Canva expands operations in Manila, opens engineering function

Canva, a graphic design and publishing platform, announced last March 16 that it is gearing up for expansion in the country, opening up an Engineering function in Manila.

Recently valued at USD 1 billion, the company looks to increase its headcount from 97 to more than 150 this year, having secured three floors of office space at the Coherco Corporate Center in the Makati business district.

Canva CEO and co-founder Melanie Perkins said on a recent visit: “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 Manila and Sydney offices share the same creative approach to design which is key to facilitating collaboration across geographies. As with its Sydney office, employees of the Manila office enjoy gym subsidies, breakfast and lunch prepared by in-house chefs, extraordinary team celebrations, among many other benefits.

“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,” added Zach Kitschke, Head of People at Canva.

Canva’s platform is available in over 100 languages, including Tagalog and Cebuano, and is available on desktop, and on iOS and Android devices.

For more information on careers with Canva, visit: https://about.canva.com/careers/

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