About

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Thomas Nichols

Software Engineer // Husband & Father

I consider myself to be an enthusiastic and dependable entry-level software engineer. I aim to be the best developer I can be by sharing best-practices and through my willingness to learn from others. I have a passion for education, and learn all I can from formal education as well as online tutorials, MOOC style courses, and software documentation. I believe the best work is done with passion and collaboration, and strive to maintain these in all that I do.

As passionate as I am about software, my life doesn't begin and end with work. I enjoy a wonderful life with my beautiful wife and my ever-cheerful son. We're deeply faithful, and genuily seek to live a life full of gratitude and decency. I love my family, I love to develop software, and I love to share with and learn from others.

Experience

Present June 2017

Programmer

Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

  • Led design and implementation of large scale messaging platform for Walmart International
  • Recognized as being a role model in team-work and project ownership
  • Optimized and Refined Continuious Integration & Continuous Delivery pipelines and processes.
July 2016 July 2015

Sales Consultant

Best Buy

  • Excelled at assessing customer needs, communicating fitting solutions, and enhancing overall customer satisfaction
  • Required to work under pressure, handling the needs of several customers successively and simultaneously
  • Recognized as being able to understand new technologies quickly, as well as effectively communicating complex concepts in simple terms to clients.
July 2015 November 2014

Personal Banker

JPMorgan Chase Bank

  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and adapt to business needs by overtaking office operations and improving branch audit results
  • Achieved first place rank among personal bankers in the Vancouver, WA district for the month of May, as well as second place year-to-date
  • Praised as a capable and adaptable team member, moving locations as necessary, ensuring overall team strength and stability

Education

May 2018 April 2013

Brigham Young University of Idaho

Bachelor of Science - Software Engineering

  • Introduction to Software Development
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Client-Side Web Development
  • Server-Side Web Development
  • Design Thinking and Innovation
  • Human-Computer Interaction (UI/UX)