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Chief of Staff to Head of Data



IT, People & HR, Operations
San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Chief of Staff

Enterprise Business Services | San Francisco, United States | Remote, Remote | Full-Time

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The Chief of Staff (CoS) is a critical role that combines strategic leadership and operational excellence to be a trusted advisor and leader for their team. The role at Atlassian is aligned to support senior leaders* and requires either previous experience in a relevant domain ,or demonstrated aptitude to advise in a new domain.

While some specific responsibilities will vary based on the team they support, Chiefs of Staff at Atlassian are expected to impact the organization in the following ways (in no particular order):

  • Prioritization: ensures the leader(s) are focusing on the most important priorities for the day/week/month, helps create bandwidth by representing leader(s) in key meetings in their stead, keeps leaders accountable for commitments, while helping keep reports accountable for results.

  • Amplifier: amplifies the team by helping the team become more effective and being responsible for executing special projects. Examples can include investigating root causes of departmental challenges and connecting teams to solve them, drafting strategy for growth, scale, or evolution, and leading cross functional initiatives.


At Atlassian, we strive to design equitable, explainable, and competitive 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: $191,900 - $255,900

Zone B: $172,800 - $230,300

Zone C: $159,300 - $212,400

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.

About you:

  • You thrive on the success of the team, as well as your fellow team members

  • You are attentive to detail, meticulously organized

  • You are an experienced collaborator and a great communicator

  • You are passionate about customers and operations and ready to help us take the Workplace Experience Team to new heights

  • You are keen to be an individual contributor but have the confidence to run cross-functional project teams

In this role you will:

  • Run high-visibility projects (which range from analytics deep dives, customer insights, operational efficiency, change management, team off-sites, and annual planning)

  • Enable the team to prioritize and get after what is most impactful for our customers, and identifying any roadblocks that might get in the way

  • Ensure the team is a smoothly running engine, with team wellness and high engagement at the core, enabling healthy team collaboration, efficient project management, robust data and reporting, and effective stakeholder communication

On your first day, we'll expect you to have:

  • 15+ years of relevant professional experience in program and operational management

  • Experience turning a strategy into executable plans and driving high visibility projects

  • An analytic prowess, drive to support decisions with data, and the ability to make data digestible to varied audiences (big data, financial models, etc.)

  • Experience in diagnosing pain points for teams, moving them to good, and going the extra mile to ensure they are great