WHAT I DO

Hi, I’m Wan-Ting Hsieh (謝宛庭), a multifaceted professional with a core in software engineering, DevOps, and full-stack development. My diverse skill set extends to graphic design, photography, painting, and new media art. My aesthetic perception, combined with a robust technical background, has consistently resulted in high-quality work. Eager to embrace new challenges, I am committed to delivering work that surpasses expectations.

PROFILE

  • Software engineer specializing in front-end development and web design.
  • Versatile in graphic design, 3D modeling, electrical engineering, and software development.
  • Background rooted in aesthetic perception.
  • Experienced in agile industrial software development.
  • Fluent in programming languages like Python, JavaScript, and Scala.
  • Proficient problem solver with a knack for tackling technical challenges.
  • Commended for teamwork and communication skills.

EDUCATION

MA in New MediaEspoo, Finland
Aalto University09/2019 – 12/2021
Major – New Media Design and Production, School of Arts, Design and Architecture (GPA 4.68/5.0)
Minor – Computer Science, School of Science (GPA 4.75/5.0)

Exchange StudentHsinchu, Taiwan
National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)09/2017 – 06/2018
Interdisciplinary Program of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) (GPA 3.26/4.3)

BFA in New Media ArtTaipei, Taiwan
Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA)09/2013 – 06/2018
(GPA 3.81/4.0)

National Hsinchu Girls’ Senior High School Hsinchu, Taiwan

  • Sciences Track09/2017 – 06/2018

WORK EXPERIENCE

DevOps EngineerEspoo, Finland
Nokia08/2022 – Present
DevOps team of Cloud and Network Services

  • Enhanced server stability and performance by optimizing and maintaining custom Robot Framework server and clients keywords for TCP, HTTP, HTTP2, SMTP/Email, and SMPP/SMS protocols. Implemented TLS decryption to boost debugging speed and test automation using Python and tcpdump/Wireshark.
  • Set up ELK stack containers for monitoring Robot test results. Developed a Python package to parse and report test execution results via Robot Framework API and designed a Jenkins pipeline in Groovy to relay result statistics from Elasticsearch via email.
  • Designed and implemented dynamic CI dashboards using MERN stack, transforming static dashboards into web service containers to expedite Jenkins pipeline monitoring for global development teams.
  •  Automated build data processing and reporting to MongoDB with Python scripts and Jenkins pipelines, sourcing data from Jenkins and JFrog Artifactory API.

Software Engineer InternHelsinki, Finland
NVIDIA06/2021 – 09/2021 (4 mos)
Autonomous Vehicles Software team

  • Developed an Xorg server container with GPU acceleration for display interfacing between Dazel and NVIDIA driver containers using Docker, NVIDIA Container Toolkit, NVIDIA Container Runtime, and bash scripts.
  • Enhanced test job issue detection speed by visualizing 80k+ monthly data points with Timelion, Vega, and Elasticsearch queries in Kibana, presenting line graphs, histograms, and tables.
  • Designed and implemented a secure, responsive landing page with Bootstrap, integrating NGINX with SPNEGO for Kerberos authentication. Utilized SSL and automated deployment with bash scripts.
  • Modernized a reporting application by containerizing and adding features with Docker and Python. Automated deployment and scheduling with bash scripts and crontab.
  • Addressed over 25 Jira issues in 4 months, collaborating on test job monitoring application development, testing, maintenance, and crafting comprehensive documentation for replication.

Graduate Research AssistantEspoo, Finland
School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University01/2021 – 08/2021 (8 mos)
Wearable Systems Lab

  • Prototyped multiple pairs of haptic gloves for a multiplayer VR game scenario.
  • Designed and fabricated PCBs for each glove to control 18 vibration motors attached to knuckles, palmar areas, and the back of a hand.
  • Implemented vibrotactile patterns to trigger 18 vibration motors installed on each glove for improving users’ VR immersion.
  • Developed API for haptic gloves to enable remote control between Unity3D, webpage client applications, and the glove server using ESP32 microcontroller and C++.

Software Developer TraineeHelsinki, Finland
Elisa Polystar (former Elisa Automate)05/2020 – 08/2020 (4 mos)
Automate Engine & Machine Learning teams

  • Resolved 200+ unit test errors in algorithm and SDK repositories within a month due to Python’s Marshmallow module update, enhancing performance.
  • Developed a query interface for custom objects in Python, integrating schema definition via the Marshmallow module and adding SQL queries to the API repository.
  • Analyzed the MNIST dataset using active learning strategies (uncertainty, margin, entropy, batch sampling), contrasting outcomes with passive random sampling.
  • Refactored a questionnaire platform with Bootstrap for responsiveness, addressed Flask bugs, and fine-tuned the Jinja template for improved front-end experience.
  • Visualized self-formulated Prometheus metrics and PostgreSQL tables in Grafana, while monitoring Python logs in Kibana.

Full Stack Web DeveloperTaipei, Taiwan
Computer Center, Taipei National University of the Arts07/2018 – 07/2019 (1 yr)
Systems Development Team

  • Developed the new school’s official RWD website, utilizing Linux Ubuntu and NGINX framework for web development to improve loading speed and handle high volumes of concurrent users (3,000 hits/day).
  • Managed MySQL databases and users for the new website.
  • Created EIP (Enterprise Information Portal) RWD front-end UI prototype.
  • Trained 10-15 administrative staff on using CMS (Content Management System) to post news on the new website.

Curating Team MemberTaipei, Taiwan
Taipei National University of the Arts01/2015 – 04/2015 (4 mos)
Department of New Media Art 2nd Annual Exhibition “Untitled File

  • Designed the website and typeset for artist information and artwork.

