Ryan Rotella

(865) 356-4868 | ryrotella@gmail.com | LinkedIn | GitHub


Cognizant: Remote

Test Analyst: July 2020 – Dec. 2023

  • Executed functional testing, regression testing, and end-to-end testing with a team of 20, comprised of business analysts, developers, and L.O.B
  • Designed + executed hundreds of test cases in high-paced Agile JIRA ticket-based workflow
  • Tested: REST API with web-service calls (Postman and Swagger), automations, reading spreadsheets into MS SQL database, querying data from MS SQL database, letter review, UI for new banking web application

Tech Talent South: Atlanta, GA

Full-Time Code Immersion Student/Graduate Accelerator Program: Oct. 2019 – May 2020

  • Training intensely as a full stack web application developer
  • Developed projects in: HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Java, SQL, Spring Boot, GitHub
  • Also learned: JUnit, Selenium, TestNG, Cucumber, JSP/Servlets, Angular, and Docker

Freelance Web Developer: Remote
Jan. 2019 – Present

  • Designed responsive websites with customized features using WordPress, CSS3,
    HTML5, and PHP
  • Active site: leslierotella.com; for more, please see ryrotella.com/projects/
  • Tested across multiple browsers and mobile devices and maintained intended

Governor’s School West of North Carolina: High Point, NC

Activities Coordinator/Area III Instructor: June 2019 – July 2019

  • Organized enriching recreational activities almost every day for 2 months straight for 335 of the best and brightest high school students in North Carolina
  • Developed and taught my own curriculum in a discussion-based class on the self and society

DV Communications, Inc.: Knoxville, TN

A/V Technician: Sep. 2018 – Oct. 2019

  • Supporting the technological set-up of corporate events with a group of stagehands
  • Operating soundboards and managing sound equipment hands-on during events

Davidson College Advising Corps – Bunker Hill High School: Claremont, NC

College Adviser: June 2017-June 2018

  • Assisted underserved, low-income high school students with applying to college and financial aid (mainly, the FAFSA)
  • Collaborated with a team of advisers and high school counselors to develop a college-going culture at a rural NC high school
  • Promoted college access through newsletters, events, social media, public announcements, and e-mails

Residence Life Office – Davidson College: Davidson, NC

Resident Advisor: Aug. 2015-May 2016

  • Planned 6 events that promoted community responsibility by cooperating with other resident advisors and professional staff
  • Enforced college policy and maintained a healthy environment in a residence hall

Student Conservation Association: Arlington, VA

Social Media/Marketing Coordinator Intern: June – July 2015

  • Extracted and inputted data from Facebook Analytics to chart their pages’ likes and demographics on Excel
  • Devised ideas and researched prices for marketing events
  • Researched and posted relevant conservation articles on their blog and Facebook page

NewBrand Analytics: Washington D.C. (Remote)

Consultant: May 2013-Dec. 2014

  • Analyzed information and data from social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and Trip Advisor from a virtual office in Skype
  • Turned qualitative information from consumer reviews into quantitative feedback reports for major retail and hospitality clients


  • Directed and produced a professional play in the Charlotte area with several collaborators in August 2019
  • Acted, directed, and dedicated 200+ hours to numerous theatrical productions at Davidson College


Davidson College: Davidson, NC

Cum Laude, Bachelor of Arts in English: May 2017

GPA: 3.55


  • Eagle Scout
  • Experience with Python, C#, Java, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, SQL, Github/Git, STS, JUnit, Selenium, TestNG, Cucumber, JSP/Servlets, Angular, and Docker
  • Intermediate Spanish: written and spoken
  • Volunteered to bring aid and assistance to people released from ICE facilities as they traveled by Greyhound through Knoxville, TN
  • Software: MailChimp, Photoshop, WordPress, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Skype, Tableau, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Garageband
  • Experience with social media engagement on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Snapchat


Ryan Gordon, Program Director at Davidson College Advising Corps

         Phone: (440) 477-6929

         E-mail: ryanmgordon11@gmail.com

Jonathan Hall, Director of Operations and Event Production at DV Communications

         Phone: (865) 548-0876

         E-mail: jhall@syncusa.net

Ann Marie Costa, Samuel and Mary E. Thatcher Professor of Theatre at Davidson College

         Phone: (704) 650-6366

         E-mail: ancosta@davidson.edu