Ryan Walsh

Ryan Walsh

Senior Full-stack Engineer for High-Tech Startups
Princeton graduate with more than 17 years of leadership roles in software engineering, product management, and both entrepreneurial and enterprise web development.
I’d hire Ryan again in a heartbeat and wish I could hire 100 more of him.


  • As a full-stack engineer for the 156th-fastest-growing company in the US, internationalized (into Chinese, Russian, and Korean) a prominent “cash back and coupons” website, which then dominated the Chinese market and was acquired by a competitor (Ebates), who was then acquired by an $11B company (Rakuten).
  • Co-founded and led a successful coaching business for 5 years, acting as head of technology, business strategy, and marketing.
  • Led massive technology projects for the largest, fastest-growing hedge fund in the world, producing innovative solutions for struggling departments with restricted resources (due to security requirements) and was also a member of billionaire founder Ray Dalio’s “Culture Carriers” team, helping teach his management principles to newer employees as we scaled from 200 to 1,000+ employees (see bestselling book https://www.principles.com/#ted-talk-video).

Technical Expertise

  • Front-end: React, Vue, JavaScript, ES6, TypeScript, RedwoodJS, Next.js, jQuery, Webpack, AJAX, HTML5, CSS, SCSS, Jest, Jasmine, Mocha, Recoil, Stripe, Google Tag Manager, mobile-first responsive design, Photoshop, learning: Apollo, Redux, AngularJS
  • Back-end: PHP (Laravel, Eloquent, Zend, etc), Node.js, Java (Spring), MySQL, PostgreSQL, Horizon / Redis, Nginx, Apache, Git, Slack, Docker, unit testing, functional testing, learning: Solidity, GraphQL, Prisma, Python
  • Amazon Web Services: AWS S3, SES, Lambda, SNS, SQS, Elastic Load Balancer, EC2, etc.


Princeton University
Bachelor of Arts

Habits, Lifestyle, Personality

Favorite Books


  • “Ryan’s entrepreneurial spirit and professional curiosity coupled with his distinctive analytic approach to operational efficiency serve him well both as a leader and collaborator.”

  • “In addition to his deep knowledge of software development, he takes a broad view of his projects within the context of the team’s and company’s goals. Ryan is thoughtful in everything he does and brings constructive suggestions. He’s collaborative and friendly. I’d gladly rehire him.”

  • “Ryan is an outstanding individual, engineer, and product owner. Working with Ryan means deep conversations about the intent behind the product experience and commitment to delivering on that promise. Would love to work with Ryan again!”

  • “Very much enjoyed working with Ryan. He's an intelligent, questioning, capable engineer. He pushes people whilst also being open to feedback. He's flexible enough to handle multiple domains, but logical enough to push to solutions. Would definitely work with again.”

  • “I’d hire Ryan again in a heartbeat and wish I could hire 100 more of him.”

Professional Experience

Senior Software Engineer
Jan 2022 – present. Remote.
  • Developing software in support of educational programs that build awareness and increase the number of successful developers launching their apps on our sharded, proof-of-stake public blockchain.
Tech Consultant
Jun 2021 – Dec 2021. Remote.
  • Helping seed-round and pre-seed tech startups.
Senior Software Engineer
Nov 2020 – May 2021. Remote.
  • Created an easy-to-use front-end for a cutting-edge platform that enables US energy utility companies to modernize their electric grids to better support electric vehicles, solar and wind resources, and other green technologies.
Rose Technology / Better.com
Senior Software Engineer
June 2020 – Aug 2020. Remote.
  • Built systems to enable the CEO of a $3-billion company (#1-ranked startup on LinkedIn) to identify top employees and efficiently recruit thousands more with those characteristics.
Oct 2015 – July 2020. Remote.
  • Architected, designed, and developed the payment systems, automations, email services, databases (ensuring uncompromising security and confidentiality of all materials), course portals, internal dashboards, analytics, risk controls, and Facebook ads for a successful online course business.
Senior Software Engineer & Product Manager
May 2013 – Feb 2015. Remote / San Diego.
  • Internationalized (into Chinese, Russian, and Korean) a prominent “cash back and coupons” website, which then dominated the Chinese market and was acquired by a competitor.
Senior Software Engineer & UX Designer
May 2012 – May 2013. Remote / San Diego.
  • Lead UX engineer for preeminent international coupons/cash-back/product-comparison site experiencing explosive growth and profits.
  • Invented cutting-edge A/B experiment approaches to test success of design ideas.
Software Engineer & UX Engineer
January 2011 – May 2012. Remote / San Diego.
  • Built a white-labeled enterprise dashboard that enabled Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Vodafone, and other cell phone carriers to offer new smartphones with industry-changing “à la carte” billing technology popular internationally (and required the utmost precision since it controlled users’ charges).
  • Built consumer-facing website that enabled Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, and other cell phone customers to configure their smartphones’ plans.
November 2010 – December 2011. Remote.
  • Architected, designed, and developed powerful alumni networking site featuring discussion forums, local alumni personality matcher, and more.
July 2010 – December 2011. Remote.
  • Architected, designed, and developed location-aware website that was the largest web-based listing of free items offered for local reuse.
(#1 hedge fund in the world)
Technology Consultant & UX Designer
May 2010 – June 2010
  • Managed a team of technologists in construction of large database & reporting system for company-wide metrics.
Software Developer / Project Manager / Analyst
October 2007 – May 2010
  • Coded a system to produce bi-monthly reports for the CEO revealing the health of all parts of the 1,000-person investment firm (world’s largest hedge fund).
  • Built customized software solutions from scratch within very restrictive environment (limited tools available due to security requirements) to manage job postings (for Recruiting department), create and distribute 360° feedback surveys, and manage incoming support tickets.
  • In a struggling department, instituted a culture of logging all issues, analyzing themes, diagnosing their root causes, and resolving the causes systematically.
  • Designed and implemented management dashboards for departments such as Human Resources.
Investment Associate
August 2006 – October 2007
  • Client Service — as member of 10-person analytics team regarded as the best in the finance industry, provided strategic analysis & client service to largest institutional investors in the world (top pension funds, university endowments, charitable foundations, etc).
  • Account Management — automated systems that cross-checked the firm’s trades throughout global markets ($140 billion in assets) to ensure proper execution.
  • Marketing — presented custom investment/risk analysis to help win new accounts (millions of dollars in annual revenue).
  • In Investment Associate program, rotated through responsibilities in Account Management, Marketing, and Client Service departments after being trained by world-renowned Chief Investment Officers Ray Dalio and Greg Jensen.
Princeton University’s official student homepage
Developer and Webmaster
2005 – 2006
  • Engineered and led Princeton University’s official student homepage and primary source of information for undergraduates for two years (Point.Princeton.edu). Also invented Point’s predecessor and helped acquire founding support for it.


  • new technology (blockchain / cryptocurrencies, AI, deep learning, eVTOL, drones, VR/AR, biotech, life extension, nanotech, 3D printing, space exploration, etc)
  • entrepreneurship
  • positive psychology
  • mindbody interaction
  • user experience
  • cryptography
  • basketball
  • surfing
  • soccer