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Brian Rodewald (He/him)

Resumé

Work Preferences

HybridIn-Person

Open to roles

Long Term EmployeeShort Term Contract

About Me

#actuallyautistic#autistic#java#springframework#adhd#jquery#javascript#webdev

Ideal Workplace Values

I love workplaces which respect the rights for Autistic people (for example, walking around the room when need be, working standing up and sitting down to respond to body’s needs) I also love workplaces where people can use each of their natural different communication styles (AAC, speaking, sign language) to converge upon a decision for the whole team. This means that the teams here are responsive to new ideas, and I get to learn to communicate even more effectively because my natural communication skill system adapts as others share their skills)


Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I am ADHD, Autistic. I have what can be described as “persistent drive for autonomy.” I can function very well in an open environment. I am passionate about understanding always what the next step is, while having the compulsive need to keep everyone engaged with the work by explaining and connecting what is going on. I also ask a lot of open-ended questions that connect reasonings and which discuss possible outcomes. This improves the flow because now I have a clearer picture of how everybody works with one another through the systems we are using and, with the eye on improving the systems themselves and the environment each works with.

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

ConsistencyStrategic ThinkingCreativityCritical ThinkingAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Interviewer experienced with neurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesExtra timeAlternate interview formatWritten interview instructionsEmail / calendar organizationTask managementEmail writing helpPresentation helpReceive information in advanceRecorded MeetingsChunking large amounts of contentFlexible scheduleExtra time off for appointmentsPeriodic rest breaksEnhanced lighting optionsMeditation / quiet roomErgonomic seatingNoise-cancelling headphonesSelf-stimulation tools / gadgetSupport group for stressTherapyEmployee resource groupSupport with advocating

Environments I'm comfortable with

Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

If at all possible, advance notice of changes so that I can prepare fully when changes are implemented is necessary. Being able to stock a safe food (like fruit snacks) near my desk is a must.

Experience

Check out my work

Brian Rodewald github profile

Education and Credentials

Attended for 4 years from 2013 to 2017

George Mason University

Bachelor's degree - Computer Science