Chief of Staff to Head of Data

San Francisco, CA
Jun 21, 2024
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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. To help our teams work together effectively, this role requires you to be located in the Pacific timezone.

We're Hiring a Chief Of Staff (CoS), Aligned To Support Our Head Of Data (~650 Data Org Size) Within Atlassian Corporate Engineering. The Chief Of Staff (CoS) Is a Critical Individual Contributor Role That Combines Strategic Leadership And Operational Excellence To Be a Trusted Advisor And Leader For Their Team, Requiring Either Previous Experience In a Relevant Domain Or Demonstrated Aptitude To Advise In a New Domain. Chiefs Of Staff At Atlassian Are Expected To Impact The Organization In The Following Ways:

  • Prioritization: ensures the leader(s) are focusing on the most important priorities for the day/week/month, helps create bandwidth by representing leader(s) in key meetings in their stead, keeps leaders accountable for commitments, while helping keep reports accountable for results.
  • Amplifier: amplifies the team by helping the team become more effective and being responsible for executing special projects. Examples can include investigating root causes of departmental challenges and connecting teams to solve them, drafting strategy for growth, scale, or evolution, and leading cross functional initiatives.


What you'll do

  • Directing strategic business initiatives from development through successful execution under the guidance of senior leadership and department heads.
  • Acting as a liaison with staff, executives, and senior leaders to manage and deliver project updates, proposals, and planning.
  • Supervising daily operations in collaboration with senior managers and department leaders by performing tasks such as generating correspondence, planning, and coordinating departmental activities.
  • Assisting executive team members in determining and prioritizing business strategies based on their schedules.
  • Cultivating relationships with all employees to enhance the efficiency and responsiveness of existing operations while contributing to developing new operational strategies through collaboration on special projects with executives.
  • Serving as a subject-matter expert by handling inquiries, developing action plans, and supporting the preparation and dissemination of communications.
  • Enhancing current processes and streamlining organizational procedures for improved efficiency and productivity.
  • Providing recommendations to department leaders for improving organizational teamwork through consultation services.


Your background

  • 12+ years of relevant professional experience in program and operational management
  • Experience turning a strategy into executable plans and driving high visibility projects
  • An analytic prowess, drive to support decisions with data, and the ability to make data digestible to varied audiences (big data, financial models, etc.)
  • Experience in diagnosing pain points for teams, moving them to good, and going the extra mile to ensure they are great


At Atlassian, we strive to design equitable and explainable compensation programs. To support this goal, the baseline of our range is higher than that of the typical market range, but in turn we expect to hire most candidates near this baseline. Base pay within the range is ultimately determined by a candidate's skills, expertise, or experience.

In The United States, We Have Three Geographic Pay Zones. For This Role, Our Current Base Pay Ranges For New Hires In Each Zone Are:

Zone A: $186,300 - $248,400

Zone B: $167,700 - $223,600

Zone C: $154,700- $206,200

This role may also be eligible for benefits, bonuses, commissions, and equity.

Please visit for more information on which locations are included in each of our geographic pay zones. However, please confirm the zone for your specific location with your recruiter.

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.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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