Principal Engineer - Foundational Collab Team


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Atlassian can hire people in any country where we have a legal entity, assuming candidates have eligible working rights and a sufficient timezone overlap with their team. As our offices re-open, Atlassians can choose to work remotely or return to an office, unless it’s necessary for the role to be performed in the office. Interviews and onboarding are conducted virtually, a part of being a distributed-first company.
The Role
Atlassian is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join our Foundational Collab Team within the Cloud Platform organisation.
This team provides the foundational experiences needed in collaborative products like rich text editing, media or file capabilities.
This also enables new collaborative products to be assembled quickly. Allowing our product and engineering teams to focus on market fit, instead of building the basics. This ensures every product Atlassian builds, has best-of-breed collaborative capabilities out of the gate. The ultimate goal is to extend this capability to our 2nd and 3rd parties.
As a Principal Engineer, you'll take technical leadership of multiple teams, that brings together our Platform Editor and its backing service. This includes services that provide APIs to manipulate the document format the Editor supports and real-time collaborative editing services, which all need to be performant and scalable to our enterprise customer needs.
Core Responsibilities
• Reporting directly to the Head of Engineering
• Technical leaderships of software projects, spanning across multiple teams
• Build trusting relationships with Engineering Managers and Partners across the organisation.
• Deploy plans-of-attack on future threats to the platform
• Promote high-quality engineering standards
• Inspire engineering team's creativity by unlocking opportunities to build impactful technology for our users
About you
• Bachelors, Masters, or in Computer Science related technical fields.
• 2 years experience leading cross team technical programmes
• Commercial experience with React.js, Node.js or TypeScript.
• Enjoys being a mentor and helping your team members grow
• Consider the customer impact when making architectural decisions
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
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.
Atlassian is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to all individuals participating in the application and interview process, and while performing job functions. Please note that you will have the opportunity to request accommodations at each stage of the assessment process. To request accommodations before scheduling an interview, please reach out to and someone will follow up shortly.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can rock the role, we’d love to learn more about you.
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