Senior Backend Engineer – Java, Revenue Platform (Open to remote across ANZ)


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Our mission at Canva is to empower the world to design and since launching in 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 86 million monthly active users across 190 different countries and a team of over 3,000 people… and the best bit is that we’ve only achieved 1% of what we know we’re capable of. 

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About the Product Growth & Revenue Platform teams:

Product Growth is the business group focused on making sure users of our primary paid subscription, which is Canva’s #1 revenue driver, get the most out of the subscription by building growth experiments and features that highlight it’s value, as well as building growth frameworks and tooling in order to facilitate rapid development in this space.

We partner with other product groups and teams, leveraging our growth and experimentation engine to maximise the impact of all the amazing features and bring as much value to our community as possible.

As part of the Product Growth group, the Revenue Platform team is owning the strategy and roadmap for enabling everyone, across the planet, to access the paid features of Canva, be this through a subscription or a one-off transaction. No two countries are the same, so it is our job to understand, evaluate and prioritise what works best and for who. We do everything from building out complex new payment integrations to enabling other Canva groups to achieve their goals and monetise their features. 

About this role:

Revenue Platform is building a high performance payment processing capability in order to process billions of dollars of revenue. This role will optimise our interfaces into financial payment networks to maximum payment success rates and minimise fraud.

You’ll be working on systems that are mission critical to Canva’s revenue where your impact to can be directly mapped to company critical goals. You will become a domain expert in technical aspects of credit card network and alternate payment methods worldwide, and leverage these skills to improve payment success rates


What you’ll do :


  • Focus on improving market payment success rates.
  • Working with researchers, growth managers, payment service providers and data analysts to identify opportunities for optimisation.
  • Implementing enhancements to integration between Canva and payment service providers.
  • Conducting A/B experiments to optimise for payment success while minimising fraud.
  • Working with Revenue Platform service teams to surface information required to improve payment success rates.
  • Working primarily BE but expected to interact with FE code components and be open to skilling up.
  • Become a domain expert in technical aspects of credit card network and alternate payment methods worldwide

    Key skills and experience desired:


  • 3+ years of experience at a software development company (we can adapt the role and compensation for different levels of expertise – senior/staff engineers are also welcome to apply!)
  • Competency in Java (or C#)
  • Competency working with relational databases
  • Strong knowledge of building APIs
  • Ability to work closely with internal stakeholders to understand their requirements, iterate ideas and build custom solutions
  • (Bonus) Full-stack (react/typescript) experience
  • (Bonus) Experience with financial systems
  • (Bonus) Experience with optimisation through A/B testing





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