Software Engineer - Test Platform

Sydney – Full-time

We’re constantly working towards making Canva the best place to work, 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 all around the world. We celebrate uniqueness and whatever makes you, you and encourage everyone who wants to help us transform the way the world designs, to join us on this journey. We value all different types of experiences. If you don’t think you quite meet all of the qualifications, we’d still love to hear from you.  

About Us

At Canva, our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform. Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and a remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time. 

Since launch in August 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 60 million monthly active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 6 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we want to do.

At Canva, our mission is to democratize design and empower creativity and visual expression for every person, on every platform. Since its launch in April 2013, our user base has grown exponentially, amassing over 50 million users in over 100 languages, making us one of the world's fastest-growing technology companies. Canva is used by millions of people every single day and reliability is a feature - it’s crucial for us to ensure that they can rely on our platform at all times. 

You'll be joining the Test Platform Team, a sub-team of the broader Infrastructure Group responsible for providing developers and QA with tooling to develop features with confidence, free from errors. The Test Platform team envisions a world where time or fulfilment is not stolen by software errors. We want to ensure Canva employees enjoy and have confidence in their testing tools so that Canva’s users have a delightful experience. We never get time back, so we want to maximise the time Canva employees and users use and that it is never wasted.

As a member of the team you will be working closely with engineers and QA to understand their issues to unblock them and improve their effectiveness. Your day-to-day work includes optimising our frameworks to be as efficient as possible which will include researching third party testing tools and developing in house solutions. You will focus on developing code rather than writing automated tests or finding bugs. 


  • Designing, building, and optimising development and test infrastructure to increase developer productivity
  • Researching, developing, and justifying the solutions in the form of design documents 
  • Reviewing design documents and code
  • Leading the adoption of new infrastructure across engineering
  • Using data and metrics to drive decisions
  • Working with engineers and QA to identify improvements and opportunities
  • You will not be responsible for writing automated tests for other teams


  • Five-plus (5+) years of software development experience developing complex applications
  • Strong knowledge of CI and related technologies
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript (ES6+), Typescript or Java
  • Firmly grounded computer science and engineering fundamentals including concurrency, multithreading, data structures, solution design, architecture, and design patterns.
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills, both written and verbal
  • Intimate knowledge of a variety of testing frameworks
  • Intimate knowledge of types of tests
  • Nice to have; Not required!:
  • Automation experience with Selenium and Appium
  • BDD experience, preferably with Cucumber
  • Performance, especially load testing


Competitive salary, plus equity options

Flexible daily working hours, we value work-life balance

In-house chefs that cook delicious breakfast and lunch for us each day

Onsite Gym; Yoga Benefits

Generous parental (including secondary) leave policy

Pet-friendly offices

Sponsored social clubs and team events

Relocation budget for interstate or overseas individuals that legally qualify for visa sponsorship

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. If you’re keen to apply and need reasonable adjustments or would like to note which pronouns you use at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.