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Engineering Lead - Revenue Platform - Subscriptions (Back End) - Remote AU


Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time


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About the group/team

The Revenue Platform group is deeply rooted in the Product Growth Super Group org, 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, 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.

Our Subscriptions Engine team is on a mission to build an accessible, scalable, and trustworthy subscriptions engine that enables anyone globally access to Canva’s premium offerings. We’ve recently launched Pay-as-you-grow billing as part of our new Canva Teams subscription and are continuing to focus on billing capabilities that help teams grow as well as investing in retention of our prepaid offerings for emerging markets.

About the role/specialty

We’re seeking a Technical Team Lead with strong backend experience to work with a cross-skilled engineering team and a Product Manager to implement and manage our subscription services that provide users access to premium features, provide billing transparency and value, reduce subscription churn and ultimately grows Canva’s Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) metrics.

This role is for the Subscriptions Engine Team Lead, directly responsible for subscription retention, who would work closely with our Subscriptions Funnel Team Lead that is responsible for subscriptions acquisition. Our teams work closely with multiple stakeholders from various specialties including Data, Product, Design and Finance.

What you'll do

  • You cultivate relationships based on trust, are positively minded and have a passion for motivating others.
  • Love a challenge and can break-down the delivery of large projects.
  • Be accountable for operational and engineering excellence and you foster a team that allows everyone to work at their best.
  • Work with senior engineers to guide technical vision and calve out suitable opportunities for other engineers to develop and grow their impact.
  • Support your team’s growth through clear feedback, reviews and 1:1’s.
  • Enjoy being hands-on in the design, development and deployment stages of software development giving you in-depth context as you work with leads, designers and product managers.
  • Promote a safe and respectful culture with a focus on collaboration and open communication.
  • Advocate for engineering needs and celebrate success in public forums.
  • About you

  • Experience coaching/leading a small software engineering team.
  • Expertise with at least one object-oriented language like Java.
  • Expertise with relational databases and using technologies like MySQL or SQL Server.
  • Previous experience developing cloud-based / SaaS products.A healthy balance of strong technical and people leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; with the ability to work with a diverse range of individuals from different backgrounds, with different expertise, and with different professional and personal needs.
  • Strong customer focus to understand the use cases and requirements of internal stakeholders, and identify opportunities to empower them to do their best work
  • Previous experience working cross-functionally with Product Managers, Finance, Designers, and other business functions outside of engineering
  • Working at Canva

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    Whether you’re in the office, working from home or choosing your own adventure, our benefits for permanent Canvanauts include:

    • Equity packages for you to truly be a part of the Canva journey.
    • We have a hybrid work model (in-office & from home), with our offices are always open to you balancing flexibility and connection
    • 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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