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Senior Principal Executive Recruiter



People & HR
San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Senior Principal Executive Recruiter

People | San Francisco, United States | Remote, Remote | 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.

Here at Atlassian we're growing our Australian footprint. We are looking for a Senior Executive Principal Recruiter to join our Global R&D Executive Recruiting team and be part of the journey!

In this role, you'll use your detective skills to find the best and brightest executive talent across Engineering, Product and Design in the world. You'll match future Atlassian's to their dream job and provide a legendary candidate experience that people share.

You'll have responsibility for all parts of the recruitment lifecycle, including driving candidate pipelines, branding the company as an employer of choice and guiding hiring manager relationships. You thrive in a dynamic, sometimes ambiguous environment and enjoy sourcing, engaging and hiring the best talent in the market. You’ll also have the chance to partner with Researchers and Sourcers across a variety or searches. You are someone who isn't happy doing things the way they've always been done, but instead promotes innovation, and uses experience to drive programs of work to produce results.

What you'll do

  • Be a partner and business advisor to Executive leaders to hire complex senior level positions across the R&D organisation

  • Partner with other Executive Recruiters and Recruiting Leaders to bring a holistic hiring picture to the executive leaders you support

  • Drive recruitment strategy by using market data and other metrics to create a narrative and educate hiring leaders on best practices, process and opportunity areas

  • Identify opportunity areas and create scalable solutions that will improve the broader Recruiting team with the right level of collaboration and visibility to leadership and appropriate partners

  • Proactively be a mentor and "go to" for the broader Recruiting team on best practices, challenges and development

  • Partner and collaborate with the Recruiting Leadership team to implement plans around our OKRs

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

  • In-house or agency recruiting experience within the technology sector.

  • A background in the software industry and a strong understanding of the competitive landscape today for software recruiting.

  • The ability to manage large candidate pipelines across crafts while maintaining a high-quality experience.

  • Experience partnering with senior leaders across various functions through complex sourcing and hiring processes.

  • Experience using innovative sourcing methodologies and non-traditional channels.

  • You have a consultative approach with hiring manager communities, with an appetite for influencing win/win outcomes through data, market insights, and creative ideas.

  • Familiarity with relevant tools and programs (e.g., applicant tracking systems - we use iCIMS, LinkedIn, Linked In Talent Insights, referral programs, HR Headcount systems and job boards).

  • A focus on building balanced teams. Atlassian places huge value in making our TEAM a place where everyone can be themselves. You will help drive that.

  • Comfortable acting as the face of Atlassian, showcasing our values and opportunities to internal and external candidates.


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: $174,200 - $232,200

Zone B: $156,700 - $209,000

Zone C: $144,500 - $192,700

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.

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