Ayush Poddar, Software Developer in Gurugram, Haryana, India
Ayush Poddar

Software Developer in Gurugram, Haryana, India

Member since April 22, 2021
Ayush is a back-end developer with 5+ years of experience and extensive knowledge of OOP and best-design paradigms. He has built complex web applications, using technologies such as Ruby on Rails, Python, SQL, NoSQL, AWS, Vue.js, jQuery, and Sass. In 2016, Ayush co-founded Farad Books, where he designed the back-end infrastructure from scratch and brought in 200+ paying subscribers. In addition to development, Ayush has led teams, managed projects, and ensured healthy client relationships.
Ayush is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Clark
    Ruby, Ruby on Rails (RoR), PostgreSQL, TypeScript, JavaScript, Ember.js...
  • Escale Solutions
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)...
  • Farad Books
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Product Design, Marketing...

Experience

Location

Gurugram, Haryana, India

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Vim Text Editor, MacOS, Zsh, Git, Ngrok, GitLab CI/CD, AWS

The most amazing...

...thing I have worked on was the internal payments of ScriptDoor, using virtual tokens. The challenge was tracking each token's lifecycle in the platform.

Employment

  • Senior Software Engineer

    2021 - PRESENT
    Clark
    • Improved the technical design behind A/B experiments performed by product teams, leading to faster release cycles.
    • Owned several feature releases ensuring proper breakdown into tasks, making reasonable trade-offs, and planning upcoming maintenance.
    • Collaborated with the release teams multiple times, ensuring continuous delivery and quick resolution of any bugs that may be blocking master.
    Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails (RoR), PostgreSQL, TypeScript, JavaScript, Ember.js, Test-driven Development (TDD), Agile
  • Software Engineer

    2018 - 2020
    Escale Solutions
    • Worked as the sole back-end developer on 5+ projects, ranging from a gamified social network (ManScore) to media streaming (ScriptDoor), some of which have handled 1,000+ requests per minute.
    • Delivered high and low-level design, database modeling, RESTful APIs, deployment, and maintenance of client products.
    • Implemented a wallet-based (token) payment system. The tokens were created in the form of real-world currency notes in order to keep track of the lifecycle of each token issued on the platform.
    • Used database serialization to handle concurrency in a multithreaded environment.
    • Headed a team of 10+ developers and mentored junior members. Conducted daily Scrum meetings, code reviews, project onboarding, and resource management.
    • Provided technical insights to clients, facilitating better product development and ensuring mutual profitability.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Deployment, GitLab CI/CD, JavaScript, Team Leadership, Team Mentoring, Project Management, Client Relationship Management, Sidekiq, APIs, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Heroku, AWS, VPS/VDS, DigitalOcean, Python, Full-stack, System Design, Background Jobs, Ngrok, HTML, CSS, Bitbucket, ActiveAdmin, Ajax, Ruby, REST, Test-driven Development (TDD), Stripe, Code Review, JSON REST APIs, Authorization, API Documentation, Code Architecture, Subscriptions
  • Co-founder

    2016 - 2018
    Farad Books
    • Worked as the sole back-end developer and was responsible for designing, deploying, and maintaining the full-stack application.
    • Built a book recommendation engine that combined user behavior, book genres, and tags, generated with IBM Watson. This resulted in an approximate 70% reduction in the user pre-checkout browsing time.
    • Automated daily inventory updates by hooking distributor email attachments (Excel spreadsheets) to our system. This saved 20+ minutes every day and ensured the availability of the most recent data.
    • Led the marketing division of our startup and onboarded 200+ paying subscribers.
    • Studied customer behavior and introduced the "Keep a Book" feature, which allowed customers to buy the books they borrowed and was a key factor in increasing revenue by 150% and reducing dead inventory by 40%.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Product Design, Marketing, PostgreSQL, Redis, Background Jobs, DigitalOcean, VPS/VDS, Deployment, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Customer Success, Git, Bitbucket, Full-stack, REST, System Design, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Heroku, Ruby, Sidekiq, Ajax, AWS, Code Architecture, Subscriptions, APIs

Experience

  • ScriptDoor
    https://www.scriptdoor.com/

    An open-market streaming, publishing, and distribution solution for all types of digital media, including movies, music, and books. As the associate lead of the back-end team, I was responsible for implementing optimal code design paradigms across the team. I also built various modules, including an internal, virtual, token-based payment module. The challenge associated with this module was that we were required to track each token's lifecycle.

  • Farad Books

    A membership-based online library with home delivery and pickup. As the sole back-end developer, I was responsible for the design, development, deployment, and maintenance of the full-stack application.

  • ManScore
    https://www.manscore.com/

    A social network centered around bucket lists and real-life achievements. I was given a working version of the source code and was responsible for the maintenance, optimization, and feature implementation for the project.

  • CricMenu
    https://github.com/ayushpoddar/cricmenu

    A Python-based MacOS app to follow live cricket scores on the menu bar. This app integrates with ESPNCricInfo APIs to fetch the latest score. Users can also receive instant notifications whenever a significant match event occurs, such as a boundary or the fall of a wicket.

Skills

  • Languages

    Ruby, JavaScript, HTML, Python, C, CSS, TypeScript
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ember.js
  • Paradigms

    REST, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Test-driven Development (TDD), Agile
  • Other

    Back-end Development, JSON REST APIs, APIs, AWS, Deployment, Team Leadership, Team Mentoring, Client Relationship Management, Background Jobs, VPS/VDS, Full-stack, ActiveAdmin, Ajax, API Documentation, Code Architecture, Code Review, Subscriptions, Product Design, Customer Success, System Design, Authorization, API Integration, Polling, Background Threading
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Stripe, Sidekiq, Vue, Vuex
  • Tools

    Git, Ngrok, Vim Text Editor, Zsh, GitLab CI/CD, Bitbucket
  • Platforms

    DigitalOcean, Heroku, MacOS
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, Redis, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), MongoDB
  • Industry Expertise

    Project Management, Marketing

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
    2011 - 2015
    Delhi Technological University - Delhi

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