Chandra Shetty, Software Developer in Chicago, IL, United States
Chandra Shetty

Software Developer in Chicago, IL, United States

Member since January 6, 2016
Chandra has over 15 years of experience as a Software Architect and leader in product development in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and India. He has helped design and build software products for Cisco Systems as well as several startups, and is now trying to grow his own startup in the mobile space. Chandra's expertise is in cloud computing, security, and networking applications.
Chandra is now available for hire




Chicago, IL, United States



Preferred Environment

Bash, Python, Java, Vi, Emacs, OS X, Linux

The most amazing...

...thing I've designed and built is the Sookasa cloud access security service for Dropbox. It helps businesses use cloud services in a safe manner.


  • Co-Founder

    2014 - PRESENT
    Tinkerix Technologies Pvt Ltd India
    • Conceptualized the product and recommended prepaid mobile plans for consumers based on usage.
    • Created the business plan, product road-map, and raised funds.
    • Built and deployed Android app on Google Play.
    • Built and maintained back-end server API on AWS for transactions.
    • Managed an outsourced development team for mobile app development and design.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, PostgreSQL, Dropwizard, Android, Java
  • Software Engineer Founding Team

    2012 - 2014
    Sookasa Inc
    • Designed the security architecture of accessing files on cloud services, including key generation, key storage, and file encryption.
    • Created a REST API for mobile and desktop clients.
    • Designed and implemented the server back-end, API, background jobs, and poll infrastructure.
    • Was responsible for all server DevOps including Heroku and AWS.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Redis, PostgreSQL, Heroku, Python
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2004 - 2011
    Cisco Systems Inc
    • Was the founding engineer for Cisco's Physical Access Team. Built industrial IOT products for physical security. Responsible for all server architecture and software.
    • Member of messaging infrastructure team responsible of high performance processing of XML messages in Cisco routers (Application Oriented Networking ).
    • Member of network management team which implemented all management software for Storage Area Network switches (Cisco MDS 9000).
    Technologies: High Availability Linux, MySQL, SNMP, JMS, Linux, Java
  • Software Engineer

    2001 - 2004
    Andiamo Systems
    • Built network management products in Java for the Andiamo Storage Area Network (SAN) switches.
    Technologies: SNMP, Linux, Java


  • TalkMore Mobile App (Development)

    TalkMore is an Android mobile app for India. It recommends the cheapest prepaid mobile plans based on usage. The TalkMore engine aggregates mobile plans for all telecom providers in India.

  • Sookasa (Development)

    Sookasa Cloud Access Security Broker - Sookasa is a cloud access security solution. It enforces security policies across all cloud services used by a team.


  • Languages

    SQL, Java, Bash, JavaScript, Python
  • Platforms

    Android, Salesforce, OS X, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Heroku
  • Other

    GNU, Vi, AWS, SNMP, High Availability Linux
  • Frameworks

    Dropwizard, Django
  • Libraries/APIs

  • Tools

  • Paradigms

    Concurrent Programming
  • Storage

    MySQL, Redis, PostgreSQL


  • Master's degree in Computer Science
    1996 - 1999
    Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana
  • Bachelor's of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering
    1992 - 1996
    IIT Bombay - Bombay, India

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