Senior Frontend Architect


Location: Mountain View, California

Job Type: Full time


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.

Atlassian is on a mission to build and grow an Economy. Our organisation has a Demand team (as in Supply & Demand) responsible for all the surface areas where users discover and procure products & apps. Demand also includes all supporting systems that glue these systems together, such as marketing technology and experimentation systems. We are working to prove our Economy thesis that we could treat 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party products the same through a unified discovery/purchase experience. Think the iOS App Store or the Epic Games store. This means there are new systems we would need to build to make this a reality: like recommendation engines and streamlined data pipelines between otherwise isolated platforms.

Atlassian is looking for a front-end architect passionate about building scalable frontends. This role drives the architecture of surfaces that power Atlassian's cross-product adoption growth and vendor marketplace offerings which are critical to Atlassian's growing business. You will own front-end architecture for,,, and our distribution surfaces in core products like Jira and Confluence. If you live and breathe modern web apps, if you nerd out on delivering scalable architectures; enabling developers and content producers to move with speed; solving for SEO and user; and if you love coaching your peers, then we would love you to join the team.

Your background:

  • 15+ years of experience building software, with 5+ years in an architect role working across teams
  • A genuine passion for collaboration and strong interpersonal skills supported by eloquently written communication
  • A passion for performance and the ability to evangelize the benefits of performance to all business stakeholders
  • Adept at working with remote teams (peers or customers)
  • Demonstrated knowledge in designing and delivering scalable frontend architectures
  • High competency in React (both large applications and reusable components) and server-side rendering (SSR)
  • Experience with server-side CSS pre-processing platforms (LESS, SASS, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge and experience in REST, GraphQL, and API best practices
  • Expertise in JavaScript and typed variants (Flow / TypeScript) along with Node and related JS ecosystem tools
  • Experience in operational requirements and common challenges of cloud-based systems
  • Knowledge of CMSs and site-building platforms (e.g. Magnolia, Webflow)
  • StrongObject Oriented and Component-Based design knowledge.
  • Developing modern, reliable and performant frontend e-commerce web applications
  • Understanding of front-end experimentation practices to drive product and performance optimizations
  • Responsive design techniques
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards
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

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