Principal Fullstack Software Engineer

Remote San Francisco, CA
USD 155k - 287k
Java Scala JavaScript React
Working at Atlassian

Atlassian can hire people in any country where we have a legal entity. Assuming you have eligible working rights and a sufficient time zone overlap with your team, you can choose to work remotely or from an office (unless it’s necessary for your role to be performed in the office). Interviews and onboarding are conducted virtually, a part of being a distributed-first company.

To help our teams work together effectively, this role is fully remote, but requires you to be located in a US timezone.

We're looking for a Principal Fullstack Software Engineer to join our team, passionately focused on delivering creative improvements for our engineering teams.

What you'll do:

    • Regularly tackle the largest and most complex problems on the team, from technical design to launch
    • Provide technical leadership on high-impact projects and determine plans-of-attack on large projects
    • Routinely tackle complex architecture challenges and apply architectural standards and start using them on new projects
    • Be a champion across the org for continually raising the technical bar and evangelizing a high technical standard
    • Partner across engineering teams to take on company-wide initiatives spanning multiple projects
    • Transfer your depth of knowledge and share best engineering practices to improve engineering excellence
    • Mentor and grow the next generation of technical leaders at Atlassian

Your background:

    • 10+ years experience in Full Stack development with one or more prominent languages such as Java, Scala, Node, Javascript, React.
    • Bachelor's or Master's degree with a preference for Computer Science degree
    • Deep experience in systems engineering at scale with regards to testing, reliability, security, and observability
    • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal forms, and an ability to communicate complex technical issues to a range of technical and non-technical audiences (management, peers)
    • Experience with collaborating with and mentoring junior members of the team
    • Consider the customer impact when making technical decisions
    • It is great if you have:
    • Familiarity with A/B testing techniques
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

To support you at work and play, our perks and benefits include ample time off, an annual education budget, paid volunteer days, and so much more.

About Atlassian

The world’s best teams work better together with Atlassian. From medicine and space travel, to disaster response and pizza deliveries, Atlassian software products help teams all over the planet. At Atlassian, we're motivated by a common goal: to unleash the potential of every team.

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.

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

To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.
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