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Workplace Design Manager

San Francisco, CA / Remote

We're looking for a Workplace Design Manager to join the Team Anywhere team, to manage the creation of workplaces that reimagine how Atlassians do their best work when they choose to come to an office. This role is ideally performed from the US West Coast.

You'll be a member of the Real Estate and Design team which is nested within the Team Anywhere org. This is an accomplished team of workplace professionals, all motivated by the mission to create awesome places to work.

Perks & benefits

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About Atlassian

At Atlassian, we're motivated by a common goal: to unleash the potential of every team. Our software products help teams all over the planet and our solutions are designed for all types of work. Team collaboration through our tools makes what may be impossible alone, possible together.

We believe that the unique contributions of all Atlassians create our success. To ensure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience, we never discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

To learn more about our culture and hiring process, visit


At Atlassian, we strive to design equitable, explainable, and competitive compensation programs. To support this goal, the baseline of our range is higher than that of the typical market range, but in turn we expect to hire most candidates near this baseline. Base pay within the range is ultimately determined by a candidate's skills, expertise, or experience. In the United States, we have three geographic pay zones. For this role, our current base pay ranges for new hires in each zone are:

Zone A: - $152,700 - $203,600

Zone B: - $137,400 - $183,200

Zone C: - $126,700 - $169,000

This role may also be eligible for benefits, bonuses, commissions, and equity.

Please visit for more information on which locations are included in each of our geographic pay zones. However, please confirm the zone for your specific location with your recruiter.

What you'll do

  • Manage the creation of design of workspaces in APAC, North America and Europe projects
  • Prepare design briefs that rely on data and research to inform ways of working
  • Constantly analyze the performance of workplaces, gather data and incorporate lessons learnt into the design process
  • Create hypotheses for workplace elements, test and experiment and reinvest learnings into designs
  • Create global workplace design guidelines and implement these
  • Work with XFN partners and incorporate customer experience into design
  • Ownership and autonomy across the entire design process. You will not just oversee the design, you'll help to define the long-term strategy of an exciting and important area of our business.
  • Collaborate with some of the smartest (and nicest) people in the industry.
  • Day-to-day you'll work with a diverse team, collaborating with designers, operational experts, program managers, project managers, real estate professionals, scientists, data analysts, event organizers and experience managers.
  • Contribute to a vibrant team culture, inspiring a team of diverse talents to do the best work of their life. Some days this might be something fun and social. On other days you may mentor another team member on how to increase the impact of their work.
  • You will be an Individual Contributor (IC) and report to the Global Head of Real Estate and Design who is based in Sydney

Your background

  • 10+ years of workplace design experience
  • Passion for story-telling, the ability to bring design direction to life with compelling narrative
  • Experience balancing customer needs with business goals, market viability, and technical feasibility
  • The ability to measure success with qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Experience in leading a design team to create workspaces that are based on data, research, experimentation and hyotheses

Great to have

  • Can communicate design concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organisation
  • Exceptional writer and communicator
  • Process driven - you will be organised, enjoy structure, process mapping, agendas, hitting targets, being accountable
  • You are responsive, proactive, a problem solver, strategic thinker who can create content at high speed
  • You can work as an IC because you are autonomous and can deal with ambiguity
  • Because of the above characteristics, you're able to establish credibility with partners. You manage these relationships by being reliable, responsive and solving problems
  • You are comfortable managing design to budget and time constraints
  • Have experience in data analytics that informs design and creating hypothesis that can be tested and rolled out
  • You have worked on projects across different geographies, time zones and cultures and because of this, you understand the global context and best in world design outcomes

Client-provided location(s): San Francisco, CA, USA
Job ID: Atlassian-13714
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • On-Site Gym
    • HSA
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Work-From-Home Stipend
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Holiday Events
    • Casual Dress
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • On-Site Cafeteria
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Volunteer Time Off
    • Sabbatical
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Company Equity
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Access to Online Courses
    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Founder led
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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