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Head of Program Management, CSS

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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.

We're looking for an experienced Senior Director to lead a growing team charged with transforming the Customer Support Services (CSS) organization. This role combines breadth (the full CSS portfolio), depth (intense understanding of the business), people (growing leaders and scaling a team), and functional ownership (maturing our program delivery muscle). If you're passionate about leadership, exhilarated by complex problem solving and motivated by scale, then this is the role for you!

You'll lead the Program Delivery function within the CSS Operations Enablement Team (OET). Your direct peer group consists of leaders running our Analytics function, Talent Enablement function, Business Architecture function, a Portfolio Manager, and the CSS Chief of Staff. Along with your peers, you'll partner with senior leaders outside of OET and CSS to deliver impactful outcomes to the organization. Your direct reports are senior managers, each responsible for a subset of the overall portfolio.

In the current fiscal year, our portfolio consists of eight major transformations organized into cross-functional pods. Each transformation has success criteria that are broken down into sub-goals, which are broken down into initiatives and experiments. In this role, you'll need to think long-term about how we scale: Which problems should we solve? Which capabilities do we need if our org was 100x its current size? You'll need to ensure our engine of execution is on track to hit goals for the quarter and year so that the vision can be realized.

More about you

You obsess about delivering outcomes and have experience being accountable for large decisions. You're a builder, architect, and inventor. You have fun working in areas of high speed, complexity, and ambiguity. You have experience with large-scale organizational change including internal marketing methodologies. You maintain positivity for yourself and your team, even in the face of adversity and setbacks. Failures are opportunities to learn and build resilience.

You enable and empower the team to deliver outcomes without needing you in every meeting. You understand where the business is going and proactively hire for the skills needed to solve tomorrow's problems. You create a culture of psychological safety and allow everyone on the team to bring their whole selves to work. You delegate work across the team to scale and provide opportunities, but balance it with verification and keep outcomes on track.

You're a life-long learner. You continually develop your own skills and can get up to speed quickly in any new area of the business. You have a growth mentality and develop this approach in your team.

Some major areas of accountability:

  • Break down high-level long-term goals into sub-goals, workstreams, and initiatives.
  • Achieve the goals in our operating plan for which you are named as accountable.
  • Scale a roughly 25 person team by ~50% in less than one year (i.e. hire >2 people per month).
  • Mature our program planning and execution processes to improve scale, velocity, and precision.

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

  • 15+ years delivering multiple concurrent transformations affecting large, complex, customer-facing systems, processes, and people.
  • Experience leading a distributed team (currently Austin, Amsterdam, Bengaluru, and remote).
  • Demonstrable ability to drive a cross-functional team to execute against a strategy you devised.
  • Exceptional behavioral assessment capability and the ability to teach this to others.
  • Really strong learning orientation and examples of high rates of professional growth.

More about our team

We are the engine of transformation for Atlassian's Customer Support Services organization. We remove friction from the customer support experience to help drive Atlassian's flywheel. We value integrity, excellence, and candor. We're direct, focused, and demand excellence, but there's laughter in every meeting because we also don't take ourselves too seriously. We're constantly growing, learning, and adapting. Whiteboarding, coffee, and reading are a few of our favorite things!

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

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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.

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