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Technical Program Manager, Engineering - Open To Remote Across Anz

Canva - Sydney, NSW

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JOB DESCRIPTION

At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform! Inspired 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.


Since launch in August 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 30 million active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 2 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we are capable of!



About the technical program managers

At Canva, we’re all continually striving towards our Crazy Big Goals! Since growing to a worldwide team of over 1,200 we need to ensure we’re working as effectively and efficiently as possible, which is where our Program Managers come in. 


As a Technical Program Manager for our product and tech teams, it is your mission to bring together all ongoing projects and drive them to unilateral success, ensuring strategy and alignment across group goals. Working with leadership and key project owners, you will be the organiser and driver of key projects whilst enhancing the visibility and accountability across goals and projects.


What you'll be doing

  • Partner with Group Leadership to drive the highest priority, cross-cutting initiatives that enable Canva to create a world-class design experience 
  • Work across functions and teams to ensure alignment of priorities and goals, drive accountability & results and foster a culture and environment to achieve excellence and innovation at Canva
  • Keep teams accountable for reporting on their goals, be able to summarise progress and highlight areas that need attention.
  • Create documentation of plans and processes, driving consistency and alignment across teams. Ensure the team maintains, creates, collaborates and shares Canva and project knowledge in appropriate documentation spaces.
  • Create systems to track and prioritise product and engineering needs and challenges. Track projects, timelines and commitments on internal and external projects, so the leaders and founders have visibility 
  • Work across functions and teams to ensure alignment of priorities/goals and foster a culture and environment to achieve excellence.
  • Create clarity, alignment and accountability to achieve our crazy big goals


Experience you'll need

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in technical program management roles at a software company. 
  • Experience with end to end Software development life cycle in Agile/Scrum environment.
  • Experience working with product managers and engineers to drive cross company projects.
  • Past experience in Software development/Engineering would be highly valued
  • A love for navigating complexity and tackling ambiguous problems.
  • A natural communicator who can influence cross-functionally with each to achieve big wins.
  • Deep understanding of the product development process
  • Comfortable with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
  • Passionate about developing partnerships with cross-functional teams to influence decisions, drive alignment and prioritisation
  • Ability to think strategically but also able to drive execution. This role will be very hands-on!
  • Process-oriented but flexible in approach




Company Benefits

Canva is currently one of Australia’s hottest technology startups and has been the ranked #1 Australian Workplace in Technology by JobAdvisor for the second year in a row.

We mean it when we say we want to create a workplace that you love coming to. Our culture is unlike anywhere else and our offices are designed with workspaces for every mood, to help you do great work. At Canva you can be part of a company that is growing rapidly, building a product that users really love.

Psst -We have two in-house chefs that whip up amazing breakfasts and lunches for the whole team - check out what's cooking at: https://instagram.com/canvalife

Being a Force for good.

One of our core values at Canva, “Being a force for good” means we are actively working towards a world that isn't just good for a small few, but one that’s good for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community. To achieve this, we need to constantly work towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone.