Director of Engineering / Head of Engineering, Confluence Experience Foundations


Location: Mountain View, California

Job Type: Full time


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Confluence is a market leading product to enable teams to build, organize, and collaborate on work in one place from virtually anywhere. It is used actively and trusted by millions of users in 75,000+ organizations. It has a thriving marketplace with 3,000+ apps to integrate with.

You'll be leading the Confluence Experience Foundations group within Confluence Cloud. The Experience Foundation group's mission is elevate how teams manage complex work on Confluence. Teams you will be responsible for work on personalizing and accelerating teamwork using ML, improve findability in Confluence, help teams effortlessly organize, and discover the right content to be more productive and ultimately make Confluence more delightful.

As the director of engineering, you'll be responsible for building engineering teams to own and deliver key new features for our customers and to expand the depth of existing features while maintaining and improving service level objectives (SLOs). You will be leading and growing a large team of engineers, strengthening a team culture of quality, innovation, and efficiency, with a relentless focus on customer needs. You will partner with your product and design peers to take full ownership of business outcomes.

The ideal candidate has led highly effective development teams of managers, engineers, and architects in the cloud software space. You'll benefit from extensive technical prowess in the cloud-native space, with experience operating at scale across a diverse set of technologies. The role will also require exceptional written and verbal communication in the pursuit of driving the mission forward.

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

  • Extensive engineering management experience, following Agile development processes with history shipping user-facing products, preferably in a cloud platform.
  • Experience as an engineering leader driving outcomes through influence on other teams, some of which are not co-located or could be remote.
  • Experience managing a team of more than 70 engineers with multiple senior managers and/or directors as direct reports, and a track record of successfully building and scaling highly effective and happy organizations.
  • Experience building and nurturing cultures of SLA-driven operational excellence, shipping high quality products to enterprise customers.
  • Experience working with bleeding edge innovation around NLP, ML and implementing these technologies at scale to make smart and delightful experiences.
  • Ability to define and effectively communicate technical vision, and inspire the organization around a shared vision for success.
  • Ability to communicate directly and clearly, with a strong emphasis on active listening.
  • Real passion to understand customer needs and a strong motivation to solve their problems rather than focussing on technology as an end in itself.
  • Bachelor or higher degree, or its equivalent, in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems Management or a closely related field of study.
  • 13+ years of product and/or platform software development experience working in software engineering organizations.
  • 6+ years of experience as a software engineering manager
  • 3+ years of experience managing multiple managers.

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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