Ryan Gruss

Senior Software Developer


I have had a passion for programming ever since I was a child. Starting out with BASIC, and moving on to C, C++, C# and many others, I enjoy learning new languages and ways of solving problems.

Currently, I am employed at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.

Key languages and technologies: C#, Javascript, PHP, Visual Studio, Drupal, Docker.

Education / Certifications

  • BS Software Engineering, Montana Tech (2007)
  • MCPD Sharepoint 2010 Developer
  • MCTS SharePoint 2010 Application Development
  • Security Clearance Level: Secret (Obtained 2012)

Work History


  • Maintain tools used by Office Engineering
  • More to come later!

Wizards of the Coast

  • Maintain consumer facing websites for all Wizards of the Coast brands using a variety of programming languages and frameworks including C#, VB.NET, PHP, JQuery, and PrototypeJS.
  • Lead developer for a customer facing card database and API accessed by millions of users per month performing monthly updates, bugfixes, and improvements.
  • Creator and manager of internal tool suite that saves time and reduces error rate, reducing page content production time by approximately 85%.
  • Migrated production Drupal-based websites from third party hosting to Docker containers hosted on AWS, resulting in $400k annual cost savings while maintaining availability.
  • Manage production legacy systems ensuring high availability, and applying security upgrades where needed including upgrading to HTTPS.
  • Write software design documentation for new software projects.
  • Interface with other teams to gather and elaborate on requirements.

AltaSource Group Contracted with Wizards of the Coast

  • Maintained XML-based Content Management System.
  • Added new features to sites as requested, including a full featured commenting system.
  • Created automation framework for adding localized content to Wizards websites.

AMSEC LLC Contracted with US Navy NUWC Keyport

  • Developed high quality web based applications and SharePoint sites for government customer, using C#, VB.NET, Javascript, and JQuery languages.
  • Provided support for application users as Tier 2 technical support.
  • Assisted government personnel directly with multiple projects as the contract team point of contact.


  • Maintained a multitude of software applications for a control systems suite, including developing new features, debugging, and testing, using C, C++, and Delphi.
  • Wrote ISO 9001-compliant software documentation, including requirements documents, design documents, test plans, and user documentation.
  • Provided troubleshooting and custom software development for customers.