Head of Application Development, CSS

We're looking for an experienced development leader to join the CSS Operations Enablement Team, building and leading a team of highly-skilled solutions engineers and application developers. In this role we expect you to possess a passion for growing and developing highly technical individuals in an international organization. If you are passionate about strategic planning, seamless execution, and building a high-performing team then we need you!

Job Description

You'll work together with project managers, product managers, analysts, data engineers, and subject matter experts to deliver impactful outcomes to the organization. You'll participate in multiple concurrent high-visibility projects and support occasional ad hoc needs from your internal customers.

You will help drive the major programs of work throughout the team. You'll bring order and focus while leaving room for flexibility and innovation. You'll promote infectious urgency around you, you'll be a mentor, multiplier, influencer, negotiator, and awesome communicator rolled into one.

More about you

You value high-quality work with attention to detail and have a track record of delivering both. You combine curiosity, judgment, and drive, and like asking "why" to unravel a seemingly complex problem and get to the root cause. You engender a collaborative environment where teams work together to solve problems with a positive outlook.

When you encounter a problem you come up with multiple solutions, weigh the tradeoffs and efforts, identify the best path forward, and exercise good judgment to drive ahead. You have experience in change management and turning information and questions into action. You're comfortable interacting with people across all levels of an organization and can field questions during a presentation like a pro.

You can quickly learn and be impactful in new areas to keep pace with our rapid growth and evolution. You can take an ambiguous assignment and deliver value quickly. You employ multiple tools, methods, and techniques to get things done.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Understand the current and future business environment and craft effective OKRs to author an annual operating plan for your business unit.
  • Develop, monitor, and drive the Key Business Metrics that demonstrate health and performance for your business unit.
  • Design and own the long-term technical architecture for our tooling ecosystem.
  • Grow the team from 6 people to 18 across in three offices in nine months. Current roles include developers, data engineers, and solution engineers. Long-term vision includes data science.
  • Build partnerships with key members within and outside of the Customer Support and Success (CSS) organization, including R&D, IT, Design, Risk and Compliance, Platform Engineering, Talent Acquisition, etc.

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

  • 10+ years managing projects affecting large, complex, customer-facing systems and processes.
  • Experience managing a global team (we're currently in Austin, Amsterdam, Sydney and will be growing in Bengaluru this year).
  • A solid foundation in technology, software development, and system administration allowing you to challenge the team, suggest technical alternatives, and recognize excellence.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to explain technical concepts to business audiences, and to explain business processes, concepts, challenges, and issues to technical resources.
  • Problem solving aptitude with strong intellectual curiosity.

More about our team
You'll be joining a growing Operational Enablement Team located in multiple regions across the globe. We challenge each other constantly to improve our work and ask hard questions. We're direct, focused, and demand excellence, but there's laughter in every meeting because we thoroughly enjoy the work we do and the impact it has. We're constantly growing, learning, adapting, and trying new things. BBQ, tacos, coffee, and whiteboards are a few of our favorite things!


More about our benefits

Whether you work in an office or a distributed team, Atlassian is highly collaborative and yes, fun! To support you at work (and play) we offer some fantastic perks: ample time off to relax and recharge, flexible working options, five paid volunteer days a year for your favourite cause, an annual allowance to support your learning & growth, unique ShipIt days, a company paid trip after five years and lots more.

More about Atlassian

Creating software that empowers everyone from small startups to the who’s who of tech is why we’re here. We build tools like Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Trello to help teams across the world become more nimble, creative, and aligned—collaboration is the heart of every product we dream of at Atlassian. From Amsterdam and Austin, to Sydney and San Francisco, we’re looking for people who want to write the future and who believe that we can accomplish so much more together than apart. At Atlassian, we’re committed to an environment where everyone has the autonomy and freedom to thrive, as well as the support of like-minded colleagues who are motivated by a common goal to: Unleash the potential of every team.

Additional Information

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