Job Summary

The mission of this role is to use machine learning to improve the Canva experience within the Search Team. Utilizingrapid experimentation cycles and building a fast experiment pipeline, we can test and action things faster. By analysing the data we collect, and employing machine learning techniques appropriately, we are able to provide stronger search results to our users, build new features, and ultimately maximise customer happiness.


  • Work alongside data specialists, software engineers, product owners - to identify business and growth opportunities
  • Designing and creating new data pipelines from scratch, all the way to deployment to our millions of users
  • Participate in exciting research in machine learning applications across the Canva product suite
  • Improve scalability, speed and performance of existing models
  • Contribute to the full life cycle of ML models – data analysis, modeling, tuning & productization
  • Conceptual modelling: to be able to share and articulate modelling
  • Statistical analysis: to understand and work around possible limitations in models
  • Predictive modelling: most of the big data problems are towards being able to predict future outcomes
  • Hypothesis testing: being able to develop hypothesis and test them with careful experiments


  • Two (2) years or more of commercial experience in the machine learning / data science domain
  • Extensive programming skills and commercial exprience preferably in different programming languages such as Java, Scala, or Python
  • Familiarity with big data tools - Apache Spark, Hadoop, MapReduce, etc.
  • Strong research skills - the ability to dig through deep learning literature and understand strong mathematical constructs
  • At minimum, a bachelors degree in Computer Engineering / Science or Mathematics; ideally a masters or Ph.D in either of those disciplines
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills


  • Competitive salary, plus equity options
  • Flexible daily working hours, we value work-life balance
  • In-house chefs that cook delicious breakfast and lunch for us each day
  • Onsite Gym; Yoga Benefits
  • Generous parental (including secondary) leave policy
  • Pet-friendly offices
  • Sponsored social clubs and team events
  • Relocation budget for interstate or overseas individuals that legally qualify for visa sponsorship

If you require visa sponsorship, you must ensure you have at least two (2) years of post-University commercial experience as a Software Engineer and meet the mandatory sponsorship requirements laid out by Department of Home Affairs.


Canva is a graphic-design tool website, founded in 2012. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts. It is used by non-designers as well as professionals. The tools can be used for both web and print media design and graphics.



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