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Technical Team Lead - Presentations - Design Experience

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.

Canva’s intuitive suite of design tools is built by an amazing team of engineers, designers, and product specialists from all over the world.  As the features and services of our product suite expand, we’re setting some large and ambitious goals and thus -- are seeking Technical Leads to ensure that our engineering teams continue to deliver value to our customers. The role will be a mix of people leadership and hands-on technical leadership so you will still be able to get your hands dirty in the code. This being said you will have the drive and ambition to focus more on the people elements over time.

Role and Responsibilities

  • You will be instrumental in driving design, development, and deployment of software solutions
  • Your vision and expertise will influence technical strategy and provide leadership to your team in a fast-paced innovation-focused environment
  • You will successfully empower your team/s to deliver large-scale projects from ideation to completion within start-up time frames.
  • You will immediately be responsible for a team of 3-4 Canvanauts with a view to expanding the scope of responsibility across multiple teams.
  • Your inspiration guides your teams to innovate, invent, implement and deploy complex software solutions in a complex distributed and mission-critical environment
  • By focusing on the human element of coaching you will promote a safe and healthy culture with a focus on collaboration and open communication
  • Collaboration and communication is key to you and your team's success. By setting up and running ongoing feedback sessions and initiatives you will  help drive a healthy code review culture, knowledge sharing, design showcases, and helping improve processes through retrospectives

Required Skills and Experience

  • You have discovered that you have a rare talent for people leadership - having previously led small high-performing teams of 3-8 members.
  • Your coding proficiency will still be that of a Seasoned Senior Front End Engineer, however you will have found the love and passion for Coaching People and developing a culture that enables teams to be their best.
  • You will be more than happy to work in our environment - our core stack is TypeScript, React, MobX, HTML, CSS
  • You will have successfully delivered projects in large-scale cloud-based environments
  • Your excellent written and verbal communication skills will enable you to manage stakeholders and communicate effectively across other groups.
  • You will have the ability to work with a diverse range of individuals from different backgrounds and with different professional and personal needs
  • You will be able to demonstrate in order of preference: people skills, product and commercial acumen followed by your 1st class technical skills.
  • You will be leading by example - promoting Canva’s values, no-blame mentality, and inclusive culture

Perks and 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

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.

 

This role is open to remote applicants within Australia that do not need visa sponsorship.  We will require occasional travel to Sydney up to three times per quarter, 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.


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.