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How I work: my principles
Be an owner
I treat projects like an owner. This isn't about authority: it's about taking responsibility for ensuring successful outcomes. I focus on what needs to get done instead of excuses.
I've seen projects sunk by a lack of honesty about what can get done and on what timeline. I will be upfront with you from the start. When changes or issues come up, I will tell you openly about the impact.
How things are made and how they look are equally important. I sweat the small details until things look great and work well, balanced against the schedule.
Ship with confidence
I've worked on complex codebases end to end for years. I know how important it is that the developer experience, from code to CI/CD to prod monitoring, work together as a stable foundation, not a roadblock.