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Engineering Manager (BE) - Content Platform (Australia remote)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Posted on Friday, June 28, 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.

The Engineering Manager will be coaching two squads of ~4 engineers each, leaning heavily towards backend. They will be managing the team priorities, overseeing goal delivery and collaborating with other team leads. While coding will not be the main focus of this role, there can still be capacity for some hands-on work.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • Leading and coaching a motivated full stack team across two squads of up to 8 engineers and mentoring members of the team on technical approaches.
  • Work with senior members of the team to guide the technical vision while being responsible for break-down and delivery of large projects
  • Design, develop and deploy solutions and hands-on software development – working closely with leads, designers, and product managers
  • Foster a impactful and healthy team via a healthy code review culture, knowledge sharing, design showcases, and process improvements
  • Promote a safe and healthy culture with a focus on collaboration and open communication while advocating for engineering needs to non-technical stakeholders within the group
  • Be accountable for the operation of services (including on-call support as part of the team roster, 1 week out of every 4-6 week)

You're probably a match if

  • Experience leading a team of software engineers building high-performing and collaborative teams.
  • Experience owning and operating services with a healthy balance of delivery leadership, people leadership, and technical skills.
  • Ability to lead by example; promote Canva’s values, no-blame mentality, and engineering values.
  • Experience working cross-functionally with Product Managers, Designers, and other business functions outside of engineering.
  • Strong customer focus to understand the use cases and requirements of our internal customers.
  • The requirement, although not he main part of the role, is still to be hands on in our backend tech stack - Java and AWS.

About the team

The public content library is one of the things differentiating Canva from its competition. The role of the Content Platform is to ingest content from external partners and creators, store and serve templates in an efficient way that meets Canva’s scale and load and build the admin tools used by our operations team to maintain the state of the library. When it comes to templates, we also play a crucial role in making sure that templates support all the new features and doc types being launched. For example, whiteboards, docs, forms polls & quizzes + much more.

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.