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Frontend Engineer - Learning Experience Group



Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Job 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 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.

At the moment, this role is focused on

  • You’ll build efficient and reusable front-end abstractions and systems.
  • You’ll identify and address performance bottlenecks.
  • You’ll participate in design and code reviews.
  • You’ll help identify and communicate standard practices and methodologies for front end engineering.
  • You’ll collaborate with the team and other engineers outside the team to find issues in the whole product and communicate clear action items.
  • You’ll create Design Docs to align on high level/architectural solutions before proceeding to implementation
  • You’ll empowering other engineers which is one of our team’s core values.

You're probably a match if

  • You are at home working in our core technology environment - our core stack is JavaScript, HTML, CSS - including Backend (Node & Java)
  • You have firmly grounded computer science and engineering fundamentals including concurrency, multithreading, data structures, solution design, architecture, and design patterns
  • You enjoy working collaboratively with team members and communicating effectively
  • You have experience with TypeScript (or other typed languages), React, MobX (or other state management libraries)
  • You have the ability to write performant, reusable code for UI components, including appropriate testing

About the team

Our group mission is to ignite creativity in every learner by being fun and accessible, saving teachers and course creators time, and looking after every learner, whether in school, on campus, or in the workplace. We want to continue evolving Canva into a best-in-class learning tool, so we have a sticky product with better retention. To achieve this, the team collaborates closely with several other teams.

Joining our group presents an exciting opportunity to work on a core product directly impacting millions of users worldwide. If you are passionate about frontend development, have a strong desire to build exceptional user experiences, thrive in a collaborative and innovative environment, and are passionate about empowering every learner, we encourage you to apply

But don't just take our word for it, check out what Software Engineer - Abbie Wade has to say about working in Engineering at Canva -

"The challenges that I am solving do not have a known solution, which means I get to create and innovate each day."

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.