Global Head of HR Business Partners – R&D


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.

Atlassian has an amazing opportunity for a dynamic and upbeat HR Business Partner Leader to lead the HRBP team for the Engineering organization as well as partner directly with the Chief Technical Officer. This role also oversees the HRBP Team that partners with global leaders and their teams spanning across America, Europe and Asia.

This person will sit on the CTO leadership team and work closely with management to guide and advise on all HR-related issues including leadership development and onboarding, organizational health, culture, org design and workforce planning, retention and selection of critical hires.

Reporting into the Head of HRBP, R&D, this person will support these functions with the help of HR Enablement Partners, ER partners, and the COEs. As with all matrixed organizations, collaboration is key.

Atlassian is looking for someone who is passionate about delivering business impact and who truly understands the strategic value HR has in delivering a business unit’s key objectives. Atlassian is at an unprecedented moment in their growth as they scale a company, much of which is predicated on continuing to build a world-class Product organization.


In this role, you’ll be expected to:


  • Envision, lead and implement talent priorities across the employee lifecycle for a fast scaling Engineering org.
  • Demonstrate and accelerate the adoption of COE/People solutions to drive transformational change.
  • Implement strategic organization and talent plans and drive executive talent evaluation and pay decisions.
  • Continually evaluate the efficiency of the leadership team and support the ongoing development of those leaders.

    Professional Qualifications:


  • 10+ years of HR experience with dynamic, challenging responsibilities as a strategic partner working with a distributed team (international experience or exposure is a huge bonus).
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing HRBP teams.
  • A history of partnering well with senior leadership teams and partners to develop a culture of innovation, excellence, and openness; abilities and ideas that build and improve the culture.
  • Critical thinking and data analysis skills with success in working cross-functionally to implement solutions to business issues.
  • Ability to work effectively in a constantly evolving environment.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to run multiple complex challenges and prioritize projects.
  • Strong partner alignment and management skills in a highly matrixed organization.
  • Ideally, you will have worked with large client groups within a fast-growing company and engineering environment.
  • Ability and willingness to work at all levels of the HR “stack” – strategic, operational, and tactical.

    Personal Characteristics:


  • Dynamic and disciplined thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for making a mark in a fast-paced, growing environment.
  • Natural leader and engaged team player with strong interpersonal capabilities; ability to maintain a positive culture.
  • Exceptional emotional intelligence and business acumen.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills at all levels, able to advocate and obtain necessary buy-in for programs, can set up scalable processes/programs.
  • Inspires a culture of innovation, execution, collaboration, accountability, and positivity.
  • Highest ethical standards, integrity, authenticity, credibility and character.
  • Strong work ethic and passion around the People and Talent function.
  • Experience leading and developing successful teams in high growth environments.

    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
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