“Quality Z. Mouse” Has 20 years experience and is looking for a new role as a Senior Software Engineer in Portland, OR or Remote.

Over the past few years I have discovered that I enjoy greenfield and brownfield work about equally. I do like getting the chance to work out the design for something new, and considering and balancing trade-offs, and then getting it from idea to seeing users interact with it, but I also enjoy looking at an existing project and incrementally making changes to adapt to evolving priorities, or to increase robustness after finding initial success.

In the terms coined by Andrea Goulet in this article:


I would consider myself at least 50% mender.

I also enjoy working on tooling to make my own and other developers' lives easier, and building usable and maintainable APIs.

My ideal role would be on a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary team, building something that affects the world positively.


  • Has 20 years experience in field
  • Most recent title is Senior Backend Engineer
  • Works Local or Remote
  • Works in US/Pacific time zone when working remotely
  • Held a Senior Level role in a company 100-500 people
  • Mostly works in companies 10-50 people
  • One or more companies is well known in its industry
  • Primarily works full-time roles

Notable Projects

  • Helped hundreds of thousands of customers migrate between (external) service backends, without dropping customer satisfaction.
  • Worked on commercially supported open source projects, supporting external developers and designing new features in collaboration with them.

Ideal Company

My ideal company has a stated diversity policy, and holds itself accountable to how well it does at diverse hiring and internal support for underrepresented groups.

It works on something that is not just about maximizing short term shareholder value, or the quickest way to a buy out.

Things I value highly:

- Trans inclusive health benefits
- Generous parental leave
- Explicit code of conduct for work hours and after hours/social events.
- Mentorship programs for junior developers.
- A diverse executive team and board of directors.


Python TDD Scala REST relational and non-relational datastores.