Canva opens engineering functions in Manila office

Vacancies now available for front-end developer (digital design), test automation engineer, PHP backend engineer, and senior Java software engineer.


After opening its Manila offices in 2014 and acquiring nearly a hundred local employees since then, online design and publishing platform Canva has announced its growth plan to continue build stronger tech capabilities in the Philippines.

Apart from creative and administrative functions, the company is now opening engineering position in its Manila offices for the first time. These include front-end developer (digital design), test automation engineer, PHP backend engineer, and senior Java software engineer.

“Our Manila and Sydney teams are very similar. Both have exceptionally motivated and talented people who thrive and believe in our mission of empowering everyone in the world to design anything and publish anywhere,” says Canva CEO and co-founder Melanie Perkins. “We were lucky enough to work with wonderful people from the Philippines since very early on in the journey. The country has a very strong design community and global aesthetic, and is well-known for producing topnotch engineering talent. For us, it makes perfect sense to bolster our engineering capability with a new team in Manila.”

The billion-dollar company is seeking to advance its product offerings by growing it’s Manila headcount from 97 to over 150 this year. It is also preparing for expansion by securing three floors of office space at Makati’s Coherco Corporate Centre, a seven-storey building in the burgeoning business district.

Zach Kitschke, Head of People at Canva, adds, “Canva’s culture is about creating a place where everyone loves coming to work each day and feels empowered to do the best work of their lives. We’re really excited to be setting up our very first product teams in the Philippines and are looking for software engineers who are excited by big technical challenges, and building products and features used by millions of people all around the world.”

Canva has had a growing reputation of being one of the coolest companies to work for, with employees in both the Sydney (Australia) and Manila offices enjoying numerous benefits such as gym subsidies, in-house chefs who cook breakfast and lunch, extraordinary team celebrations, and many more.

Any interested parties are encouraged to visit Canva Careers for more information about available vacancies.