Senior Staff Engineer, Monitoring Infrastructure Development
LinkedIn, Inc.
January, 2020 - Present

  • The adventure begins…

Senior Principal Software Development Engineer
Verizon Media (née Yahoo, Inc.)
April, 2018 – January, 2020 (1 yr, 10 mos)

Prinicpal Software Development Engineer
Oath, Inc. (née Yahoo, Inc.)
November, 2015 – March, 2018 (2 yrs, 4 mos)

  • Deliver key components of the network telemetry and monitoring framework @ Yahoo!
  • Mentor and provide day to day management for team members
  • Define and ensure implementation of coding standards, best practices, software testing and release management in a Continuous Delivery model
  • Prepare and own designs, plans and budgets
  • Work with leading vendors across the networking industry to understand and influence platform features and limitations
  • Develop high level frameworks

Yahoo, Inc.

Principal Engineer, Premium Ads Production Engineering
June, 2014 – November, 2015 (1 yr, 6 mos)

  • Oversee both day to day operations and provide technical strategic guidance to my group
  • Co-ordinate between my group and related groups within Yahoo! to take decisions about various technical aspects
  • Direct overall production engineering design to ensure capacity, reliability and performance of the Yahoo! Premium Ads system, which spans thousands of hosts and dozens of components
  • Work with senior management to define and evaluate goals for the group
  • Mentor new and existing group members

Architect, Premium Ads Production Engineering
April, 2013 – May, 2014 (2 yrs)

  • Overall design to ensure capacity, reliability and performance of the Yahoo! Premium Ads system, which spans thousands of hosts and dozens of components
  • Taking very broad directions from senior management and executive team and to turn them into specific actionable designs and plans for the team to execute
  • Propose and influence the direction of technology and management to improve system performance, capacity and reliability
  • Work with the management team to define goals for the global team
  • Represent the team on external forums - both within Yahoo! and outside
  • Wrote and presented technical papers at Yahoo!’s internal technical conference
  • Featured as a guest speaker twice at LSPE#IN (Large Scale Production Engineering, India)

Engineering Manager
April, 2011 – March, 2013 (2 yrs)

  • Managed a team of 10 in Bangalore
  • Supervised day to day operations of Production Engineering team for Premium Ad Serving in Bangalore
  • Hiring, coaching, performance appraisal and firing of team members
  • Implementation of all company and department policies and procedures within the team
  • Hands on/technical escalation point for the team
  • Liaising with other teams within Yahoo for defining working relationships, expectations and SLAs

Individual Contributor
April, 2010 – March, 2011 (1 yr)

  • Day to day operations of thousands of servers needed to effectively run Sponsored Search
  • Triaging and fixing and production issues by implementing patches, workarounds or design changes
  • Launching new software to the servers, as and when needed

Co-Founder and Director
Audney Information Systems Pvt. Ltd.
December, 2005 – March, 2007 (1 yr, 4 mos)

  • Audney was a startup focused on developing products and services for Digital Home market
  • Conceptualized and led the development of the product range
  • Built and led a multi-functionary team of 12 members including developers, QA and administration staff
  • Identified hardware components by interacting with vendors in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan over email, phone and in person
  • Successfully demoed the product prototypes to various round two investors

Mindframe Software & Services Pvt. Ltd.
October, 1999 – March, 2010 (11 yrs)

  • Mindframe was a consulting and development firm started by me which focused on network and systems verticals
  • Developed a product called PacketManager – a combination of a proprietary Layer 4 protocols, implemented as custom kernel modules, wrapped in a custom distribution, pre-loaded on a x86 router platform
  • Executed many interesting and technically challenging projects for marquee clients such as the Delhi Stock Exchange, World Health Organization, India and Modi-Xerox
  • Helped clients achieve compliance to standards such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and ISO 27001 with a combination of consulting and hands-on infrastructure changes
  • Had been entrusted with confidential information of the highest level and was interacting with CxOs for audit projects which involved confidential information of Fortune 500 companies
  • Advised clients on IT infrastructure technology choices and capacity planning
  • Responsible for technology leadership, team building, marketing & sales, daily operations and general management