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Garland Key

Resumé

Currently living in

Wood River, Illinois, US

Work Preferences

Remote

Open to roles

Long Term Employee

About Me

#Big-picture#DivergentThinker#ADHD#FullStack#SoftwareEngineer#WebDev

Known for being curious, creative, and collaborative, this generalist excels at learning how things work, problem-solving, and adapting to new challenges. Has a history of creating and implementing successful frontend and full stack web applications. Designs and makes artwork, furniture, robotics, automated devices, and practical solutions to household problems during free time. Interested in contributing skills to a tech company with an established track record and an expanding reach.

Ideal Workplace Values

Producing products that positively impact society. A diverse and inclusive workplace. Uplifting and cooperative leadership. Workflow fosters creativity and curiosity. Good work/life balance. Adequate pay and great benefits.


Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I'm a creative, curious, divergent thinker who likes to wear many hats to problem solve. When driven to do so, I can learn and adapt to new things quickly. I'm always looking at the bigger picture to help steer a project towards the right trajectory. I love mentoring others and collaborating on the fly. I can hyperfocus on things like refactoring code or writing documentation for hours if I'm in that state of mind - organization is important to me.

Technical Skills

React

Bash

JavaScript

Linux

Top 5 Soft Skills

CollaborationLeadershipStrategic ThinkingCreativityCritical Thinking

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Screen reader technologySend questions in advanceInterviewer experienced with neurodiversityExtra timeEmail / calendar organizationTask managementDaily remindersWritten checklistsReceive information in advanceRecorded MeetingsWait time for processing information Flexible scheduleExtra time off for appointmentsShorter meetingsUninterrupted work timeErgonomic seatingNoise-cancelling headphonesQuiet / individual workspaces

Environments I'm comfortable with

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

Experience

Check out my work

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garlandkey.com
Working since Jan 2022

Full Stack Software Engineer - 100Devs

* Applied Agile methodologies such as Scrum and design sprints while on the project management team, resulting in rapidly built minimum viable products. * Collaborated with developers to build modern, semantically structured, responsive, full stack web applications resulting in higher demand for our services. * Handled code reviews and pull requests for my team, resulting in well-documented, dry, bug-free code for optimum re-usability.

Node.jsCascading Style Sheets CSSHypertext markup language HTMLJavaScriptExpress.js
Worked for 22 years, 4 months from Jan 2000 to Jan 2022

Contract Web Developer - Contract

Most recent client – The client’s website was slow, inconsistent, hard to navigate, and hard to find using search engines. Implemented style and content changes site-wide. Optimized the website by removing conflicting, unused, or redundant code and converted all images into WEBP and SVG formats. Used Search Engine Optimization to increase the website’s ranking and visibility. The completed project resulted in 65% faster loading times and a consistent, intuitive, polished user experience that advanced the client’s brand to the next level, driving a significant spike in traffic.

DrupalWordPressCascading Style Sheets CSSHypertext markup language HTMLJavaScript

Education and Credentials

Attending since 2004

Parkland College

Some college, no degree obtained - Anthropology