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Principal Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Principal Backend Engineer

Engineering | Bengaluru, India | Remote, Remote | Full-Time

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Working at Atlassian

Atlassians can choose where they work – whether in an office, from home, or a combination of the two. That way, Atlassians have more control over supporting their family, personal goals, and other priorities. We can hire people in any country where we have a legal entity. Interviews and onboarding are conducted virtually, a part of being a distributed-first company.

Our office is in Bengaluru, but we offer flexibility for eligible candidates to work remotely across India. Whatever your preference—working from home, an office, or in between— you can choose the place that's best for your work and your lifestyle.

What's the principal engineer role? As an Engineer well into your career, we know you're an expert at what you do and have a breadth of experience across multiple backend technologies. You take pride in being someone who more junior members look up to and sharing your expertise with others... That's why we're placing a heavy emphasis on leaning on your expertise to take on a high level of responsibility while being a role model and mentor to others on the team.

In this role, you'll get the chance to:

  • Regularly tackle the largest and most complex problems on the team, from technical design to launch

  • Deliver solutions that are used by other teams and products

  • Determine plans-of-attack on large projects

  • Routinely tackle complex architecture challenges and apply architectural standards and start using them on new projects

  • Lead code reviews & documentation as well as take on complex bug fixes, especially on high-risk problems

  • Set the standard for thorough, meaningful code reviews

  • Partner across engineering teams to take on company-wide initiatives spanning multiple projects

  • Transfer your depth of knowledge from your current language to excel as a Software Engineer

  • Mentor more junior members

Sound like an exciting opportunity? We think so too... In order to set you up for impact on day one, we'll expect you to have this on your first day:

  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in Computer science in a related technical field or similar experience

  • 10+ years of experience in software development and architecture

  • Expert-level experience with one or more prominent languages such as Java, C# or C/C++ is crucial.

  • An expert in at least one technical topic/domain

  • Passion for collaborating with and mentoring junior members of the team

  • A real appetite for helping others learn and grow

  • Considers the customer impact when making technical decisions

Our perks & benefits

Atlassian offers a variety of perks and benefits to support you, your family and to help you engage with your local community. Our offerings include health coverage, paid volunteer days, wellness resources, and so much more. Visit to learn more.

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.

To provide you the best experience, we can support with accommodations or adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process. Simply inform our Recruitment team during your conversation with them.

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