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Senior Software Engineer (Java) - Growth - (Remote across ANZ)



Software Engineering, Sales & Business Development
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Company Description

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

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Thanks for stopping by. We know job hunting can be a little time-consuming and you're probably keen to find out what's on offer, so we'll get straight to the point.

Where and how you can work

Our flagship campus is in Sydney. We also have a campus in Melbourne and co-working spaces in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. But you have a choice in where and how you work, we trust our Canvanauts to choose the balance that empowers them and their team to achieve their goals.

What you’d be doing in this role

As Canva scales change continues to be part of our DNA. But we like to think that's all part of the fun. So this will give you the flavour of the type of things you'll be working on when you start, but this will likely evolve.

Job Description

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • Design, develop and deploy solutions via hands-on software development
  • Work closely with leads, designers, and product managers to deliver features and experiments to our customers worldwide
  • Communicate effectively with Product Managers and Engineers across Canva when developing a solution
  • Seeks and incorporates diverse perspectives to address complex issues
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and effectively advocate for engineering needs to non-technical stakeholders within the group
  • Model initiative and ownership in achieving goals, improving processes and solutions
  • Identify opportunities for cross-team collaboration to work on new ideas and improvements that help achieve our goals

You're probably a match if

  • You are highly competent in backend development, with a deep knowledge of Java and the JVM.
  • You have a strong knowledge of building APIs and leveraging databases
  • You can work closely with internal stakeholders to understand their requirements, iterate ideas and build custom solutions
  • You are capable of identifying solution options, weighing tradeoffs and proposing a scalable software architecture that solves a given business problem
  • You have a strong ability to communicate technical concepts and implications to different audiences, including non-technical stakeholders
  • You are comfortable working as part of a highly cohesive and collaborative team with frequent interactions, regular pair programming and code review

About the team

The Revenue Platform group is deeply rooted within the Growth org at Canva which is responsible for supercharging Canva’s product growth engine. We own the strategy and roadmap to empower anyone, anywhere to experience the full value of Canva, be it through subscription management, seamless checkout journeys or localised payment experiences.

The Subscriptions subgroup of the Revenue Platform consists of 4 teams responsible for the product enablement systems that drive subscription monetization at Canva. The platform is responsible for processing the majority of Canva’s Revenue, including the curation of product SKUs, subscription plans, pricing and the subscription lifecycle enabling subscribed users access to premium features at Canva.

The Subscription Mobile Enablement team empowers Canva teams to monetize subscription-based products and features by providing flexible pricing and discounting solutions for mobile users. This team is key to scaling our business in the mobile space.

What's in it for you?

Achieving our crazy big goals motivates us to work hard - and we do - but you'll experience lots of moments of magic, connectivity and fun woven throughout life at Canva, too. We also offer a range of benefits to set you up for every success in and outside of work.

Here's a taste of what's on offer:

  • Equity packages - we want our success to be yours too
  • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents & carers
  • An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance to support your wellbeing, social connection, office setup & more
  • Flexible leave options that empower you to be a force for good, take time to recharge and supports you personally

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Other stuff to know

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

We celebrate all types of skills and backgrounds at Canva so even if you don’t feel like your skills quite match what’s listed above - we still want to hear from you!

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.