Atlassian opens its global R&D centre in Bengaluru

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Bengaluru: Atlassian, a team collaboration and productivity software maker has opened a new office in Bengaluru.

It had established a local presence in 2018 with the plans to grow the Bengaluru office into a world-class R&D and customer support centre and has already hired over 200 employees locally. Over the next year, Atlassian plans to hire 300 additional employees here.

“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, CTO – Atlassian.

“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,” he added.

Atlassian is the maker of software 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% from the previous year, and has grown the R&D team by approximately 50% since 2017.

“Innovation is the lifeblood of Atlassian, and the company has made a significant investment to ensure the Bengaluru office becomes a world-class R&D center,” said Dinesh Ajmera, Site Lead and Head – Engineering, Bengaluru, Atlassian.

“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,” added Ajmera.

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

Atlassian’s new office is located in RMZ Ecoworld, and has room to grow to more than 700 employees. Atlassian has been named a Best Place to Work by Great Place to Work Institute in every market where it has a staff presence.

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