Development Team Lead - Confluence Data Center

Job Description

Confluence Data Center is our clustered version of Confluence that solves the complex and unique performance, scalability, and high availability needs of our biggest customers. Although we’re experiencing huge year-over-year growth, we have ambitions of developing a better product that will accelerate growth and help Atlassian’s wider mission to “unleash the potential in all teams”.

We are looking for a Development Team Lead to own and drive the development of a more accessible and feature-rich Confluence Data Center product. This diverse and hands-on position will provide technical leadership and mentorship through pairing and contributing product code, performing code reviews, and ongoing support. You'll work closely with developers, product managers and designers to shape our architecture and product. You’ll create tight relationships with the platform teams that support you, and work across various Data Center products smoothing the path for your team to succeed. You’ll motivate individuals to form a tight, high-performing team.

Responsible for:

  • Shaping and building the Confluence Data Center team, removing barriers, planning, and running the day-to-day team operation

  • Improve the installation and upgrade process to benefit experience and increase adoption

  • Solve problems with performance at scale for geographically distributed customers

  • Implement enterprise features around authentication and integration to meet the needs of our largest customers

  • Liaising with other Data Center product teams for delivery

  • Lead, grow, and motivate an agile team of 5 developers

  • Following through from project inception through design to delivery

  • Setting timescales and being accountable for the success of the team

  • Developing full-stack features with heavier focus on the back end

  • Driving technical excellence within the team, pushing innovation and quality

To be successful:

  • You have an excellent understanding of Java and architectural deep knowledge of Java web applications

  • You have experience building clustered solutions for performance and scalability

  • You’re familiarity with agile software development methodologies, driving quality and eng health

  • You’ve grown up developing software products and have the battle scars of leading and motivating teams up to 5 developers

  • You possess strong organizational and communication skills with experience of developing and instilling a culture of broad product ownership

  • You can be hands-on with the most junior developer on the team and also work with and challenge architects

  • You tailor your leadership style differently for every person to make them successful

  • You see the big picture and sweat the details

  • Front end development skills would be awesome, but not essential


Company Description

Software is changing the world, and we’re at the center of it all. With more than 65,000 global customers (including 85 of the Fortune 100) and a highly disruptive business model, we’re advancing the art of team collaboration with products like Confluence, JIRA, BitBucket and HipChat – and we’re just getting started. Motivated by honest values, an amazing culture, and consistent revenue growth, we’re out to unleash the potential of every team. From Amsterdam and Austin to Sydney and San Francisco, we’re looking for people who are powered by passion and eager to do the best work of their lives in a highly autonomous yet collaborative, no B.S. environment.


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