Hi, I'm Jake Coppinger.

I'm currently working as a full stack software engineer at Atlassian in the Linking Platform team, improving the features and reliability of Smart Link experiences in products like Confluence, Jira and Trello.

Say hello! I live in Sydney, Australia.
[email protected] | Blog | Github | Photography | LinkedIn

A little bit about me:


Programming Languages:

Proficient: TypeScript, Python
Familiar with: C++17, SQL
Some experience with: C#, Rust

Tools & Frameworks:

Proficient: React, AWS, ProseMirror, Flask, Serverless Framework, Git
Familiar with: Webpack, Docker
Some experience with: OpenCV, NumPy, Postgres


University of New South WalesBSc Computer Science (Distinction)
UNSW Co-Op Scholarship
2016 - 2019

AI, Computer Vision, Neural Networks, Advanced C++, Distributed Systems, Algorithms, OS

Gungahlin College (public, non-selective)
99.75 ATAR


Atlassian, Linking Platform (Full Stack, P4 Software Engineer, Apr 2021-)

The Linking Platform team builds all smart link experiences in Atlassian. So far I have:

Atlassian, Editor Platform (Frontend, Software Engineer, Jan 2020-Apr 2021)

Improved the performance, reliability and customer satisfaction of the Atlassian Editor, used by millions of monthly active users.

  • Led the implementation of the new date picker you see in Confluence to be keyboard accessible and easier to use
  • Won the Asia-Pacific company hackathon: I had an idea, formed a team, led the implementation and presented it!
  • Improved selection behaviour of a number of editor "nodes"
  • Improved reliability by preventing future regressions and improving test tooling
  • Mentored an intern
  • Westpac, Software Engineer, 6 month internship (2019)

    Worked in a team to develop a green-field specialist finance C# .NET application. I helped improve their Agile work practices and development methods.

    Atlassian, Software Engineer, 6 month internship (2018)

    Worked with the front-end Editor platform team which builds an advanced WYSIWYG text editor used in production in many Atlassian products. It is an open-source React app using the Prosemirror toolkit written in TypeScript.

    Building a rich text editor in a browser is challenging task - there is a huge amount of complexity which must function intuitively to all levels of users, along with a custom document format and robust real-time collaboration between users. I worked with tools such as Bolt, Browserstack and Jest.

    Some highlights were:

    News Corp Australia, 6 month internship (2017)

    Worked in the front-end product development team and with a backend specialist on a relatively small from-scratch project to advance News Corp's front end stack, a Global Preference Centre for email newsletters www.newsletters.news.com.au. It uses Vue.js Server Side Rendering on AWS Lambda behind AWS API Gateway, using GraphQL as an abstraction for legacy systems.

    Some things I worked on were:


    Cloudspotting.app, 2019

    (No longer in active development due to imagery licencing issues)

    Weather radar simplified - a web app that shows every Bureau of Meteorology radar image animated on a slippy map in your exact location. I wrote a custom tileserver which georeferences BOM images and generates slippy map tilesets with Python GDAL and ImageMagick, served up to a Mapbox OpenGL slippy map using an OpenStreetMap cache.

    Written in TypeScript (for web and Node) and Python. I also tinkered with FFT powered rain prediction!

    Sydney Bus Departures, 2017 github.com/jakecoppinger/sydney-bus-departures

    I created a simple API running on AWS Lambda & Heroku to query real-time Sydney bus arrivals using TfNSW's Trip Planner API. I also built a Pebble JS app to query my nearest favourite bus stops and get real-time departures. (I previously visualised Sydney transit data along with a short film/swiss poster: jakecoppinger.com/transit_in_sydney)

    UrbanScribe, 2016

    I developed a proof-of-concept system to enable A/B testing in architecture using computer vision. A laptop recognises pedestrians with OpenCV, sends their positions over WiFi to an Arduino which plots their position on a piece of paper.

    Departing.io, 2015

    A real-time bus arrivals app for Canberra to simply answer “When will my next bus come”. Built with a Python backend on Heroku which queries the ACT government's NXTBUS SIRI API and a JS front end that renders on a Canvas using Processing.js

    Swirlesque, 2013

    A system for interacting with IoT devices using hand gestures. I developed an Arduino based prototype with a low power gesture recognition algorithm, an Android app in Processing and a 3D printed casing through a year long independent research project while in year 12. I presented my research at TEDxSydney, Intel ISEF, BHPBSEA, Razorfish, CSIRO and was interviewed by University of Pennsylvania, SMH, The Australian, ABC News, 7:30 report, Ten and 7 News.

    Contact me at [email protected].