Atlassian appoints Shamik Sharma as Head of Engineering, India

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Bangalore: The team collaboration and productivity software provider Atlassian has announced the appointment of Shamik Sharma as the Head of Engineering, Commerce and Enterprise Agility. Shamik will report directly to Rajeev Rajan, CTO of Atlassian.

Shamik joins Atlassian with close to three decades of experience in the field of technology and engineering. He spent over five years at, a company he co-founded, and before that, he served as CTO and CPO at Myntra (a company in the Flipkart group).

Across his career, he has held multiple senior leadership positions at Lytro Inc., RockYou, StumbleUpon, Yahoo!, Confluent Software and HP, among others. Shamik has completed an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.

“Shamik’s experience in technology and e-commerce will add much value to Atlassian, both globally and in India,” said Rajeev Rajan, CTO – Atlassian.

“As India is our fastest-growing R&D site globally, we’re confident that Shamik will only help accelerate our path to building a world-class engineering team,” added Rajan.

“With a great passion for building products and combined technical expertise, I’m excited to be joining Atlassian in its mission to unleash the potential of every team. I look forward to leveraging the potential of Atlassian engineering talent to build innovative new products that enhance workplace collaboration,” said Shamik Sharma.

Shamik’s appointment comes at the back of Atlassian’s recent hiring of Paranth Thiruvengadam for the role of India Site Leader and Head of Engineering IT Service Management.

Atlassian’s presence in India continues to grow rapidly. The company started with just over 60 employees in India 5 years ago and now has over 1,800 employees in 17 states across the country.