About Me

Sunday, Jul 17, 2022

I am a Backend Tech Lead at UBS Business Solutions (India), working in cloud and distributed systems space.

Interests

My interests mostly lie in working with distributed systems. I often find my self taking apart and trying to understand different open source tools used in such systems for communication. (consul, istio, envoy-proxy etc..). I prefer to learn while using any software and find either modifying or enhancing different open source tools for office use as per the requirements.

I also am an intermediate table tennis player, with a couple of years of professional training. I like to pop down at local clubs to cleanse some of that rust from an otherwise quite rusty backhand when the time permits.

Work Experience

Junior / Senior Dev :

I started to work with Wipro Technologies as a project engineer for a few years, during this time I was fortunate to work on entire lifecycle of the projects from gathering requirements to production support. The experience during early years helped me wear different hats while interacting with different stakeholders.

Following the first project I travelled to UK where I worked as a junior and overtime senior developer for the British Insurance firm Prudential UK. The project involved working on new middleware services (based on SOA) using apache camel and Fuse as well as migrating the stack onto cloud on a microservices based atchitecture using cloud native technologies.(openshift).

Lead Dev :

After that I came back to India, Pune where I joined Synechron Technologies, a services company that provides services to Financial Institutions. I work as an lead developer with UBS EvidenceLab Distribution Team, My current work comprises of building the middleware services and infrastructure. The microservices that we work on cater to data in millions and we are always looking to improve the performance. These APIs serve as life line for multiple use cases where the data is served via an interactive portal or Tableu based distribution solution or delivered directly to end customers to build their own products using them. Also I built the JWT based authentication / authorization service that helps to provide developers easy access to the Open apis.

Tech Lead :

Recently I have joined UBS as a permanent staff, having my hands dirty with much of the API landscape (from ci/cd to infra to authn/authz to spring-framework) I have now moved onto a different team within the same product. Here I primarily work on a markee greefield product offering, a platform for research analysts to collaborate and share jupyter-notebooks without hassle. It enables notebooks to be automated for version control, have pre-configured jupyter-hub kernels with internal tools and packages, Be able to have team based folders with strict access controls for sharing analysis and personal folders for trying out something without the hassle of muddying shared spaces an much more.