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Technical Team Lead - Online Presence (Canva Pro Group)

Sydney – Full-time

At Canva, we’re transforming the way the world designs by building a suite of easy-to-use design tools (for graphics, animation, video, and print) in over 100 languages, and across browser-based and mobile platforms.

Since launch in April 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 30 million users in over 100 languages.  We are the most valuable technology company in Australia, and one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies in the world.  We’re a values-driven organization with an engineering mindset that applies to everything that we do.  Last year we continued to increase revenue and profitability, grew our valuation, and cracked the Top 10 in the Cloud 100. 

The role will be a mix of 50% hands-on technical leadership and hands-on development and 50% people leadership so you will still be able to get your hands dirty in the code.  This role is based in Sydney, open to remote applicants within Australia, and qualifies for interstate relocation for those who wish to work from Sydney HQ.

About the Group and Team

The Canva Pro Group is responsible for the entire product and growth direction for our primary paid subscription, which drives much of our revenue. We're seeking a Technical Team Lead working within the Online Presence Team to champion the problem space that will see us break into helping Small Business Owners, set up their online presence, and work closely with a cross-disciplinary team to rapidly execute on that vision.

Role Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute technical strategies and roadmaps by overseeing and driving delivery of highly complex projects focused on the delivery of tools to help our customers maintain an online presence
  • Drive planning and refinement of seasonal goals, ensuring there is alignment between the company, group, and teams
  • 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 Skills and Experience

  • Two or more (2+) years of technical and people leadership
  • Experience working in high-performing and collaborative teams where everyone is able to share their best ideas and be their best selves
  • Previous experience as a Software Engineer - in tune with software engineering fundamentals and first principles; comfortable contributing to design documents and performing thorough code reviews
  • Happy to work in our environment - our core stack is JavaScript, Java sitting on AWS infrastructure
  • Previous experience developing cloud-based / SaaS products
  • A healthy balance of strong technical and people leadership skills
  • 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
  • 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.

Bonus Experience

  • Experience in responsive web technologies
  • Experience in eCommerce, CRM, Design Tools (Graphics, Web, CAD, etc)

Perks & Benefits

  • 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 in Sydney HQ
  • Onsite-Gym and Yoga Membership
  • End-of-Trip Facilities: Bicycle parking and showers
  • Generous parental (including secondary) leave policy
  • Pet-friendly offices
  • Internal Coaching and Employee Support Programs
  • Sponsored social clubs, team events, and celebrations
  • Interstate relocation assistance

This role is open to remote applicants within Australia that do not need visa sponsorship.  We will require occasional travel to Sydney once it is safe to do so.

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.

If you're seeking professional growth and enjoy working on complex, large-scale, online products that delight our millions of individual and business users alike all over the world - then apply now to be considered for the position!

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