Instagram Name: @ryangomba

Hometown: Hopewell Junction (yes, a junction), NY

Position at Instagram: Engineer

We’re excited to welcome the latest addition to our team, Ryan Gomba, who comes to us straight out of Georgia Tech (he actually hasn’t graduated, yet!) where he studied Computer Science and ran D1 track.

Ryan held an internship at SimpleGeo last summer, a geo-location startup that has since been acquired, working with iOS.

When asked what about a position at Instagram interested him, he shared, “I owned a DSLR for awhile, but quickly realized that the best photos are the ones most easily shared. Instagram is like a family photo album. Except it’s always open, changes in real-time, and brings together more than just family. Work on something you love, right? Well that’s why I’m here.”

When Ryan isn’t hard at work, he can be found outdoors either hiking, biking, running, or skiing. He loves to travel while avoiding any and all tourist traps & his ultimate vacation would be an arduous week of trekking in the Alps. It is also very important to note that Ryan makes a mean blueberry pie.

We’re so happy to have Ryan with us in San Francisco, and on board the Instagram team! We’re also actively seeking more folks passionate about Instagram to join our team. Check out our Jobs page and if you think you’d be a good fit at Instagram, be sure to send an email to