Canva

The Canva journey began back in 2007 when Melanie Perkins was studying at the University of Western Australia. Melanie taught students how to use programs such as InDesign and Photoshop — programs that people found hard to learn and even harder to use.

After coming up an idea for an online tool to create school yearbooks, Melanie and Canva co-founder Cliff Obrecht took out a loan and brought in a great tech team to build Fusion Books. They didn’t really know what they were in for but thankfully they learned a lot—including how to sell, how to recruit, and how to build a business.

Fusion Books is still going strong. It’s now the largest school yearbook publisher in Australia and has expanded into France and New Zealand. Melanie and Cliff believed their technology had applications beyond the yearbook market, and they knew they had to pursue their vision.

The only thing Melanie and Cliff needed was a fantastic technology co-founder. They looked for a while before finding Cameron Adams, a hardcore Googler, who’d worked on Wave and a few other projects. He was someone who shared their vision and culture, and he is now Canva’s Chief Product Officer.

Canva has a great team of designers, developers, artists, marketers, investors, and advisors. They have come from unexpected places: some left jobs, some left their own startups, and some even cut around-the-world trips short to join the team.

It’s been an incredible journey so far, and it’s only the beginning.

Internship
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we work every day to make a significant positive impact on society. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for everyone on every computing platform! Since launch in April 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 10 million users in over 100 languages, making us one of the world's fastest growing technology companies. We're growing rapidly and building a product that users really love -- just  check out Twitter ! As a Software Engineering Intern, you will have the opportunity to learn from engineers from the likes of Google, JetBrains, Yandex, Atlassian, Amazon, Facebook, and popular technology houses from all over the world. You will get the opportunity to learn and apply best-practice software engineering, focused on strong software engineering fundamentals and pragmatism. You will have the opportunity to do meaningful work and build features and functionality that impacts millions of users around the world. To dig...
May 21, 2021
Internship
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we work every day to make a significant positive impact on society. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for everyone on every computing platform! Since launch in April 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 10 million users in over 100 languages, making us one of the world's fastest growing technology companies. We're growing rapidly and building a product that users really love -- just  check out Twitter ! As a Software Engineering Intern, you will have the opportunity to learn from engineers who has worked with the likes of Google, JetBrains, Yandex, Atlassian, Amazon, Facebook, and other popular technology houses from all over the world. You will get the opportunity to learn and apply best-practice software engineering, focused on strong software engineering fundamentals and pragmatism. You will have the opportunity to do meaningful work and build features and functionality that impacts millions of users around...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we’re transforming the way the world designs, and we need you to help us transform the way we use data to achieve that goal.  The mountains of data are large, but our data team is small, and we’re looking to change that.   Our product has grown by over 25 times in the last 2 years, and we now have 10s of millions of users generating enormous quantities of data every day.  To help us fuel our future growth and help even more users, we need to better understand our data - this is where we need your help. Our Analytics folks manage huge volumes of data in order to help our friends in other teams to build the right product.  You’ll be coming into a diverse team of people who really do enjoy finding answers to the problems that the business and our users have.  We can often be found chatting about all the latest trends in data and how we can apply them at Canva.   We’re looking forward to growing...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
About the role At Canva we’re rapidly scaling our engineering team, approximately doubling in size each year. One of the challenges we face is sharing knowledge across the engineering organization. Recently, we set up a website to host internal documentation for engineers. The content grows every week and includes explanations of the way we approach problems, engineering practices, and style guides. The website has already been well received by engineers, but we know there’s a long way to go. Our mission is to equip our hundreds of engineers with the knowledge, best practices, and reference materials they need to do their best work and to foster a culture of great documentation to help us scale. You’ll work with a tech writer and designer to help develop the content and future vision of internal docs at Canva. We need someone with the technical skills to implement this vision and maintain the website hosting the docs. Responsibilities...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we work every day to make a significant positive impact on society. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for everyone on every computing platform! Since launch in August 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 10 million users in over 100 languages, making us one of the world's fastest growing technology companies.  We're growing rapidly and building a product that users really love -- just  check out Twitter ! As a Graduate Software Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work alongside carefully selected engineers from the likes of Google, JetBrains, Yandex, Atlassian, Amazon, Facebook, and popular technology houses from all over the world.  