Senior Python Infrastructure Engineer - Remote across ANZ



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Job Description

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

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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, we trust our Canvanauts to choose the balance that empowers them and their team to achieve their goals.

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:

  • Improving and tailoring Canva’s remote developer environments for machine learning engineers
  • Building and delivering solutions to improve the Python and ML Local developer experience at Canva,
  • Updating documentation, and establishing best practices and guidelines for Python and ML engineering.
  • Mentoring and guiding other engineers, playing a significant role in their professional growth and development.

You're probably a match if

  • You have solid expertise in Python development which is essential. Experience in modern development tools such as Bazel or Nix is a plus.
  • You have experience with containerization, Terraform, and GitOps principles for automation and deployment is highly valued.
  • You have prior experience or a strong willingness to learn about ML concepts and applications, with a desire to integrate ML capabilities into existing infrastructure.
  • You’re knowledgeable about MLOps best practices.
  • You’re familiar with ML frameworks such as pandas, NumPy, PyTorch, Ray, and TensorRT is advantageous. Hands-on experience with CUDA as a platform operator is desirable.
  • You have demonstrated self-motivation and ownership over complex problems and their solutions, with a strong sense of accountability.
  • You’re passionate about engineering excellence, systems architecture, and meeting non-functional requirements.
  • You have a proven ability to foster team collaboration, driving collective success through shared challenges and goals.

About the team

You'll be joining the Developer Runtime team, whose mission is to uplift the local development experience for our engineers. Working directly with teams across the group, your role will focus on making machine learning engineers’ local development a pleasant experience and more productive. You’ll collaborate with the ML engineers to find those pain points and work with the team to fix them.

As a Python Specialist on the Developer runtime team, you'll:

  • Lead collaborations with engineers across the organization to understand their requirements and jointly design platform infrastructure solutions with a strong emphasis on Python.
  • Work alongside Developer Platform product managers and leadership to define strategic priorities and roadmap for ML and Python-related initiatives within the team.
  • Proactively engage with engineers across Developer Platform by collaborating on high-impact projects to uplift Python and ML local development experience.
  • Drive innovation in Python and ML engineering practices and development experience, contributing to the development of a unified and resilient infrastructure.

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 range 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.

We celebrate all types of skills and backgrounds at Canva so even if you don’t feel like your skills quite match what’s listed above - we still want to hear from you!

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.