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Atlassian Opens Its Global R&D Center in Bengaluru

Atlassian Corporation, a provider of team collaboration and productivity software has opened its global R&D center in Bengaluru, India. The company has also chalked out major plans for the India market. Over the next year, Atlassian plans to hire 300 additional employees in Bengaluru, senior spokespersons of the company told CXOToday.

With products such as Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Trello that are used by over 144,000 customers worldwide, Atlassian boasts of clients such as General Motors, Walmart Labs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Lyft, Verizon, Spotify, Flipkart and NASA. These companies use Atlassian’s project tracking, content creation and sharing, and service management products to  deliver quality results on time.

While the company already established a local presence in 2018, it now plans to grow the Bengaluru office into a world-class R&D and customer support center, and has already hired more than 200 employees locally, they said.

“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, chief technology officer of 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 stated.

The company has invested $415.8m in R&D in FY18, up 34% from the previous year, and has grown the R&D team by approximately 50% since 2017. As Dinesh Ajmera, site lead and head of engineering for Bengaluru, Atlassian, mentioned, “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,”

“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,” Ajmera said.

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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Sohini Bagchi is Editor at CXOToday, a published author and a storyteller. She can be reached at sohini.bagchi@trivone.com