You will get the opportunity to learn and apply best-practice software engineering, focused on strong software engineering fundamentals and pragmatism. You will also have the opportunity to do meaningful work and build features and functionality that...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform! Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time. Since launch in April 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 35 million users across 179 different countries who have created more than 200 million designs. We are one of the world’s fastest growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we are capable of! About the team The finance team’s mission is to protect and serve Canva and its key stakeholders; that is protecting Canva from external pressures and risks whilst balancing the need to best serve our teams. The vision is for Canva to be recognised and commended by its peers and stakeholders as having a world-class finance team. As part of this...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we’re transforming the way the world designs. Canva's user base has grown by over 10x over the last 2 years, and serves millions of users every single month, in over 100 languages, and across web and mobile platforms.  In order to ensure high availability, top-notch performance, and the continued scalability of the environment as Canva grows, we've decided to grow our Infrastructure Group.  We're seeking self-motivated and talented engineers to join us in our Sydney global HQ. Stable, scalable, and well-maintained systems are the foundations of our development and design processes.  The developer efficiency team’s mission is to empower any engineer to develop and ship awesome features with the highest efficiency and quality.  We do this by building infrastructure tools and processes that facilitate the entire development and release life-cycle.  This includes our CI systems, build tools, IDE workflows, source control, and...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we’re transforming the way the world designs by building a suite of easy-to-use design tools (for graphics, animation, video, and print) in over 100 languages, and across browser-based and mobile platforms.   Founded in 2013, with Technology and Product HQ’d in Sydney, we’ve grown to nearly 800 staff globally.   We’re the most valuable private technology company in Australia with a valuation of USD $3.2 billion, we’re profitable, and we’re acquiring users at an incredible rate - with over 130 million designs created per month in Canva -- and rapidly growing! The Observability Team is responsible for all operational insights inside Canva. Our goal is to provide our development team with world-class tools to view how their services are performing in production. We achieve this by combining industry-leading third-party solutions with our own in-house developed solutions. We work across the entire stack...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva we work to make a significant positive impact on society. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creation. Since launching in April 2013 we have grown exponentially, and the journey has only just begun. Join Canva, and be part of this adventure. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing startups.Your colleagues, like you, will be the top of the industry. It is important to us that we create a workplace that you love coming to. Our culture is unlike anywhere else and our offices are designed and constantly improved to let you do your best work. At Canva you can be part of a company that is growing rapidly, building a product that users really love. Just check out our Twitter stream. Engineering is a core part of who we are. You will work with a carefully selected team of ex-Google, VMware, ThoughtWorks, Facebook and Atlassian engineers among others. The team takes pride in its focus on engineering fundamentals. We strive to use the most...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
Since launch in April 2013, our user base has grown exponentially, amassing over 20 million users in over 100 languages, making us one of the world's fastest-growing technology companies.  As of today, we've achieved profitability, and the company is valued over $3.2-billion, which comfortably prepares us for the next phase of growth and development. With adherence to fundamentals and first principles, the engineering group at Canva strives to use the most appropriate tools for the tasks at hand, aiming to strike that carefully measured balance between getting things done and long-term maintainability of the code base and supporting infrastructure. For this role, we're welcoming a software developer with experience building Python / Django web applications in an AWS environment to join a newly-formed engineering team at Canva, supporting the development of a newly acquired platform. Responsibilities Design, develop, and support...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we’re transforming the way the world designs. Our mission is to make beautiful design possible for everyone. But making design simple is not easy and we need to continue to build a world-class team to pursue the many huge opportunities in front of us. So if you want to play a key role in one of the world’s fastest-growing startups, this job could be for you. We take great pride in designing a product and a brand that users really love. Just check out our Twitter stream. Your colleagues at Canva — like you — enjoy being the best at their craft and coming together as a team to create something world-class. Your engineering journey with Canva Code Contribution Every engineer at Canva takes responsibility over their own code - no matter how small those code changes may be. We write our code with readability, reusability, testability, and maintainability in mind by following industry best practices. Everyone gets to...