Development Team Lead - Design Platform

Job Description

Atlassian helps teams everywhere change the world through the power of softwareDespite having millions of active users and continuous exponential growth, we have ambitions to create even better, higher performing products that will accelerate growth and help Atlassian’s wider mission to “unleash the potential in all teams”.

The Design Platform team is seeking a Development Team Lead to own and drive the development of the official UI library for Atlassian Design Guideline (ADG). This diverse and hands-on position will provide technical leadership and mentorship through pairing and contributing code, performing code reviews, and ongoing support. As part of the Design organization, you’ll partner closely with our the design studio and all of Atlassian's product teams to ensure we’re delivering a warm and simple end-user experience that’s consistent across all of web presence. You’ll create tight relationships with external teams, and work across various cross-product groups smoothing the path for your team to succeed. You’ll motivate individuals to form a tight, high-performing team.


  • Shaping and building the Design Platform team, removing barriers, planning, and running the day-to-day team operation.

  • Improving the user experience by implementing Atlassian’s new design standards.

  • Liaising with cross-product, Platform, and Design teams for delivery.

  • Lead, grow, and motivate a team of developers.

  • Following through from project inception through design to delivery.

  • Being accountable for the success of the team.

  • Driving technical excellence and efficiency within the team, pushing innovation and quality (e.g. introduce best programming practices, build process improvements...)

To be successful

  • You are an expert in JavaScript, HTML and CSS, and handling cross-browser compatibility problems.

  • You have solid experience implementing RESTful API and web services.

  • You keep up to date with current JavaScript technologies such as as React and ES6.

  • You’re passionate about agile software development methodologies (e.g. Scrum, TDD, XP...), and how they drive quality and engineering health.

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

  • You’ve grown up developing usable software products and have experience leading teams.

  • 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.

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 JIRA, Confluence, 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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