Director of Engineering, Data and Search

Company Description

Software is changing the world, and we’re at the center of it all. With more than 50,000 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 and HipChat – and we’re just getting started. Driven 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.

Job Description

Atlassian is looking for a seasoned leader to build and lead our new data and search engineering team. We’re looking for someone who is not only a talented leader, but who also has strong technical depth and experience. This leader will drive partnerships with business leaders, and establish a roadmap and vision for this newly formed team. As this team grows, you will be expected, at least initially, to contribute to the data science workload.


More about you

On your first day, we'll expect you to have:

  • Experience managing up to the CEO level in setting direction and influencing business priorities.

  • A strong output focused a sense of accomplishment tied to business values.

  • Motivated to build an amazing team to deliver high performing results

  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience building and leading engineering teams

  • Deep experience in Data Science, both as an individual engineer and leading a team

  • Prior experience designing a data science roadmap, and executing the vision behind it

  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit and is excited about building from scratch

  • Experience instilling a culture of ownership, collaboration, and results

  • Experience solving constrained optimization problems.

  • Experience with, and a strong desire to use, the latest machine learning algorithms.

  • Experience with data visualization and strong design sensibilities.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent

It’s great, but not required you have:

  • A strong bias for action where you can balance uncertain requirements with a desire to deliver value

  • Exposure to causal inference, crowdsourcing, network science, and A/B testing.

Additional Information

More about our team

This new and innovative team will be leading the initiative to build products and features that haven't been invented yet. Being a part of this team will require equal parts problem solving, ideation, and coding. The team is small, but the opportunity is big. Essentially, imagine the enormity of the data and insight we have when most of the world's technology, project management, ticketing systems and internal wikis are driven by Atlassian products. We get to empower enterprise organizations to build better services and experiences by unleashing the power of their data and their teams

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