Senior Support Engineer

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Apr 06 2021
Full Time

Atlassian is continuing to hire with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19. All new and existing Atlassians will continue to work from home until it’s safe to return to our offices. When our offices re-open, we will provide the choice to work from home or return to work in an office unless a job requirement makes it necessary for a particular role to be performed at an Atlassian office.

The Senior Support Engineer (Cloud EMEA) isn’t just an ordinary role. Senior Support Engineers at Atlassian are responsible for improving our customer's experience with our products, through preventative projects that solve problems at the source, getting the best out of our Support Engineers through technical training and mentoring, being an escalation point for support engineers and troubleshooting technical customer issues. This role requires working with counterparts or peer from different support centers. The candidate must be able to work EMEA business hours unless business demands work during other hours of the day.


  • Act as the primary point of contact for local escalation management for the expertise acquired within a product domain.
  • Prioritise & drive escalations both within the Cloud Support team through Team Manager engagement and with internal groups such to ensure visibility, traction and ultimate closure.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring for Support Engineers
  • Resolution of customer issues involving code error diagnosis, debugging, validation, and root cause analysis
  • Communication to customer base through necessary means to resolve application issues
  • Enable replication and debugging of issues to verify product related bugs
  • Creation and curation of knowledge-base articles and documentation to help customers self serve.


  • Customer Focus
  • Effective communication
  • Change, Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Team and Collaborative Working
  • Process re-engineering


  • 7+ years of experience in Technical Support, Software Services, and/or system administration for a large end-user community.
  • 2+ years of experience supporting Enterprise customers is a plus
  • Basic understanding/administration knowledge of Linux OS is a plus  
  • Experience with Splunk 
  • Experience with authorization (access controls, roles, permission) models
  • Strong database skills, with the expertise to write and update SQL queries with ease.
  • Good understanding of OAuth based authentication, SSL, etc. and fair understanding of other authentication mechanisms such SSO/SAML.
  • Experience with Splunk and basic understanding/administration knowledge of Linux OS.
  • Experience with APIs and REST calls.
  • Experience understanding and supporting Java apps, especially the JVM components..
  • Familiarity with Cloud technologies - experience with Jira and Confluence is a plus.
  • An understanding of Network terminologies such as MIB, SNMP, LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, OSI, NAT, DHCP & DNS.
  • Proven track record deescalating difficult situations with customers, while multi-tasking between tickets and mentoring your team.
  • Proven ability to coach and mentor other support engineers to grow their technical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to support customers over email, phone, and screen-shares.
  • Good interpersonal skills to efficiently collaborate with a wide variety of people, from junior engineers to senior executives.
  • Strong time management skills, balance multiple tasks with varying levels of priority and vitality.
  • Shown aptitude for learning new technologies and understanding how to utilise them in a customer facing environment.
  • The ability to efficiently communicate as the internal specialist with customers at an executive level on in-depth technical details, progress, and next steps.
  • Coordinating training for new hires and conducting training using the skill gap analysis.


  • Web technologies / Networking
  • SQL
  • Cloud technologies
  • Authentication technology and services (SSO, IdPs, SAML, Oauth).
  • Authorization (access controls, roles, permission) models
  • Scripting / Linux (Nice to have/optional)
To learn more about working with the Support Team at Atlassian, check out our Support Team page!

More about our benefits

Whether you work in an office or a distributed team, Atlassian is highly collaborative and yes, fun! To support you at work (and play) we offer some fantastic perks: ample time off to relax and recharge, flexible working options, five paid volunteer days a year for your favourite cause, an annual allowance to support your learning & growth, unique ShipIt days, a company paid trip after five years and lots more.

More about Atlassian

Creating software that empowers everyone from small startups to the who’s who of tech is why we’re here. We build tools like Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Trello to help teams across the world become more nimble, creative, and aligned—collaboration is the heart of every product we dream of at Atlassian. From Amsterdam and Austin, to Sydney and San Francisco, we’re looking for people who want to write the future and who believe that we can accomplish so much more together than apart. At Atlassian, we’re committed to an environment where everyone has the autonomy and freedom to thrive, as well as the support of like-minded colleagues who are motivated by a common goal to: Unleash the potential of every team.

Additional Information

We believe that the unique contributions of all Atlassians is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of 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.

Learn more about Atlassian’s culture, interviewing flow, and hiring process by checking out our Candidate Resource Hub.
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