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Head of Program Management, Work Management for All


Location: San Francisco, California

Job Type: Full time

Last updated

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- Reshma Saujani

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At Atlassian, we believe in the power of teamwork. Do you thrive on making high-performing leadership teams hum? Are you a master of delivery? Do you have experience driving a change at scale, and a knack for influencing executive leaders? If so read on - this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

Atlassian is seeking a Head of Program Management in our Products Group to lead and grow a team of passionate program managers to drive strategy to execution across highly complex, cross-functional R&D programs, and play a key role in the enhancement of Atlassian's program management craft. This role will focus on our "Work Management for All" portfolio of work which contains our core Atlassian products Confluence and Trello, and is our fastest-growing product group!

This role is a key member of the cross-functional Work Management for All senior leadership Team and will report directly to Atlassian's Head of Program Management for Product. The role will interact with all areas of the business, including the product, transformation teams, finance, and IT, and will have the opportunity to interact with all levels of the business, from founders to scrum teams. This role will also be a member of the program management leadership team responsible for defining, inspiring, and leading changes to how we work to scale our business to 10X velocity.

In this role, you'll be

  • Distinguished People leader: You'll lead a team of high-performing managers and individual contributor technical program managers, inspiring and growing this team to ensure team health and delivery of our most important work.
  • Craft expert and Change leader: You'll be a key member of our program management leadership team, defining and leading transformation in how we work across Atlassian. You'll influence and contribute to the tools and structures at a company-wide level by applying industry-standard best practices.
  • Delivery: Drive a big, complex portfolio of work and ensure end-to-end execution across multiple levels of management, functions, and organizations.
  • Planner: You'll own strategic planning and enable your team's high-quality delivery for the broad portfolio of outcomes. You will create pathways for product teams to connect, interpret, and deliver across complex cross-org dependencies (e.g. platform teams). You'll also help leaders track capacity and be accountable to drive investment decisions.
  • Communicator: You'll own high-level reporting and ensure clear communications on priorities. You'll be escalating and driving key decisions at the company level - often to a CEO audience.

On the first day, we'll expect you to have

  • Experience running large-scale (company-wide) portfolios requiring collaboration across a broad set of partners and participants. Partnerships may include, legal, tax, finance, compliance, partnerships, etc.
  • 10+ years of relevant professional experience in program management/product/software development; background in engineering or technical product management preferred; Platform as a Service experience a huge plus.
  • A history of leading from the front as a Rockstar leader organizing structure, process, and cadence around the ever-dynamic business demands.
  • Proven experience effectively applying Agile methodologies and are able to draw upon best practices, patterns, and agile frameworks to build pathways for autonomous, empowered, and lasting teams for a Future Atlassian
  • Systems Thinking; provides deep expertise and a broad view of the organization to optimize linkages between structure, people, process, and technology. And the ability to drive systemic and 10X impact changes to how we work.
  • A partnership mentality, cultivating strategic partnerships between the organization and key constituents and allies (e.g., vendors, customers, industry groups, government); facilitates strategic connections and navigates relationship challenges at all levels and with all crafts
  • A track record of building and leading a world-class team of highly engaged technical program managers capable of scaling through a period of continued high-growth
  • Active listening skills, excelling at understanding complex business and technical scenarios, summarizing information, and identifying key takeaways and areas of focus. You are passionate about fostering healthy communication, inspired leadership, effective management, and outstanding teamwork
Atlassian's Program Management team is on a mission to ensure that R&D can successfully scale. Specifically, R&D Program Managers at Atlassian build trusted networks, seek clarity and ensure teams are continually progressing and delivering sophisticated cross-functional programs that drive customer objectives.

Program Management sits within Atlassian's Operations org, with the mission to unify and accelerate company-wide transformations, raise the bar on operational excellence and supercharge Atlassian's ability to get the right work done and multiply the impact.
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More About Work Management for All

This team of ~500 is distributed across North America. This is a heavy-hitting product team that is leading Atlassian into new markets and thinking about new customers in exciting new ways.

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.

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