Senior Data Engineer



Data Science
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2023
Working at Atlassian
Atlassians can choose 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.
This is a remote position. 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 team
tlassian is looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join our Corporate Data Engineering Team. You will build top-notch data solutions and applications that inspire important decisions across the organization. You will be reporting to Senior Data Engineering Manager
Your role involves shaping our engineering practice, developing backend systems and data models, and promoting Atlassian's data-driven culture.
A typical day may involve advising on Information Architecture for our Data Lake and enhancing event collection infrastructure. Collaborating with partners, you will design data models, acquisition processes, and applications to address needs. With experience in large-scale data processing systems (batch and streaming), you will lead business growth and enhance product experiences.
Our aim is to improve data pipelines/infrastructure for reliable insights. As a domain expert, you will collaborate with Technology Teams, Global Analytical Teams, and Data Scientists across programs.
You'll take ownership of problems from end-to-end: extracting/cleaning data, understanding generating systems, automating analyses/reporting. Improving the quality of data by adding sources, coding rules, producing metrics is crucial as requirements evolve. Agility and smart risk-taking are important qualities in this industry where digital innovation meets partner/customer needs over time.
You'll have flexibility in where you work – whether in an office, from home (remote), or a combination of the two.

On your first day, we'll expect you to have:

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience with 5+ years as Sr. Data Engineer or similar role.
  • Programming skills in Python & Java (good to have).
  • Design data models for storage and retrieval to meet product and requirements.
  • Build scalable data pipelines using Spark, Airflow, AWS data services (Redshift, Athena, EMR), Apache projects (Spark, Flink, Hive, and Kafka).
  • Improve productivity and quality of output for engineers.
  • Familiar with modern software development practices (Agile, TDD, CICD) applied to data engineering.
  • Enhance data quality through internal tools/frameworks detecting DQ issues. Working knowledge of relational databases and SQL query authoring.

We'd be super excited if you have:

  • Followed a Kappa architecture with any of your previous deployments
  • Domain knowledge of Order Management, Entitlement, Billing, Financial and People System.
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