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Zachary Gardner (He/him)


Currently living in

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Willing to relocate

Work Preferences


Open to roles

InternshipCo-opShort Term ContractLong Term Employee

About Me


I am a first-generation college graduate and a first-generation tech professional as well. I have a long history of creative and technological pursuits including Piano, Guitar, Songwriting, Audio Production, Ceramics/Sculpture, Computer Hardware/Software, and Programming. I love collaborating on projects that require both detailed focus and technical proficiency.

Ideal Workplace Values

Environmentally friendly, Non-profit, Socially Conscious.

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I have the ability to "hyper-focus" on highly technical, highly detailed tasks, and then translate that technical knowledge into easy-to-absorb instructions for others. When learning a new skill with others, if I have the autonomy to learn in my own way, I can often learn technical material faster than others. I also love mentoring in a collaborative environment, as it helps me to solidify my own learning.

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

CollaborationWorking AutonomouslyLeadershipCreativityAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials


Send questions in advanceInterviewer experienced with neurodiversityExtra timeWritten interview instructionsTask managementDaily job-coach checkinsCommunication planReceive information in advance1:1 meetingsFlexible scheduleUninterrupted work timeQuiet / individual workspacesCounselingJob coaching1:1s with the team

Environments I'm comfortable with

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

I struggle working in environments with lots of interruptions. I prefer to have required meetings and communications grouped together, and then have long periods of uninterrupted work time.


Check out my work

Dungeon Master
Worked for 7 months from Mar 2022 to Oct 2022

Software Developer and Agile Team Lead - Carbon Based LLC.

• Agile team lead. • Pioneered Game AI Logic Using C#. • Performed back‑end development on the game development team. • Engineered Custom Data Structures for In‑Game Character Upgrade System Using C#. • Constructed Back‑end Messaging Interface for Character Upgrade System and Game AI Using C#. • Managed a team in transferring development to Unity for Cross‑Platform Development on Windows, iOS, and Android. • Followed Agile Project Management Principles Using Azure DevOps and TFS Version Control for Back‑end Development, and GitHub LFS for Unity Files.

GitAudio editing softwareMicrosoft Visual StudioC#UnityCollaborationWorking AutonomouslyLeadershipStrategic planningDesire to learn
Worked for 8 months from Nov 2020 to Jul 2021

Team Lead - Guitar Center

I worked as a sales manager in the audio production, guitar, and guitar effects departments. Responsible for performing sales training, and one on one performance reviews, as well as money management, store closing, etc.

Audio editing softwarePoint of SaleMusical KnowledgeSalesConflict managementSalesNetworkingSales Management
Worked for 4 years, 7 months from Mar 2018 to Sep 2022

Window Cleaning Technician - Cloud9 Window Cleaning

• Completed safety inspections for the high‑rise service team. • Performed Specialized Window‑Cleaning and Pressure‑Washing for private residential communities, and large commercial structures. • Defined and optimized a service process that cut service times by 25%. • Maintained 5-star average review history on Yelp.

customer serviceattention to detailWindow CleaningPressure Washing

Education and Credentials

Attended for 3 years from 2019 to 2022

Grand Canyon University

Bachelor's degree - Software Development