Principal Data Software Engineer

Working at Atlassian

Atlassians have flexibility in where they work – whether in an office, from home, or a combination of the two. That way, Atlassians have more control over supporting their family, personal goals, and other priorities. We can hire people in any country where we have a legal entity. Interviews and onboarding are conducted virtually, a part of being a distributed-first company.

Apply for the Principal Data Software Engineer role at Atlassian and give yourself a chance to join one of our great US Based Product Development Teams working on our Enterprise Agility tools such as Jira Align. Have you heard of the Fortune 500 list? Yup, these are our Enterprise Agility Customers! They are BIG, with development teams reaching 50k users. Our tools allow data analysis of the largest software portfolios in the world. You will end up with your code helping millions of people all around the Globe!

What you'll do

  • As a Data Architect for the Enterprise Agility Engineering team, you’ll work closely with multiple software engineering teams and product squads to improve Jira Align.

  • You will refine and govern our logical data models which track team data for the largest software organizations in the world.

  • You will guide designs and decisions for our data architecture through statistical analysis of production data.

  • You will meet and work with our enterprise scale customers to put the personal touch on our engineering plans.

  • We are also considering multiple database technologies to optimize the storage and retrieval for our end-users, including new solutions for data ingestion and translation. This exciting opportunity will engage you with our Site Reliability Engineering and Security teams as well the application development technical leads.

  • You will work with design and product management team to translate our customer reporting requirements into improvements into our current mechanisms.

  • You will work through our support and field organization to understand how our customers use our data today, to lead future changes as efficiently as possible.

  • This role would be a great fit for an inclusive leader and coach, someone with a willingness to oversee the data architecture from every angle. You will develop and implement solutions that operate at scale - seeing your own technology efforts directly improve the product.

  • Report directly to the Senior Engineering Manager

Your background

  • 15+ years of experience in Software Development
  • Public cloud experience in AWS and/or Azure
  • Technical leader, able to pitch ideas and lead programs to trigger across multiple teams and departments
  • Proficiency in SQL, python, Java, C# or another JVM-based language
  • Success with designing and maintenance of systems with multiple dependencies
  • Relational and NoSQL database design and best practices
  • Previous experience in data ingestion and translation tools
  • Experience managing customer data for Security and Privacy
  • Data modeling and API design
  • Deep understanding of and experience in cross-team collaboration in large-scale projects

About Teams

  • Jira Align Data Team Owns multiple production services that transform the team level data into enterprise decision making tools.


At Atlassian, we tie our base pay ranges to role and level. In the United States, that means your base pay ranges will fall into one of three geographic pay zones depending on your location. Our current base pay ranges for new hires in each zone are:

(Zone A: $187,500 - $287,500)

(Zone B: $168,700 - $258,800)

(Zone C: $155,600 - $238,700)

Within each range, base pay is ultimately determined based on your skills, expertise, and experience. This role may also be eligible for benefits, bonuses, commissions, and/or equity.

Please visit 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.

Our perks & benefits

Atlassian offers a variety of perks and benefits to support you, your family and to help you engage with your local community. Our offerings include health coverage, paid volunteer days, wellness resources, and so much more. Visit to learn more.

About Atlassian

At Atlassian, we're motivated by a common goal: to unleash the potential of every team. Our software products help teams all over the planet and our solutions are designed for all types of work. Team collaboration through our tools makes what may be impossible alone, possible together.

We believe that the unique contributions of all Atlassians create our success. To ensure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience, we never discriminate based on 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.

To provide you the best experience, we can support with accommodations or adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process. Simply inform our Recruitment team during your conversation with them.

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