Australia-based software solutions provider Atlassian Corporation Plc announced today that it has opened a permanent office in Bengaluru, with plans to eventually turn it into research & development and customer support center. R&D has been a focus point for Atlassia, as it has invested $415.8 million (over Rs 2,800 crore) for the same for financial year 2018-19 and has expanded the R&D team by approximately 50% since 2017.
Altassian first established its presence in India last year and has already hired more than 200 employees locally, the company said in a statement. Over the next year, the Sydney-headquartered firm plans to hire an additional 300 employees in Bengaluru.
The firm plans to further expand in Bengaluru by adding a number of engineering, design, product management, recruitment and customer support roles.
“Innovation is the lifeblood of Atlassian, and the company has made significant investment to ensure the Bengaluru office becomes a world-class R&D center,” said Dinesh Ajmera, site lead and head of engineering for Bengaluru, Atlassian. “We will continue hiring aggressively for the top talent in the market, and are confident that our unique culture… will help us meet our goals,” he added.
A provider of team collaboration and productivity software, Atlassian is the maker of products such as Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket and Trello. Their clientele comprises of the likes of Ola Cabs, Reliance, Walmart Labs and Flipkart. The company runs its customer support centre for its flagship Jira software out of the Bengaluru office.
Organisations such as General Motors, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Lyft, Verizon, Spotify and NASA harness Atlassian’s project tracking, content creation & sharing and service management products, the company said in a statement.
Founded in 2002, Atlassian made a successful initial public offering (IPO) in 2016 and has seen its valuation triple to around $22 billion.
In an interview with TechCircle earlier this year, Sri Viswanath, the global chief technology officer, said that Atlassian works on a ‘land and expand’ marketing strategy whereby it banks on word-of-mouth and the user experience of existing clients.
In January, Sri Viswanath told TechCircle that Atlassian was looking to triple its headcount in India within six months. He also said that the app marketplace is the fastest growing platform for Atlassian.