Distinguished or Lead Principal Engineer, Enterprise


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.

We're hiring a Distinguished Engineer to join Team Enterprise, reporting into our Head of Engineering, Enterprise Platform. This team is solving some of the most important problems for Atlassian, moving and enabling Enterprise customers in the cloud and applying enterprise thinking across the entire family of Atlassian products to benefit all customer cohorts.
This position would work across ~1000+ engineers, solving the most complex and impactful problems within the entire team, providing technical direction, prioritization, design, architecture, and hands-on coding.
In this role, you will be working on projects spanning: security (data leak protection, thread detection, data privacy, access security, BYOK, encryption), compliance (FedRAMP, HIIPA, SOC2, etc.), cell-based architecture, scale and performance, and tenant management.

In this role, you will:

  • Define and articulate a compelling vision and roadmap for multiple pillars/projects across Team Enterprise
  • Partner across engineering teams to take on company-wide projects
  • Collaborate across partners and organizations
  • Influence and inspire technical teams by setting an example of engineering excellence in design, architecture, code, and development practices
  • Design and code systems that are testable, maintainable, reliable, secure, and scalable
  • Mentor and coach engineers and engineering managers
  • Be a trusted advisor to heads of engineering within Team Enterprise and across the company
  • Uncover future needs and challenges while also digging into our current and most important engineering challenges
  • Stay up to date with new technologies and assess their impact on Atlassian trajectory
  • Champion Team Enterprise inside Atlassian and champion Atlassian externally and across the industry.

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

  • Strong technical leadership and expertise with 15+ years of experience in designing/building cloud-based enterprise-grade solutions using AWS, Asure, GCP.
  • Experience in designing and building broadly used scalable platforms and platform components
  • A desire to influence the company's technical direction and educating the broader organization in your area of expertise
  • Passion for software engineering excellence and providing technical guidance, coaching, and mentorship
  • Experience recognizing, raising, and reconciling gaps and redundant efforts across organizations
  • Ability to develop clear technical solutions, getting engineers to follow your lead and collaborating across multiple engineering teams and leaders
  • Hands-on experience with coding and fluency in at least one of the following languages, Java, Kotlin, C, C++
  • Bias for action and influence by doing the technical work and leading by example

It's great, but not required if you have:

  • 10+ years of industry experience
  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in Computer Science
  • In-depth knowledge of public cloud (we're on AWS, but we also believe skills with other cloud providers are transferrable)
  • Experience with large scale distributed systems, cloud data, storage technologies, cloud security and reliability, encryption or cryptography
  • Experience leading teams of engineers through large complex projects involving radical changes to the technology stack
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: $253,500 - $388,700
Zone B: $228,100 - $349,900
Zone C: $210,400 - $322,700
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 see here 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.

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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