infrastructure, or developer efficiency/productivity
  • Advanced coding proficiency in Python and strong Computer Science and OOP fundamentals. 
  • An understanding of the DevOps ecosystem concerning tooling, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, Infrastructure as Code
  • Experience working in Linux cloud-based services in AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong soft skills when managing both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Be self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership over complex problems and their related solutions

Bonus Experience (not mandatory, but beneficial)

  • Extensive knowledge of and experience improving CI systems and Static Analysis
  • Strong knowledge on IDE plugins and integrations; particularly with Bazel
  • Being familiar and comfortable with introducing tools for source control performance and previous implementation thereof

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.

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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 the Department of Home Affairs.

We will not accept or review any CVs from external recruitment agencies.

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.