Ryan L Watkins


Develop innovative web applications using my expertise in web, media and payment technologies.


Fluent in many aspects of web development with more than 25 years of experience. Engineering leader, able to architect, develop and articulate the design of successful large projects. Technical lead of product design teams that create leading and technically feasible user experiences. Implementation experience in a variety of web technologies, particularly client side in Javascript, HTML and CSS. Mobile and web development experience with Vue, Angular, Stencil, Polymer, Enyo and PhoneGap/Cordova, as well as strong knowledge of hybrid web/native platforms. Familiar with server side programming in Javascript, Ruby, JSP/Java, PHP and Perl. Extensive knowledge in the challenges of cross platform web and mobile development. Comfortable in Windows, Mac and Unix environments. Designed, built and maintained large, high traffic, multilingual sites, as well as prototyping and shipping applications used by millions.


10/15 - Present - Mastercard - New York, NY

Architect and engineer for Mastercard's digital wallet MasterPass, Secure Remote Commerce framework and other digital payment, marketing and loyalty products.

2/12 - 6/15 - Softcard - New York, NY

Product Architect
Architect of product solutions and built prototypes for NFC mobile wallet applications. Technology acquired by Google.

11/09 - 11/11 - Fox Mobile Group - New York, NY

VP, Technology
Built web and mobile products for international Fox brands, including Bitbop streaming video, Mobizzo SMS quiz game, and Jamba/Jamster ringtone service.

9/06 - 10/09 - Thumbplay - New York, NY

VP, Web Technology
Responsible for all web projects for a service with 1M+ subscribers, including defining, building and driving to completion. Thumbplay Music was acquired by Clear Channel and became iHeart Radio.

6/05 - 9/06 - MLB Advanced Media - New York, NY

Senior Front End Technologist
Senior web developer for Major League Baseball, both architecting new sites and further development of existing sites focusing on HTML interfaces in Javascript and JSP.

5/97 - 12/00 - Microsoft - Redmond, WA

Web Design Engineer, MSN Explorer
Developed HTML user interface of the MSN Explorer Windows application, from prototype to release.

Program Manager, Windows Media
Managed small team that designed and built content for a variety of emerging media related web technologies including HTML+Time, DirectAnimation, Windows Media Player and DVD applications.

Evangelist, Chromeffects
Advised Microsoft partners building advanced 3D web content using the DirectX Media Chromeffects technology.

Webmaster, Microsoft.com
Rebuilt and maintained multiple areas of the Microsoft corporate web site.

3/95 - 5/97 - Dimension X - San Francisco, CA

Director of Web Technology
One of six founders of the company, as webmaster and director of web technology until its acquisition by Microsoft .

11/94 - 3/95 - On Ramp, Inc. - San Francisco, CA

Web Developer
Created some of the first high visibility media sites for music and television.


International Center of Photography, New York, NY (2002)
Completed courses in Alternative Printing Techniques, Black and White Photography and Color Printing

New School University, New York, NY (2001)
Completed courses in Black and White Photography, Infrared Photography and Platinum Printing

California State University, Long Beach (1994), four years towards:
Major: Political Science, concentration in Political Theory
Minor: Computer Science