At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Since launching in August 2013, we have amassed over 55 million active users in 190 countries. Canva users range from small business owners and marketers, to teachers, not-for-profits, students, knowledge workers, and more.
We were recently valued at $15 billion, surpassing $500 million in annualized revenue this year. We’re one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies, but also believe we have only achieved about 1% of what we are capable of!
We’re proud of our autonomous culture, where our 1500+ employees are empowered to share ideas openly, challenge themselves, try new things, and grow in their craft every day. Our teams are collaborative, operating like mini-startups to set and achieve crazy big goals!
Research at Canva
At Canva, our users are at the heart of everything we do. Our UX Research team is a relatively new specialty, but is growing rapidly, and plays a vital role in the vision and success of our company. One of the best things about Canva is how much everyone across the business cares about users and improving their experience - you’ll never have to sell anyone on the value of research.
Our team conducts qualitative and quantitative research to inform design decisions, product strategies; and identify opportunities. We believe that research findings are most powerful when they’re out of reports, and actively being applied and used by product teams. Researchers partner with PMs, designers, engineers, and marketers to help them better understand Canva’s diverse user base, solve complex challenges, and improve the product experience for millions of users worldwide.
Our research team is close-knit, collaborative, and supportive. We each bring unique strengths and interests to the group, and encourage each other to grow in our craft every day.
As our first Research Ops Manager, you’ll play an integral part in enabling our team to gather user insights. You will not just improve how we conduct qualitative and quantitative research -- but define, build, and scale our entire operational infrastructure.
We’ve set up research processes and tooling to get us off the ground, but we’re now ready for an Operations expert to help us work more efficiently and effectively. While your primary stakeholders will be the UX Research team, you’ll also need to design processes for empowering other disciplines like Designers and PMs conduct high-quality research to improve our products and better understand our users and their needs.
Research Operations is a relatively new field, attracting people from a range of backgrounds and experiences. We’re excited to see people bring their skills and be a pioneer in this fast growing discipline. We're equally as thrilled to see Research Ops guru’s as we are to see new talent.
You’re an extremely organized logistics expert, who naturally thinks about processes at the micro and macro level. You’ve got a keen eye for detail, are a natural multi-tasker, and remain calm under pressure. You have high standards for your work: if something can go from “good” to “great”, you make it happen.
You’re passionate about the value of UX research, but you’re happiest behind the scenes, empowering researchers to work efficiently, with high-quality participants and tools. You also deeply care about the research participant experience, from the moment someone receives an invitation, to how their data is stored after the session concludes.
You might be:
- An existing ResOps specialist eager to take on the challenge of scaling a new research team at a fast-paced company
- A current UX researcher that’s dabbled in Ops, and is interested to transition to this new specialty
- An organized, operations/logistics expert passionate about UX and wanting to move into this space. (E.g. HR Recruitment, Executive Assistant, Program Manager)