Senior Frontend Engineer - Brand Application - Remote across ANZ



Software Engineering
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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.

What will the role be doing?

Deliver critical front-end services and features that provide essential functionality for all Canva users to have the best on-brand experience. Collaborate with other FE engineers to drive best practices within the team and improve the user experience for Brand in Canva.

Why is the role needed?

Brand functionality is of growing importance to Canva.

The role will be focussed on delivering new features.

What is exciting about this role?

Brand is a core part of Canva's value proposition for all users. We're still scratching the surface of what this feature set can be, and you will play a significant part in defining the future of one of the most important parts of Canva.


  • Work with product designers and founders to build improved functionality into Canva’s design editor and creative elements such as fonts, text, shapes, images, and colours, as well as adding new elements.
  • Build efficient and reusable front-end abstractions and systems.
  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks.
  • Participate in design and code reviews.
  • Help to identify and communicate standard practices and methodologies for front-end engineering.
  • Collaborating with the team and other engineers outside the team to find issues in the whole product and communicate clear action items.
  • Empowering other engineers is one of our team’s core values.

Key Skills or Experience

  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript and web technologies (HTML/CSS)
  • Experience with React or similar frontend framework
  • Experience with TypeScript
  • Experience with MobX (or other state management libraries)
  • Experience collaborating with designers
  • Provide technical expertise to other teams
  • Participate in design and code reviews
  • Computer science fundamentals

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.