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Senior Backend Engineer, Assistant, Content and Discovery

Remote position, Australia only


Looking to join a pioneering project in Natural Language Understanding? Look no further! At Canva, you'll have the opportunity to work with a collaborative team of talented engineers, pushing the boundaries of technological advancements. You'll be designing and implementing APIs, running ML models, and working on new solutions to cater to the quality required by our Product and Engineering teams. Plus, you'll enjoy a stack of benefits, including equity packages, inclusive parental leave, and flexible leave options. So, if you're ready to redefine how the world experiences design, Canva is the place for you! Check out for more info.

Job Description

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 a 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.

Job Description

About the role:

You will join a pioneering project in the field of Natural Language Understanding (NLU). As a valued member of our team, you will have the chance to work closely with talented engineers representing various subspecialties.

You'll be part of a highly dynamic and collaborative team, embracing a culture of constant innovation and pushing the boundaries of technological advancements. Working alongside brilliant minds, you'll create synergies and leverage diverse skill sets that will elevate your own expertise to new heights.

As a member of the project, you will have the chance to establish connections with various teams across our organization, transcending traditional boundaries, and directly interfacing with the newest technology that’s being built at Canva.

What you are doing on this role:

  • Contributing to the BE development of au natural language understanding/processing system that integrates seamlessly into Canva Product.
  • Designing and implementing APIs that model a conversational interface to Canva.
  • Running the underlying ML models of the assistant at scale.
  • Building evaluation systems that let us iterate and improve on our natural language processing.
  • Working on new solutions to cater the quality required by our Product and Engineering teams.
  • Running experiments to understand Customer Design Journeys.

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.

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