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Will W.

About Me

My core tenets of software engineering are: "The best code you can write is none" - meaning that you should strive to communicate clearly, use existing code/frameworks/best practices, and find the best possible solution before you write any code. If you're lucky, a solution to the problem can be found without any additional code being written. "Embrace being wrong" - meaning, take your ego out of the equation and learn to gracefully accept and acknowledge when a better or more correct solution has been discovered by someone else. ---- As a Senior Software Engineer at, I leverage my 18+ years of experience in the education technology industry to deliver high-quality software solutions that enhance the learning outcomes of millions of students. I have a strong background in both DevOps and Software Engineering, with skills including C#, TypeScript, JavaScript, ASP.NET Core, Docker, Amazon Web Services, Heroku, MongoDB, Redis, Amazon RDS, Amazon ECS, Angular, React, Express, Elasticache, Linux Administration, just to name a few. I am passionate about customer success and user experience, and I collaborate closely with the product organization to understand their requirements and expectations. I also maintain a focus on security and performance, and I recently obtained the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification to keep up with the latest best practices. I enjoy working with a diverse and talented team of engineers, and I am always eager to learn new technologies and methodologies that can improve our software development lifecycle.


Portland, Oregon, US

Open To

Full Time Job

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Skills & Strengths

Neuroexceptional Talents

If I am genuinely interested in something, I can learn it thoroughly. In practice, my special interests strongly overlap with my job requirements, so I am able to analyze complex systems and understand them thoroughly, which is my self-sustaining way of keeping myself up to date with technology and keeping my skills sharp.

Creative ThinkerDetail-oriented ThinkerFact RetainerHyperfocus

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Inclusion Essentials


Interview Scheduling RemindersInterviewer Experienced with NeurodiversityAlternate Interview FormatUninterrupted Work TimeFully Remote/WFH


Send Questions in AdvanceWritten interview instructionsSupport Persondaily check-insCommunication PlanConcise instructionsReceiving Information in AdvanceExtra Time to Process New InformationChunking Large Amounts of ContentFlexible scheduleStanding DesksEnhanced Lighting Optionsmeditation / quiet roomErgonomic SeatingNoise-cancelling HeadphonesQuiet / Individual WorkspacesSelf-stimulation tools / gadgetJob CoachingAide / AttendantTherapyEmployee Resource GroupSupport with Self-Advocacy

Sensory Sensitivities

Working with animals
Interaction with the public
Bright, blinking, or fluorescent lights
Loud noises

Certifications & Training

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Amazon Web Services Training and Certification
Issued 2023 | Expires 2026

AWS Knowledge: Cloud Essentials

Amazon Web Services Training and Certification
Issued 2023 | No Expiration Date

Data Visualization with Tableau

PSU / Accredible
Issued 2023 | No Expiration Date

Intro to Applied Data Analytics

PSU / Accredible
Issued 2023 | No Expiration Date

Portland State University - Data Analytics Program

PSU / Accredible
Issued 2023 | No Expiration Date