Senior Engineering Manager – Verify Platform (Infrastructure)

Job Description

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

Hey, hello, hiya, g’day, mabuhay, kia ora, 你好, hallo, vítejte!

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.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

Driving technical strategy by paving the way and building roadmaps.
Developing and growing a team of 5 to 8 Canvanauts (software engineers) through effective hiring, coaching, succession planning, and retention strategies.
Setting up and running ongoing feedback sessions, and initiatives to help drive a healthy code review culture, knowledge sharing, design showcases, and helping improve processes through retrospectives.
Managing and engaging with collaborators across all of engineering at Canva.

You’re probably a match if:

You have proven experience with technical and people leadership – you’ve previously led impactful teams where everyone is able to share their best ideas and be their best selves.
You have strong computer engineering / science knowledge around fundamentals and first principles relating to: concurrency, multithreading, data structures, architecture, and various design patterns.
You’ve got an understanding of the DevOps ecosystem concerning tooling, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, Infrastructure as Code.
You have strong knowledge of frontend, backend and mobile testing principles at all levels of testing (unit, integration, end-to-end) and automation experience with Selenium and Appium.
You’re capable of leading by example – promoting Canva’s values, no-blame mentality, and engineering values.

About the team

Our mission is two-fold: firstly, we are committed to elevating code health and fortifying system resilience, ensuring the stable operation of our Developer Platform. Secondly, we strive to empower our engineers with cutting-edge capabilities that enable them to verify product quality and raise the bar of excellence within our organization. Through these objectives, we are dedicated to building a platform that not only operates flawlessly but also empowers our engineers to consistently deliver outstanding products, thus propelling our organization to new heights of success.

As the leader of the team, you will be working closely with engineers and QA to understand their issues to unblock them and improve their effectiveness. Your day-to-day work includes crafting our frameworks to be as efficient as possible which will include researching third-party testing tools and developing in-house solutions.

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

Check out for more info.

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.

Originally posted on Himalayas


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