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Principal Cost Engineer

About the job

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. 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.Your future teamIn this role as a Principal Cost Engineer, reporting into the Engineering Manager – FinOps, you’ll be an important part of our cost efficiency strategy across Atlassian. As a member of our Industry-leading Cloud FinOps team, part of our Engineering Excellence department, you’ll be a trusted partner and technical expert for cost reduction within our area of expertise. Specifically you’ll be partnering with our Data teams across Atlassian.It’s your job to ensure to bring visibility to costs, and the opportunities to build efficiencies within your domain.What you’ll do

  • Regularly tackle large and complex problems with an aim to improve cost efficiency and visibility in your domain.
  • Deliver solutions that are used by other teams and products
  • Determine plans-of-attack on large projects
  • Routinely tackle complex architecture challenges and apply architectural standards and start using them on new projects
  • Partner across multiple engineering teams to drive best practices with regards to architectural and system design patterns that reduce cost to serve. and enable efficient use of our services.
  • Transfer your depth of knowledge from your current language to excel as a Software Engineer
  • Influence and partner with other senior leaders in your domain.

Your background

  • 10+ years experience in multiple hands-on software/technology leadership roles, with end-to-end responsibility through the software development lifecycle
  • 4+ years experience with public cloud (preferably AWS) and SaaS \ PaaS tooling.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a preference for Computer Science degree
  • Knowledge to evaluate trade-offs between correctness, robustness, performance, space and time
  • Practice in mentoring other engineers and influencing decision makers throughout the organization
  • Considers the customer impact when making technical decisions

It’s great but not required if you have

  • A background in FinOps or Finance.
  • Data Analysis and Data Engineer experience.

Our Perks & Benefits

Atlassian 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 Atlassian

At 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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  • Company: Atlassian
  • Published: 27th July 2023
  • Closing Date: 10th December 2023
  • Country: Australia
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Senior
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None