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Senior Backend Engineer (Java), Marketing

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Australia only

Job Description

Company Description

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

Hey, 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 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

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • As a Senior Software Engineer within this team, your responsibilities will encompass the design and implementation of new features, as well as the enhancement of existing ones for B2B Marketing campaigns and initiatives.
  • Collaborating with team leadership, you will contribute to the design process and provide valuable input to internal stakeholders regarding their requests and aspirations, ensuring their needs are met pragmatically.
  • You will initiate the Backend Speciality within Digital Marketing. Your influence on the design and architecture of backend decisions will be significant, collaborating with senior engineering leaders and team leadership to shape the speciality.

You're probably a match if

  • You have extensive Java experience.
  • You are comfortable getting your hands dirty with different areas of the codebase - frontend, backend or infra.
  • You are a self-starter, keen to dig in, learn from others and ask questions.
  • You have experience in talking to people from different backgrounds and skill sets. Able to explain ideas and decisions using different communication styles to suit the audience, ranging from engineers to marketing specialists.

About the team

Digital Marketing sub-group designs and builds digital experiences to support goals and strategies across Marketing. Our work ranges from web development to physical-interactive Marketing campaigns, to connect Canva to users globally. Our goal is to ensure technical solutions for Marketing are effective, optimised for user experience, and drive discovery of our product, and generate MAUs and signups.

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 well-being, social connection, office setup & more
• Flexible leave options that empower you to be a force for good, take time to recharge and support 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.

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.

Advice from our career coach

Join the team at Canva and help redefine how the world experiences design. Based in Sydney with campuses across Australia, you'll have the flexibility to work where and how you want. As a Senior Software Engineer, you'll be designing and implementing new features for B2B Marketing campaigns, collaborating with team leadership, and shaping the Backend Speciality within Digital Marketing. If you're a Java expert who loves getting hands-on with code, learning from others, and communicating with diverse teams, this role might just be your perfect match. Plus, enjoy equity packages, inclusive parental leave, and a Vibe & Thrive allowance to support your well-being. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, right? Check out for more info!

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