Strategic Account Executive – Jira Align


  • Full Time

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.

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

At Atlassian, we are on a mission to help our customers compete and win in the modern, digital economy. We have built a multi-billion-dollar, fast-growing software business with over 200,000 paying customers, hundreds of sales and implementation partners, and millions of users around the globe. Our culture is open, welcoming, collaborative, and focused on our customers’ success.

Our Enterprise Solution Sales team builds and implements a sales strategy. They guide the use of select products and services to our largest customers. At the same time, we want our Strategic Account Executives, to be an advocate for our customers, providing feedback to our product and engineering teams and helping us improve our customer experience. They lead territories comprised of named accounts and a geographic region, frequently working arm-in-arm with our own Strategic Account Managers, Solution Engineering, Channel Partners, Product and Marketing organisation.

We are looking for an experienced Strategic Account Executive to join our team and help bring Jira Align, an enterprise project management and Agile planning tool, to market. The Strategic Account Executive will identify and close new business opportunities, developing relationships with main decision-makers, and adoption of Jira Align across APAC.


In this role, you’ll get to:


  • Identify and qualify new business opportunities through a combination of networking and outbound prospecting with our core Enterprise Advocates team.
  • Present the value of Jira Align to the C-suite executives of potential customers.
  • Work in a team environment with other parts of Atlassian (Channel Managers, Solutions Engineers, Inside Sales, Marketing, Services, Support, Product Management, Finance and Legal) to ensure prospects are educated on the benefits of Jira Align.
  • Work with Atlassian partner management and directly with our partners who range from the world’s largest IT service providers to other sales and service firms of all shapes and sizes to implement the GTM strategy of Jira Align.
  • Define a clear vision for your territory and plan/communicate on funnel/account/territory status regarding resource requirements, challenges, and successes.
  • Use leading technology – CRM, Zoom – to work both virtually/remotely and on-premise with your customers.
  • “Be the change you seek” and demonstrate unselfish leadership while helping Atlassian to improve our ability to better serve our marketplace.
  • And never, ever &@%# the customer.

    Your Background:


  • You have a proven track record of success in a B2B software sales role
  • You have experience with Agile methodologies and project management software
  • You have excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • You have experience building relationships and selling to Enterprise businesses and C-suite stakeholders



    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.
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