Alankar Misra, Developer in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Alankar Misra

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Full-stack Development Developer

Location
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Toptal Member Since
September 8, 2022

Alankar is an autodidact software developer with a flair for both programming and visual design. Self-motivated, with almost two decades of an even mix of on-site and remote development responsibilities across the software development lifecycle, he strives to create automation solutions that span the breadth of the stack. Alankar is driven by the desire to empower people and improve their quality of life through his technical prowess.

Portfolio

Neatlabs, University of California - San Diego
Node.js, Amazon Cognito, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, TypeScript...
Posit Science (San Francisco, California)
React Native, MongoDB, Objective-C, Cocoa Touch, Postman, Next.js...
Safew Labs
Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Node.js, React, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Flutter, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, Amazon Cognito, Elasticsearch, AWS Amplify, JavaScript, Python, Redux, Material UI, PostgreSQL, OLAP, Redis, React Native, NestJS, Full-stack, Mobile Development, GitHub

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is Neatlabs' primary brain research platform from the University of California, San Diego.

Work Experience

Technical Architect | Senior Full-stack Developer

2016 - 2021
Neatlabs, University of California - San Diego
  • Single-handedly developed 25 brain games designed to train cognitive skills using the Unity platform under the supervision of a lead scientist. Followed agile practices and built custom tools to aid rapid development iterations.
  • Created related participant and data management platforms on AWS. Serverless architecture saved the lab on DevOps and infrastructure costs over $100,000 per year.
  • Built an end-to-end, cloud-based research study creation and management system that allowed lab partners to manage their research assets without needing technical assistance, reducing investment in IT infrastructure.
Technologies: Node.js, Amazon Cognito, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, TypeScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Swift, iOS, GraphQL, Postman, Next.js, Dart, Web Development, REST APIs, Mobile Apps, Axios, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon CloudWatch, NoSQL, Unit Testing, Integration Testing, Back-end, Mobile, Cloud Platforms, API Integration, Full-stack Development, Architecture, Data Privacy, APIs, Full-stack, Large Data Sets, HTML, CSS, Mobile Development, Firebase, Mobile Back-end, Amazon, Cloud, User Management, Apple Watch, Front-end, UX Engineering, Web Applications, Figma, Client-side JavaScript Frameworks, HIPAA Compliance, Software Design, Startups, Release Management, React, Git, Serverless Framework, Amazon RDS, Amazon EC2, Agile, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps, Refactoring, GitHub, Data Engineering, Data Science, ETL

Senior Software Engineer

2011 - 2015
Posit Science (San Francisco, California)
  • Designed and developed the user experience for mobile research tools on the mobile platform, including experimental voice-activated interfaces for patients with mobility constraints.
  • Aided researchers in developing algorithms for spectral and prosodic analysis of vocal expression where speech samples are analyzed to identify the user's emotional state, such as to determine if the speaker is depressed or not.
  • Developed a rich set of visual tools for research study creation and management on our system, formerly done by programmers through XML files, freeing up essential programmer resources to focus on priority tasks.
Technologies: React Native, MongoDB, Objective-C, Cocoa Touch, Postman, Next.js, Web Development, REST APIs, Mobile Apps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), SQL, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon CloudWatch, NoSQL, Unit Testing, Integration Testing, Back-end, Mobile, Cloud Platforms, API Integration, Full-stack Development, Architecture, Data Privacy, APIs, Full-stack, Large Data Sets, HTML, CSS, Mobile Development, Mobile Back-end, Amazon, Cloud, User Management, Front-end, UX Engineering, Web Applications, Client-side JavaScript Frameworks, HIPAA Compliance, Software Design, Startups, Release Management, Code Review, TypeScript, Git, Agile, CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps, Refactoring, GitHub

Technical Lead

2007 - 2010
Safew Labs
  • Led a talented team of programmers and designers over a 3-year period building web applications and e-commerce storefronts.
  • Aided the team to build a reputation for quality production work, serving as a production house to several creative agencies in the US and the UK.
  • Collaborated with the team work with more than 20 clients, with most of them working with us over extended periods relying on us to serve all their development needs.
Technologies: Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, PHP, Perl, Python, C, C++, MySQL, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, User Management, Android, Front-end, UX Engineering, Web Applications, Client-side JavaScript Frameworks, Software Design, Startups, Release Management, Code Review, React, Git, Agile, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps, Refactoring, GitHub

