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.

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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...
Oct 30, 2020
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 April 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 10 million u sers 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...
Oct 30, 2020
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 10 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 at over $1-billion, which comfortably prepares us for the next phase of growth and development.   This role sits within the Gateway Team, which is 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 two cornerstones: Reliability 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, productive, and most importantly, happy....
Oct 30, 2020
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.    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.   In 2020, we’ve continued to increase revenue and profitability, achieved a  recent valuation of USD $6 billion , and placed  7th on the Cloud 100 .  Despite this year’s challenges, we have continued to bring some of the best and brightest engineering minds in Australia and abroad to Canva.  Could you be next?   ...
Oct 30, 2020
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Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
About the role At Canva we’re rapidly scaling our engineering team, approximately doubling in size each year. One of the challenges we face is sharing knowledge across the engineering organization. Recently, we set up a website to host internal documentation for engineers. The content grows every week and includes explanations of the way we approach problems, engineering practices, and style guides. The website has already been well received by engineers, but we know there’s a long way to go. Our mission is to equip our hundreds of engineers with the knowledge, best practices, and reference materials they need to do their best work and to foster a culture of great documentation to help us scale. You’ll work with a tech writer and designer to help develop the content and future vision of internal docs at Canva. We need someone with the technical skills to implement this vision and maintain the website hosting the docs. Responsibilities Work...
Oct 30, 2020
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Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
Since launch in April 2013, Canva has grown exponentially, amassing more than 30 million users in 190 different countries - making us one of the world's fastest-growing technology companies.  With our recent USD$ 6 Billion valuations and entry into the coveted technology unicorn club, we're firmly focused on ensuring Canva remains the go-to place for all design needs on the web.    In order to do this, we must ensure the whole of Canva's web experience and presence is top-notch, seamless, delightful to the customer, and built on a scalable platform and infrastructure to ensure resiliency.   We are hiring a backend-focused engineer to join our Web Engineering team, which is wholly responsible for the development, maintenance, and optimization of Canva's wide array of high-volume web portals and the underlying infrastructure.  These include the landing pages, Canva Design School, Color Wiki, Help Center, Careers Portal, Photo Tools, Blogs,...
Oct 30, 2020
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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. As we continue to develop out product suite and expand globally, our focus remains on delivering value and building incredible features our userbase will love.   The engineering and product teams are constantly striving to push the envelope, especially as we move into video, animation, audio, and other rich media areas. To do this, we're seeking foundational members to build out graphicse engineering capability in the business -- building out amazing new tools, features, and capability that will "WOW" the millions of people who use Canva every day.   If you have research or commercial experience in VFX, image or video processing, photo editing or building rendering pipelines we’d love to hear from you! We encourage you to...
Oct 30, 2020
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.     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 to all the work we do.  With profitability, a recent valuation of $6bn, and an incredible talent-base, we’re even more driven to continue building out a captivating design experience for users all over the world.  We’re cementing the foundation for the future growth, stability, and safety of our business and users alike as we expand our global footprint with new offices set to open in the...
Oct 30, 2020
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Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we’re transforming the way the world designs. We are well on our journey as a startup - a profitable one (and currently the most valuable private tech company in Australia). As we continue that journey, we are seeking engineers with strong skills in system administration and corporate infrastructure to join us in our HQ in Sydney.    Secure, scalable, well-maintained systems are the foundation of our development and design processes and we strive to ensure the same for our company’s technology operations.  This is an opportunity to be a crucial member of Canva’s Internal Infrastructure Team, playing a key role in the global expansion of one of the world’s most exciting technology companies.   Currently, in our Sydney HQ, we have over 600 people over 6 floors and 3 buildings, conference rooms, multi-use presentation spaces, a cafeteria, a rooftop bar, and a cafe. We have no plans to grow into a large corporate entity...
Oct 30, 2020
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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. The editorial team is the core component of the Canva design experience. You will be working on the main reason why our users love Canva.   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 at 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...
Oct 30, 2020
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 the production. We achieve this by combining industry-leading third-party solutions with our own in-house developed solutions. We work across...
Oct 30, 2020
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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 at 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 new...
Oct 30, 2020
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 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 at over $3.2 billion, which comfortably prepares us for the next phase of growth and development.   Canva's search functionality is powered by a set of bespoke and open-source tools.  One of the key components being our Apache Solr instance and the surrounding services, which are responsible for thousands of queries per second - serving up images, templates, and other design elements to our users all over the world.  As we continue to scale up, we’re seeking to build out more search functionality, resiliency, and capability.  Thus, we have an opportunity for a...
Oct 30, 2020
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 at 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, and Atlassian engineers. The team takes pride in its focus on engineering fundamentals. We strive to use the most...
Oct 30, 2020
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 at 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...
Oct 30, 2020
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 the 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,...
Oct 30, 2020
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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 collective 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...
Oct 30, 2020
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we’re transforming the way the world designs. Our mission is to make beautiful designs 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 for 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...
Oct 30, 2020
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 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 balance...
Oct 30, 2020
Full time
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we work every day 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 democratize 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...
Oct 30, 2020
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 at 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, and Atlassian engineers. The team takes pride in its focus on engineering fundamentals. We strive to use the most...
Oct 30, 2020
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 carry out research, brainstorming, sketching, prototyping, and collaboration with our engineers to ship great products.  We are empathetic user advocates and respect our users’ opinions through interviews, usability testing, and data analysis, as well as wireframing, flowcharting, and journey mapping to show the different stages that customers go...
Oct 30, 2020
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 carry out research, brainstorming, sketching, prototyping, and collaboration with our engineers to ship great products.  We are empathetic user advocates and respect our users’ opinions through interviews, usability testing, and data analysis, as well as wireframing, flowcharting, and journey mapping to show the different stages that customers go...
Oct 30, 2020
Contractor
 
Canva Sydney NSW, Australia
At Canva, we empower the world to design. Our mission is to democratize design and video and empower creativity for anyone on any platform. Inspired by a team of talented creatives, an amazing culture, and a remarkable growth trajectory—we’re one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we are hoping to do!    If you’d love to create stunning designs that will be seen and loved by 10 million users across 190 different countries, join us! We’re out to change the world, one design at a time.   About the team From videos to animated social media, the  Video Template Design Squad  empowers our users to create stunningly beautiful motion content—by beginning their journey with a perfect and easily customizable template design. Canva’s templates team is building the world’s best design marketplace, with a library of designs that offer our users a...
Oct 30, 2020