Akanksha Deswal, Developer in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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Akanksha Deswal

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Cloud Developer

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Toptal Member Since
November 22, 2019

Akanksha wears a variety of hats in the development of consumer-focused, scalable products. She built and scaled the control plane of Nutanix, completing projects in enterprise RBAC, reporting, and API gateway infrastructure using metric-based design and microservices. She currently works in the Azure storage team and also also built the merchant side platform for Amazon's buyback feature. She is also a data science enthusiast.


Amazon Web Services (AWS), Salesforce, Apache ZooKeeper, Swagger, Kubernetes...




Preferred Environment

Azure, Visual Studio, Slack, Jira, Git, Linux

The most amazing...

...thing I've designed and developed is a patent-pending cloud pairing for Nutanix for its public cloud offering Xi from the ground up.

Work Experience


2016 - 2019
  • Worked on a patent-pending cloud pairing for the enterprise hybrid cloud.
  • Helped make Prism—a distributed control plane for Nutanix—scale. This includes scaling out the service, making various memory and performance optimizations, and enhancing service monitoring.
  • Led a six-member team in design, development, and testing of Salesforce Integration in Prism. The project was widely recognized for its timely delivery and quality.
  • Worked on data consistency in Intentful API paradigm. This was a completely new API paradigm designed within Nutanix, I majorly contributed to fix the data consistency issue as part of it.
  • Involved in design reviews, customer escalations, and mentoring of new team members which grew from six to 50 in my duration at Nutanix.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Salesforce, Apache ZooKeeper, Swagger, Kubernetes, Cassandra, Go, C++, Java, Python, PostgreSQL

SDE Intern

2016 - 2016
  • Worked on the buyback project with the platform development (delivery experience) team.
  • Owned and developed the merchant side of the buyback platform by interacting with product managers during a limited time period. Exceeded delivery expectations in the short span of six months and in the limited capacity of an intern.
Technologies: Java

Salesforce Integration with Prism

Led six members team in design, development, and testing of Salesforce integration in Prism. The project was widely recognized for its timely delivery and quality. It is also extensively used in production.

Prism Central Reporting

Designed, developed, and delivered reporting on Nutanix. Completely owned the APIs for all the features within the project and contributed to other areas. Was involved in UX, data model design, and overall project design.

Xi Pairing [Patent Pending]

Cloud Pairing is a step by which on premise users can connect their data centers (private cloud) to the public cloud or other private clouds for DR and backup. Developed the feature from the ground up in a fast-paced and changing environment. The feature involved working with OAuth and handling DR scenarios.

The project required us to define cloud concepts like availability zones, logical zones, and physical zones for Nutanix's public cloud.

Data Science/Machine Learning Projects

I implemented several data science algorithms including Alpha Beta Pruning, Association Rule Mining, Decision Tree Pruning, and recommendation engine during my college years.

The link has source code as well as documentation for the projects.
2012 - 2016

Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer Science

BITS Pilani - Hyderabad


Git, Jira, Slack, Visual Studio, Apache ZooKeeper, Envoy Proxy


REST, Data Science


Go, Python 3, C++, Python, Java


PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra


Swagger, Spring, Django


Linux, Azure, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes


Cloud, Distributed Systems, RESTful Microservices, Virtualization, Storage, Machine Learning

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