Software Developer: Why soft skills matter in a highly technical industry - View the video
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Middleton, WI 53562
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Jeremy Jepsen has 15 years of experience working in the software industry serving in multiple capacities including development, management, analyst and solutions work. Currently he is a Solutions Architect with WTS Paradigm in Middleton, a company that specializes in product ordering and configuration software for the building products industry. Jeremy has a unique skillset that blends a highly technical background with very strong communication skills and customer ownership. From his experience, this combined skillset is a very rare and sought-after commodity. He shares his experiences and stories that have brought him a unique position in the software industry. Jeremy earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the Institute of Technology at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
The software industry has typically been dominated by people with highly technical skills. Often times, this extreme focus on technical ability leads to a serious lack of individuals that can merge business need with a proper technical solution. Using his own path as an example, Jeremy Jepsen will focus on why a well-rounded education and a diversity of work experiences is becoming more important for a work force that is being driven toward specialization. (Running Time 22:45)