Head of Engineering (VP)
WYDR - B2B Wholesale ecommerce
I joined WYDR at a stage where the business was ahead of its technology. The infra was somewhat unstable and latencies were high. In 3 months I helped WYDR sort out the technology stack.
By moving to cloud and optimizing code & SQL queries, we got a performance improvement of 10X. Some other initiatives which helped were splitting the monolith into microservices based architecture. I also launched the Personalization initiative in the company and helped moved conversion 40% in repeat users.
I tried to maintain a delicate balance while rebuilding the team DNA and hired exceptionally smart young engineers who delivered phenomenally well, while easing out some of the not so great performers.