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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 Learning.com, 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.


Location

Portland, Oregon, US


Open To

Full Time Job

Work Settings

Remote

Career Interests

Software

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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Languages

English

Inclusion Essentials

Must-haves

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

Preferences

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
Certificate

AWS Knowledge: Cloud Essentials

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

Data Visualization with Tableau

PSU / Accredible
Issued 2023 | No Expiration Date
Certificate

Intro to Applied Data Analytics

PSU / Accredible
Issued 2023 | No Expiration Date
Certificate

Portland State University - Data Analytics Program

PSU / Accredible
Issued 2023 | No Expiration Date
Certificate