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we work everyday to make a significant positive impact on society. With a team of ex-Google, Atlassian, Thoughtworks, and JetBrains engineers from all over the world, our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity. We do this through a powerful online design platform where precision engineering, user experience, and systems performance are front-of-mind each and every day. Engineering is a core part of who we are. We work hard to have a best of breed engineering culture. The engineering team takes pride in its focus on engineering fundamentals. The team strives to use the most appropriate tools for the tasks at hand, and to strike a measured balance between getting things done and long term maintainability. The team is tight, with no big egos, and welcomes self-driven engineers to come and join in on the adventure. Frequently engineers host engineering forums where new ideas, practices, and technologies are discussed – ensuring everyone on...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, our mission is to democratize design and empower creativity and visual expression for every person, on every platform.  Since launch in April 2013, our user base has grown exponentially, amassing over 15 million monthly active users in over 190 different countries, making us one of the world's fastest-growing technology companies.  As of today, we've achieved profitability, and the company is valued over USD$3.2 Billion, which comfortably prepares us for the next phase of growth and development. Software engineering is the core of who we are at Canva.  The Canva code base was built to scale from day one. This has allowed for a unique environment where engineers spend most of their time optimizing performance and releasing new features rather than fixing legacy code.  With an adherence to fundamentals and first principles, the team strives to use the most appropriate tools for the tasks at hand, aiming to strike that carefully measured...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Melbourne VIC, Australia
The Data Science specialty is engaged in delivering value to Canva’s users, by designing, building and maintaining complex systems to apply statistics and machine learning at scale, and multiplying manual effort with data intelligence. This includes making it easy for users to discover over 75M+ templates, photos, videos and elements; messaging, marketing and building engagement with users; and making it easier for users to design.  We're looking to grow the team to continue to scale the impact of machine learning and data science across Canva. You'll be joining a fast moving team, rapidly building and shipping machine learning-driven features to users and staff. Responsibilities Hypothesis-driven development of data and ML-driven features across Canva. Engineering implementation: developing and implementing ML models and features, as well as using third party APIs and pre-trained models when appropriate....
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
Product Design at Canva One of the principles of our design team is to ‘show the future’. As designers we transport the rest of the company into a future we’re yet to build. A big part of the role of a product designer at Canva is to be a visionary—visualising and reinventing the future of design.  Product designers at Canva take the dream and make it something everyone can relate to and rally behind. We start from the very early stages: finding the right problem to tackle, exploring ideas for how to solve it and then refining it into a coherent solution. Our product designers work closely with our engineers, data scientists, SEO specialists and product managers to ship great products, employing your research, brainstorming, sketching, and prototyping skills. We are empathetic user advocates and respect our users’ opinions through interviews, usability testing, and data analysis, as well as wireframing, flowcharting, and journey...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
Canva recently announced the acquisition of one of the world’s biggest free content sites - Pixabay. Pixabay contains more than 1 million free images and videos with millions of people visiting the site across the globe. We have ambitious plans to make Pixabay the go-to source for any free content. That’s where you come in. You will be working on a greenfield project of building the frontend from scratch in React. You’ll be working on implementing modern and interactive designs to support new product and growth projects.  You’ll be working in a small, fun and nimble team that can execute quickly. As the team is newly formed, you will have the capacity to make important technical decisions, while also leveraging the collected knowledge and experience of existing Canva engineers.  Responsibilities Work cross-functionally with the team to build a next-generation web application with a focus on an extraordinary...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, our mission is to democratize design and empower creativity and visual expression for every person, on every platform. Since its launch in April 2013, our user base has grown exponentially, amassing over 30 million users in over 100 languages, making us one of the world's fastest-growing technology companies. Canva is used by millions of people every single day and reliability is a feature - it’s crucial for us to ensure that they can rely on our platform at all times.  You'll be joining the Gateway Team, a sub-team of the broader Infrastructure Group responsible for the front line of our microservices, as well as the journey a request takes while traveling from one service to another. Gateway’s work is based on three cornerstones: reliability, security, and velocity. We want to ensure that every request that hits Canva goes through the Gateway components, at ludicrous speeds, and that the developers who work on the platform can be efficient...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, our mission is to democratize design and empower creativity and visual expression for every person, on every platform. Since its launch in April 2013, our user base has grown exponentially, amassing over 30 million users in over 100 languages, making us one of the world's fastest-growing technology companies. Canva is used by millions of people every single day and the safety of our users is reliant on our compliance and security practices. It’s crucial for us to ensure that our business is secure and compliant, so that our users can safely rely on our platform. The Security Risk & Compliance team aims to ensure that Canva successfully navigates a complex technology risk and compliance landscape.  Through engagement with all parts of the business and effective operation of Canva’s information security management system, the team provides insights and advice to support decision making at multiple levels within the organisation. This role is...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