Art InternTaipei, Taiwan
DECADE01/2015 – 02/2015 (1 mo)
Discovering Technology Treasures” Exhibition, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park

  • Assisted DECADE (an interactive solutions company) with soldering, testing, and debugging of Printed Circuit Boards.
  • Assembled interactive electronic installations for the exhibition.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate Research AssistantTaipei, Taiwan
Taipei National University of the Arts12/2013 – 08/2017 (3 yrs 9 mos)
ucVsion Lab

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Course LecturerTaipei, Taiwan
Taipei National University of the Arts10/2017 – 11/2017 (1 mo)
LED CUBE Workshop

  • Explained the principle of LED cube animation and conducted a lecture on building a 4x4x4 LED cube using soldering irons, Arduino, and C++.

SKILLS

Cover, "Organic Line", Wan-Ting Hsieh (謝宛庭)

Software Engineering

Git, Linux (Bash, Xorg, NVIDIA Driver), Python (numpy, matplotlib, sklearn, pandas, marshmallow, flask, Jinja), Docker (NVIDIA Container Toolkit), REST API, Scala, Elasticsearch, Kibana (Timelion, Vega), Grafana, Prometheus, Jira, Confluence, WordPress

Front-End Development

JavaScript (React.js, Gatsby, Node.js, p5.js), HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, Processing

Back-End Development

NGINX (SPNEGO/Kerberos Auth), PostgreSQL, MySQL, GraphQL

Cloud Computing

GCP, Azure

Hardware Programming

C++ (Arduino, ESP32), Raspberry Pi, Verilog, FPGA

Game Design

C# (Unity3D)

No Sign, Cover, "Anxious", Wan-Ting Hsieh (謝宛庭)

3D Modeling & Animation

Maya, Fusion 360, SolidWorks, Meshmixer, Sketchup

Unity 2D Game UI, Wan-Ting Hsieh (謝宛庭)

Graphic & Video Design

Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, After Effect, Lightroom

Cover, "Smart Hat", Wan-Ting Hsieh (謝宛庭)

Design & Fabrication

KiCad PCB, Eagle PCB, Protel 99SE, 3D Printing, PCB Milling & Soldering, Laser Cutting, CNC Sculpting, Lathing, Sewing

"Subculture", Wan-Ting Hsieh (謝宛庭)

PAINTING

Watercolor, Crayon, Acrylic, Sketch, Comics, Pastel

"Pure Data MIDI", Wan-Ting Hsieh (謝宛庭)

Sound Editing

Pure Data, MaxMSP, Audition

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Digital Fabrication Showcase 2021” Espoo, Finland
Väre arts building, Aalto University11/2021

  • Artwork: “Inner Voice” Wireless Interactive Wearable Technology

Aalto Media Lab Winter Demo Day 2020” Espoo, Finland
Online Exhibition12/2020

  • Artwork: “Inner Voice” Wireless Interactive Wearable Technology

Wearable Technology and Functional Wear Course Exhibition” Espoo, Finland
Väre arts building, Aalto University10/2020

  • Artwork: “Inner Voice” Wireless Interactive Wearable Technology

Aalto Media Lab Spring Demo Day 2020” Espoo, Finland
Online Exhibition05/2020

Aalto Media Lab’s Xmas Demo Day 2019Espoo, Finland
Väre arts building, Aalto University12/2019

Young Voices – Collective Exhibitions from 11 Universities” Taichung, Taiwan
Dadun Cultural Center05/2017

Taipei National University of the Arts, Department of New Media Art
4th Graduation Exhibition”Gazing into the Wilderness”
Taipei, Taiwan
National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall04/2017

1st Kuan Du Light Art Festival (KDLAF)Taipei, Taiwan
Campus of Taipei National University of the Arts10/2016

HONORS AND AWARDS

2020    Received Government Scholarship to Study Abroad (GSSA,109年臺灣教育部留學獎學金), Ministry of Education, Taiwan

2019    Received Aalto University’s scholarship: Category A scholarship (tuition fee 100 % waiver), Finland

2017    Received two Commendations for being an artist in “1st Kuan Du Light Art Festival (KDLAF)”, Taiwan

2016    Received Encouragement Scholarship, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan

2016    1st Prize, Learning Excellence Award, Student ID.110262031, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan

2012    1st Prize, “8News Painting Competition“, Taiwan

2011    Shortlisted, “1st Future-Digi Comic Competition“, Taiwan

2011    Merit Award, “9th National Hsinchu Girls’ Senior High School Students EX-LIBRIS Competition”, Taiwan

2010    1st Prize, “Hsinchu County Taxes and Levies Comic Strip Competition“, Taiwan

2009    My Painting was chosen to be the Cover art of the Hsinchu Monthly of Youth No. 241, Taiwan

2009    1st Prize, “Hsinchu County Magistrate Cup Science Competition Digital Picture Book – Angel’s Wings “, Taiwan

2009    3rd Prize, “Hsinchu County Magistrate Cup Science Competition Digital Picture Book – Lucky Dining Table“, Taiwan

2009    1st Prize, “Government Information Office Comic Strip Competition – My Low-Carbon Lifestyle“, Taiwan

2009    2nd Prize in Hsinchu County, “Painting Competition on Climate Change for Junior High School Students“, Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE), p. 31, Taiwan

2009    Honorable Mention, “Hsinchu County Smoke-Free Campus Creative Poster Design”, Taiwan

2009    Shortlisted, “Nationwide Students’ Picture Book Creation Award – Love & Time”, Taiwan

INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

Performing Potehi (Folklore Glove Puppetry), Sewing, Pottery, Drawing Comics, Swimming

LANGUAGES

Mandarin (native), English (fluent): IELTS 6.5, Deutsch (basic), Japanese (basic)