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Principal Engineer - Transactional Data Platform



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

Principal Engineer - Transactional Data Platform

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

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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 Australian Eastern time.

We're looking for a Principal Backend Software Engineer to join the Control Plane team within Atlassian's Transactional Data Platform org. This is a recently formed team, and you will join as a technical lead, responsible for driving multiple large streams of work to deliver a unified control plane for all data plane services. You will report to the Senior Engineering Manager for the Control Plane team.

Your future team

To become a 100-year company, we need a world-class engineering organisation made up of empowered teams who have the tools and infrastructure to do the best work of their careers.

As part of a unified R&D team, Engineering is prioritising key initiatives which support our customers in moving to cloud while simultaneously continuing to bring the most value to our customers through investments across our core product suite – including Jira, Confluence, Trello, and Bitbucket.

We're looking for people who want to write the future and who believe that we can accomplish so much more together.

In this role, you will:

  • Act as a technical lead for the team, responsible for setting technical direction that fulfils on our org-level and company level business priorities

  • Work across multiple streams within the team, as well as collaborate with peers in other teams across the org and Atlassian

  • Establish strong operational muscle within the team, and set a standard for our Atlassian value of Don't F the Customer

  • Contribute to features, project delivery, and go on-call for the team's services

  • Guide and mentor more junior engineers

  • Contribute toward a culture of trust and high performance

Your background:

  • 10+ years experience in multiple hands-on software/technology leadership roles, with end-to-end responsibility through the software development lifecycle.

  • Expertise with one or more prominent languages such as Java, Python, Kotlin, Go, or Scala is required.

  • Understanding of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS industry with hands-on experience with public cloud offerings (e.g., AWS, GCP, or Azure).

  • Experience building reliable services at scale

  • Experience building operational maturity in a team

  • Practice in mentoring other engineers and influencing decision makers throughout the organization.

  • Considers the customer impact when making technical decisions.

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About Atlassian

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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.

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