Principal Software Developer

Job Description

Atlassian helps teams everywhere change the world and we are looking for a part visionary, part technical whiz. As a Principal Engineer you’ll be part of the technical authority on products that are revolutionizing the software industry and helping teams collaborate and craft that magic in delivering their best work. Think NASA launching the Rover on Mars or Cochlear gifting children born deaf with the ability to hear, your work directly impacts the products they use to advance humanity. The primary focus of your role will be to take ownership of the broad technical direction to ensure our products are evolving and sustainable for the long term. 

Aside from strong technical prowess including hands on coding ability you'll have deep understanding of architecture and an ability to foresee and plan for changes. You'll get to translate your deep technical skills to influence other developers, product managers and senior managers to ensure the team understands the vision, is on-board with it, and is moving towards achieving the product’s ongoing goals. With the rapidly changing software industry, you’ll be constantly learning and improving your own skills and knowledge, which will ultimately help to grow our products and advance humanity through the power of software. 

Some Developer roles at Atlassian require international travel 1-4 times per year. Your recruiter will discuss whether this is a requirement for you during your initial conversation with us. 

More about you
On your first day, we'll expect you to have:
  • Extensive background in full-stack development, SOA architectures, API design, networking, internet topology, and virtualization
  • Deep understanding of software construction and integration patterns and high-availability, fault-tolerant, and scalable systems
  • Principled but pragmatic approach to decision-making, have stellar written and verbal communication abilities and experience as a public speaker
  • Loves for teaching others coupled with an excitement to roll up your sleeves and get stuff done
  • Strong interpersonal and communication abilities, with the ability to influence the engineering teams towards a united vision and goal 

More about our team
Software is changing the world, and we’re at the center of it all. With more than 60,000 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. 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. 

Atlassian. Powered by you. 

We believe that the unique contributions of all Atlassians is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

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