Romil Khanna, Software Developer in Markham, ON, Canada
Romil Khanna

Software Developer in Markham, ON, Canada

Member since January 27, 2021
Romil is a software developer who specializes in Kubernetes and serverless technologies. He's built globally scaled clusters and data pipelines worldwide that support millions of requests per second. Romil excels at delivering value through automation for all public clouds in the DevOps and CloudOps space. Romil joined Toptal because he wanted to contribute to world-class projects.
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  • Boundless Software
    GDPR, SOC Compliance, Cloud Architecture, Serverless, Kubernetes, DevOps...
  • Nuralogix
    AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS Lambda, Redis, Bash, Go, Node.js, SOC Compliance...
  • Juice Integration
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), PostgreSQL, Amazon Aurora, Serverless, Node.js...



Markham, ON, Canada



Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Data Privacy, GDPR, SOC Compliance, Elasticsearch, Helm, Serverless, Kubernetes, SQL, JavaScript

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is an adtech platform that supported ad delivery by defeating ad blockers to help publishers recover over $10 million in the first year.


  • CEO

    2020 - PRESENT
    Boundless Software
    • Developed generalized production-ready cloud automation templates for Kubernetes and AWS deployments.
    • Managed client expectations with engineering capabilities.
    • Led continual research and development efforts into modern cloud infrastructure tools and technologies.
    Technologies: GDPR, SOC Compliance, Cloud Architecture, Serverless, Kubernetes, DevOps, Infrastructure, Security, Networking, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Linux, Node.js, PostgreSQL
  • Cloud Applications Developer

    2019 - PRESENT
    • Increased the company presence by designing and implementing a global-scale, unified Kubernetes platform across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, India, Australia, and mainland China.
    • Developed CI/CD pipelines for deploying global-scale infrastructure through Bitbucket pipelines, Helm, and other cloud-native tools.
    • Established a real-time ETL and data pipeline that aggregated data from global Kubernetes clusters to deliver monitoring, alerting, and analytics.
    • Implemented and managed real-time replicated PostgreSQL databases across every continent with regional read replicas.
    • Led the team efforts for the platform GDPR and SOC2 compliance implementation.
    • Migrated the legacy infrastructure and CI/CD pipelines to a Kubernetes infrastructure platform.
    Technologies: AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS Lambda, Redis, Bash, Go, Node.js, SOC Compliance, GDPR, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Redshift, Amazon Athena, PostgREST, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Docker, Kubernetes, DevOps, Infrastructure, Security, Networking, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Linux, Bitbucket, Bitbucket Pipelines
  • Chief Architect

    2019 - PRESENT
    Juice Integration
    • Developed a platform that allows users to scrape and visualize their sports betting data in real-time from multiple betting providers in a single app.
    • Built a real-time data pipeline that supported internal usage and user events.
    • Oversaw and trained a team of five developers for analyzing and scraping third-party sports-betting websites.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), PostgreSQL, Amazon Aurora, Serverless, Node.js, DevOps, Infrastructure, Security, Networking, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Linux
  • Research and Development Lead

    2017 - 2019
    • Established and executed research programs to increase bottom-line revenue by 170% from the ground up using a measured, market-focused approach to eliminate waste and streamline the implementation cycle.
    • Led the team efforts for platform GDPR-compliance implementation.
    • Developed primary ad-block circumvention technology and ad serving platform to support over 2 billion ad-blocked auctions/day generating over $10 million in the first year of operation.
    • Built a real-time creative scanning platform for managing Better Ads and Acceptable Ads compliance.
    • Established a data pipeline that supported real-time system and performance analytics.
    • Created a global real-time segmented A/B testing methodology on production traffic across the entire ad network.
    Technologies: Data Privacy, GDPR, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Elasticsearch, Amazon Kinesis, Go, Amazon Athena, Serverless, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), JavaScript, Node.js, DevOps, Infrastructure, Security, Networking, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Linux
  • Platform Engineer

    2016 - 2017
    Index Exchange
    • Researched the industry's first header bidding server-side video, an ad-serving product with a DFP integration.
    • Developed a client-side JavaScript library to interface publisher websites with a video ad-serving product.
    • Redesigned and converted existing web endpoints from Perl to Go.
    • Participated in the efforts to make the platform GDPR compliant.
    Technologies: GDPR, Data Privacy, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Docker, Go, VM, JavaScript, Perl, Linux, Node.js


  • JuiceReel App

    A Swift-based app for visualizing bets placed on sports on multiple providers.

