Ryan C. Durham - Resume


Full stack developer with 15+ years experience in building and maintaining websites; 10 years experience with large-scale enterprise applications. Draws on a background in project management with a focus on communication. Enjoys staying current with industry trends and learning about new technologies.


Server Side
PHP, Laravel, Symfony
Client Side
Javascript, Vue.js, CSS / Sass
PostgreSQL, MySQL
Docker, AWS


Firebrand Technologies
Senior Software Engineer: 2021 - Present

  • Lead developer for the Eloquence On Alert service
  • Created a high volume intake queue for processing ONIX files

Senior Engineer: 2019 – 2021
Software Engineer: 2016 – 2019
Contractor: 2014 - 2016

  • Designed, built and managed an enterprise scale PHP application that handles sales, LIMS laboratory workflows, delivery of customer results and financial reporting. Over 350,000+ customer samples processed to date.
  • Served as a liaison between engineering, the wet lab and quality assurance.
  • Implemented full-text search for a public facing strain database using PostgreSQL.
  • Built an API for genotype data reporting in Elixir.
  • Manages AWS infrastructure for deployments and hosting.
  • Oversaw a production database conversion from MySQL to PostgreSQL.

Stage Right Labs, LLC
Owner / Founder: 2014 - Present

  • Provides consulting services for clients who lack technical backgrounds.
  • Advises non-profits, artists and startups on best practices for the operation and maintenance of websites, domain names and email accounts.

Freelance Web Developer
2006 - 2014

  • Focused on using WordPress to translate client needs into web solutions.
  • Handled 40+ clients with a variety of needs, including brand new websites and the care and maintenance of existing projects.


  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Stage Management - Yale School of Drama (2007)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Drama / Minor in Computer Science - Vassar College (2004)

About the Author

Ryan C. Durham is a software developer who lives in southern Washington with his wife and daughter. His areas of interest include PHP, Laravel, Rust and PostgreSQL, as well as organizational efficiency and communications strategies.

You can find him on GitHub and LinkedIn.