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About Rishi

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Background #

Indian descent. Raised in South Florida. Living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Holds 5 Degrees:

  • Masters of Software Engineering (CMU)
  • Masters of Business Administration (CMU)
  • Bachelors of Business Administration: General Management (FAU)
  • Bachelors of Science: Business Economics (FAU)
  • Associate of Arts: Business Administration (BCC)

Currently working with PwC as a Sr. Engineering Manager.

I am comfortable contributing anywhere in the stack and ensuring that my team is unblocked, set up for success, and continuously delivering quality products.

I genuinely love to help, unblock, and mentor. Knowing that I made someone else’s day easier, helped them make progress, or showed them a possibly more efficient way to do something is easily my favorite part of interacting with others.

Although my skill-set is extremely broad, what gets me up in the morning (and subsequently keeps me up late in the night) is solving challenging problems and making things better, for my team, my company, and our users.

Rishi with Sebastian Thrun
Rishi fanboying with Sebastian Thrun

Skills #

Expertise #

Software engineering management Mentoring Servant leadership
Software architecture System design Full-stack development
Process improvement Communication Strategy

Technical Skills #

  • Languages: Go, Java, Python, Shell, Javascript, Typescript, HTML, CSS, Kotlin, Ruby, .NET
  • Frameworks: Vue(x), Spring Boot, Flutter, Hugo, Ionic, Jaeger, Loopback, Nuxt, Express, Angular, React, Django
  • Web & Mobile: Node, Vuetify, JSON, XML, Tailwind, Flask, Bootstrap, Cordova, Capacitor, PHP
  • Backend: REST, APIs, NoSQL, Mongo, PostgreSQL, MySQL, gRPC, Web Sockets, Redis, GraphQL, Dgraph, Cassandra
  • Real-time: Pulsar, Kafka, Spark, Beam, Flink, Hadoop, Kinesis, Rabbit MQ
  • AI/ML: Recommendation systems, Model development, Jupyter, Pandas, Numpy, Matplotlib, Kubeflow, Scipy, Keras, Rasa, Bert
  • Cloud & Devops: Cloud native, Multi-cloud design, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Gitlab, Liquibase, Consul, Fastlane, Kong, Vault, Grafana, Prometheus, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, DBaaS, Infra as Code, Jenkins X, Firebase, Flyway, Terraform
  • Google Cloud Platform: GKE, Compute Engine, Storage, SQL, Load Balancing, DNS, CDN, Anthos, BigQuery, Cloud Functions, Cloud Run, App Engine, Artifact Registry, Container Registry, Firebase, Firestore, VPC
  • Amazon Web Services: EC2, Lambda, S3, CloudFront, ELB, VPC, API Gateway, Route53, RDS, Dynamo, CloudTrail, EBS, Glacier, IAM, KMS, SageMaker
  • Microsoft Azure: AKS, Cosmos, App Service, Blob Storage, CDN, Cache for Redis, Deployment slots, DevOps, Pipelines

Business Skills #

  • Product management, Product development, Market research, Data analysis, Pricing strategy, Costing, Budgeting, Business case, Optimization, Process improvement, Marketing, Program/Project management

Soft Skills #

  • Strategic thinking, Mentoring, Coaching, Stakeholder management, Customer service, Negotiations, Public speaking, Communications, Problem solving, Cross functional leadership

Other Skills #

  • Google-Fu
  • Fast ramp up on new topics & technologies
  • Music
    • Semi-Adept with Guitar, Tabla, Dholak, Drums, Conga
    • Basic skills (melodies/scales) with Piano, Bass, Recorder/Flute
    • Performing / Recording
  • Keyboard shortcuts for everything
  • General process efficiency