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John Porell


Role and Company

Sr Software Engineer, Travelers Insurance Co.


20 years experience in information technology


East Hartford, CT

About John

I have 20 years experience in IT. I currently lead a group of developers that are involved in developing continuous delivery pipelines and enhancing code security. I have managed groups of both vendor and employee developers and have experience with agile development practices including Scrum and Kanban teams. I had almost five years in the Army as an Armor NCO and find that veterans can have skills that align to IT development.

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one year ago

Which career has better quality of life and opportunities to work remotely from home Cyber Security or Project Management?

Hi John The climate and availability of remote working opportunities continues to evolve and while you are trying to start...

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one year ago

For a Cyber Security Position working remotely are you expect to already have a "Cyber Lab" of your own?

In general large organizations provide all IT team members with equipment. This ensures the use of desired multifactor authentication, security...

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one year ago

How can I make the skills I have now applicable to a unrelated job

Hi Catherine If you short term goal is to get out of nursing have you considered a Software Engineering boot...

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2 years ago

Trying to define a pathway

Hi Ruben, If you are looking for a more meaningful project to highlight your skills in coding I would suggest...

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2 years ago

Soon to be new Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Software Systems Engineering looking for advice on changing careers following graduation.

Hello Scott, I think Joe is spot on with almost all of his feedback. The only thing I would differ...

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