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Principal Site Reliability Engineer

Atlassian

Atlassian

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

Principal Site Reliability Engineer

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

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To help our teams work together effectively, this role is fully remote, but requires you to be located in Australia or New Zealand.

We are looking for a reliability expert who is passionate about scaling Cloud services to join our growing Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) teams. You are someone who is aware of current industry trends (particularly those related to reliability) and who values working with a diverse set of partners, who can articulate the business impact of a problem and can also dive deep into the technical solution.

We'd love it if you brought a deep understanding of modern Cloud infrastructure, programming expertise, operational experience and a desire to change the status quo. We're looking for an engineer who can analyse and help improve our services and processes to get us to an even higher level of reliability, performance, scalability, and cost efficiency. You'll achieve this by crossing team and functional boundaries to advocate for reliability methodologies and will work with a variety of platform, product and SRE teams to both build reliability into our platform and drive adoption of those practices into our products. In other words, you'll be the driving force for change! You will report to the Senior Engineering Manager for Jira SRE in APAC.


  • Take ownership of the development of the high-level technical architecture for multiple squads

  • Work with your Engineering Manager and fellow Principal Engineers to create a vision and roadmap for the greater organisation

  • Build trusting relationships with stakeholders within your immediate team and across the organisation

  • Promote high-quality engineering standards within your team

  • Support the growth of software engineers via technical mentorship

  • Develop and implement solutions that operate at scale


  • Expert-level proficiency with 8+ years experience in one or more prominent languages such as Java, Go or Python.

  • Expert-level proficiency with 5+ years experience in public cloud offerings (AWS components like EC2, CloudFormation, RDS / Aurora, Caches, SQS - or equivalents, e.g. in GCP / Azure).

  • Expert-level proficiency with 5+ years experience in operating high-availability, fault-tolerant, scalable, distributed software in production: building monitoring into your code, tweaking dashboards, defining alerts, writing runbooks, etc.

  • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal forms, and an ability to communicate complex technical issues to a range of technical and non-technical audiences (management, peers, clients).

  • An ability and desire to mentor and coach engineers.