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Ryan Oaks, JavaScript Developer in Washington DC Metro Area, United States
Ryan Oaks

JavaScript Developer in Washington DC Metro Area, United States

Member since August 14, 2016
Ryan is a highly motivated full-stack engineer with over eight years of experience in corporate and startup environments. He has been remote contracting for the past year, most recently working with a leading mobile commerce platform servicing millions of users. He thrives when he can interact directly with users to iterate on high-impact solutions.
Ryan is now available for hire



  • JavaScript, 4 years
  • MongoDB, 4 years
  • Node.js, 3 years
  • Redux, 2 years
  • AngularJS, 2 years
  • React, 2 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 2 years
  • PostgreSQL, 2 years
Washington DC Metro Area, United States



Preferred Environment

SublimeText, Git on OS X

The most amazing...

...product I've built was a weekly menu planning tool that could communicate menu requirements to all relevant departments in the company.


  • Full-Stack Engineer

    2017 - 2017
    BrandingBrand (via Toptal)
    • Implemented a pixel-perfect checkout flow for a major online retailer, utilizing responsive design principles and A/B testing capability.
    • Supported various Node.js mobile sites for the top 500 retailers.
    Technologies: Node.js, jQuery, Cheerio, Sass
  • Interim CTO

    2017 - 2017
    DeepSee (via Toptal)
    • Built the front-end and back-end for a Reddit-style web app, including complex scoring metrics pulled from hierarchical categories.
    • Delivered an MVP with prioritized features on schedule to support fund-raising.
    • Managed project requirements, timelines, and a small development team.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL
  • Back-End JavaScript Engineer

    2016 - 2017
    Vouch (via Toptal)
    • Built a Node.js REST API to support the iOS client through the MVP stage.
    • Developed a real-time chat functionality using Pusher.
    • Implemented an easily-configurable match-making algorithm using MongoDB.
    Technologies: Node.js, MongoDB
  • Full-Stack Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    • Led the majority of internal tool development.
    • Developed an inventory system for managing the stock of customer items.
    • Built a tool for planning menus for the week and communicating those requirements to all relevant departments in the company.
    • Created a map tool for visualizing and managing drivers and food service.
    • Developed a public-facing website in collaboration with a designer.
    Technologies: JavaScript, AngularJS, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL
  • Forward Deployed Software Engineer

    2013 - 2014
    • Implemented and deployed Palantir dashboards at a fire department to support better understanding of their stats.
    • Led the deployment of Palantir product for a customer, including custom-built interfaces and full syncing of database with an existing system on site.
    • Built a framework to support simple web form creation.
    Technologies: Java, JavaScript, Spring, Backbone
  • Software Engineer

    2010 - 2013
    Wyetech LLC
    • Co-led the effort to convert a back-end of a project from SQL to MongoDB.
    • Designed, developed, and deployed a SAX parser used to extract incoming data and efficiently store it in a database.
    • Designed, developed, and deployed an integration between Zenoss and Puppet for automatic system monitoring.
    Technologies: Java, Spring
  • Programming Intern

    2006 - 2006
    Bethesda Softworks
    • Worked with the programming team on various tasks for Fallout 3 on PC and Xbox 360.
    Technologies: C++



  • Languages

    Sass, JavaScript, Java, HTML5, SQL, Ruby
  • Frameworks

    AngularJS, Redux, Express.js, Spring, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Lodash, Node.js, Moment.js, React
  • Tools

    Git, Google Analytics
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Design (OOD), Scrum, REST, Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Heroku, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows
  • Storage

    MongoDB, MySQL, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL
  • Other

    HTML Parsing (Cheerio)


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2005 - 2009
    University of Maryland - College Park, MD, USA
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