Front End Engineer at Canva

Sydney, Australia

Posted on Apr 07 2015 (about 9 years ago)



Are you a front end engineer who would love working with a highly-skilled, fast-paced team? Do you yearn for the excitement of being in a consumer focused startup that is experiencing massive growth? Then we would love to hear from you!

We are a team of ex-Google, VMware & ThoughtWorks engineers who have all worked on a diverse range of projects, both big and small. We thrive in a dynamic environment with rapid decisions, strive to use the most appropriate tools for the tasks at hand, and strike a measured balance between getting things done and long term maintainability. We are a harmonious team, with no big egos, and we welcome self-driven engineers to come and join us on this adventure.


  • Expert knowledge of JavaScript
  • Expert knowledge of web technologies (HTML/CSS)
  • Experience developing rich applications with HTML/CSS/JS
  • Intimate knowledge of cross-browser and cross-device development
  • Ability to write high-performance, reusable code for UI components, including appropriate testing
  • Aware of but not reliant on MVC Frameworks

Bonus experience:

  • Experience with SVGs
  • Experience with graphics programming
  • Experience in building design
  • Experience with Java or Python
  • An interest in user interface design


  • Work with Product Designers and founders to build a next-generation web application with a focus on an exceptional client-side experience
  • Build efficient and reusable frontend abstractions and systems
  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks
  • Participate in design and code reviews
  • Communicate with other team members to determine the best solutions to difficult problems
  • Identify and communicate best practices for frontend engineering
  • Interact with our backend systems
  • Passion for performance debugging and benchmarking
  • 3+ years of experience building web applications BS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Use a spacer.gif in our email templates every now and then

Other Information

We are looking for people who love technology and can bring creativity when solving challenging problems. We ensure that the Canva workspace is setup for you to do your best work and have a great time doing so.

Do you know we have a chef, Song, that makes fantastic lunches for the team, follow Song on Instagram here to see what he has whipped up today:


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