In my last ~9 years of experience, I have worked at
D. E. Shaw, Practo, Amazon, and
Unacademy; and have built systems, services, and platforms
that scaled to billions.
Post my masters in CSE from IIIT Hyderabad I joined D. E.
Shaw for a short stint of 2 months, before moving to Practo and
working there as a Platform Engineer, building and owning
close to 8 different microservices. Post Practo I worked at Amazon
on their primary mission-critical E-Commerce Database and built
Data Pipelines that cold tiered the stale data.
After quitting Amazon in 2018, I joined Unacademy as their first
Technical Architect and there I designed, built, managed, and
scaled services like Search, Notification,
Logging, Deployment Engine, and many more. I have now
transitioned leadership role and am working as a Director of
Engineering, leading the Site Reliability, Data Engineering, and
Backend Platform verticals.
In January 2020, I started my
newsletter where I write
and share an essay about programming languages internals, deep dives
on some super-clever algorithms, and few tips on building scalable
distributed systems. The newsletter currently is read and loved by