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Meet Atlassian's
ERIK VAN ZJIST

Careers - Erik’s Story
 Becoming A Programmer
Erik’s Story
Becoming A Programmer
After studying physics at the Deflt University of Technology in the Netherlands, Erik earned a bachelor's in computer science from Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, quickly developing a passion for programming. After a master's degree at VU University, he put his expertise to work, coding and developing for various startups and software organizations for a decade—before ending up at Atlassian.
Careers - What Erik Does
 Principal Developer
What Erik Does
Principal Developer
Erik takes the train into the office each morning, arriving around 9:30 AM in order to grab a quick coffee before the morning stand-up at 10 AM. After catching up with co-workers on the day’s goals and priorities, he divides the remainder of his time between creating new code and reviewing the code of his Development Team.
 
 
“When it comes to engineering, we’re looking for people who are smart—but humble at the same time.”
 
“When it comes to engineering, we’re looking for people who are smart—but humble at the same time.”
 
 
"When I first started here, it was actually very striking to see how hardworking Atlassians are."
 
"When I first started here, it was actually very striking to see how hardworking Atlassians are."