Technical Sourcer at Canva
Sydney, AU
At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and 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 10 million users across 179 different countries who have created more than 200 million designs (that’s 21 designs created in our apps every second). And we’ve only achieved about 1% of what we’re capable of …
The continued growth of the business relies on the ability of the Talent Acquisition and Team Happiness (HR) teams to work together to source, attract, and retain world-class talent.  The Talent Acquisition practice at Canva is cutting-edge, leveraging the latest recruitment technologies and platforms and promoting a very data-driven approach to optimizing the efficiency and performance of the Talent Acquisition function. As a result of this exciting growth, the People Operations team is seeking a Technical Sourcer to support Canva's end to end recruitment lifecycle across the Engineering and Operations side of the business.
Sourcing is a core strategic driver of Canva success - we’ve hired some of the best engineers, designers, growth marketers and product managers from all over the world through this channel and it takes a curious, tenacious and creative Sourcer to make sure we’re always discovering talent that will take Canva into the future. As the Technical Sourcer you will support recruitment initiatives across Canva's Engineering and Operations teams which could include anything from Software Engineers, Infrastructure Engineers, Product Designers and Product Managers for Leadership and individual contributor roles.
You will help profile, identify, attract, and assess both active and passive prospects and guide them on their journey to becoming Canvanauts. You will be passionate about delivering an awesome candidate experience and act as the primary advocate for your candidates. After qualifying and introducing to your talent acquisition partner, the candidate will be comfortable, well informed, and excited about the possibilities that await them here. 


  • You will share the Canva story, vision and culture with prospective candidates and act as a brand ambassador when representing Canva and job opportunities in the external marketplace
  • Work with recruiters and hiring managers to understand hiring needs and execute sourcing strategies for each position.
  • Market mapping organizations for identification of passive talent in line with Canva’s Operations needs
  • Headhunting – actively approaching passive individuals and promoting the opportunities for career progression at Canva
  • Technically screen potential candidates prior to transferring successful applicants to the recruiter.
  • Work with business stakeholders to encourage referrals and lead gereration.
  • Ensuring integrity of data and the free-flow of information by meticulous note-taking and utilization of our applicant tracking tools and platforms
  • Promote and support the data-driven talent acquisition approach and strive for constant collaboration across both the Sydney and Manila offices

Competencies for success

  • You’re an independent, adaptable and highly motivated sourcer who loves what you do. You’re able to get into the details and deliver quality results on time. You’re a wearer of many hats and can juggle multiple priorities at the same time.
  • You’re creative (and know that job adverts and LinkedIn are not the only channels of headhunting candidates). You love research and understand that the art of sourcing is always evolving. You get stuck into various platforms, technology tools, social networks and databases to uncover the best talent in the world.
  • You are persistent, resilient and have good attention to detail– you understand that talent can be hard to find and gain satisfaction from finding top talent.


  • 2 + years of experience in an agency or fast-paced internal recruitment / Sourcer role
  • A Demonstrated interest in technology and a desire to learn more.
  • Outstanding written and verbal English communication skills – you will have to be comfortable editing job descriptions, working with email templates, engaging in candidate correspondence (via e-mail or video calls), and managing internal communication across the team.
  • You are a strong advocate for candidate experience.


  • Opportunity to be part of one of the world’s fastest growing tech companies. Your work will impact millions of Canva’s global users.
  • Learn from and work with some of Australia’s best talent, including Canva’s founders, engineers, product and growth professionals.
  • Equity in one of the fastest growing startups in the world.
  • Flexible working hours, we value work-life balance.
  • In-house chefs that cook delicious breakfast and lunch for us each day.
  • Fitness membership allowance.
  • Sponsored social clubs and team events.
  • Fun and quirky celebrations.