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Senior Back End Engineer (Remote) at Atlassian

in Sydney, NSW or Remote

Job description

As Atlassian and our Jira Service Desk product continue to grow, we’re focused on finding new ways to open opportunities for people to join our team—regardless of location. Heading into 2019, we are building a small, fully remote team of developers, designers, and product management that will own a key part of the customer experience for Atlassian's fastest growing product. Being a part of the broader Jira Service Desk team, this particular remote team will have a defined scope of work and the autonomy needed to ship value to our customers.


As part of this team, you'll work with modern technologies to continue advancing the accessibility of Jira Service Desk outside of IT teams as we pursue our mission to unleash the potential in every team.


With the majority of development for Jira Service Desk happening in our Sydney headquarters, our goal is to find people within a 6-hour timezone overlap of Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to allow for virtual meetings as needed.


As we continue to grow and evolve, we plan to continue exploring ways to create opportunities outside of the metro areas where we have offices. Joining this team means you’ll help to define the future of remote working at Atlassian.


As a Senior Software Engineer on the Jira Projects & Platform team, you will evolve the back end that drives Jira - Atlassian's flagship product that serves millions of our cloud users on a monthly basis. By collaborating with forward-thinking engineers in your organisation, you will craft the Jira platform for future success as we scale to serving 100 million monthly users.

Using your deep understanding of modern cloud architectures, you will build new opportunities for modernising Jira's back end, optimising for performance and delivering customer value through continuous development. You'll design, implement, and own features deployed across an array of microservices.


Your experience will help drive continuous improvement practises in a collaborative team environment. You'll get to translate your deep technical skills to influence other developers, product managers and senior managers to ensure the team understands the Jira Engineering vision, is on-board with it, and is moving towards achieving the product's ongoing goals.


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

  • Expertise with software development in JVM-based languages (Java or Kotlin are preferred).
  • Experience operating and debugging sophisticated, production cloud systems at scale.
  • Experience writing performant, decoupled, testable, maintainable code.
  • Real passion for learning from and mentoring your peers, and evolving the engineering craft within your team.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication abilities, with the ability to influence the engineering teams towards a united vision and goal.

The following are not required, but definite bonuses:

  • Experience with building microservices designed for high availability and low latency.
  • Familiarity with AWS platform (EC2, DynamoDB, RDS) and Spring Framework.
  • Experience in architectural design techniques such as Domain Driven Design, API design.
  • Experience in maintaining and decomposing large applications.

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

Software is changing the world, and we’re at the center of it all. With a customer list that reads like a who's who in tech, and a highly disruptive business model, we’re advancing the art of team collaboration with products like Jira Software, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Trello. Driven by honest values, an amazing culture, and consistent revenue growth, we’re out to unleash the potential of every team. From Amsterdam and Austin to Sydney and San Francisco, we’re looking for people who are powered by passion and eager to do the best work of their lives in a highly autonomous yet collaborative, no B.S. environment.


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.

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