During his time at university, Ryan was a Research Specialist at the University of Albany and worked on projects for military intelligence agencies funded by ARPA participants. For nearly six years, Ryan was an Adjunct Professor at Schenectady County Community College where he taught various Computer and Information Science courses. At the same time, he was also a Software Developer for the NYS Department of Civil Service where he worked on small and large scale applications both in-house and public facing. From 2010 to 2016, Ryan was a Senior Technologist for Troy Web Consulting in Troy, New York. In February 2015, Ryan became the founder and CTO of NODE40. In February 2018, he joined Hashchain, a blockchain technology company that focuses on niche areas within the cryptocurrency space including mining, investing, software and research, as their CTO.