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Ryan Keener

Ryan Keener

Marietta, PA, United States
Member since March 19, 2014
In 2011, Ryan left the corporate world to start a company, and in the process fell back in love with software development. Along the way, he's become proficient in many new web technologies, especially AWS and Node.js, helping to launch several new products and enhance existing ones.
Ryan is now available for hire
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • Node.js, 6 years
  • Express.js, 5 years
  • MongoDB, 5 years
  • Stripe, 5 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 4 years
  • Hapi.js, 3 years
  • AWS Auto-scaling, 2 years
Marietta, PA, United States
Preferred Environment
OS X, WebStorm, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've architected and built is a distributed system to process payments on behalf of organizations and individuals raising money to support their cause.
  • CTO
    Pledge Platform, LLC
    2014 - 2017
    • Managed projects and products for a small team of full-stack developers.
    • Implemented a development environment including code reviews, testing, and continuous deployment.
    • Architected highly-scalable infrastructure utilizing AWS's CloudFront, Autoscaling groups, Elastic load balancers, etc.
    • Created a robust delayed payment marketplace which processed payments on behalf of other organizations via Stripe Connect.
    Technologies: AWS CloudFront, CodeDeploy, Autoscaling Groups, JavaScript, Node.js, MongoDB, Stripe, Vagrant, Puppet
  • Software Developer
    2014 - 2015
    • Supported and enhanced MQ JS API as well as MQ Leaflet plugins.
    Technologies: JavaScript, HTML
  • Lead Developer,
    Modo Design Group
    2013 - 2014
    • Took an existing API and converted it into a RESTful API.
    • Led a team of three developers in scheduling and prioritizing features in order to deliver a product that still hadn't been launched due to "feature creep."
    • Transformed an existing system from single-server architecture to one supporting parallel servers behind a load balancer, allowing more flexible growth and deployment.
    • Introduced unit and integration testing using Mocha and Chai as well as coverage reporting with Istanbul.
    • Integrated a subscription payment service using Stripe.
    Technologies: Node.js, Express.js, MongoDB, Backbone.js
  • Founder, CTO
    2012 - 2013
    • Created a location-aware, real-time system to match delivery people with individuals nearby who need something picked up and delivered.
    • Worked as lead architect/developer on a team of five in the creation of multiple web applications, mobile applications, and informational websites as well as the server-side technologies to support the solutions.
    • Utilized app-based GPS and web sockets along with the MapQuest API to optimize delivery routes.
    • Integrated with Balanced Payments to handle one-time payments as well as direct deposit to delivery drivers' accounts.
    • Created responsive applications with Twitter Bootstrap and Knockout.js to handle delivery ordering, delivery completion, and back-end administration.
    Technologies: Node.js, PHP, MySQL, Mongo, Knockout.js, Cordova, Twitter Bootstrap
  • Software Engineer
    Intel Corporation
    2005 - 2011
    • Developed and supported CAD tools for microprocessor design.
    • Created multiple algorithms and architected a supporting software toolset to provide an automated density fill generation solution devised to minimize impact on functional components of design.
    • Served as liaison between design engineers in Hudson, MA and Fort Collins, CO, and software developers in Haifa, Israel, Portland, OR, and Santa Clara, CA.
    • Developed a roadmap for pre-fabrication of on-chip electrical field analysis software for Intel's FCDC Itanium design projects.
    Technologies: C, Perl, Tcl
  • Software Engineer
    Hewlett Packard
    1999 - 2005
    • Developed and supported CAD tools for microprocessor design.
    • Worked as technical lead for the pre-fabrication of electrical field analysis tools and their associated methodologies for Intel's Tukwila and Poulson microprocessor projects.
    • Directed the transition from legacy electrical field analysis software to a new solution.
    • Led the effort to increase efficiency and reliability of analysis software. Identified multiple failure mechanisms and their occurrence frequencies. Established effort estimates, calculated ROI, and presented recommendations to management.
    Technologies: C, Perl
  • Hello Beacon (Development)

    Sole server-side developer for this project.

  • PledgeIt (Development)

    PledgeIt is a performance-based fundraising platform and application. Teams and athletes use PledgeIt to collect pledges against their future performance allowing them to raise funds for causes important to them.

    As CTO/Architect/Project Lead, I was actively engaged in the development of this project from the ground up.

  • Languages
    JavaScript, ECMAScript, Tcl, Sass, CSS3, PHP, HTML5, Perl, HTML
  • Libraries/APIs
    Node.js, Stripe API, Socket.IO, Stripe Connect, Backbone.js, Stripe, Underscore.js, Sinon.JS, Google Maps, Moment.js, Lodash, Chai, Puppet.js, LeafletJS, Backbone.Marionette
  • Tools
    Codeship, WebStorm, AWS Auto-scaling, Vim Text Editor, Mongoose, AWS CodeDeploy, Travis CI, SourceTree, GitHub, Git, Amazon CloudFront CDN, AWS ELB, Git flow, Puppet, Vagrant, Stripe Checkout, MongoDB Atlas, AWS SQS, Gulp.js, Grunt.js, Mocha, Slack, Knex.js, Grunt, CircleCI
  • Frameworks
    Hapi.js, Express.js, Ember.js, Mocha.js, Swagger
  • Platforms
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), KeystoneJS, AWS EC2, AWS Lambda, Visual Studio Code, Linux
  • Storage
    MongoDB, AWS S3, PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Misc
    Stripe Payments, Async.js, AWS Route 53, DocuSign, Swag, Elastic Load Balancing, MMS
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development
  • BS degree in Computer Engineering
    The Pennsylvania State University - State College, PA
    1995 - 1999
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