Senior Engineering Manager / Machine Learning (m/f/x) – Canva Austria


As Canva scales change continues to be part of our DNA. But we like to think that’s all part of the fun. So this will give you the flavour of the type of things you’ll be working on when you start, but this will likely evolve.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

Driving the overall technical direction, strategic alignment, and engineering excellence in Vienna.
Collaborating with product leadership and other stakeholders to develop and maintain a long-term product roadmap.
Driving the adoption of best practices across the engineering teams, such as the code management and review process, quality assurance, deployment workflow, and agile software development practices.
Taking care of the goals and milestone planning of your team by ensuring well-defined, impactful goals and metrics are set and consistently achieved, as well as driving the bi-annual performance review process with your coachees.
Fostering a culture of high performance, innovation, and continuous learning while creating opportunities for growth and development within the engineering community.
You’re probably a match if

You come from a strong engineering background with industry experience in Machine Learning and related fields (Data, MLOps, etc.).
You can showcase a deeper understanding of Machine Learning concepts such as LLMs, Diffusion Models, and Generative AI.
You are an experienced engineering manager, passionate about working in and leading teams of at least 20 engineers across multiple disciplines (Machine Learning, DevOps, Backend, Data, etc.).
You have experience in coaching and leading not only IC roles but also other engineering managers and leaders and growing your coachees into leadership positions.
You share a passion for leading from behind, enabling engineers to grow and develop their skill sets without micromanaging them.
You have experience working in high-growth environments where requirements can change quickly as well as working on highly-scalable projects.

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