Since launch in April 2013, our user base has grown exponentially, amassing over 15 million users in over 100 languages, making us one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world.  As of today, we've achieved profitability as well as a USD $6-billion valuation, comfortably setting us up for the next stage of growth. Canva is seeking an enthusiastic IT Support Engineer to ensure the reliability, security, and resiliency of our systems, hardware, and platforms which support Canva's internal business operations.  As we grow past 700 employees in Sydney, we need to ensure our offices, tools, and systems enable all Canva employees to do their best work. Responsibilities Support and troubleshooting Canva's hardware and devices - laptops, networking, and video conferencing for MacOS, Apple Devices, Zoom Teleconferencing Manage small projects - planning, communication of, and implementation of new procedures,...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we work every day to make a significant positive impact on society. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone, on any device and platform. Since launch in April 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 30 million users in over 100 languages.  We are the most valuable technology company in Australia, and one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies in the world.  We’re a values-driven organization with an engineering mindset that applies to everything that we do.  Last year we continued to increase revenue and profitability, grew our valuation, and  cracked the Top 10 in the Cloud 100.  Canva’s intuitive suite of design tools is built by an amazing team of engineers, designers, and product specialists from all over the world.  As the features and services of our product suite expand, we’re setting some large and ambitious goals and thus -- are seeking...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we work every day to make a significant positive impact on society. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone, on any device and platform. Since launch in April 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 30 million users in over 100 languages.  We are the most valuable technology company in Australia, and one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies in the world.  We’re a values-driven organization with an engineering mindset that applies to everything that we do.  Last year we continued to increase revenue and profitability, grew our valuation, and  cracked the Top 10 in the Cloud 100.  Canva’s intuitive suite of design products is powered by our large distributed cloud infrastructure in AWS.  As the features and services of our product suite evolve, we’re setting some large and ambitious goals and thus, are Software Engineering Managers to ensure that our...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we’re transforming the way the world designs by building a suite of easy-to-use design tools (for graphics, animation, video, and print) in over 100 languages, and across browser-based and mobile platforms.   Founded in 2013, with Technology and Product HQ’d in Sydney, we’ve grown to nearly 1500 staff globally.   We’re the most valuable private technology company in Australia with a valuation of USD $6 billion, we’re profitable, and we’re acquiring users at an incredible rate - with over 130 million designs created per month in Canva -- and rapidly growing! We have a large pipeline of infrastructure projects on the horizon to ensure high availability, top-notch performance, and the continued scalability of the environment.  The Infrastructure Group's focus is to make infrastructure easy for all the other engineering teams at Canva.  We accomplish this by optimizing existing solutions,...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we’re transforming the way the world designs by building a suite of easy-to-use design tools (for graphics, animation, video, and print) in over 100 languages, and across browser-based and mobile platforms.   Founded in 2013, with Technology and Product HQ’d in Sydney, we’ve grown to nearly 1500 staff globally.   We’re the most valuable private technology company in Australia with a valuation of USD $6 billion, we’re profitable, and we’re acquiring users at an incredible rate - with over 130 million designs created per month in Canva -- and rapidly growing! We have a large pipeline of infrastructure projects on the horizon to ensure high availability, top-notch performance, and the continued scalability of the environment.  The Infrastructure Group's focus is to make infrastructure easy for all the other engineering teams at Canva.  We accomplish this by optimizing existing solutions,...
May 21, 2021
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
Job Description At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform! Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time. Since launch in August 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 40 million active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 2 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we are capable of Product Design at Canva One of the principles of our design team is to ‘show the future’. As designers we transport the rest of the company into a future we’re yet to build. A big part of the role of a product designer at Canva is to be a visionary—visualising and reinventing the future of...
May 21, 2021