Senior Principal Software Engineer, Core Data Platform


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 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.

Atlassian's mission "to unleash the potential of every team" is the guiding light behind what we do. We have developed well-known products such as Jira, Confluence, and Trello that fit into the fabric of teamwork across different types of teams and the processes to help every team succeed. Atlassian helps teams everywhere change the world. Our products are revolutionizing the software industry, and helping teams collaborate and create the magic that provides their best work. Think NASA launching the Rover on Mars or Cochlear gifting those born deaf with the ability to hear, your work directly impacts the products they use to promote humanity.

We’re transforming Atlassian and data is at the heart of that. Core Data platform is responsible for low latency, cost efficient compliant cloud storage and data processing capabilities at scale for services that power our products. Think of Data Abstraction, Streaming, Transformation, Replication, Governance and GraphAPIs.

We're looking for an experienced Senior Architect to provide architectural oversight and technical leadership to our growing Core Data Platform organization. You will bring a wealth of experience in architecting complex cloud scale systems. You will also need to be fairly comfortable working with senior leadership and in navigating cross org challenges. You will be working with the team to define architectural/organizational future states that we can scale to in years 2 and 3. We’ll need to make balanced calls that align with our forward-looking vision and current business & technology critical asks.

Your background:

  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent experience
  • 12+ years of experience developing large scale distributed systems.
  • 4+ years of experience providing architectural oversight and technical leadership.

Great, but not required that you have:

  • A track record of cross-group/cross-discipline collaboration.
  • Broad experience architecting, designing, and building large-scale distributed systems.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS with hands-on experience of one or more public cloud offerings (ideally AWS)
  • Fluency in any modern object-oriented programming language (e.g., Java, Kotlin, Python, Javascript, go etc.) and in architecture patterns for distributed systems
  • Deep Experience with Storage and streaming technologies such as Dynamo, S3, Kafka, flink
  • Ability to drive the long term vision and strategy
  • Strong empathy and a bias for action.
  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment.

At Atlassian, we tie our base pay ranges to role and level. In the United States, that means your base pay ranges will fall into one of three geographic pay zones depending on your location. Our current base pay ranges for new hires in each zone are:
Zone A: $217,500.00 - $333,500.00
Zone B: $195,750.00 - $300,200.00
Zone C: $180,525.00 - $276,900.00

Within each range, base pay is ultimately determined based on your skills, expertise, and experience. This role may also be eligible for benefits, bonuses, commissions, and/or equity.
Please visit for more information on which locations are included in each of our geographic pay zones. However, please confirm the zone for your specific location with your recruiter.
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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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