As Atlassian’s growth surges, our Legal team is no exception! Are you an attorney looking to help build innovative privacy programs at the forefront of technology? We’re looking for an experienced Privacy & Product Counsel to join this dynamic and collaborative team, and help develop privacy programs that puts fundamental rights first, builds on customer trust in our platform and leads our industry on privacy and social impact.


Like our customers, we use Atlassian products to lead the charge in the future of work, and collaborate asynchronously with global teams. We believe in open and collaborative work, leading with kindness and empathy, and delivering thought leadership beyond what’s required for “minimum legal compliance”. It helps to bring a growth mindset, a desire to use and understand our products, intellectual curiosity, and a thirst for innovation!

In this role, you’ll get to:

    • Help strengthen Atlassian’s privacy program by advising on data platform and lifecycle practices – focusing on proper data access, use, ethics, and retention
    • Provide guidance on compliance with global privacy and data security laws, regulations and industry standards. No more law firm memos!
    • Partner with the business (engineering, product, analytics, security, etc.) on global privacy related initiatives
    • Support efforts to build trustworthy, data privacy-conscious products that our customers love
    • Design scalable processes for implementation
    • Provide product counseling throughout the development process
    • Participate in the review and coordination of potential privacy or data security incidents, including investigations, notifications, and other resolution efforts
    • Creatively build upon and drive awareness around privacy and data protection issues, including developing and delivering training on relevant privacy, data security, and data governance-related matters
    • Engage with the privacy legal community to understand evolving issues and to help Atlassian provide an industry-leading privacy program for our customers and partners
More About You
    • You have a strong understanding of software technology and cloud services, associated business models, and technology industry trends
    • You’re keenly aware of privacy and data protection issues that our users – end users, organization administrators, developers, enterprise customers, or consumers – are likely focused on when considering or using our products
    • You have a solid understanding of global privacy and data protection law and trends
    • You listen carefully to understand the challenges faced by the business in meeting legal requirements
    • You apply this experience, knowledge, and customer-centric thinking to provide privacy legal advice in support of our products, customer engagements, acquired companies, and internal business operations
    • You think creatively beyond the “legal” box to generate possible solutions and options for the business, clearly articulating ethical and risk-based recommendations
    • You effectively communicate with the business to help them understand and follow the rules and parameters imposed by data privacy laws
    • You take initiative to master new subject areas, whether new laws, new technologies or new business strategies
    • You effectively navigate a decentralized and complex organization spread across the globe
    • You build relationships with business partners to strengthen the connection between our team and the business
On Your First Day, We’ll Expect You To Have
  • 5+ years practicing law and qualified to proactive law in your local jurisdiction
  • CIPP certification
  • Passion to understand our customers, products, culture, and business model
  • Deep knowledge of applicable privacy regulations (GDPR, CCPA/CPRA, etc.)
  • Extensive experience working with technical teams to develop customer-centric solutions
  • Practical experience and deep understanding of AI/machine learning and data analytics, and the impact on product development, data lifecycle, and customer expectations
  • A knack for distilling complex legal and technical concepts into plain, concise language
  • Strong judgment, intellectual curiosity, and a moral compass that takes your understanding, work product, and client relationships to the next level
  • Demonstrated growth attitude and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, and remote-friendly workplace
  • A technical background isn’t required, but a basic understanding of software engineering is a definite plus, as is a deep understanding of Atlassian’s products, platform, and ecosystem, or an ability to quickly learn new business and technology concepts
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