Sydney headquartered software solutions provider Atlassian Corporation on Thursday announced plans to hire over 1000 employees globally including 300 research and development (R&D) engineers in India over the next year.
The recruitment drive will further scale the operations of its already 700-people strong research and customer support centre at Bengaluru, the company said in a statement.
“We have invested significantly in talent acquisition in India but the ongoing pandemic which has fuelled a sharp rise in team collaboration and productivity software, has added the need to bring in even more talent,” Dinesh Ajmera, site lead and head of engineering, Bengaluru, Atlassian said.
Ajmera said the company has hired close to 500 new employees globally in the last quarter, mostly in R&D roles.
“As we continue to invest in and drive durable long-term growth, we also intend to maintain our ambitious hiring goals for the remainder of 2021,” he added.
Atlassian first established its presence in India in 2018 and opened a permanent office in Bengaluru in the following year, which was later turned into research and development and customer support centre.
Founded by Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar in 2002, Atlassian is a provider of team collaboration and productivity software. It is known for products such as Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket and Trello.
The company has more than 194,000 customers across these products, including Bank of America, Redfin, NASA, Verizon, and Dropbox.
The 19-year-old Australian firm pushed through a successful initial public offering in 2016 and has since seen its valuation grow more to over $70 billion.