Pradeep Ce, Developer in Chennai, India
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Pradeep Ce

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Software Developer

Chennai, India
Toptal Member Since
June 14, 2022

Ever since he taught himself Python and JavaScript from the web, Pradeep has been focusing on building soulful web applications. He's always on the lookout for opportunities to learn new things and solve interesting problems that affect people in meaningful ways.



Preferred Environment

MacOS, Atom, PostgreSQL, Django, Python 3, Docker, Django REST Framework, Amazon Web Services (AWS), MySQL, Amazon RDS

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed single-handedly is a Google Chrome extension that lets users watch Prime Video in sync with their friends.

Work Experience

Senior Back-end Engineer

2018 - 2022
  • Developed numerous third-party integrations using REST APIs and enhanced the product with data from other services.
  • Improved Postgres performance in index creation, database sharding, query optimization, and internal tooling to manage these for a read-heavy Django and DRF app, which resulted in 10–100x improvements in response times.
  • Integrated with Stripe for customer subscriptions and billing, resulting in more reliable and easier management of SaaS subscriptions for the company.
Technologies: Python 3, Django, Django REST Framework, PostgreSQL, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon EC2, AWS Lambda, Redis, Docker, Python, Python 2, JSON, APIs, Architecture, Payment APIs, Card Payments, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Databases, SQL, REST APIs, Zoho API, Sentry

BassDrum is a Google Chrome browser extension that lets users watch Amazon PrimeVideo in sync with their friends.

BassDrum enables creating secret rooms that users can share with friends. When someone in the room changes a video, plays, or pauses it, it's instantly synced to everyone in the room. BassDrum was built to help people relive the days where we could still have friends over and have movie nights.

Spilltweet was a Python Flask-based web application that converted long-form text to images so that they could be posted directly to Twitter (hence working around the character limit). Spilltweet supported custom image dimensions, logging in with Twitter, rich text support so that you could have varying font sizes and colors, and directly posting to Twitter.

It was inspired by a tweet by Paul Graham saying he would like such a service.

Spilltweet has since been taken down, as all it was intended as was a fun little experiment.
2012 - 2017

Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communication

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham - Coimbatore, India


REST APIs, React, Zoho API, Twitter API


Atom, Sentry


Django, Django REST Framework, Flask


JSON, PostgreSQL, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Redis, Databases, MySQL


Python 3, Python, Python 2, SQL


MacOS, Docker, Amazon EC2, AWS Lambda, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Heroku, Twitter


APIs, Architecture, Payment APIs, Card Payments, Chrome Extensions, Integrated Circuits, Electronics, Very-large-scale Integration (VLSI), Images, Amazon RDS

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