Employee Relations Partner


  • Full Time

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. As our offices re-open, 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.

With a sufficient timezone overlap with the team, we’re able to hire eligible candidates for this role from any location in Australia. If this sparks your interest, apply today and chat with our friendly Recruitment team further.

Atlassian is looking for an outstanding Employee Relations Partner with a passion for delivering appropriate solutions for employees and leaders while contributing to our team culture. You’ll be joining the People Team at a very exciting time as we continue to grow and scale our business.

You will be responsible for providing support across APAC, including resolving employee concerns and supporting people leaders in navigating through complex employee issues. This is a great opportunity to work on novel issues in an exciting environment at a company that is in the midst of scaling beyond 7,000 employees. You will collaborate closely with partners, which includes the global HR team, and leaders. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and are comfortable with change and ambiguity, then this role is for you. 


In this role you will:


  • Partner with HRBPs and other cross-functional departments on investigations and recommendations on next steps and/or disciplinary action
  • Investigate and resolve high-risk concerns and employee grievances, including claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or other violations of company policy
  • Work with, mentor, and train managers to appropriately address and manage complicated performance management scenarios (including PIPs, terminations, and the execution of separation agreements)
  • Come in as a subject matter specialist on employment law and Atlassian policies, procedures, practices, and partners to resolve issues as needed, and contribute to and/or lead projects
  • Provide ER related trainings, including topics for managers on effective performance management, navigating difficult situations/conversations, and labour law compliance
  • Use data to identify employee relations trends and dedicatedly provide preventative trainings, systems processes

    On your first day, we will expect that:


  • You have extensive Employee Relations experience in a fast-growing company across APAC
  • You demonstrate knowledge in ER practices, guidelines and regulations on compliance with all employment laws, policies, procedures, and processes
  • You have experience advising on a wide range of employee populations, including educating business leaders on appropriate performance management practices and fundamental employment law concepts.
  • You possess strong skills in anticipating and identifying problems and use good judgement and fact-based analysis to develop effective and efficient solutions.
  • You are able to listen and clearly articulate a point of view and recommendations both in speaking and writing
  • Bonus points if you have experience working in a tech or startup company



    More about our team
    On the Atlassian People team, we play as a team, and we have fun doing it. We use an analytical, data inclined approach to tackle problems, build programs, and help Atlassians constantly improve upon how they work. You’ll work with a team that partners with business and technology teams to ensure our employees are innovating at their peak, leading teams and guiding their amazing people. 
    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
    Creating software that empowers everyone from small startups to the who’s who of tech is why we’re here. We build tools like Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Trello to help teams across the world become more nimble, creative, and aligned—collaboration is the heart of every product we dream of at Atlassian. From Amsterdam and Austin, to Sydney and San Francisco, we’re looking for people who want to write the future and who believe that we can accomplish so much more together than apart. At Atlassian, we’re committed to an environment where everyone has the autonomy and freedom to thrive, as well as the support of like-minded colleagues who are motivated by a common goal to: Unleash the potential of every team.
    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.
    Atlassian is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to all individuals participating in the application and interview process, and while performing job functions. Please note that you will have the opportunity to request accommodations at each stage of the assessment process. To request accommodations before scheduling an interview, please reach out to atlassian-accommodations@atlassian.com and someone will follow up shortly.
    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
    If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can rock the role, we’d love to learn more about you.
    Learn more about Atlassian’s culture, interviewing flow, and hiring process by checking out our Candidate Resource Hub.