Aussie tech giant sets out on a roadtrip to recruit 1,032 new staff with the promise they can ‘work from anywhere’
- Sydney-based software juggernaut Atlassian recruiting new R&D staff
- The company employs nearly 9,000 staff in 13 countries worldwide
- It is ranked one of Australia’s best employers though its share price weakened
Australian tech giant Atlassian wants over 1,000 new staff and is prepared to let them work from ‘anywhere’.
The software company’s co-founder Scott Farquhar hit the road for a recruitment campaign on Wednesday, driving an Atlassian-branded campervan to underline his point.
The 1,032 new staff Atlassian wants will work in research and development roles.
‘Atlassian’s work from anywhere policy (Team Anywhere) means many Aussies can realise a dream in tech without having to move,’ a statement from the company said.
The software company’s co-founder Scott Farquhar hit the road for a recruitment campaign on Wednesday driving an Atlassian-branded campervan to underline his point
The 2022 Australia Best Workplaces list included Atlassian (Pictured Mike Cannon-Brookes, the founder of Atlassian, which made the top five, and his wife Annie Cannon-Brookes)
Most salary packages are understood to be between $100,000 and $150,000, depending on roles and experience.
Atlassian was founded in 2002 by Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes when they studied at the University of NSW and has grown to be Australia’s biggest tech business.
The company’s recruitment drive began at Sydney’s Martin Place but becomes a road trip thereafter.
The so-called ‘AtlassiVan’ will visit Canberra, Wollongong, Melbourne, Adelaide, Newcastle, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
Atlassian was founded in 2002 by Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes when they studied at the University of NSW and has grown to be Australia’s biggest tech business (Pictured Kim and Scott Farquhar)
Atlassian believes ’emerging technology talent has been identified’ in those locations.
In November last year, the company’s Nasdaq-listed shares hit a record price of $US483.13, valuing the company at more than $US100 billion.
It fell victim to the brutal US tech sell-off with the stock price plunging 60 per cent to $162.49 by May 18, but has since recovered to $236.21.
But its value is well off the $389.94 shares were worth this time last year.
The software giant came third in the 2022 in the large company category in the Australia’s Best Workplaces list, with a major perk being it offers financial support to staff to set up their ideal workspace.
Staff are allowed to work from home anywhere and only have to come together to collaborate face to face four times a year.
If they come into the office by bicycle, the company reimburses bike repairs, accessories, and rentals up to an agreed amount.