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Software Engineer - Offline Platform (Open to Remote across ANZ)

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Job Description

Job 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 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:

To work with the team to deliver our first offline features, you will be:

  • Working with product teams responsible for offline-related features to understand how their features work,
  • Finding out how best to support them working offline and help build them,
  • To enable the best user experience possible when internet connectivity is not guaranteed.

To build the necessary infrastructure, you will be:

  • Understanding how product teams are building features,
  • Working with platform and infrastructure teams to understand how we best integrate offline solutions with the Canva ecosystem,
  • While building tools, libraries and documentation, teams need to build offline support in their features and maintain them.

You're probably a match if

  • You have a keen understanding of navigating complex product experiences and defining the architecture needed to enable them.
  • You’re experienced with building scalable solutions.
  • You are keen to build high-quality middle-ware that runs in clients.
  • You have a strong JavaScript background, but want to work in TypeScript.

About the Team

Offline Platform is part of Performance, which is important for us in Canva. We want to be the fastest graphical design tool in the world. The Performance Platform group is set to achieve this mission. We tackle the culture of building performance in multiple areas: make it easy to measure and analyze performance issues, improve our architecture to make performance easy to achieve, and build robust patterns to allow building features with performance by default.

A part of making Canva fast is making Canva work offline. An offline product for Canva will support our users in creating, editing, viewing and downloading their designs anywhere, anytime, with or without a reliable internet connection. A Canva without an internet connection is also a Canva that is intelligent in what to download and when.

The Offline team is responsible for building the first set of important features for an offline Canva product. We then build the tooling and architecture necessary to empower other product teams. We also write down documentation and guides that help them understand our tooling and architecture. That way they can build features that can work offline out of the box, and provide alternative user experiences for features that require an internet connection to work.

About the Role

We are looking for engineers with an interest in building an alternative experience to the product we have by pushing for two work streams: working with the team to deliver the first couple of offline features we are building, and helping build the infrastructure necessary to empower other product teams to build offline features easily.

The Offline team is a product team with a platform mindset, so your role is to balance building the Offline platform, with dogfooding our tooling and platform work by building offline features for the core Canva user experience, such as viewing and creating designs.

As a software engineer in the Offline team you will be collaborating with engineers from many different parts of the company to build the whole offline experience in stages, implementing and improving user flows one-by-one, from an MVP to a fully fledged experience for the millions of Canva users in the world.

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

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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.

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