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Ryan Albon

Engineering Manager, Full Stack Developer

Can work in or around Paris

  • 48.858705
  • 2.342865
  • Suggested rate £689 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Paris, France
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  • around Paris and 50km


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Ryan in a few words

I'm a full stack software developer and engineering manager originally from Toronto but based in Paris since 2015. I have 15 years experience with companies of all sizes in Canada, the United States, and France. English is my first language but I speak French as well.


InsideBoard - InsideBoard

VP of Engineering

Paris, France

January 2022 - Today (10 months)

Managed a distributed team of 20 developers, data engineers, and DevOps engineers, and reported directly to the CTO and upper management. Collaborated closely with the head of product to execute the product roadmap. Worked with lead engineers to design and drive technical roadmap.

InsideBoard - InsideBoard

Engineering Manager

Paris, France

June 2020 - January 2022 (1 year and 7 months)

Managed a diverse and distributed team of fifteen developers on a mission to deliver the v2 of our product based on the newly proposed architecture and technology. Interviewed candidates and on-boarded new hires. Performed regular 1 :1s and annual reviews with team members, as well as regular team retrospectives.

InsideBoard - InsideBoard

Lead Software Architect

Île-de-France, France

September 2018 - January 2022 (3 years and 4 months)

Lead the modernisation of our SaaS platform from a PHP monolith to a microservices architecture running on Kubernetes; similarly with the platform's front-end, from Angular.js to React and Redux. Personally trained the development team on the new technology and architecture. Worked to instill a DevOps culture across the tech department. Worked with our operations team to build a self-serve platform for developers to deploy apps, services, and workflows via Docker, Kubernetes, GitLab CI, GitOps, Argo CD, and Ambassador. Worked with developers to train them on CI/CD, and observability, and make them responsible for their work from development to production. Introduced an approach to engineering design based on design docs and ADRs. Standardised as much as possible, including code style, commit messages, and CI/CD pipelines.

InsideBoard - InsideBoard

Lead Developer

Île-de-France, France

November 2017 - September 2018 (10 months)

Worked as a developer on the company's B2B change management platform while overseeing a small team of junior developers.

InsideBoard - InsideBoard

Sr. Software Developer

Paris, France

November 2015 - November 2017 (2 years)

• PHP, Symfony, MongoDB, JavaScript, AngularJS, HTML, CSS, Python, Kafka, Git, GitLab, continuous integration, Vagrant, Docker, DC/OS
• Worked as a full-stack web developer in a French language environment
• Contributed new features, improvements, and bug fixes to the company's flagship product: a SaaS change management platform featuring gamification and social features • Helped mentor junior developers • Helped interview candidates


Sr. Software Developer

Toronto, ON, Canada

December 2013 - July 2015 (1 year and 7 months)

• HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Angular.js, Cordova, Python, Flask, MySQL, RethinkDB, Redis, RabbitMQ, Git, Vagrant, Ubuntu
• Worked as a full-stack programmer concentrating largely on the development of mobile-first responsive web apps • Helped with the design and implementation of a Python/Flask-based REST API


Sr. Web Developer

Toronto, ON, Canada

July 2012 - November 2013 (1 year and 4 months)

• Worked in a cross-functional Scrum team, participating regularly in daily standup meetings, code reviews, sprint planning and planning poker, sprint retrospectives and demos • Worked on a complete rewrite of the underlying platform powering the business' various web properties • PHP, Symfony, MySQL, Riak, Redis, PHPUnit, Behat, JavaScript, Node.js,, RabbitMQ, Chai, Mocha, git, Subversion, Vagrant, Ubuntu

Web Developer

Toronto, ON, Canada

January 2011 - July 2012 (1 year and 6 months)

• Worked on all aspects of the company's flagship website,, which saw 2 million+ hits/week • Was responsible for the design, implementation, and delivery of several new features • Integrated with several third-party services via HTTP/REST APIs • PHP, Doctrine ORM, MySQL, Redis, HTML, PHPTAL, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, Git, Subversion


Web Developer

New York, NY, USA

January 2010 - April 2010 (3 months)

• Worked as a full-stack developer on an email marketing service • Java, Spring, Hibernate, MySQL, test-driven development, continuous integration, CVS


Web Developer

11769 Waterhill Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040, USA

September 2008 - August 2009 (11 months)

• Completed two four-month internships as a full-stack web programmer between fall 2008 and summer 2009 • Worked on various internal web apps and tools • HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, Java, Perforce


Web Developer

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

January 2008 - April 2008 (3 months)

• Created various content-driven websites • PHP, Code Igniter, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, MySQL

Quarry Integrated Communications

Web Developer

Kitchener, ON, Canada

May 2006 - August 2007 (1 year and 3 months)

• Worked as a full-stack web developer over the course of two four-month internships between summer 2006 and summer 2007 • Worked on web sites of all kinds (public-facing marketing sites, private admin sites, corporate intranets, etc.) • ColdFusion, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, MySQL, Subversion