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Software Engineering Manager - Cloud Infrastructure

Canva - Sydney, NSW

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Software Engineering Manager - Cloud Infrastructure

At Canva, we work every day to make a significant positive impact on society. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone, on any device and platform.

Since launch in April 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 30 million users in over 100 languages. We are the most valuable technology company in Australia, and one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies in the world. We’re a values-driven organization with an engineering mindset that applies to everything that we do. Last year we continued to increase revenue and profitability, grew our valuation, and cracked the Top 10 in the Cloud 100.

Canva’s intuitive suite of design products is powered by our large distributed cloud infrastructure in AWS. As the features and services of our product suite evolve, we’re setting some large and ambitious goals and thus, are Software Engineering Managers to ensure that our infrastructure engineering teams continue to deliver at speed and scale.

Role Responsibilities
  • Drive delivery of large-scale cloud, infrastructure, and developer tooling projects from ideation to completion within start-up time frames to ensure Canva’s overall reliability, performance, security, and stability
  • Driving technical strategy and providing leadership to your team in a fast-paced innovation-focused environment
  • Foster a culture of communication, bridging the communication gap between teams, group, and company leadership
  • Invest in working with engineers on growth and development opportunities to help further their skillset and grow into new roles, with an ability to deliver relevant and timely feedback (positive & constructive) to help them to continuously improve and learn
  • Be heavily involved in hiring; build and grow high-performing and highly engaged teams of world-class engineers by attracting, interviewing, and seleting talent for your group
  • Coordinating and communicating across various specialties and parts of the business to understand the impact and feasibility of strategy goals within the group.
  • Drive delivery of large, cross team and cross group initiatives and projects from ideation to completion.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Five or more (5+) years of technical and people leadership as a manager of managers / leader of leads
  • Previously built high-performing and collaborative teams where everyone is able to share their best ideas and be their best selves
  • Previous experience as a Software or Site Reliability Engineer - in tune with software engineering fundamentals and first principles
  • Previous experience in cloud-based environments (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure) with a working knowledge of broad infrastructure functions - CI/CD pipelines, automation, site reliability, security, etc
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; with the ability to work with a diverse range of individuals from different backgrounds, with different expertise, and with different professional and personal needs
  • Experience making careful engineering tradeoffs, particularly around "Build vs Buy", evaluating potential third party systems to partner with, and managing and working with vendors to meet Canva's business needs
  • Strong customer focus to understand the use cases and requirements of internal stakeholders, and identify opportunities to empower them to do their best work
  • Be capable of leading by example - promoting Canva’s values, no-blame mentality, and engineering values.
Bonus Experience (not required)
  • Subject-matter expertise of Amazon Web Services and associated technologies and products within the AWS ecosystem
  • Deep understanding of CI, Build, and Deployment Systems; or previous experience in automation and building Developer Tools
  • Previous experience establishing, growing, and developing new teams from the ground up
  • Flexible daily working hours, we value work-life balance
  • Breakfast and lunch prepared by our wonderful Vibe team in Sydney HQ
  • Onsite-Gym and Yoga Membership
  • End-of-Trip Facilities: Bicycle parking and showers
  • Generous parental (including secondary) leave policy
  • Pet-friendly offices
  • Internal Coaching and Employee Support Programs
  • Sponsored social clubs, team events, and celebrations
This role is open to remote applicants within Australia that do not need visa sponsorship. We will require occasional travel to Sydney up to three times per quarter, once it is safe to do so.

The Canva workspace is set up for you to do your best work and have a great time doing so, with breakout areas, little nooks, and quiet places to retreat.

If you're seeking professional growth and enjoy working on complex, large-scale, online products that delight our millions of individual and business users alike all over the world - then apply now to be considered for the position!

We will not accept or review any CVs from external recruitment agencies.

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