Ryan Gantt, Software Engineer


web: www.ryangantt.com
linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/ganttr
email: ryanpgantt at gmail.com


Developer with a track record of producing programmer-centric quality systems and tools. Software engineer with a passion for shipping testable, scalable, and maintainable distributed software. Promoter of test-driven development, continuous delivery, and good object-oriented design. Enthusiastic speaker with experience lecturing to undergraduate students.



Amazon Software Development Engineer, Test
eCommerce Foundational Technologies
June 2014 - Present
  • Designed, created, and shipped a distributed, continuous testing system for the NoSQL ecosystem underlying Amazon.com
  • Wrote and released a data analysis library to determine optimal operating scale for distributed systems
  • Designed a platform for comparing performance data to optimize hardware choices for production systems
January 2012 - June 2014
  • Created a holiday-scale load-testing system used across Appstore teams
  • Designed and developed a system to monitor test data, reducing testing overhead for QA and dev teams
  • Wrote a stress testing framework for instrumenting dependencies to isolate performance changes
  • Designed and operated a service for verifying test resources against codified business rules
  • Maintained and guided feature development for a testing framework used by 30+ services across Amazon
RightNow Technologies QA Engineer Web Experience/Customer Portal
May 2010 - January 2012
  • Designed and implemented data-driven custom, dynamic pages and add-ons to test framework extensibility
  • Developed front-end automated functional tests in Selenium for AJAX-based web pages
  • Wrote developer documentation and samples for SOAP API in C# and Java
  • Provided PHP training for QA group for automated functional testing
  • Created tool and web services to verify DOM adherence to framework rules
Zutto LLC Web Developer
August 2010 - May 2011
  • Designed and wrote a service to deliver LaTeX-enriched content to students online
  • Created revision-robust, transactional MySQL API for sensitive student data
  • Developed a web-based grading and homework-delivery system
Montana State University Adjunct Instructor Department of Economics
January 2010 - May 2011
  • Created microeconomic theory cirriculum emphasizing market failure and imperfection
  • Presented to classrooms of 50 university students daily
  • Delivered lectures detailing mathematical economic models


Montana State University, Bozeman MS, Applied Economics
May 2010
Montana State University, Bozeman BS, Economics, minor Mathematics
August 2008


Available at github