Senior Software Engineer @ oneZero Financial Systems Develop, enhance, and maintain trade routing and execution technology used by banks, brokerages and hedge funds. Bellevue, WAMember & Active Investor @ SeaChange Fund I have been an investor in the SeaChange Fund (formerly Seattle Angel Fund) since it started, and I love how I can be involved in all...
Senior Software Engineer @ oneZero Financial Systems Develop, enhance, and maintain trade routing and execution technology used by banks, brokerages and hedge funds. Bellevue, WAMember & Active Investor @ SeaChange Fund I have been an investor in the SeaChange Fund (formerly Seattle Angel Fund) since it started, and I love how I can be involved in all stages of the investment process, from screening to due diligence. I represent the fund on the board of Factal. Greater Seattle AreaBoard Member and Investor @ Factal Investor through both Grubstakes and SeaChange Fund, serving as a board member representing the latter.Through a combination of automation and skilled editors, Factal provides real time, actionable news to corporate security teams. I was drawn to the quality of the team and the fact that they started with so much industry demand from their time running a similar service at Breaking News. Greater Seattle AreaSoftware Engineer @ Palantir Technologies Designed and implemented core backend functionality in Java for a startup's data analysis product. Overhauled revisioning code to reduce both runtime and space complexity. Developed a system which enabled federated searches against external data sources, and which propagated changes from the external data sources to our main server. Added group-based access control which supported discovery, read, write, and ownership permissions at the level of individual properties.Designed and implemented a performance testing framework to simulate load and to measure latency and throughput. Re-wrote and optimized many Oracle SQL queries, and improved the database schema, substantially improving query performance. Tracked down and fixed many bugs and performance problems. From July 2006 to March 2008 (1 year 9 months) Software Development Engineer @ Amazon.com Worked on a system that monitored millions of competitor offerings across hundreds of competitors, and that surfaced the data internally through both a service and a website. Revised and rewrote existing C++ services and Perl scripts, and optimized MySQL queries, in several cases improving the running time by more than an order of magnitude. Managed the team for several weeks.Mid-project, became lead developer for a system of web crawlers running in Alexa Internet, Inc. Three weeks after taking over the codebase, delivered critical new functionality. Maintained 70GB MySQL databases in both Alexa and Amazon, including replication, backups, and recovery from hard drive and power failures. Later migrated the Alexa database into Amazon, and integrated the software with Amazon development and deployment platforms.On a project to deliver pre-order price protection, developed a C++ application, wrote SQL queries, and updated Mason code. From February 2005 to July 2006 (1 year 6 months) Member & Syndicate Lead @ Grubstakes Grubstakes is a group of angel investors in the Seattle area who enjoy meeting with and advising startups from their earliest stages. When there's a fit, we form member-led syndicates to make an investment. Through Grubstakes I met the founders of Factal and created an LLC to syndicate an investment by 15 of us. Greater Seattle AreaFounder @ HatCap (High Amplitude Trading Capital) I started my own stock trading firm, to which I recruited my brother, where we traded our money. The core of the firm was an automated market-making strategy for microcap stocks with very strict risk management. The only money invested was an initial $50K, the maximum exposure to any single stock was $3K, and the total net profit exceeded $3MM.All of the software was written from scratch (including strategy, monitoring, accounting, risk controls, etc.), which allowed us to analyze and optimize the system, in addition to exploring other strategies. The most profitable of those involved OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feeding into an automated trading strategy. Also explored using Alternative Data by developing a framework for crawling ecommerce sites and using it to track daily sales data for a dozen sites. From June 2014 to December 2019 (5 years 7 months) Greater Seattle AreaSoftware Engineer @ AMA Capital AMA develops their own software for automated trading in the foreign exchange market. We were always a very small team (for several years I was the only employee), and I had to opportunity to contribute to all aspects of a system that traded billions per day, from developing new strategies to analyzing their results. From August 2008 to March 2014 (5 years 8 months) Palo Alto, CA
oneZero Financial Systems
Senior Software Engineer
Member & Active Investor
Greater Seattle Area
Board Member and Investor
Greater Seattle Area
July 2006 to March 2008
Software Development Engineer
February 2005 to July 2006
Member & Syndicate Lead
Greater Seattle Area
HatCap (High Amplitude Trading Capital)
June 2014 to December 2019
Greater Seattle Area
August 2008 to March 2014
Palo Alto, CA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science - BS, Computer Science and Engineering, with Minor in Economics
1997 to 2000
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Computer Science
2000 to 2004
Professional Certificate, Quantum Computing
2020 to 2020
Develop, enhance, and maintain trade routing and execution technology used by banks, brokerages and hedge funds. Develop, enhance, and maintain trade routing and execution technology used by banks, brokerages and hedge funds.
What company does Ryan Porter work for?
Ryan Porter works for oneZero Financial Systems
What is Ryan Porter's role at oneZero Financial Systems?
Ryan Porter is Senior Software Engineer
What industry does Ryan Porter work in?
Ryan Porter works in the Computer Software industry.
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