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Lead Data Scientist - Teams and Education



Data Science
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 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 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

As the Lead Data Scientist in the Teams and Education (T&E) group, you will work closely with stakeholders to empower them drive the product roadmap and uncover opportunities and measuring change via experimentation. You will be supported by other Data Scientists across the supergroup to achieve your best and learn new things everyday!

Your primary goal will be to lead the Collaboration data science team in uncovering opportunities for the business to grow and to providing concrete recommendations as to how to realise those opportunities, that is, to influence the product roadmap using data. You will do this by directly, and indirectly through your team:

  • Finding strategic Insights – combining deep product knowledge with data to produce strategic insights about how to grow the business and improve the a feature.
  • Experimenting – designing experiments to test the hypotheses formulated from user research and your own strategic insights, analysing the results, and using them to influence next steps.
  • Influencing with Metrics – designing and building goal metrics, forecasting and setting targets, designing analytic events that track feature usage, and building them into dashboards that track performance and product usage patterns. Then using them to diagnose issues at a high-level and influence what the business does.
  • Supporting with General Data– supporting the business by providing the data on feature usage that gives them the context they need to make good decisions, and working out ways of making this process more efficient (e.g. via self-serve).
  • Help us extend data literacy and curiosity throughout the whole company.

You’re probably a match if:

  • You have proven experience leading data specialists, and defining team strategy and data roadmaps.
  • You've got experience working with SaaS data sets and experimental frameworks.
  • You have proficiency with SQL; experience with data warehouses such as Snowflake, Redshift, or BigQuery is a plus!
  • You know how to wrangle and analyse data using Python or R.
  • You have experience with optimising product funnels, running experiments, and building dashboards that effectively communicate results and outcomes.

About the Group/Team

Teams & Education have launched multiple SaaS products tailored to the needs of some of our biggest audiences; Canva Pro, Canva for Enterprise, Canva for NFPs, and Canva for Education. The T&E Super-Group is involved in the success of these products, which have millions of customers in almost every country around the world and which drive much of Canva’s revenue.

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.