Program Manager, Jira Platform - Europe

Mar, 30
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Atlassian is seeking a Program Manager to boost the effectiveness of our Jira Platform Search Group spread across Europe, Turkey and India by leading key technical programs, championing delivery success and operationalising the product development processes in order to make our delivery hum with effectiveness and efficiency.
R&D Program Managers at Atlassian build trusted networks, seek clarity and deliver complex cross-functional programs as seamlessly as single team projects. Like air traffic controllers they shepherd the safe, orderly, and swift flow of initiatives at Atlassian.
As the ideal Program Manager, you are a dynamic individual who champions delivery excellence, thrives in making order out of moving parts and understands the importance of the teamwork it takes to make programs successful. Alongside leaders and colleagues in the Program Management team, you will develop and apply practices, plays, and agile frameworks to ensure successful project delivery and build pathways for autonomous, empowered, and lasting teams.
A bit about the team:
The Jira Platform teams aim to make Jira Cloud fast and capable for enterprises so that we can support these valuable customers and their ever growing needs. The Search Group within Jira Platform is on a mission to provide a performant and scalable search backend for the Jira Product Family as well future Atlassian and third party products. Our team partners and collaborates with many teams across Atlassian and ecosystem vendors, to ensure an optimal experience for our customers across products.
Teams building Atlassian's major cloud products and platforms all rely on a robust, reliable platform to shepherd their code from development to production, while maintaining the high standards for our code quality and deployment practices. As a Program Manager for Search Group, you will understand the 'why' behind strategic plans and manage work to execute on them. You will guide reporting mechanisms, craft communications for various audiences (including executives), set processes for cross team projects, and/or jump into a team to help connect and unblock teams.
To be successful in this role you will be able to engage with many cross-functional teams (with varying perspectives!), to shepherd projects aligned to the strategic plan. You will need to deeply understand Atlassian's priorities, and relate them to company level business goals. You are a centre of team spirit, and you craft and implement pathways to up-level the teams working toward a common strategy.
Does this sound exciting to you? You might be the person we're looking for.

You Will:

    • Run priority programs, to influence the overall success of the Jira Platform strategy.
    • Clearly communicate for impact across teams, functions and programs - ensuring broad understanding of status, risks, dependencies, and insights.
    • Ensure the teams you work with are planning and setting the right goals, and executing on those goals efficiently following good tracking and standardised reporting methods.
    • Negotiate across many teams and stakeholders to broker commitments and program roadmaps, driving a high degree of predictability; re-baselining based on new information and effectively managing complex dependencies.
    • Proactively surface program issues and risks early while ensuring clear understanding and resolution/mitigation plans are in place.
    • Work directly with Engineering leaders on technically complex programs of work

About you:

    • You love running cross-functional projects in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
    • You are an excellent collaborator specifically with software teams and communicator that can expertly influence and coach change across teams
    • You’re a multiplier, passionate about software product teams, with a focus on teamwork and how we can work better together
    • You are able to prioritise and ask the right questions
    • You promote a healthy ‘measure twice, cut once’ decision making culture
    • You know when to run with something on your own and when to ask for help

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

    • You have 3+ years of relevant professional experience, demonstrating success as a Project / Program Manager in a dynamic environment with globally distributed teams.
    • A track record of setting appropriate expectations, crisp execution, and on-time delivery 
    • You have the ability to balance priorities among the long-term vision and short-term execution strategy.
    • You have experience working directly with Engineering leaders on technically complex programs of work, fostering a shared understanding between technical and non-technical team members
    • You are familiar with Agile methodologies and are able to draw upon best practices, patterns and agile frameworks to build pathways for autonomous, empowered, and lasting teams for a future Atlassian.
    • You are comfortable with change and ambiguity, and can creatively think on your feet to adapt.
    • Attention to detail: successful history of closing loops and delighting customers
Our perks & benefits
To support you at work and play, our perks and benefits include ample time off, an annual education budget, paid volunteer days, and so much more.
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