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Principal Full Stack Software Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Principal Full Stack Software Engineer

Engineering | San Francisco, United States | Remote, Americas | 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.

To help our teams work together effectively, this role is fully remote, but requires you to be located in a US timezone. We're looking for a Principal Fullstack Software Engineer to join our team, passionately focused on delivering creative improvements for our engineering teams.


In this role, you will:

  • Understand the user journey and user funnel

  • Collaborate with product, design and engineering to influence product strategy and direction

  • You will guide the technical direction and implementation of large-scale product features

  • Evaluate trade-offs between correctness, robustness, performance and customer impact to ensure we build the right solution

  • Debug inefficiencies on the team and fix them

  • Ship well-tested, secure, reliable, and maintainable code while keeping our customers best interests in mind

  • Contribute to code reviews, documentation, and complex bug fixes with security, performance and reliability in mind

  • Mentor and level up the skills of your teammates by sharing your expertise

  • Improve the growth engineering team through mentoring

  • Identify blockers to ensure software engineering excellence (design principles and patterns, unit testing, performance engineering, best practices for security and privacy)


Your background:

  • 10+ years of experience designing/building enterprise-grade solutions using microservices

  • Background in Java, Kotlin, Observability tools, and service operations

  • In-depth knowledge of AWS offerings

  • Experience building distributed systems for a SaaS product

  • Passion and experience with recognizing, raising, and reconciling gaps and redundant efforts across organizations

  • Success with cross-company collaboration

  • Experience influencing and performance coaching engineers


At Atlassian, we strive to design equitable and explainable 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: $205,800 - $274,400
Zone B: $185,200 - $246,900
Zone C: $170,800- $227,700

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. #LI-Remote

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.

To learn more about our culture and hiring process, visit