Localisation Project Manager


Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

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Where and how you can work

Our flagship campus is in Sydney. We also have a campus in Melbourne and co-working spaces in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. But you have choice in where and how you work. That means if you want to do your thing in the office (if you’re near one), at home or a bit of both, it’s up to you. 

What you’d be doing in this role

As Canva scales change continues to be part of our DNA. But we like to think that’s all part of the fun. So this will give you the flavour of the type of things you’ll be working on when you start, but this will likely evolve.

About the Team:
Every month, more than 60 million Canva users create a design in one of the 100 languages other than English that Canva supports. The localisation specialty is made up of three incredible teams of linguists, project managers, and designers distributed throughout the company! The team continue to hit outstanding results through their mission of celebrating the diversity of our growing base of global users and making their Canva experiences delightful.

This mission involves everything from developing a vision for the global Canva user experience by procuring translation services via LSPs, to maintaining localisation infrastructure roadmaps. If you join us, you’ll get the opportunity to be involved in all stages of the development cycle in world-class product teams. 

Your Role:
On day one, you’ll start building a deep understanding of the content discoverability experience in Canva for Global users. From here, you’ll roadmap major and minor improvements to the experience and build a rapport with the cross-functional teams who own content, search, and internationalisation.

After 6 months, you’ll have guided the project from planning, through execution, and into impact analysis. You will have developed relationships with the relevant collaborators and communicated the case widely and thoughtfully.
In a year’s time you’ll be contributing to the team’s future vision and working on the next major localisation project. 


What you’ll do:


  • Drive localisation strategy and implementation of localisation processes and solutions for Product Localisation at Canva
  • Support international expansion of Canva’s platforms by implementing efficient and scalable product localisation solutions
  • Guide the wider teams of PM, engineers, and designers in localisability standard methodologies to ensure success of international product launches
  • Identify process and product improvements for international users and devise solutions that are cost-effective and time-efficient
  • Evangelize internationalisation and localisation standard processes
  • Drive Machine Translation strategies and implementation across products for LOTE users

    What we’re looking for


  • A strong track record & expertise with localisation tools and processes
  • A solid understanding of product growth
  • Proficiency with SQL/data analysis
  • Tertiary education in linguistics or localisation





    What’s in it for you?
    Achieving our crazy big goals motivates us to work hard – and we do – but you’ll experience lots of moments of magic, connectivity and fun woven throughout life at Canva, too. We also offer a stack of benefits to set you up for every success in and outside of work.
    Here’s a taste of what’s on offer:
    • Equity packages – we want our success to be yours too
    • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents & carers
    • An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance to support your wellbeing, social connection, office setup & more
    • Flexible leave options that empower you to be a force for good, take time to recharge and supports you personally
    Check out lifeatcanva.com for more info.
    Other stuff to know
    We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.
    Please note that interviews are conducted virtually. 
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