Java Engineer at Canva

Sydney, Australia

Posted on Apr 07 2015 (over 9 years ago)



Are you a generalist engineer who would love to work with a highly-skilled, fast-paced team? Do you yearn for the excitement of being part of a well funded startup? 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.

We run Java+Python frontends and backends, using a mix of SQL and NoSQL stores.


  • A generalist, but with expert Java experience
  • Excellent problem solving skills, with a creative and analytic mind
  • A polyglot, comfortable working with and learning a wide range of tools
  • Deep knowledge of the web stack, networks, and Unix administration
  • Strong engineering practices (TDD, DI, code reviews)
  • Strong Computer Science background

Bonus experience

  • AWS infrastructure
  • Search infrastructure (Lucene/Solr, ElasticSearch)
  • Python and/or Scala
  • Image analysis and computer vision
  • Horizontal scaling, Heroku, MapReduce
  • Both SQL and NoSQL stores


  • Work closely with designers and product managers to deliver great products that delight our customers and that you can be proud of
  • Bring new ideas to the table
  • Engaging in technical discussions and designing new features
  • Multi-task through various challenges
  • Work with a close knit team of designers, product managers, testers and engineers

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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Dear Canva I learnt about your ad on the jobs page. I would need work visa sponsorship but have had work experience there. I fit well into the job description. Also, let me know if its possible to telecommute internationally. -- Many Thanks and Kind Regards VikramNath A