Personal Statement

  • I love to create pivotal products.
  • I think big and out of the box.
  • I obsess about efficiency & writing only beautiful code.
  • I value creativity, geek-ism, smartness and humour.
  • I promote and improve sensible processes.
  • I build solutions with an intent to make a positive impact in the world.

I like working with teams consisting of idealists who have a good head over shoulders. I have little patience for corporate politics, heavy processes and ladder climbing.

Impact is my biggest drive. Also the decisive factor in the choices I make. I work mostly with a skill I don't hold a degree in - common sense. My primary tool is ability to ask the right questions. I'm known for my passion for problem solving, pursuit of excellence and hard work.

I have a strong technical background and leadership experience. As a web developer, I've built products in various domains. As a leader, I've built, managed and mentored teams of 2 to 10 people.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2015 - Present

Senior Jack of All Trades & Master of Engineering

Klara GmbH

My role at Klara is well rounded with contributions to every aspect of the product including engineering, design, user experience, analytics and KPI driven product development.

Jul 2014 - Feb 2015

Lord of Software (Lead Developer)

Senic GmbH

I'm the One Man Army of Software and 25% strength of the core team at Senic. I debuted in hardware world here. During the product discovery phase of our first product "Flow", I was the principal software consultant and developer. My responsibility was defining and scoping how Flow would work. This meant gaining sufficient understanding of Smart Home systems, sensor technologies, Bluetooth Low Energy stack, and inadequate digital interfaces to name a few. I wrote Arduino sketches for the prototypes we built in C and applications in NodeJS, Ruby and AppleScript.

Apart from my main responsibilities, I was involved in pre-campaigning for our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign (which was successful, we were funded over 500%). I presented Flow in several tech-talks and meetups to an audience of hundreds of people, blogged on behalf of Senic and co-wrote tutorials that were well received by readers.

My other contributions were to introduce and adapt processes for hardware from my experience with several tools and methodologies meant for software in order to optimize team communication and productivity of a distributed team.

Nov 2011 - May 2014

Burndown Artist (Senior Ruby Developer)

cognita AG

As a part of the elite development team, my responsibility here was to engineer and craft the product http://bluereport.net. I lead refactoring of legacy code and improving the design for better change management, scalability of Bluereport.

Apr 2011 - Jul 2011

Program Coordinator

Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG)
As a humble attempt to give back to the society, I took a sabbatical from work and joined LEDeG as a volunteer project manager for a mission critical relief construction project. I lead the project with support from the architects and locals. I managed finances, expenses, progress and communication. I also troubleshot whenever and wherever necessary.
Dec 2009 - Nov 2011

Conjurer (Lead Developer)

Idyllic Software

As a founder member and revenue shareholder of the company, my primary responsibility was to lead the development of various projects ensuring code and design quality, timely delivery and client satisfaction. I specialized in crafting the web using Ruby and Ruby on Rails here. My creativity played an important role in product design and problem solving that we encountered every typical day.

I was an advisor and point of contact for most of the clients. Mentoring junior developers and software craftsmanship evangelism was also something I did very passionately.

Apart from project execution, I was part of the core team that shaped the vision and the culture of the company. I was involved in all critical decisions that the company had to make in order to move forward.

Jan 2008 - Dec 2009

Software Engineer

Persistent Systems Ltd.

My primary responsibility was to design and code web applications in Ruby and Ruby on Rails for variety of clients belonging to several domains. I have been involved in complete development life-cycle of products and solutions ranging from social networks, reporting tools, REST APIs to rails plugin development and spiders.

I played a key role in making team members understand the importance of writing great code and caring about their craft. This involved promoting reading of blogs and books, code reviews, tech-talks, mentoring juniors. I evangelized agile in a strictly SDLC kind of organization.

Skills

Skills

Web Development

Ruby/Rails – 25+ production web applications, 4 open source projects. Frontend – 1 year with Backbone.js, lightweight front-end development with 10+ application.

Leadership

Built 6 teams. Lead 9 projects. Delivered countless tech-talks. Established and refined processes for excellent team communication and project execution. Advocated and evangelised Agile in strictly SDLC kind of organization.

Agile Project Management

Scrum Master for 6 projects and Product Owner for 3.

Communication

Known for having excellent communication skills. Expertise in explaining complex concepts in radically simple ways.

Writing

Blogger at https://medium.com/@senic. Miscellaneous technical writing.

Education

Education
2006 - 2008

M.S. (Scientific Computing)

I.S.S.C, University of Pune
2003 - 2006

B.S. (Computer Science)

Fergusson College, University of Pune

I have a legal right to work in Germany (EU blue card) and India.

I’m fully proficient in English and a beginner in German.

I consider traveling for work as a perk.