Atlassian, 2010 New South Wales Exporter of the Year, to Invest $10M in New IT Jobs Creation

Company Cited as Information and Communication Technology Award Winner; Now a National Finalist in the 48th Australian Export Awards

SYDNEY--()--Atlassian, a leader in software tools for streamlining product development and collaboration, today announced that the company has been named as the 2010 Premier's NSW Exporter of the Year. The Premier’s NSW Export Awards is an annual program which aims to recognize excellence in the export of goods and services by NSW businesses. The Awards are managed by the Australian Institute of Export.

“We are very proud of this award, and we are even more proud of what it represents in terms of job creation and growth for New South Wales and Australia,” said Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder and CEO at Atlassian.

“This is the one Award that recognizes excellence on the international stage,” said Ian Murray AM, Executive Director, Australian Institute of Export. “Exporters in New South Wales are strong adopters of technology and it is technology that allows them to take on the world and win. It’s great to recognize excellence, but even greater to recognize those who compete against the best the world has to offer.”

Also, NSW Premier Ms Keneally was full of praise. “Atlassian is a great example of the creativity and innovation coming out of NSW,” Ms Keneally said. “It has satellite offices in San Francisco and Amsterdam, and now its products are used by more than 20,000 companies in 134 countries. This kind of expansion and success can only come from a business environment that actively supports exporting – an environment the NSW Government works hard to provide.”

The Awards acknowledge the important contribution of businesses to the economy through job creation and increased prosperity for the community and for the state. The National Winner will be announced at the National Ceremony December 1, 2010 in Sydney.

Atlassian has been recognized three years in a row as one of Australia’s fastest growing software businesses by BRW Magazine. Atlassian is set to invest a stunning $10 million in new Sydney IT jobs in 2010/11, further boosting job creation in the NSW technology sector. “Most new jobs will be created in Sydney where we’re hiring an additional 40 IT staff members,” said Atlassian HR Director Joris Luijke. “We’re also expanding our workforce in Europe and San Francisco.”

After completing their degrees at The University of NSW in 2002, Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar decided to start their own business. They now have 225 employees across Sydney, San Francisco and Amsterdam. They continue to give back to their old university, with over half a million dollars in sponsorship.

Interested candidates can get more information on hiring by visiting www.atlassian.com/jobs.

About Atlassian

Atlassian is an Australian software company specializing in software development and collaboration tools. More than 20,000 organizations of all sizes use Atlassian’s issue tracking, collaboration and software development tools to work smarter and deliver quality results on time. Learn more at www.atlassian.com.

Contacts

Atlassian
Joris Luijke, +61 2 9262 1443
jluijke at atlassian dot com
or
SSPR
Tony Keller, +1-847-421-1477 (Media)
tkeller at sspr dot com

Release Summary

Atlassian to invest $10M in FY10-11 in new IT jobs, primarily in Australia. Recently, Atlassian was awarded the 2010 New South Wales Exporter of the Year.

Contacts

Atlassian
Joris Luijke, +61 2 9262 1443
jluijke at atlassian dot com
or
SSPR
Tony Keller, +1-847-421-1477 (Media)
tkeller at sspr dot com