    I was the lead back-end developer and architect who liaised with the front-end developer to integrate the application. The application shows a user's bets, the current odds for a running game in real-time, historical tallies, and other performance metrics. We also created a React-based administrative dashboard to allow user management and internal event monitoring, supported by the same back end.

    As the back-end developer, I worked with the app developer and CEO to design and implement an API that was performant and cost-effective. The project was completed using serverless Lambda container technologies for the back end's Node.js API and serverless MySQL for the database. In order to deliver real-time eventing information, Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose with AWS Lambda and a time-series database were used.

  • Global Kubernetes Expansion

    This was a year-long project to migrate infrastructure from Elastic Beanstalk to Kubernetes and create a globally expanded presence on every continent with regulatory compliance.

    I was the architect and developer of the global rollout plan, which involved migrating all infrastructure to Kubernetes and expanding the company's presence globally. This involved deploying Kubernetes clusters and PostgreSQL databases on every continent, which ran synchronously in real-time to serve our global audience.

    The infrastructure was built to perform up to one million requests per second, GDPR-compliant, SOC2-compliant, and HIPAA-compliant, including being subject to regular penetration tests.

    As the chief architect on the project, I worked directly with the CTO to design and implement the plan. The project took a year and is currently in production on every continent and mainland China. A replica database backs each regional cluster in sync with other global databases. A data pipeline carrying events from all clusters connects to a back-end Elasticsearch cluster to provide monitoring, alerting, and platform insights.

  • Containerized and Onboarded Kubernetes

    A mobile platform that allows people to compete with one another on various challenges and win cash. The platform currently has a mobile app live on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

    I worked on the team directly reporting to the CTO to:
    • Containerized all APIs, including Python and Django, and MySQL and PostgreSQL databases.
    • Built CI/CD pipelines.
    • Architected a new cloud framework to support a Kubernetes-first cloud-native workflow.
    • Supported implementations for regional GDPR compliance.
    • Enhanced cluster performance across multiple global regions to load balance users while maintaining compliance requirements.
    • Created a replica local development environment as per cloud environment.
    • Introduced infrastructure as code (IaC) development through Pulumi.
    • Created an asynchronous task execution system through KEDA to replace legacy CronJob and Celery worker implementation.

    The project was developed entirely in AWS using TypeScript for Pulumi IaC. Kubernetes was deployed and managed by me using Helm, Pulumi, and eksctl, a command-line tool for working with EKS clusters that automates many individual tasks.


  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, PostgREST, React
  • Paradigms

    Web Architecture, Database Design, DevOps, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Azure DevOps
  • Platforms

    Kubernetes, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, AWS Lambda, AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, Databases, Elasticsearch, Amazon Aurora, Redshift, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Redis, MySQL
  • Other

    Serverless, Data Privacy, Software Development, Software Design, Infrastructure, Networking, SOC Compliance, GDPR, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Real-time Operating System (RTOS), Amazon Kinesis, VM, Cloud Architecture, Time Series Analysis, Bitbucket Pipelines, Pulumi, Amazon RDS, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), CI/CD Pipelines
  • Tools

    Helm, Amazon Athena, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Bitbucket, Amazon EKS, Terraform
  • Industry Expertise

  • Languages

    Go, Bash, JavaScript, Perl, SQL


  • Bachelor of Software Engineering Degree in Software Engineering
    2012 - 2015
    University Of Victoria - Victoria, BC, Canada

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