Graduate Software Engineer (JavaScript Frontend)


Sydney, AU
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/14/2021
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  • Company Address: , Sydney

About Canva

Before Canva, creating a professional looking design was a complex process - you had to purchase expensive software; learn how to use it; purchase stock photography and fonts for the software; decide on a layout; slice images; receive photos and content via email; design something; upload and email the pdf only to find revisions needed to be made … and then finally be able to prepare your design for web or print.

Job Description

At Canva, we work every day to make a significant positive impact on society. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for everyone on every computing platform!
Since launch in August 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 10 million users in over 100 languages, making us one of the world's fastest growing technology companies.  We're growing rapidly and building a product that users really love -- just check out Twitter!
As a Graduate Software Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work alongside carefully selected engineers from the likes of Google, JetBrains, Yandex, Atlassian, Amazon, Facebook, and popular technology houses from all over the world.  You will get the opportunity to learn and apply best-practice software engineering, focused on strong software engineering fundamentals and pragmatism.
You will also have the opportunity to do meaningful work and build features and functionality that impacts millions of users around the world.  Since the Canva code base was built to scale from day one, our engineers get to spend their time optimising performance and releasing new features rather than fixing legacy code.  We also have a flat structure where engineers are invited to comment on the direction their peers are taking and are paired for peer-reviewing of code to occur. This ensures that knowledge around the code base is shared and speed of release is quick and efficient. To dig into the in and outs of engineering at Canva, here's an article written by our CTO, Dave, discussing how we get things done.
You'll be working on a fat client layer, built on Native JavaScript and a new React Mobx Typescript stack, hosted on AWS, and utilizing a variety of tools, technologies, services, and libraries.  We've got some nifty bespoke components that do a bit of magic as well!

You'll love this job if you

  • Have strong Computing and Object Oriented Programming (OOP) Fundamentals
  • Are comfortable working in Javascript, but a background in any language is fine!
  • Are comfortable in a merit-based environment where opinions are valued and best idea wins
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Have the desire to grow as a technologist and learn from arguably one of the strongest engineering teams in Australia!


  • Competitive salary, plus equity options
  • Flexible working hours, we value work-life balance
  • In-house chefs that cook delicious breakfast and lunch for us each day
  • Fitness membership allowance, plus free Yoga and Boxing Gym membership
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Pet friendly offices
  • Sponsored social clubs and team events
  • Fun and quirky celebrations


  • Please provide us with the latest PDF copies of your CV and grades/transcripts by compressing them into a zip file and uploading it below. 

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.