Atlassian invests $4.5m in new IT jobs in Sydney
Atlassian currently employees 120 staff in its Sydney headquarters and over 200 staff globally with offices in the US and Europe. Atlassian's goal is to increase engineering headcount in Sydney by nearly 50%.
Over the last 6 months the technology industry in Australia and around the world has come under heavy job cuts. Local jobs have been slashed by multinational companies including Microsoft, CSC and EDS Australia who have made reductions around the globe.
Atlassian, however, is bucking the trend. "We've always done things differently, from upfront affordable pricing and no traditional sales force. We see an incredible opportunity during the GFC to bring best innovative minds to Atlassian. We're weathering the GFC by bulking up our research and development arms," commented founder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes. "We're seeing the recession as an opportunity to really invest in our people and products so that when the downturn is over we come out swinging and stronger than the competition."
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics unemployment rates have steadily been rising in Australia since mid 2008 as businesses struggle to deal with tight economic times. NSW has the highest unemployment rate in the country, sitting at 6.4% of the population.
More information about the jobs available, visit: http://www.atlassian.com/32
Atlassian is a profitable, privately owned Australian company with no outside capital investment. Atlassian develops affordable, lightweight software that helps enterprises collaborate better. Its products include Confluence, recognised as the most widely-used enterprise wiki, and JIRA, one of the world's most popular issue trackers for IT project management. The company has more than 15,000 customers worldwide, from over half of the world's top 100 corporations. For more information, visit: http://www.atlassian.com