Principal Java Developer

Atlassian team
We're looking for a Principal Developer to provide technical leadership to a team of kick-ass developers working on core Atlassian products.

As the Principal Developer on the team, you will have the technical seniority and will lead to attack the most challenging problems. You will be responsible for analysing these problems, designing elegant solutions, and pushing your solutions through to implementation. You will be working with performance engineers and quality analysts who give your creations a good beating before they are released to thousands of customers worldwide. All this while training other developers on your team to develop their expertise.

If you would like to:

  • Solve difficult technical problems whilst keeping in mind user experience, performance, quality and security aspects
  • Be unfazed by hard technical problems and always craving new challenges
  • Impact the leading products in Version Control Systems visualisation, search and code review
  • Be keen to provide technical leadership to a team of elite developers

Then we are a place for you!

What you will do:

  • Come up with elegant solutions to very challenging technical problems
  • Point out issues with the existing architecture and code, and clean it up
  • Liaise with the technical leads and developers to promote great software design and quality
  • Provide technical leadership and training to other developers on the team
  • Drive innovation by coming up with new and surprising ideas for our products and processes
  • Develop awesome new features front to back as part of a team
  • Lead by example

What we expect from you:

  • Excellent understanding and working knowledge of Java and JVM
  • Deep architectural understanding of web applications
  • Good knowledge in some back-end technologies like Spring, Hibernate, Lucene, SQL or others
  • Superior creative and innovative problem-solving skills
  • Initiative and the ability to work independently and in a team
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the industry
  • Wide experience of successful and failed projects
  • Ability to slice and dice problems so they can be worked on by several people
  • Desire and ability to mentor junior developers
  • Relaxed yet enthusiastic attitude
  • Excellent communication skills with fluent English (both in speaking and writing)

Preferred skills

  • Knowledge of Open Source libraries, tools, and frameworks, e.g. for logging, wiring, testing, building. The more the merrier!
  • Good knowledge of other JVM languages (like Scala, Groovy, Closure) or web platforms (Ruby on Rails, Python/Django)
  • Excitement for the latest trends in application design
  • Experience with agile software development methodologies like XP and Scrum
  • Interest to learn more about new languages and frameworks

Typical experience

  • 8 to 20 years (or more) in a professional development role

What we can offer you:

  • Very challenging job in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with passionate and skilled people on kick-ass application
  • Work in a world that is based on values such as honesty, truth, openness, and respect for the customer
  • A lot of opportunities to grow around awesome people from Gdansk, Sydney, San Francisco, Amsterdam and other cities around the globe
  • Very attractive salary (probably the best in the region) and other perks
  • The environment which thrives on change, constant improvement, and challenging the status quo
  • A lot of responsibility and the room for further personal growth
  • Great development and management tools
  • Help with relocation to Gdansk (relocation package)
  • Education Bonus 5000 PLN/year (you choose what kind of training you would like to spend it on)
  • Ergonomic and user friendly equipment (computers, standing desks, and Aeron® chairs)
  • Fully equipped kitchen (coffee, tea, yogurts, cornflakes, sodas, sweets at your disposal)
  • Private medical healthcare fully covered by Spartez
  • Life insurance fully covered by Spartez
  • Multisport card 50% covered by Spartez
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When you join Spartez you will get a few nice perks.


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