Atlassian R&D Centre in Bengaluru Hires 200 Employees, Plans to Add 300 More

  • It is making a significant investment to grow the Bengaluru office into a world-class R&D centre.
  • Atlassian invested $415.8 million in R&D in FY18, up 34 percent from the previous year.

Atlassian Corporation Plc, a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software, has opened a permanent office in Bengaluru, India.

It plans to grow the Bengaluru office into a world-class R&D and customer support centre and has already hired more than 200 employees locally. Over the next year, Atlassian plans to hire 300 additional employees at the new R&D centre in Bengaluru.

Atlassian is the maker of products such as Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Trello that are used by over 144,000 customers worldwide, including Ola Cabs, Reliance, Walmart Labs and Flipkart.

R&D has been key to Atlassian’s growth and innovation. It invested $415.8 million in R&D in FY18, up 34 percent from the previous year and has grown the R&D team by approximately 50 percent since 2017.

Atlassian, which established a local presence in 2018, has made a significant investment to ensure the Bengaluru office becomes a world-class R&D centre.

“Bengaluru has some of the brightest tech talent in the world, and within our first year in market we’ve hired incredible people whose work has had a direct impact on our global customer base,” said Sri Viswanath, chief technology officer of Atlassian.

He added, “I’m confident that the work done in this office will help Atlassian reach its long-term goal of reaching 100 million monthly active users.”

Expanding further with more hires

Atlassian plans to expand further in Bengaluru by adding a number of engineering, design, product management, recruitment and customer support roles.

Dinesh Ajmera, site lead and head of engineering for Bengaluru, Atlassian, said, “We will continue hiring aggressively for the top talent in the market, and are confident that our unique culture – one that values openness, trust, and inclusion – will help us meet our goals.”

Spread over close to 1,12,884 sq ft., Atlassian’s new office located in RMZ Ecoworld has the capacity to house more than 700 employees.