Chase Sawyer


Summary

Hello

I’m a software engineer living in Seattle, Washington, currently working for Academic Technologies at the University of Washington.

My interests span across industries and disciplines, from art to computer science, and games to business intelligence. I’ve built my skill set from a position of curiosity, using an analytical approach to problems and their possible solutions, always learning whenever I have the opportunity. I love to learn. I solve difficult problems by combining my learning and experience into novel approaches and solutions leveraging the latest technologies and tools.

I’m really interested in security, privacy, and ensuring that data is protected. Encryption is fascinating and I think that it should be accessible and usable by everyone to protect themselves and their data. I also love diving into data and using it to build automation and business intelligence tools. I use a combination of data tools and tech to quickly prototype solutions before building them into a service or microservice, designing the whole tool from the ground up: from the database to the frontend and everything in between.

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🛠 Skills

Languages, Tools, & Operating Systems

Databases

Frameworks

BI Tools

Architecture

Cloud Platforms & Technologies

Experience

Senior Computer Specialist

University of Washington
May 2016 - Present
Seattle, WA

Create business intelligence solutions and tools, informing service improvement. Develop software tools to automate processes, saving hundreds of hours of staff time. Manage communications and outreach campaigns with wide customer base. Manage and maintain 400+ desktop and laptop computers.

Program Support Supervisor

University of Washington
Aug 2013 - May 2016
Seattle, WA

Managed a team of help desk analysts, including hiring and training. Performed Tier 2 and 3 support and maintenance of HD AV Systems and infrastructure while providing excellent customer support and service. Certified in Biamp Audio DSPs and Crestron DigitalMedia.

Lead Help Desk Analyst

University of Washington
Apr 2009 - Jun 2013
Seattle, WA

Education

BFA, 3D4M

University of Washington School of Art
2008 - 2013
Seattle, WA

Undergraduate degree culminating in a synthesis of computer science and art in the form of live drawing robots within the gallery space and finished works displayed in the gallery. Coursework involved (but was not limited to) CS fundamentals, data structures and algorithms, networking, databases, studio art, sculpture, and acoustics.

Certificates

APIs and Microservices

Free Code Camp
2018

Experience building APIs and Microservices. Check out my samples and projects sections for examples.
Free Code Camp Certificate

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