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San Francisco, CA, USA

Head of Design, Developer Solutions (Bitbucket and Compass)

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Employer Provided Salary: 221,200-355,400 Annually
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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. 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. This role can be performed from Australia, New Zealand or the West Coast of the North America.
Are you are a Design leader who is passionate about defining the future of teamwork and collaboration? Atlassian's products are loved and used by millions of teams worldwide to drive innovation - be it electric cars, spaceships or robotic surgeries! Atlassian fuels the world's best software, IT and business teams to help them deliver results with world-class products.
Atlassian is seeking a Head of Design for who will support our Dev Solutions team. Atlassian's products are loved and used by millions of developers and teams worldwide to drive innovation across many fields. The software developer experience will be radically redefined and made dramatically more productive in the next few years with the application of AI, and we will be at the forefront of that transformation.
If you are looking to lead & evolve a world-class design team, partner with extraordinary talent, and make a big impact, we encourage you to join us in this exciting journey.
Reporting into our VP of Design, you will bring a balance of craft expertise, executive communication skills, org leadership and business acumen. This skill-set will enable you to help us build world class software developer experiences.
You will lead a team that is passionate about delivering Design which scales to meet the needs of our hundreds of thousands of customers.
Some of the great work you will do:

  • Formulate, and present critical design strategy recommendations to the founders and executive leaders
  • Set the experience vision and strategy and lead the design across the Developer portfolio to deliver a harmonious experience for our customers and users
  • Evolve and contribute to driving strong business practices for the Developer collection team, both within Design and across functions
  • Identify and execute on critical initiatives and investments that bring quality at scale to this part of Atlassians business
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team, including product, marketing, sales, analytics, finance, and other teams
  • Lead and inspire an ambitious team of senior design leaders, and their teams across APAC, India and the US. With a passion for developing others, you'll mentor and encourage your team towards success and cohesion
  • Provide design and other cross-craft leaders with the necessary direction and support required to execute on the full life-cycle of design
  • Inspire excellence in craft and stay up to date with industry best-practice
  • Establish trust and build confidence with partners and executive leadership in and outside Design
  • Help the Design teams maintain a creative and supportive environment

We don't expect you to be able to tick every box. We prioritize values fit above everything.
If you tick a few of the below boxes, great! Throw your hat in the ring and let's go from there:

  • More than ten years experience in executive/senior Design Leadership roles
  • A track record of planning and then driving business direction autonomously as a hands-on designer, then subsequently as a manager, and then manager of managers
  • Maintain an area of core strength in one or more Design disciplines where you can lead through your expertise
  • Have identified and set platform strategies, and seen them through to impact
  • Can communicate design concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organisation
  • Ability to manage a broad portfolio, balancing multiple stakeholders and competing priorities
  • You have influenced, defined, and implemented company-wide design strategy
  • A demonstrated capability to understand the technical underpinnings of software products
  • Can create positive cross- collaboration history with stakeholders, like Engineering, Product Management and Research
  • Have proven experience developing and maintaining healthy, productive teams
  • Have experience improving and sustaining design rituals at the org level

At Atlassian, we strive to design equitable, explainable, and competitive compensation programs. To support this goal, the baseline of our range is higher than that of the typical market range, but in turn we expect to hire most candidates near this baseline. Base pay within the range is ultimately determined by a candidate's skills, expertise, or experience. In the United States, we have three geographic pay zones. For this role, our current base pay ranges for new hires in each zone are:
Zone A: $266,500 - $355,400
Zone B: $239,900 - $319,800
Zone C: $221,200 - $295,000
This role may also be eligible for benefits, bonuses, commissions, and 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.

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Atlassian Benefits Overview

Atlassian offers a variety of perks and benefits to support you, your family and to help you engage with your local community. Our offerings range from health coverage to paid volunteer days to fitness classes.

No matter where you're working from, we want to ensure you're set up for success. To support, we provide tools and generous financial support to complete an ideal workspace that suits your needs.

We're a global company and some of our benefits vary slightly by location.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Pet friendly
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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