Principal Engineer, Jira Platform Search

Bengaluru, IndiaKarnatakaIndiaAsiaSeptember 30, 2023

Working at AtlassianAtlassians 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.Our office is in Bengaluru, but we offer flexibility for eligible candidates to work remotely across India. Whatever your preference—working from home, an office, or in between— you can choose the place that's best for your work and your lifestyle.We're looking for a full-time Tech Lead Engineer to join our team, focused on delivering creative improvements for our engineering teams.You'll be part of the Jira Platform Search group and you'll report to a Senior Engineering Manager. There are multiple teams in Jira Platform Search and the role will require close coordination with teams based in Poland and Australia.Jira Platform Search is working on the Jira Cloud Issue Search responsible for handling JQL queries. Search is the beating heart of Jira Cloud and being used by products like Jira Software or Jira Service Management. Imagine working on a codebase that affects such products, then multiply it by X amount of customers that we have in our portfolio, and you'll end up with your code impacting millions of people all across the Globe!About TeamsJira Vertigo Issue Search - team improving existing Jira Cloud issue search engine within its current architecture, enabling the largest current and migrating customers and having immediate impact on them,Jira Scalable Issue Search - team building a new JQL engine to improve performance at scale and to bring new features to Jira Cloud issue search.

What you'll do:

    • Tackle the most complex projects on the team, from technical design to launch
    • Determine plans-of-attack on large projects
    • Work with project plans and ensure teams are unblocked for execution, anticipating issues and proposing mitigation steps.
    • De-Risk complex tasks with prototypes, and multi team coordination activities
    • Partner across engineering teams to take on company-wide projects
    • Lead code reviews & documentation, and take on complex bug fixes, especially on high-risk problems
    • Mentor junior members of the team
    • Handle complex architecture challenges and apply architectural standards and start using them on new projects

Your background:

    • 11+ years experience in multiple hands-on software/technology leadership roles, with end-to-end responsibility through the software development lifecycle
    • Experience delivering large (multi-person or multi-team) and complex efforts- architecting, designing, and building large-scale distributed systems.
    • Focus on execution to lead the long-term strategy.
    • Bachelor's degree with a preference for Computer Science degree
    • Experience maintaining cross-team relationships
    • Expertise with one or more prominent languages such as Java, Python, Kotlin, Go is required.
    • Understanding of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS industry with hands-on experience with public cloud offerings (e.g., AWS, GCP, or Azure)
    • Experience with Java, Spring, REST and NoSQL databases
    • Experience building event-driven based on SQS, SNS, Kafka or equivalent technologies
    • Knowledge to evaluate trade-offs between correctness, robustness, performance, space and time
    • Practice in mentoring other engineers and influencing decision makers throughout the organisation
    • Consider the customer impact when making technical decisions

If you've got these skills, even better:

    • Experience in ElasticSearch, OpenSearch or other search engine technologies
    • Experience in Developer Experience or Developer Productivity
    • Proficiency in Java/Kotlin
Our perks & benefitsAtlassian 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 AtlassianAt 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.To learn more about our culture and hiring process, visit

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