Atlassian Corporation Plc, a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software and the maker of Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket and Trello products, announced its plans to grow its India team to over 3,000 by the end of FY24 as part of a major recruitment drive as the organisation reinforces its commitment to the India market.
The 20-year-old company, which established its local presence in India in 2018, employs more than 1,400 Atlassians at its world-class R&D centre in Bengaluru. To help support its plans to scale locally, the hiring will have a strong R&D focus, with roles across engineering, product and design, among others.
Atlassian employs some of the brightest and most talented people from across India, providing them with various opportunities to grow. Employees work on some of the company’s most innovative and cutting-edge technology in an environment that fosters an open work culture and favours learning and development. Some of its global marquee clients include Bank of America, Redfin, NASA, Verizon and Dropbox. In India, its customers include Ola Cabs, Reliance, Walmart Labs, and Flipkart, among others.
As part of its ambitious growth plans, the company has set a long-term growth goal of becoming a $10 billion business, alongside a hiring goal to grow its global workforce to over 25,000 by FY26. To achieve this, the three growth markets that the company is doubling down on are – agile and DevOps, ITSM, and work management. Atlassian has a history of making bold, long-term bets – and achieving them. In 2011, the company set a goal to reach $1B by 2020 – and it achieved this 30% growth in nine years.
With the recent emergence of remote and hybrid work models, Atlassian introduced Team Anywhere back in 2020 – a flexible work policy, which gives employees the choice to work from home, the office, or a combination of both – essentially employees get to choose what works best for them based on their work and lifestyle. This has opened up the organisation’s ability to hire across the country, and those that can’t or don’t want to be in Bangalore or commute to an office every day don’t need to. In fact, 51% of Indian employees live 2+ hours from an office.
On the role India plays in the success of the company, Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder and co-CEO, Atlassian said, “India’s tech talent is world-class, and we want to hire the smartest technical minds across the country. Since opening locally in 2018, India has become home to our fastest-growing R&D site globally, and our doors are now open to talent across all of India. Our engineers are working on hard problems, and significant products for our overall strategy – it’s a true R&D hub for us.”
Dinesh Ajmera, Site Lead India, Atlassian says, “I have witnessed the incredible growth of Atlassian in India first-hand and I’m excited to be part of our next growth journey. Atlassian’s ambitions reflect its long-term view of becoming a 100-year company, where talent, innovation, and passion converge. As we rapidly grow in India, we want to hire bright and talented individuals who are excited to contribute to our goals; who value an open culture where everyone’s voice is heard; and who want to build products that continue to change how the world works.”
Situated in the heart of Bengaluru city, Atlassian’s new office is located in Sunriver Building, Embassy Golf-Links Business Park. The primary themes running through this freshly designed space are teamwork and collaboration – with the entire office designed to encourage people to work together in order to inspire new and innovative ideas.
Atlassian has been named a ‘Best Place to Work’ by Great Place to Work Institute in every market where it has a presence, and in 2021, it was ranked in the top ‘25 World’s Best Workplaces’. Locally, it has been voted as one of ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For’ for the second consecutive year in 2022, and was also recognised as one of ‘India’s Best Workplaces for Women’ by the Great Place to Work Institute.