Work Experience

Postman ↗️

Software Engineer | June 2022 - Present

  • Improved service performance by 35% through the redesign of the archival layer for the Chronicle service (which powers the Activity feed ↗️ in Postman), resulting in better control over the archival process and reduced dependencies.
  • Proactively addressed system impact by implementing NewRelic alerts, reducing service degradation incidents by 25% and maintaining high standards of observability.
  • Enhanced user experience and increased engagement by 20% through the development and timely release of the Guest User feature ↗️, overcoming time constraints to deliver a high-quality product.
  • Led the release of the Data Governance initiative. Implemented an asynchronous workflow using Temporal ↗️ that facilitated controlled migration for large enterprise teams without overwhelming system traffic, ensuring stability and seamless transition.
  • Streamlined workspace creation process ↗️ by leading a solo initiative to improve the Create workspace flow with Workspace Templates ↗️.

Cimpress ↗️

Software Engineer | April 2021 - June 2022

  • Developed and deployed standalone UI components to NPM, enabling cross-team code reuse and enhancing development efficiency.
  • Optimized search performance for products by implementing AWS CloudSearch, resulting in a remarkable average response time reduction from 2.5 seconds to 0.4 seconds. Led the end-to-end implementation, including proof of concept (POC) validation and seamless data migration using Lambda functions.
  • Transformed a legacy system from JavaScript to TypeScript, significantly improving maintainability and code quality. Introduced Lambda architecture to the team, leveraging serverless computing for services where it provided optimal performance and scalability.
  • Enhanced system observability by implementing proactive failure detection alarms. This initiative expedited the resolution of critical production issues, minimizing downtime and ensuring smooth operation.

PeopleGrove ↗️

Software Engineer | August 2020 - April 2021

  • Enhanced Admin and Super Admin flows, incorporating features that facilitated upselling existing features for Admins and resulting in increased revenue.
  • Developed and released a major version upgrade for the Newsletter system, significantly improving performance and resolving bugs.


How to Professionally Say

Website ↗️ | Github ↗️ | Blog Post ↗️

  • Developed a static site showcasing a satirical yet insightful list of professional alternatives for corporate communication.
  • Implemented features such as a fuzzy search on the content, favoriting options, and PDF printing for improved user experience.
  • Achieved exceptional traction with 100K+ visitors within 24 hours of launch and currently registered 500K+ visitors globally, generating buzz on Hackernews and Reddit.
  • Scaled infrastructure by migrating to static export and migrating to Cloudflare to leverage the enhanced CDN support and cache control.

Word Hunt

Website ↗️

  • Led the development of a real-time word guessing game using Node.js and, enabling players to create teams and participate in an engaging gameplay experience.
  • Implemented a dynamic scoring system where teams earn points based on the consensus of letter choices in guessing the word.
  • Successfully collaborated with college peers during the COVID-19 period, taking charge of project planning, task delegation, and overseeing backend and frontend development.
  • Gained valuable experience in project management, and honed majorly on backend development skills while also contributing to frontend tasks.

Github Emojis

Website ↗️ | Github ↗️

  • Created an Emojis short-code search app specifically designed for GitHub, catering to the needs of emoji enthusiasts.
  • Implemented Incremental Static Regeneration to build a dynamic and up-to-date static site, ensuring the emojis list remains synchronized with the latest data from the GitHub API.
  • Developed a Progressive Web App (PWA) with a dedicated section highlighting commonly used emojis in commit messages, along with search feature.
  • Utilized Intersection Observer to optimize performance by loading emojis data and images on demand, significantly reducing browser load times and enhancing overall user experience.


Vidyavardhini’s College Of Engineering & Technology

Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology | June 2016 - June 2020

  • Graduated with CGPA of 8.4 / 10.

Honors & Awards

  • [2020] Top 5 Finalist / 1200 Students, Smart India Hackathon 2020
  • [2020] Top 15 Finalists / 2500 students, CSI InApp Awards 2020
  • [2019] Top 200 / 1,18,00 students, HackWithInfy 2019
  • [2019] 1st Prize / 23 teams, Hack‑Stomp Hackathon
  • [2018] 2nd Prize / 35 teams, VCET Hackathon

Jul 18, 2023

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