Head of Engineering, DevOps Products


Location: San Francisco, California

Job Type: Full time

Last updated

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Atlassian can hire people in any country where we have a legal entity, assuming candidates have eligible working rights and a sufficient timezone overlap with their team. As our offices re-open, Atlassians can choose to work remotely or return to an office, unless it’s necessary for the role to be performed in the office. Interviews and onboarding are conducted virtually, a part of being a distributed-first company.

When agile principles gained widespread adoption, they revolutionized the way we create products. We embraced small, cross-functional teams and one to two week sprints that produced artifacts ready for production. Now with cloud, SaaS, and always-on services, the development lifecycle is much faster. It’s common for multiple development and testing stages to happen simultaneously. Teams use feature flags, progressive roll-outs and A/B tests to ensure clean, quality code deploys continuously.

This spawned an evolution from agile to DevOps, a set of practices that enable software development and IT teams to build, test, and release software faster and more reliably. Atlassian helps teams everywhere change the world through the power of software. We're now looking for an experienced technical leader to champion our mission of open, collaborative work in the world of DevOps!

The DevOps product portfolio includes Bitbucket, Statuspage, Compass, and parts of Jira for DevOps teams, all delivered as SaaS for tens of millions of users around the world. In partnership with Product & Design leadership, you will help scale the DevOps engineering organization and set a technology strategy which anticipates industry and customer direction.

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 DevOps mission forward.

On Your First Day, We'll Expect You to Have:

  • Extensive engineering management experience, following Agile development processes with history shipping both consumer products and cloud services
  • Experience as an engineering leader owning P&L responsibilities
  • Experience managing managers, and a track record of successfully scaling organizations up to 200+ engineers
  • Experience building and nurturing cultures of operational excellence, shipping high quality products to enterprise customers
  • Ability to define and effectively communicate a long-term technical vision, and inspire the organization around a shared vision for success
  • Ability to communicate directly and clearly, with a strong emphasis on careful listening and empathy, and a bias toward action
  • U.S. Bachelor or higher degree, or its equivalent, in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems Management or a closely related field of study.
More about our benefits

Whether you work in an office or a distributed team, Atlassian is highly collaborative and yes, fun! To support you at work (and play) we offer some fantastic perks: ample time off to relax and recharge, flexible working options, five paid volunteer days a year for your favourite cause, an annual allowance to support your learning & growth, unique ShipIt days, a company paid trip after five years and lots more.

More about Atlassian

Creating software that empowers everyone from small startups to the who’s who of tech is why we’re here. We build tools like Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Trello to help teams across the world become more nimble, creative, and aligned—collaboration is the heart of every product we dream of at Atlassian. From Amsterdam and Austin, to Sydney and San Francisco, we’re looking for people who want to write the future and who believe that we can accomplish so much more together than apart. At Atlassian, we’re committed to an environment where everyone has the autonomy and freedom to thrive, as well as the support of like-minded colleagues who are motivated by a common goal to: Unleash the potential of every team.

Additional Information

We believe that the unique contributions of all Atlassians is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of 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.

If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can rock the role, we’d love to learn more about you.

Learn more about Atlassian’s culture, interviewing flow, and hiring process by checking out our Candidate Resource Hub.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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