Nic Laver

Software Engineer


Personal Details



Canva - Senior Software Engineer (Backend)

July 2018 - Present

  • Building backend services powering content discovery at Canva such as template search, template categorization, and server-side rendering of React pages.
Facebook - Software Engineer

April 2017 - June 2018, Menlo Park (USA)

  • Worked on Facebooks error reporting infrastructure for Android, and developer experience improvements for engineers writing C++ on Android
  • Lead a significant cross-team effort to fix a blind spot I discovered in our error reporting infrastructure
  • Worked with C++, Java, Python, PHP/Hack, Javascript, React Native, Android/Linux, Breakpad
Vesparum Capital - Software Engineer (Part Time)

March 2014 - March 2017, Melbourne & Sydney (Australia)

  • Developed an internal Django app into the primary repository of data for the business, integrating data from various internal and external source
  • Worked with Python, Django, Javascript, React, R, Postgres and C#
  • Contributed to openpyxl, adding the ability to annotate Excel spreadsheets with comments
Facebook - Software Engineer (Intern)

December 2015 - February 2016, London (United Kingdom)

  • Worked with PHP/Hack to improve Facebooks SMS notification infrastructure
Vesparum Capital - Software Engineer (Intern)

December 2013 - February 2014, Melbourne (Australia)

  • Made various enhancements to an internal Django app


UNSW - Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)

Weighted Average Mark (WAM): 81.52

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References available upon request