Founder, CEO & Technical Lead

2000 - 2007
Digital Sutras
  • Consulted on, designed, and developed technology solutions over a 12-year period.
  • Built and trained teams to constantly deliver state-of-the-art solutions.
  • Educated clients on technology trends, provided guidance on technology, branding, and budgets, and delivered quality solutions.
  • Researched technology trends and acquired expertise in numerous emerging technologies;
  • Built a reputation for quality production work, serving as a production house to several creative agencies in US, UK, and Australia.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Perl, CSS, C++, PostgreSQL, MySQL, HTML, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, C, User Management, Android, Front-end, UX Engineering, Web Applications, Client-side JavaScript Frameworks, Software Design, Startups, Release Management, Code Review, React, Git, DevOps, Refactoring, GitHub

Software Developer

2006 - 2006
Ithaca Partners
  • Developed an algorithmic trading analysis platform to allow fund managers to analyze financial market data extracted from several online sources, like Bloomberg, in real-time, highlighting trends, thereby allowing for critical buy and sell decisions.
  • Created a unique database or spreadsheet hybrid that allowed fund managers to use spreadsheet-like formulas to define databases that would automatically populate based on live data.
  • Supported and extended the system for the seven years where it remained in active service.
Technologies: Bloomberg API, MySQL, SQL, Unit Testing, Integration Testing, Back-end, API Integration, Full-stack Development, Architecture, Data Privacy, APIs, HTML, CSS, User Management, Software Design, Startups, Release Management, Code Review, Refactoring

Brain Training and Research Platform for Neatlabs, University of California - San Diego

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.neatlabs.braine&hl=en&gl=US
A Unity-based, AWS-backed brain training and research platform. I was the full-stack developer and worked under the aegis of the lab director for the scientific direction. In this project, I created front-end graphic assets, programmed game logic, designed a study management portal for researchers to develop customized studies, managed participants and analyzed their data, and wrote related AWS APIs.

Languages

Python, SQL, Dart, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, Swift, GraphQL, Objective-C, PHP, Perl, C++, C

Frameworks

Flutter, Serverless Framework, Redux, Material UI, React Native, Next.js, NestJS, Cocoa Touch

Libraries/APIs

Node.js, React, REST APIs, AWS Amplify, Bloomberg API

Tools

GitHub, Amazon Cognito, Amazon CloudWatch, Figma, Git, Postman, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe InDesign

Paradigms

Mobile Development, DevOps, Refactoring, OLAP, Unit Testing, HIPAA Compliance, Agile, Data Science, ETL

Other

Back-end, API Integration, Full-stack Development, Architecture, APIs, Full-stack, Large Data Sets, Web Applications, Software Design, Startups, Release Management, Code Review, CI/CD Pipelines, Amazon RDS, Technical Architecture, Leadership, Mobile App Development, Web Development, Mobile Apps, Amazon API Gateway, Integration Testing, Cloud Platforms, Private Clouds, Data Privacy, Mobile Back-end, Cloud, User Management, Front-end, UX Engineering, Client-side JavaScript Frameworks, Data Engineering, Axios, Machine Learning, Language Models, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Supervised Machine Learning

Platforms

AWS Lambda, Amazon Web Services (AWS), iOS, Mobile, Firebase, Amazon, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Apple Watch, Android, Amazon EC2

Storage

Amazon DynamoDB, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), NoSQL, MySQL, Redis

OCTOBER 2023 - PRESENT

Get Started with Python

Google | via Coursera

OCTOBER 2023 - PRESENT

Unsupervised Learning, Recommenders, Reinforcement Learning

Stanford Online | via Coursera

OCTOBER 2023 - PRESENT

Advanced Learning Algorithms

Stanford Online | via Coursera

OCTOBER 2023 - PRESENT

Generative AI with Large Language Models

DeepLearning.AI | via Coursera

OCTOBER 2023 - PRESENT

Machine Learning

Stanford | via Coursera

SEPTEMBER 2023 - PRESENT

Supervised Machine Learning: Regression and Classification

Stanford Online | via Coursera

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