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Senior Principal Software Engineer - Jira



Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Senior Principal Software Engineer - Jira

Engineering | Sydney, Australia | Remote, Remote | Full-Time

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We're hiring Senior Principal Software Engineer to join our Jira Experience XP team.
You will report into the Head of Engineering in Jira. In this role, you will focus on a technical strategy that aligns with the enterprise technical vision and our requirements around enterprise scale and performance, and bring it to reality across all of Jira. This position would work across ~250 member engineering team on projects and across the entire Jira platform in driving improvements to our overall operational excellence, reliability, and developer productivity.


What you'll do:

  • Shape the forward-looking technical direction and long-term architecture for Jira Platform.

  • Identifying, translating and driving architecturally significant programs of work that impact at an org and company level.

  • Use your deep technical, influencing and communication skills to align other engineers, product managers, and senior managers at the team, org and company level to understands the vision, translate that into an impactful solution.

  • Work with leadership and provide technical input on roadmap planning.

  • Partner with principal engineers and architects from other teams and drive exploration of large-scale projects spanning multiple teams in Jira.

  • Solve interesting, complex problems from technical design to launch.

  • Improve, through example, the quality of software construction and meaningful code reviews in an agile environment.

  • Be a role model for, and influence a large team of engineers at multiple seniority levels all the way from grads to principal engineers, and mentor engineers across the teams.

  • Be influential within your team and work with peers and senior leaders to define and revise the standards for operational excellence across Atlassian.


Your background:

  • 10+ years of experience building software, with 4+ years in an architect/principal role working across teams.

  • Proficiency in Java or another JVM-based language. Experience in another object-oriented programming language is also acceptable, but you need to be willing to work with a Java tech stack.

  • Broad experience architecting, designing, and building large-scale systems with multiple dependencies.

  • Passion for building quality solutions and up-keeping quality standards.

  • Success with building, expressing, and pitching a technical vision to stakeholders.

  • Experience with collaboration with an ecosystem of teams.

  • Success with leading the long-term strategy for software architecture.

  • Experience with Enterprise Customers.

  • Experience in operational requirements and common challenges of software systems.

  • Experience working on developer productivity initiatives.

  • Experience working on security and compliance-related features.