Head of Design, Core Design


Location: Remote - US only

Job Type: Full time


Are you are a Design leader who is passionate about defining the future of teamwork and collaboration? Atlassian’s products are loved and used by millions of teams worldwide to drive innovation - be it electric cars, spaceships or robotic surgeries! Atlassian fuels the world’s best software, IT and business teams to help them deliver results with world-class products.

We are looking for our next Head of Core Design, where you will create the center of excellence across multiple areas of Design. You will get to lead experience design managers, product designers, and content designers - and specialists in other Design disciplines, You’ll report directly to the Head of Design for Atlassian, and be a member of the Design Executive Leadership group.

You will partner on an ongoing basis with the Design Leadership and business peers to establish the team's strategy. Our Main Design Team covers four areas - Accessibility, Design Operations, the Atlassian Design System, as well a new Projects and Prototyping orgs.

You will partner with peers in the Design Leadership group to define what world-class looks-like for these teams and how they can work together to be greater than the sum of their parts. Across all four teams, you will be focused on scale, efficiency and standards. Leading this space means you get to improve for capability of Design that underpins the experience for over 250,000 customers in 190 countries.

We don’t expect you to be able to tick every box. We prioritize culture and values fit above everything.

If you tick a couple of the below boxes, great! Throw your hat in the ring and let’s go from there:

  • More than ten years experience in senior Design Leadership roles

  • Have a track record of planning and then driving business unit direction autonomously as a hands-on designer, then subsequently as a manager, and manager of managers

  • Maintain an area of core strength in one or more Design disciplines where you can lead through your expertise

  • Track-record in building scaled systems and methods for Design

  • Demonstrated capability to understand the technical underpinnings of software products

  • Positive cross- collaboration history with stakeholders, like Engineering, Product Management and Research

  • Have proven experience developing and maintaining healthy, productive teams

  • Have experience improving and sustaining design rituals at the org level


At Atlassian, we strive to design equitable, explainable, and competitive compensation programs. To support this goal, the baseline of our range is higher than that of the typical market range, but in turn we expect to hire most candidates near this baseline. Base pay within the range is ultimately determined by a candidate's skills, expertise, or experience. In the United States, we have three geographic pay zones. For this role, our current base pay ranges for new hires in each zone are:

Zone A: $307,800 - $400,000

Zone B: $307,800 - $400,000

Zone C: $307,800 - $400,000

This role may also be eligible for benefits, bonuses, commissions, and equity.

Please visit go.atlassian.com/payzones 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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