Ryan Conklin

Software Engineer

Enthusiastic Software Engineer building a career in the Computer Software industry. Experienced in full-stack web development and user experience. Highly skilled in technologies including Angular, Node.js, Java, Python, MySQL, MongoDB, AWS, and much more. Distinguished engineering professional with two Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in Information Technology and a Minor in Web Technology from Pennsylvania College of Technology. U.S. Citizen. Active TS/SCI clearance. CompTIA Security+ certification.


8+ years of programming experience.

  • Java
  • JavaScript /
  • Python
  • C#
  • Bash
  • Node.js
  • Java, Spring
  • Web (angular, react)
  • Docker
  • Git
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • AWS
  • Web applications and User Experience
  • Data processing and REST services
  • Database design and querying
  • Cloud services, deployment, and enviroments
  • Systems analysis and design


  • Mar 2020 - Present
    Penn State Applied Research Lab, State College, PA
    Tactical Software - Research and Development Engineer 2
    • Contributed to the design and implementation of software and application development, with a focus on User Interface and User Experience.
    • Worked multiple programs to meet sponsor deadlines and achieve succesfull product demonstrations.
    • Collaborated in both Kanban and Scrum team environments.
    • Maintained an active TS/SCI clearance.
  • Jun 2017 - Mar 2020
    Raytheon, State College, PA
    Intelligence, Information and Services - Software Engineer 1, Technical Lead
    • Oversaw software design, planning, and implementation of tasking and features within software projects.
    • Provided technical leadership, mentorship, and decision making as scrum master to a team of developers.
    • Collaborated across teams to support project design and requirements.
    • Responsible for running demonstrations to product owners and project managers for implemented features within each release.
    • Contributed, improved, and built upon large existing codebases.
    • Worked in a fast-paced, agile, team environment, both on-site and with remote locations.
    • Obtained and maintained an active TS/SCI clearance.
  • Feb 2016 - Jan 2017
    Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
    Academic Tutoring - Web Programming Tutor
    • Familiarized students of all skill levels with fundamentals of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and third party libraries.
    • Assisted students with problem solving and debugging projects in Web and Information Technology courses.
    • Engaged students using verbal and soft skills to aid in improving understanding of topics.
    • Provided instruction to students creating pages, forms, and markup, implementing responsive designs.
    • Additional tutoring time focused on coding in Java with students from other information technology majors.
    • Structuring and querying MySQL databases using PHP and SQL.
    • Attended instructional session on micro expressions and non-verbal communications.
  • Apr 2012 - Aug 2012
    First Quality Tissue, Lock Haven, PA
    Preventative Maintenance - Intern
    • Shadowed paper machine control technicians within the preventative maintenance department.
    • Calibrated instrumentation, took inventory of computer systems and electrical equipment, and transferred mechanical drawings into Excel for ingestion into inventory software.
    • Provided assistance to control technicians during regularly scheduled shutdowns.


  • Aug 2012 - May 2017
    Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
    Affiliate of the Pennsylvania State University

    Overall GPA - 3.868

    • Bachelor of Science - Software Development and Information Management

      Received May 2017 - GPA 3.857

    • Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Sciences: Gaming and Simulation

      Received May 2017 - GPA 3.909

    • Minor in Web Technology

      Received May 2017 - GPA 4.0


  • Mar 2019
    CompTIA Security+
    Obtained: March 24, 2019

Honors, Achievements, and Awards

  • Nov 2019
    Achievement Award - Collaboration
    Raytheon Section Manager
  • Nov 2017
    Author & Inventor Recognition Award
    Raytheon Innovation Center
  • Oct 2017
    RStars Spot Award - Recognition for Innovation
  • Spring 2016, 2017
    Student Guest - PCT Curriculum Review
    Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Fall 2015
    Executive Board Member - Association of Professional Programmers (APP)
    Pennsylvania College of Technology