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Senior Software Engineer (Cloud Essentials) - Remote across ANZ



Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 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, 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.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • Designing, implementing and maintaining processes and automations for Canva’s engineering teams to simplify the provisioning and configuration of landing zones for their workloads in the Cloud
  • Being an SME in Infrastructure-as-Code (specifically, in Terraform)
  • Developing infrastructure solutions with scalability, high-availability, and security in mind
  • Collaborating with other teams to work out the best solutions to their cloud problems
  • Participating in solution design meetings, hiring interviews, and code reviews
  • Proposing and contributing to new approaches and solutions to ensure we future-proof Canva's distributed cloud infrastructure as we continue scaling globally

You're probably a match if

  • You have a strong Computer Science background with advanced coding proficiency in either Python or Golang (both preferred)
  • You have at least 5 years of hands-on experience in designing, maintaining, and automating Cloud Infrastructure in AWS (preferred), GCP and/or Azure
  • You have experience working with infrastructure as code - Terraform (preferred), AWS CloudFormation / SAM / CDK, or similar
  • You have an understanding of Cloud Security best practices
  • You have advanced knowledge of DevOps best practices, Kubernetes, Container Orchestration, Serverless infrastructures
  • You can guide and mentor other members of the team and improve the way we collaborate, learn, and share ideas
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills - both technical and plain language

About the team

You'll be joining the Cloud Essentials team whose primary mission is that users have easy ways to provision and manage secure landing zones in Cloud environments. In order to fulfil this mission, we not only follow Software engineering best practices and Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) methodologies but also designing, maintaining and implementing supportive automations and Cloud architectures.

This team falls under The Cloud Platform Group who own Canva’s cloud infrastructure, which ensures the safe, secure and reliable operation of We also provide key support for critical internal workflows. Our mission is “To reduce the complexity burden of using the Cloud”, which we achieve through a combination of the tooling and services we provide, our robust standards, comprehensive developer documentation library and a team of experts who love a good challenge.

Our platforms support engineers across the company to provision and configure Cloud resources, as well as to manage release, runtime and operational workflows. We do all this in the simplest and most secure way possible. What we create will free engineers from having to worry about what goes on under the hood, allowing them to produce their best work. We are the stewards of a seamless, scalable ecosystem that’s extensible, easy to use, and backed by uncompromising security.

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.