Digital Developer

Canva, Sydney

Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software

At Canva, we’re transforming the way the world designs. Our mission is to make beautiful design possible for everyone. But making design simple is not easy and we need to continue to build a world-class team to pursue the many huge opportunities in front of us. So if you want to play a key role in one of the world’s fastest growing startups, this job could be for you.

We take great pride in designing a product and a brand that users really love. Just check out our Twitter stream. Your colleagues at Canva — like you — enjoy being the best at their craft and coming together as a team to create something world-class.

About the role

We are looking for a front-end developer who can work with designers and backenders and build creative and usable experiences. An understanding that spans across digital design and web technologies is key to this. Importantly this role requires a front-end developer who has a great level of competence around HTML/CSS/Javascript and understanding of PHP and Wordpress. If you love taking crisp and creative designs and creating super tight code and beautiful interactions then we're the place for you.
You will be part of the Digital Design team and work in conjunction with many other teams at Canva ( Product, Marketing, Growth, I18N … ). Focusing on all the public sites of Canva you will be responsible for the implementation and delivery of a wide range of digital projects :
- Hundreds of Landing pages. Getting over 1M views a month these pages bring over 30k signups a day.
- Marketing pages for products and feature launches: Canva for work, iPhone, iPad, Canva Embeds,…
- Company pages such as about us, careers (the one you’re viewing this ad on)
- Our own custom Help centre
- Some fun SEO driven projects: Photo editor, Color palette generator and Font combinations.
- And much more…

You will help bring these digital projects to life, working closely with designers and backenders within the team. Your role will be to implement all these new features and pages as well as optimising and maintaining the existing ones. Canva strive for good design and we value a lot the attention to detail. From the nicest hover effect or the slightest  shadow to the smoothest animations.

- Develop new user-facing features, creative solutions for Canva’s marketing campaigns, landing pages, new product teasers, and a wide range of other digital projects
- Identify and communicate best practices for front end engineering within the team
- Interact with our back end systems
- Build reusable code and libraries for future use
- Improve existing code base, architecture and workflow
- Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
- Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
- Ensure that the Canva experience spans a wide range of devices, from desktop to mobile
- Makes suggestions and participates in moving the company forward as being an expert in what they do
- Communicate with other team members to determine the best solutions to difficult problems

- Equity options in one of the fastest growing startups in the world
- Fitness membership
- In-house chef
- Company trips
- Relocation budget for overseas candidates
- All visa application processes covered

About you
You are someone that loves coding beautiful WEB pages and anything digital. With a high attention to details, UI and interactions, you like to write your own Bézier Curves to time your animations perfectly. Implementing modern and beautiful design and focusing on user experiences and business goals. You have a strong focus and performances, best practices, SEO and responsive implementation.

- Expert knowledge of web technologies (HTML5/CSS3/JS)
- Don’t be too biased by any specific framework
- Good understanding of different ECMA versions and their differences
- Have an outstanding understanding of Critical Rendering Path
- Experience building and managing WordPress themes and the WordPress environment.
- Understands at least the basics of NodeJS and its concept
- Be able to write good object oriented JSHave a decent notion of PHP to integrate FE elements with it
- Understanding of React / Typescript would be a bonusIntimate knowledge of cross-browser and cross-device development.
- Ability to write high-performance, reusable code for UI components, including appropriate testing.
- Front end tooling (Webpack, SASS & Gulp)
- Build and management tools (GIT)
- Ability to collaborate with designers to rapidly prototype ideas
- Minimum 3-5+ years of experience in front-end development
- Clearly convey thoughts and ideas; both verbally and written
- BS or MS degree in Computer Science / Software Engineering or a related field

About Canva

About us At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our platform combines a drag-and-drop design tool with a stock library of over 1 million photographs, illustrations and imagery. You can also choose from hundreds of professional templates to create social media graphics, presentations, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. Our mission is to make design simple for everyone. Driven by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time.

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