Technical Team Lead - Revenue Platform

Sydney – Full-time

At Canva, we work every day to make a significant positive impact on society. Our mission is to democratize design and empower creativity for anyone, on any device and platform.

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 Revenue Platform Group is deeply rooted within the Businesses and Education Super-Group. Owning the strategy and roadmap for enabling everyone, across the planet, to access the paid features of Canva, be this through a subscription or a one-off transaction. No two countries are the same, it is our job to understand, evaluate and prioritize what works best and for who. We do everything from building out complex new payment integrations to enabling other Canva groups to achieve their goals and monetize their features. 

The Payouts Team is directly responsible for partnering with multiple groups across Canva in order to provide the royalties due to our content contributors. Ensuring timely, accurate, and automated reporting to our content contributor network, finance group, and the wider business. The team also works extremely closely with our Finops group ensuring we scale efficiently and continually meet the widening requirements, as we localize, across the globe.

We're seeking a Technical Team Lead to drive the development of payouts infrastructure to empower our product teams to curate competitive content marketplace experiences - creating a world-class design experience for users through localized templates and relevant photos and elements, as well as developing financial controls and reporting.

Role Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute technical strategies and roadmaps by overseeing and driving delivery of highly complex projects focused on the delivery of world-class payments infrastructure, and business-facing insights tools
  • 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

  • One or more (1+) 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
  • Expertise with at least one object-oriented language like C# or Java (we use Java).
  • Expertise with relational databases and using technologies like MySQL or SQL Server
  • 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 (not required)

  • Previous experience working with financial systems, payment gateway API’s or integrations.
  • Previous experience working cross-functionally with Product Managers, Finance, Designers, and other business functions outside of engineering

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

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.