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Rajeev Rajan, former engineering lead for Meta in Seattle, is becoming a member of Atlassian as CTO

Rajeev Rajan. (Facebook Photo)

 Rajeev Rajan, who most recently led engineering efforts in Seattle for Meta, is joining Atlassian in May as the company’s new chief technology officer.

“As I looked at my next step, the set of learnings and experiences I wanted to have and where I could be most helpful, the CTO role at Atlassian offered a lot of what I was looking for,” Rajan wrote on LinkedIn. “It will enable me to apply my experiences at Microsoft and Meta to help Atlassian’s customers unleash their potential by increasing the productivity of their teams.”

Rajan spent nearly five years as vice president and head of engineering for Facebook in the Pacific Northwest Region. The company first opened an engineering center near Seattle in 2014 and has since grown to more than 7,000 employees in the region. GeekWire talked to Rajan last June before Facebook changed its name to Meta.

“We are grateful for the considerable contributions Rajeev has made at Meta for nearly five years, leading our Facebook engineering function, as well as the Video and Entertainment teams,” Meta said in a statement provided to GeekWire. “We also thank Rajeev for leading the Pacific Northwest Meta offices. We wish him all the very best in his new chapter.”

The company said his position in Seattle has not yet been filled.

Prior to Meta, Rajan spent 23 years at Microsoft across multiple products from Exchange to SQL Server to Active Directory, culminating in Office 365.

Sydney, Australia-based Atlassian makes team collaboration and productivity software. Its U.S. headquarters are in San Francisco and customers include Bank of America, Redfin, NASA, Verizon, and Dropbox, among others.

Atlassian announced the new hire as part of its quarterly earnings report on Thursday, in which total third-quarter revenue was $740.5 million, up 30% year over year.

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