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Backend Software Engineer (Java) - Payment Gateways (Open to remote across ANZ)



Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Company Description

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

Hey, g'day, mabuhay, kia ora, 你好, hallo, vítejte!

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. That means if you want to do your thing in the office (if you're near one), at home or a bit of both, it's up to you.

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:

  • Hands-on software engineering from design doc to rollout to millions of users
  • Primarily using Java and MySql on AWS
  • Building robust, trustworthy, scalable integrations with payment processors
  • Contributing to the operational health of our payment infrastructure
  • Communicating with your team and vendors to share knowledge and align on the best solution

You're probably a match if

  • you have experience building and shipping financial software written in Java
  • you have broad knowledge of relational databases and Cloud (AWS) concepts
  • you understand the challenges of distributed systems and working at scale (think queues, idempotency, eventual consistency, Big O complexity)
  • you are interested in learning the workings of payment systems worldwide
  • you can facilitate knowledge sharing and communicate effectively to non-technical stakeholders within the group
  • you model initiative and ownership in achieving goals, improving processes and solutions.

About the team

In Revenue Platform, we are on a mission to unlock the full value of Canva by empowering everyone, anywhere to pay and be paid seamlessly. The Payment Gateways team is on a mission to enable millions more people to pay Canva by developing rock-solid global payment distribution network. The team works with both international payment service providers and local specialists. This is central to Canva’s foundational revenue and profitability goals.

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 stack 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.

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.