who am i

Ryan Grush

DevOps + Full-Stack Developer

I’m a resourceful DevOps engineer and full-stack developer with a long history of crafting web apps from start to finish. I love to learn new tech and am a quick study which has allowed me to gain a diverse set of skills and experiences in my 10+ years of practice. DevOps is my latest passion and I'm always trying to get a better grasp on good cloud architecture, IaC tools, and CI/CD best practices.


I started in UX and wireframes when I launched Noteswap as an undergrad at LSU. During that time I dabbled in design and eventually moved into HTML/CSS/JS. For the past 10 years I've been working full-time freelancing and at startups like RadiumCRM and Autobrain. I love the startup culture and am passionate about clean code, best practices, and better tools.


In my spare time I'm frequently hacking away on side projects and learning new skills. I'm also guilty of a slight sports addiction and enjoy comedy, tennis, music festivals, road trips, and was also chosen as the 2006 Time magazine's Person of the Year.

professional skills

  • AWS

    80%
  • Ansible

    100%
  • Terraform

    85%
  • Rails

    95%

Jenkins

ELK

Docker

Linux

Bash Script

Git

Ruby

Javascript

Python

Redis

NGINX

PHP

SQL

React

GraphQL

Webpack

RegEx

Coding
  • Resourceful

    100%
  • Creative

    80%
  • Project Management

    70%
assets

experience

Autobrain

DevOps Aug 2017 - Aug 2018
  • Managed roughly 50 AWS servers
  • Collaborated with team leaders to configure and install dependancies on remote environments
  • Designed and maintained IaC systems using Ansible, Terraform, Jenkins and Docker
  • Supported devs with special workflow tools using AWS Lambda and traditional server-based solutions
  • Refactored logging system using the ELK stack and Filebeat
Sr. Backend Developer July 2016 - July 2017
  • Built logistics features for the company’s admin dashboard using Ruby on Rails
  • Oversaw new tech choices, reviewed code and helped onboard new hires
  • Worked with many 3rd-party APIs for various features
  • Used TDD and OO best practices
  • Optimized app and database responsiveness
Frontend Developer Jan 2016 - June 2016
  • Designed and coded UI elements for the app’s client-facing side
  • Built the “accident detection” portal and other features using ReactJS
  • Redesigned the company’s “trip report” feature using the Google Maps APIs, caching results for better response time

RadiumCRM

UX/UI Frontend Developer June 2012 - Nov 2015
  • Oversaw all UX/UI work for the company, including wireframes and high-fidelity mockups
  • Developed frontend features and UI elements for the web app, iPhone app and marketing website
  • Built a robust Chrome extension that interfaced Gmail with the web app via a RESTful API

Freelancer

Web Developer Aug 2009 - June 2012
  • Primarily built "brochure" websites for clients in WordPress and Concrete5
  • Contracted to build dashboard in d3.js for startup
  • Worked on several e-commerce websites using Shopify and Wordpress

side projects

Tech Talent South

Frontend Instructor Oct 2015 - Present
  • Teach a 4-week bootcamp course on the basics of HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Build lesson plans, presentations, and sample homework websites

Noteswap

CEO + Founder Nov 2005 - Present
  • Founded a self-sustaining service that attracts 500k visitors, 5 million pageviews, 30k uploads and 15k users annually
  • Manage all business and product responsibilities
  • Designed frontend theme and style guide, UI elements and marketing material

education

LSU – Mass Communication, Advertising

Aug 2004 - Aug 2009

services

DevOps

Has a strong grasp of the AWS ecosystem, CI/CD best practices and Git workflows.

Backend Dev

Builds for maintainability and scability but also is a proponent of getting the job done over pre-optimizing.

Frontend Dev

Has a great command of Javascript with some experience in frameworks like React.

UX/UI

Builds apps that are almost minimalist to a fault and extremely intuitive.

Design

Strong eye for design and big fan of living style guides.

Business Dev

Has strong awareness of business goals and how technical debt affects those goals.

testimonials

my works

These are a few UI features from my RadiumCRM and freelancing days.
  • Compose Modal User Interface

  • Contacts Table User Interface

  • RadiumCRM Application

  • Date Picker User Interface

  • Email Template Web Design

  • Error Page Web Design

  • Smoothie King - Birmingham Website

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