Please upgrade your web browser

These pages are built with modern web browsers in mind, and are not optimized for Internet Explorer 8 or below. Please try using another web browser, such as Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari.

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.

Send a message

John has volunteered to be available for private messages. Feel free to send a conversational message but remember to be succinct and mindful of the other person’s time.

Message John

John's Recent Answers

26 days ago

Transitioning Career to CyberSecurity

HI Joselyn, I think your journey may be similar to the information posted for Jonathan at:

Read more

one month ago

Transitioning Advice for Logistics Service Member Transfering to IT

HI Jonathan, I reached out to an application security team member I work with and got some interesting resources to...

Read more

one month ago

How do I find forensics/CSI job openings?

HI Jessica, When people think of forensics they typically think of labs supporting the police like in CSI. Have you...

Read more

one month ago

Breaking into non-tech roles in the tech industry?

Hi Brittany, I agree with many of the responses above but along with the PMP I would consider Agile development...

Read more

2 months ago

what is the best way of getting past large companies AI in the screening process?

HI James, Love the profile picture :) while I can't tell how other industries do it - I work in the...

Read more