Omid Aryan, Developer in Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Omid Aryan

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Back-end Developer

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
June 6, 2022

Omid, a senior technical director, brings over 15 years of diverse technology experience. An MIT alumnus with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, he has also co-instructed at Stanford University. As the founder and CEO of Melodia, an AI-powered music search engine, Omid oversees product development, encompassing everything from back-end and front-end engineering to UI/UX design, as well as online marketing and sales strategies.


Mobile Development, Technical Leadership, Data Scraping, Architecture...
Python 3, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon S3 (AWS S3), AWS Lambda, Amazon EC2...
Content Grid, Inc
iOS, Swift, Objective-C, Xcode, GitHub, Web Services, JSON, XML...




Preferred Environment

Python 3, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Algorithms, Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT), OpenAI, Leadership, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Data Science, Mobile Apps

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed was an AI-powered pairs trading algorithm that was able to yield strong alpha regardless of the state of the market.

Work Experience

Technical Director

2023 - PRESENT
  • Led a cross-functional team of eight engineers, developers, and data scientists to build an AI-powered restaurant recommendation application.
  • Developed proprietary AI systems and pipelines using advanced LLM models.
  • Architected massive data ingestion and crawling tasks to capture hundreds of GBs of data.
Technologies: Mobile Development, Technical Leadership, Data Scraping, Architecture, Machine Learning, Data Science, OpenAI, OpenAI GPT-3 API, OpenAI GPT-4 API, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Swift, iOS, Amazon Cognito, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), API Gateways, Amazon RDS, Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT), Recommendation Systems

Founder | CEO

2018 - PRESENT
  • Led the development of Melodia’s music streaming platform from idea to product.
  • Engineered the complete back end of the platform on AWS, employing Lambda, ElasticSearch, DynamoDB, EC2, S3, Cognito, CloudFront, CloudWatch, and API Gateway.
  • Developed the core artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology and filed two patent applications.
  • Managed a team of designers and developers to guide the production of the iOS mobile application.
  • Devised organic marketing strategies that grew the user base to over 20,000 monthly active users.
Technologies: Python 3, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon S3 (AWS S3), AWS Lambda, Amazon EC2, Elasticsearch, ArangoDB, MongoDB, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon CloudWatch, Sketch, GitHub, User Interface (UI), User Flows, SEO Marketing, Web Marketing, Business to Consumer (B2C), B2C Marketing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Graphs, APIs, Scikit-learn, PyTorch, Pytest, TensorFlow, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, iOS, SDKs, Mobile, Mobile Apps, User Experience (UX), MacOS, Back-end, AutoML, Firebase, Full-stack, Leadership, CTO, Google Sheets API, YouTube API, Recommendation Systems, Back-end Development, Search Engine Development, Data Pipelines, Cloud Architecture, API Design, Authentication, GraphQL, AirPlay, Django REST Framework, Management, CI/CD Pipelines, Git, Web Design, MySQL Server, Documentation, Objective-C, REST, Swagger, Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN), Cloud Infrastructure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), OAuth 2, XML, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), Technical Documentation, Automation Scripting, Data Engineering, Automation, Serverless, CloudKit, Trello, TestFlight, Mobile Development

Technical Director

2022 - 2023
Content Grid, Inc
  • Developed iOS apps for a social stock footage company, allowing users worldwide to upload their content to the platform. The apps were created from scratch in Swift.
  • Designed and implemented the company's entire back-end infrastructure on AWS, providing a scalable, efficient, and secure platform for the whole of the front-end team.
  • Oversaw the launch process, resulting in over 50,000 user uploads in the first three months.
Technologies: iOS, Swift, Objective-C, Xcode, GitHub, Web Services, JSON, XML, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Senior Python Developer

2022 - 2022
Silver Eagle Systems LLC
  • Developed Flask-based APIs for the company's various virtual appliance products.
  • Deployed and integrated a MySQL database specifically used for the company's private virtual machines.
  • Designed and implemented the API's REST interface, as well as provided thorough Swagger documentation for the other members of the team.
Technologies: Python, Flask, MySQL, REST

