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Head of Global Learning & Capability Building


Location: San Francisco, 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 from an office (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.

This role will be instrumental in shaping the future vision for enterprise learning at Atlassian. Atlassian has experience exponential growth over the past several years and continuous learning is an imperative for Atlassian's continued growth.
We are seeking someone who has experience leading a modern global L&D function, skilled in modern digital learning practices and has a track record of innovating new ways to solve today's organizational learning challenges. The ideal candidate thrives in ambiguous and a bit messy (but fun!) environments, is passionate about lifelong learning and is masterful at bringing some order to chaos.

If you are a builder and transformer who brings a business practical approach and knows when and how to push the envelope in the spirit of progress and innovation, come help Atlassian shape the next evolution of learning and development!

In this role, you'll get to:

  • Lead the evolution of Atlassian's learning environment in order to keep pace with the skill development needs of our current workforce.
  • Build a high performing L&D team with a strong credible brand inside and outside Atlassian.
  • Drive a skills first approach and partner with our people insights teams to identify new and emerging skills impacting various areas of the business.
  • In partnership with the business, lead and shape a new approach to enterprise and business learning that is suitable for a fast paced, constantly changing distributed workforce.
  • Build and develop a team of high performing learning professionals skilled at designing business aligned solutions for critical skill development needs.
  • Experiment with new emerging technologies and work with the business to pioneer new methods for keeping our workforce skill relevant and competitive.
  • Help build a learning culture that differentiates Atlassian through its career growth, learning and development practices.
  • Build a scalable and flexible learning infrastructure with core processes, data and technologies, creating the 'go to' place for Atlassians to access all things learning, training and skill development.
  • Partner across the Talent ecosystem to help connect a highly engaged network of learning professionals across the organization.


  • Growth minded and exceptional learning agility
  • Positive and high energy
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and constant change
  • Thrives in fast paced, iterative work environment
  • Systems thinker
  • Strong collaborator
  • Deep business partnering that puts business priorities at the center of problem solving and solution design
  • Business minded with a strong results orientation

Essential for the Role:

  • 5+ years experience with leading learner centric digital learning practices and 7+ years leading global enterprise learning and development teams.
  • Possesses deep knowledge in areas of learning strategy and related components, skills models and their practical application and industry leading learning platforms, technologies and tools.
  • Track record of anticipating, designing and developing learning interventions with verifiable business impact
  • Strong leadership skills, including ability to manage partners, influence broader organization and drive enterprise level learning transformation
  • Track record of building high performing, business outcome focused learning teams
  • Experience with enterprise level, and learning solution level data, analytics and insights
  • End to end understanding of linkage between business strategy, capabilities, integrated talent practices and impact

Desired for the Role:

  • Experience working with an Engineering led organization
  • Experience with defining and implementing an enterprise level learning operating model (process, data, technology, governance, capabilities)
  • Experience with innovation processes and building innovation mindset
While this job posting identifies San Francisco as the location, please note this position has the option to be performed 100% remote, giving priority to the following US time zones: Pacific, Mountain and Central and in Australia.

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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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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