Principal Java Software Engineer

Sydney, Australia • Engineering • Full Time

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Atlassian is continuing to hire with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19. All new and existing Atlassians will continue to work from home until it’s safe to return to our offices. When our offices re-open, we will provide the choice to work from home or return to work in an office unless a job requirement makes it necessary for a particular role to be performed at an Atlassian office.

At Atlassian, we help teams everywhere change the world through the power of software. We are looking for a forward-thinking technical guide. As a Principal Engineer, you'll be part of the authority on products that are revolutionizing the software industry and enabling teams to collaborate in delivering their best work. Think NASA launching the Rover on Mars or Cochlear gifting children born deaf with the ability to hear. Our work directly impacts the products they use to advance humanity.

The primary focus of this role will be to take ownership of the broad technical direction to ensure our products are evolving and sustainable for the long term. With the rapidly changing software industry, we are constantly learning and improving our own skills and knowledge, which will ultimately help to grow our products and advance humanity.

More about you

We'd love if you have an extensive background in:

- Full-stack development

- SOA architectures

- API design

- Internet topology

- Virtualization

- High-availability, fault-tolerant, and scalable systems

Aside from strong technical prowess including hands-on coding ability, you should have a deep understanding of architecture and an ability to plan for changes. Personality-wise, if you're good with "fixing the plane while in flight" (not just greenfield solutions), this will be a great fit! You will ask tough questions and have a principled but also pragmatic approach to decision-making. You're also the type that loves to teach others and be hands-on yourself.

Finally, you are an effective communicator, able to articulate technical & architectural know-how in a way that will influence the engineering teams towards a united vision and goal because building incredible software cannot be done in isolation but together as one team. 

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.

Atlassian is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to all individuals participating in the application and interview process, and while performing job functions. Please note that you will have the opportunity to request accommodations at each stage of the assessment process. To request accommodations before scheduling an interview, please reach out to and someone will follow up shortly.

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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