Teaching Assistant

2015 - 2015
Stanford University
  • Served as a teaching assistant to two classes at Stanford: "Social and Information Network Analysis" and "Signal Processing and Linear Systems."
  • Assisted with developing the problem sets and exams for the course.
  • Supervised the laboratory assignments and held office hours.
  • Conducted interviews with students to evaluate their grasp of the class material.
Technologies: Graphs, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Python 3, Python, Hadoop, GraphDB, MATLAB, Leadership, R, Management, Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN), Data Engineering, Text Classification

RF Engineer

2014 - 2014
  • Developed SOTA algorithms to enhance the autocalibration of wireless chips.
  • Oversaw the Python implementation of experimentation scripts to better test and debug the wireless systems.
  • Developed AI models to allow for faster convergence of wireless tuning.
Technologies: Python, Python 3, Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Scripting, QA Testing, Technical Documentation, Automation Scripting

Smart Music Application
A smart music app built around the idea of one personalized music station.

I founded this company and led the development from idea to product, including back- and front-end development, UI/UX design, marketing, fundraising, etc.
2012 - 2013

Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Cambridge, MA, USA

2008 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Cambridge, MA, USA


Scikit-learn, Spotify API, Apple Music API, JSON API, Google Sheets API, Lottie-iOS, Core Animation, PyTorch, REST APIs, SQLAlchemy, iOS Native Libraries, YouTube API, OpenAPI, Pandas, TensorFlow, Flask-RESTful


Amazon CloudWatch, Sketch, GitHub, Xcode, Git, XML Interface Builder (XIB), TestFlight, Amazon Cognito, Pytest, AutoML, Figma, Trello, Xcode Playgrounds, AWS IAM, MATLAB, Auth0


Flask, SwiftUI, UIKit, Cocoa Touch, Core Data, Swagger, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), iOS SDK, Cocoa, Core Location, Core Bluetooth, OAuth 2, Hadoop, Django, Django REST Framework, CloudKit


Python 3, Swift, Python, Swift 5, Python 2, XML, SQL, Java, R, HTML5, GraphQL, Objective-C, C++


Serverless Architecture, Model View Presenter (MVP), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Management, REST, Automation, Mobile Development, App Development, UI Design, DevOps, Data Science, App Store Optimization (ASO), B2B, Desktop App Development


AWS Lambda, Amazon EC2, Amazon Web Services (AWS), iOS, Mobile, Linux, Firebase, Docker, Unix, Ubuntu, MacOS, WordPress, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)


ArangoDB, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), JSON, Databases, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, XML Parsing, Amazon DynamoDB, NoSQL, Data Pipelines, MySQL, Google Cloud, PostgreSQL, MySQL Server

Industry Expertise

Web Design


Computer Science, Amazon API Gateway, Business to Consumer (B2C), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Graphs, APIs, Apple Music, Excel 365, CSV, CSV Export, CSV File Processing, CSV Import, Stock Market, Stock Trading, Mobile Apps, Web Scraping, Back-end, Data Scraping, Integration, Scraping, Technical Writing, Technical Leadership, Leadership, CTO, Lambda Functions, HTML Parsing, Web Crawlers, Recommendation Systems, Back-end Development, API Design, Lottie, Documentation, Time Series, Technical Documentation, Automation Scripting, Data Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Prototyping, OpenAI GPT-4 API, OpenAI, OpenAI GPT-3 API, API Gateways, Amazon RDS, Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT), User Interface (UI), User Flows, Wireframing, UX Wireframes, Wireframe to Product, Algorithmic Trading, Algorithmic Trading Analysis, Algorithms, SDKs, User Experience (UX), Data Feeds, Data Cleaning, Full-stack, Architecture, AWS Cloud Architecture, Software Architecture, Async/Await, Containerization, Search Engine Development, Cloud Architecture, Authentication, AVFoundation, Streaming, Audio Streaming, CI/CD Pipelines, Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN), Mobile GPS, Serverless, Wireless, Text Classification, SEO Marketing, Web Marketing, B2C Marketing, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, App Store, App Store Marketing, API Integration, Scripting, QA Testing, GraphDB, Fintech, Embedded Systems, Distributed Systems, AirPlay, Cloud Infrastructure, Bots, Web Services, Video Streaming

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