Software Engineer (Flourish/visualization)


Software Engineer (Flourish/visualization)


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competitive salary

United Kingdom

Engineering, Production


in-office, flexible, home office

your profile

  • You are an experienced engineer who enjoys working collaboratively and loves to learn new things. You care deeply about the quality of your work and are thoughtful about how to improve both what you’re doing and how the team works together. You’re happy to adopt existing conventions of the codebase.

  • Importantly, you’re excited by Flourish and the opportunity to make it better. You’re a friendly colleague and you work well in a close-knit team.

  • Required skills and experience

  • A deep understanding of the web platform

  • At least five years experience as a backend or full-stack engineer

  • Strong JavaScript and Node.js skills

  • Competence with command-line Linux and shell scripting

  • Good SQL skills

  • Be comfortable using Git for version control, and understand why clear history matters

  • Familiarity with working practices such as test-driven development, continuous integration and continuous delivery

  • Experience in agile methodologies

  • Awareness of security best practices for web applications

Bonus points if you have experience working with

  • AWS (S3, EC2, IAM, etc)

  • PostgreSQL

  • Java

  • React

  • TypeScript

about the company

Since launching in August 2013, Canva has been changing the way in which we communicate. Today our design tool has attracted over 60 million happy users across 190 countries, who have collectively created more than 7 billion designs.
With an integrated marketplace that has both free and paid stock photography, fonts, illustrations, and thousands of templates; a paid subscription that offers the ability to set up a brand kit so users can save their brand colours, fonts and assets.

diversity statement

"At Canva, we celebrate diversity. We deeply believe that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key to building the best product, team and company. We look for many different skills and abilities, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture."

is looking for you!

your area of responsibility

  • Maintain standards for web performance, security and accessibility

  • Help ensure Flourish remains stable and robust for its large global user base

  • Develop new features for Flourish, using modern web technologies

  • Build automated tests and improve the observability of the codebase

  • Pair-program and review code

  • Help improve the way we work and the tools we use

This is a thoroughly hands-on development role: most of your time will be spent working with code. But you will also mentor and potentially manage other engineers and work closely with the product team.

the benefits

  • Equity packages for you to truly be a part of the Canva journey. Hybrid work model (in-office & from home).

  • Flexible leave so you can recharge, give back, support others or focus on your own professional development.

  • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents and carers throughout their parenting and caring journey.

  • An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance. This is for you to spend on whatever will support your wellbeing and development.. because you know what you need to Vibe and Thrive, better than anyone.

  • Virtual and in-office wellness benefits including Canva University, Employee Assistant Programs and Fitness & Meditation Classes.

  • Canva For Good program matching your not-for-profit donations, Force for Good leave (3 paid volunteering days) and a range of sustainability and ethical initiatives to get involved in.


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