Principal Executive Recruiter


Location: San Francisco, California

Job Type: Full time

Last updated

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Working at Atlassian

Atlassian can hire people in any country where we have a legal entity. Assuming you have eligible working rights and a sufficient time zone overlap with your team, you can choose to work remotely or return to an office as they reopen (unless it’s necessary for your role to be performed in the office). Interviews and onboarding are conducted virtually, a part of being a distributed-first company.

Over the past two years, Atlassian has doubled in size - and we’re making substantive investments in the very team that powers that growth - talent acquisition. We’re excited to share that the newly formed Atlassian Executive Search team is hiring a Principal Recruiter - R&D in our team!

In case you don’t know us yet - Atlassian is a global software company helping teams around the world unleash their potential. We build tools that help teams collaborate, build, and create together. With our 200,000+ customers and team of 7,000+ Atlassians, we are building the next generation of team collaboration and productivity software. We believe the power of teams have the potential to change the world—one that is more open, authentic, and inclusive.

The Executive Search team plays a critical role in unleashing the potential of our team, helping us to inclusively hire multiplier leaders that empower the Atlassian team to deliver remarkable outcomes for customers. We serve as partners to Atlassian’s Leadership Group (ALG) in building their team, serving as strategic advisors who offer much more than a filled position.

Executive Recruiters embed within specific crafts and teams, serving as Client Leads for our C-Suite and their direct leaders, driving everything from interview process and search strategy to executive compensation. Our most successful recruiters are data-driven in managing search health and progression, passionate about advising and coaching their stakeholders (even if that means tough conversations), and fully committed to inclusive hiring. We're a fast-paced, agile, and still somewhat scrappy team (we're new!) so if you're a builder - you'll thrive with us!

On Your First Day, We'll Look For You To Have:

  • A strong recruiting background (most candidates will have 6+ years' experience) with demonstrable success leading senior stakeholders to successful hiring outcomes
  • Exceptional command of the end to end recruiting process, including sourcing & screening talent, building candidate relationships and closing talent, and building trusting, successful hiring manager partnerships
  • Experience leveraging recruitment data to provide insights and drive behavior change (where needed) with key stakeholders
  • Exposure and a commitment to inclusive hiring practices designed to improve representation of URGs within Atlassian
  • The ability to drive strategic projects from creation to launch to improve outcomes within Executive Search, and Talent Acquisition overall (such as vendor management strategy and candidate experience enhancements)
  • Alignment with our values, which are table stakes for how we collaborate, grow, and win as a team
More about our team

The Global Executive Search team was formed in August of 2021 with a simple mission statement: to hire the leaders who unleash the power of the Atlassian team. Executive Search has always been a specialized craft, and even moreso within the context of a rapidly scaling and evolving Atlassian. Exclusively focused on hiring at the M6+ level, we empower our hiring leaders through competitive market mapping and intelligence, remarkable candidate experiences, proactive talent engagement, and inclusive hiring practices.

Our team is structured into squads of Principal Recruiters & Researchers who specialize in R&D, GTM, G&A, and Operations hiring, enabling our team to truly embed within the business we support. With a paired researcher and recruiter model, we dive deep to not only surface top talent, but to build a comprehensive understanding of our talent pool - from regional nuances and trends, to representation, to competitor org design. In rare instances, we’ll partner with outside search firms who bring strong networks and depth of craft expertise to accelerate and enhance hiring outcomes.

Our perks & benefits

To support you at work and play, our perks and benefits include ample time off, an annual education budget, paid volunteer days, and so much more.

About Atlassian

The world’s best teams work better together with Atlassian. From medicine and space travel, to disaster response and pizza deliveries, Atlassian software products help teams all over the planet. At Atlassian, we're motivated by a common goal: to unleash the potential of every team.

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.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.
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