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Localisation Project Manager at Canva

Surry Hills, NSW

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At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to make design simple for everyone. Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time. Launched in August 2013, our platform combines a drag-and-drop design tool that is used by more than 15 million users across 190 different countries who have created more than 1 billion designs (that’s 30+ designs created every second). And we’ve only achieved about 1% of what we’re capable of …

The team

Every month, more than 20 million Canva users create a design in one of the 100 languages other than English that Canva supports. The Localisation specialty is a small team of linguists, project managers, and one engineer distributed throughout the company and our mission is to celebrate the diversity of our global users and make their experience delightful. 

This mission involves everything from developing a vision for the global user experience, through procuring translation services via LSPs, to maintaining localisation infrastructure roadmaps. If you join us, you’ll be involved in all stages of the development cycle in world-class product teams.

What you'll do

  • On day one, you’ll begin collaborating with the localisation leadership team to roadmap a major media localisation project. You’ll start your journey as an expert on the (external) industry in the area and you’ll start on the road to becoming the resident expert in the (internal) dynamics of the project. 
  • After 6 months you will have guided the project from planning, through execution, and into impact analysis. You will have developed relationships with the relevant stakeholders and communicated the business case widely and thoughtfully. 
  • In a year’s time you’ll be contributing to the team’s future vision and working on the next major localisation project.

Who you'll be

  • You love taking things from chaos to clarity — you’re a natural at understanding ambiguous, complex problems and communicating them simply to others. You have the drive to see things through despite changes and setbacks.
  • You’re equally comfortable discussing detail with engineers and ideas with product managers and designers. You’re great with tech (Atlasssian project management tools, basic web development) and you write a mean doc. 
  • You understand the global user experience and how to improve it, ideally from experience working in a localisation/internationalisation environment within a SaaS company. Speaking multiple languages is a huge bonus, as is vendor-side experience with localisation.

We'd love

  • A solid understanding of organic growth (SEO and WordPress)
  • Expertise with CAT tools (experience with Smartling gets full marks)
  • Proficiency with SQL/data analysis
  • Tertiary education in linguistics or localisation


  • 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
  • Free Yoga membership
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Pet-friendly offices
  • Sponsored social clubs and team events
  • Fun and quirky celebrations
  • Relocation budget provided for interstate or overseas candidates and visa application fees covered

About Canva

Office address

  • 110 Kippax Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010
  • Remote CBD, Everywhere

Company size

501-1000 people

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