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Team Engineering Lead – FinOps (Infrastructure)

About the Team
This is a unique opportunity for you to be one of the foundational Cloud FinOps team members at Canva. The Cloud FinOps vision is to have a culture that empowers engineers at Canva to seamlessly maximise value for every dollar spent in the Cloud. If you have a passion for continuous learning, collaboration, problem solving, and building amazing technical solutions to solve real business problems, joining our team will put you in the spotlight to help Canva achieve its two step plan.

What you’d be doing in this role:

    • Lead the way in establishing a FinOps culture at Canva
    • Be responsible for the continued development of new features, functionality, and optimisation from raw data ingestion, to the access and modelling layer, through to maintaining the visualization layer
    • Design, build out, and autonomously lead discussions about our team’s products to address problems from our product teams and company leaders
    • Take a customer-focused approach to technical leadership, working to strike a balance between company and team priorities
    • Coach the professional development of the engineers on your team. This involves providing guidance and support to help them grow, finding opportunities for advancement, and holding them accountable for their own progress
    • Hands-on development, tuning, and overall management of our FinOps platform.

You’re probably a match if:

    • You have successful experience in a team leadership role with direct reports, whilst being hands on yourself
    • You can code proficiently in Golang
    • You have experience working with infrastructure as code and Cloud providers (AWS preferred)
    • You’ve worked with data ingestion and transformation in modern cloud-based data platform solutions such as Snowflake and dbt
    • You are curious and enjoy discovering new areas and having an understanding of areas outside of your expertise. Solving those opportunities and problem spaces with technical ideas and solutions
    • You know how to engage with people from different backgrounds and craft. You can explain ideas and decisions using different communication styles to suit the audience, ranging from engineers to senior leadership
    • You are excited about designing solutions at scale, pragmatically planning what delivers the most value with low cost. Working with many different collaborators, each with their own problems. Tying the short-term steps that open the long-term goals.
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
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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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  • Company: Canva
  • Published: 1st April 2023
  • Closing Date: 25th August 2023
  • Country: Australia
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Manager
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None