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Systems Administrator at Canva

Surry Hills, NSW

At Canva, we’re transforming the way the world designs. Our application is used by millions of users all over the world, in over 100 languages.  Stable, scalable, well-maintained systems are the foundation of our development and design processes and we want to bring that same thirst for excellence into our company technology operations.

Currently, in our Sydney HQ, we have over 400 people over 6 floors, conference rooms, multi-use presentation spaces, and cafeteria.  Globally, we’re over 600 people. Thus, ensuring our IT infrastructure continues to serve the needs of our team is essential to our goals and vision as a company.

This opening on the team would be suitable We’re seeking to welcome an experienced systems administrator to the team to help the company grow from hundreds to thousands globally.  We’re seeking a strong communicator with a focus on customer service and automation - automating the repetitive bits to make Canva’s operations more efficient. It would be ideal for someone who enjoys taking full ownership of projects and improvements while being able to adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced and often ambiguous environment.  The successful applicant will be taking an active role in improving our internal systems, business-facing applications, and hardware and device fleet management.


  • Ownership of the applications and infrastructure supporting MDM and hardware fleet / asset management
  • Management of relevant services and business-facing platforms (GSuite products, GitHub, JIRA, Okta, etc) and configuration of security policies
  • Management of networking and communications technology – wireless and wired networks, video conferencing solutions, and related applications
  • Advise the business, while taking a hands-on approach to implementing necessary systems improvements, platform migrations, and upgrades
  • Identify trends and problem areas using data-driven approaches and use metrics to identify focus areas for prioritisation
  • Manage relationships with vendors and integration partners
  • Support configuration activities, planned outages, etc

Required skills and experience

  • Three or more (3+) years of relevant experience in IT operations and system administration within Linux and/or MacOS environments
  • Previous experience implementing a large-scale asset management system
  • Experience maintaining asset management systems, BYOD, MDM, and related security services and protocols
  • Experience working with Cisco Meraki (or related vendor) networking environments
  • Experience maintaining internal / business-facing cloud-based applications and services
  • Experience working in a global team – collaborating with colleagues in other time zones and geographies
  • Proficient scripting ability in Python or Bash
  • Excellent verbal communication skills; top notch written documentation skills

Perks and benefits

  • Competitive salary, plus equity options
  • Flexible working hours – we value work-life balance
  • In-house chefs that cook delicious breakfast and lunch for us each day
  • On-site Gym; Yoga Membership
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Pet-friendly offices
  • Sponsored social clubs and team events
  • Fun and quirky celebrations

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Job Type

Full Time

About Canva

Office address

  • 110 Kippax Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

Company size

501-1000 people

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