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Ryan A. Koval

Software Engineering & Architecture

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Nov 2018 – present

Guilded, Software Engineer

  • Ryan was a member of the original core engineering team responsible for the start-up's $7M Series A funding round
  • He worked full-stack building across web, desktop, mobile, backend, devops, CI/CD, cloud infrastructure, and data stores
  • He led multiple product and engineering initiatives from end-to-end, including gathering user requirements, working with UX design team, and shipping implementations to production
Feb 2016 – Oct 2018

rewardStyle, Senior Software Engineer

  • Ryan led front-end development for a self-service collaborations portal, where he managed an international team
  • He helped build two major versions of a screen-scraping infrastructure used to gather data from all influencers for a customer-facing recommendation algorithm and general internal business intelligence
  • He was involved in designing and implementing new core infrastructure patterns to push the organization from a two-week deploy cycle to rapid continuous delivery
  • He revived multiple legacy node.js analytics projects plagued with stability problems and general disrepair
  • He rewrote infrastructure configuration for another failing project in charge of syncing critical internal data throughout multiple systems
Nov 2015 – Feb 2016

Bottle Rocket Studios, Lead Engineer

  • Ryan was assigned as a developer to utilize Scala experience to help speed along development of a complex eCommerce ordering solution
Nov 2013 – Oct 2015

Slalom Consulting, Consultant

  • Ryan developed components for nearly all aspects of a multi-million dollar system prison telecommunication investigative tool.
  • He was assigned as a senior lead to drive Scala development of a huge AWS data processing pipeline for an agricultural business giant
Aug 2011 – Oct 2013

Credera, Consultant

  • Ryan interacted with and developed for nearly all aspects of a multi-million dollar automotive eCommerce website, which contained over 50 technology integrations and spanned over both desktop & mobile platforms.
  • He led front-end integration team of a classic Spring MVC implementation for a marketing tool used by an international marketing giant.

Aug 2007 – Jun 2011

Southern Methodist University

  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science (minor in Mathematics)