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Principal Backend Software Engineer

Atlassian

Atlassian

Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia · Remote
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Principal Backend Software Engineer

Engineering | Sydney, Australia | Remote, Remote | Auckland, New Zealand | 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.

With a sufficient timezone overlap with the team, we're able to hire eligible candidates for this role from any location in Australia and New Zealand. If this sparks your interest, apply today and chat with our friendly Recruitment team further. Atlassian is looking for talented Principal Software Engineers to join one of our Sydney engineering teams (i.e. Jira Server, Jira Cloud, Growth, etc.).

Atlassian's engineering team is responsible for shaping the future by helping thousands of teams all around the world get work done. As an Engineer well into your career, we know you're an expert at what you do and have a breadth of experience across front and backend technologies. You take pride in being someone who more junior members look up to and sharing your expertise with others... That's why we're placing a heavy emphasis on leaning on your expertise to take on a high level of responsibility while being a role model and mentor to others on the team.


Wait, I don't have Java experience and you still want to interview me? That's right! At Atlassian, we hire engineers that can demonstrate their ability to learn and keep up with new and emerging technologies. It's true that Atlassian's stack is primarily written in Java and in the role you'll be coding primarily in Java, but we do believe in using the right tools for the job rather than being tied to the tool (e.g. Java). We happen to have a variety of languages within our stack including Kotlin, Python, and Ruby. For the interview process, we want to see you at your best. This means that during the interview, we want you to code in whatever language you feel you're best at. This will give us a sense of your skills as a developer, which is all we need to make a proper assessment for this role.

In this role, you'll get the chance to:

  • Regularly tackle the largest and most complex problems on the team, from technical design to launch

  • Deliver solutions that are used by other teams and products

  • Determine plans-of-attack on large projects

  • Routinely tackle complex architecture challenges and apply architectural standards and start using them on new projects

  • Lead code reviews & documentation as well as take on complex bug fixes, especially on high-risk problems

  • Set the standard for thorough, meaningful code reviews

  • Partner across engineering teams to take on company-wide initiatives spanning multiple projects

  • Transfer your depth of knowledge from your current language to excel as a Software Engineer

  • Mentor more junior members

In this role, you'll get the chance to:

  • Regularly tackle the largest and most complex problems on the team, from technical design to launch

  • Deliver solutions that are used by other teams and products

  • Determine plans-of-attack on large projects

  • Routinely tackle complex architecture challenges and apply architectural standards and start using them on new projects

  • Lead code reviews & documentation as well as take on complex bug fixes, especially on high-risk problems

  • Set the standard for thorough, meaningful code reviews

  • Partner across engineering teams to take on company-wide initiatives spanning multiple projects

  • Transfer your depth of knowledge from your current language to excel as a Software Engineer

  • Mentor more junior members

Sound like an exciting opportunity? We think so too... In order to set you up for impact on day one, we'll expect you to have this on your first day:

  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in Computer science in a related technical field or similar experience

  • You are not required to know a specific programming language, however expert-level experience with one or more prominent languages such as Java, Python, C#, C/C++, or Ruby is crucial.

  • An expert in at least one technical topic/domain

  • Passion for collaborating with and mentoring junior members of the team

  • A real appetite for helping others learn and grow

  • Considers the customer impact when making technical decisions

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 go.atlassian.com/perksandbenefits 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 go.atlassian.com/crh.