Shashank Agarwal, Back-end Developer in Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Shashank Agarwal

Back-end Developer in Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Member since September 21, 2019
Shashank is a back-end engineer who has worked on a range of products and clients from working on scalability problems in production engineering teams at Razorpay, Urbanclap, and HealthKart to developing MVP products for small businesses. He has a track record of mobilizing resources to start new ventures and drive ideas from inception to execution. Whether it’s projects or organizations, he's a self-starter.
Shashank is now available for hire




Bangalore, Karnataka, India



Preferred Environment

Sublime Text, IntelliJ

The most amazing...

...thing I've done is convert a large part of the codebase into rules expression and executed it via rule engine; this improved the success rate of the payments.


  • Senior Software Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Razorpay - payment gateway
    • Led the concept of a smart routing engine that selects the best terminal out of thousands for a payment (serving 500+ TPS).
    • Architected and worked extensively on ​Rule engine (3K TPS, the magic of goroutines)​.
    • Performed various tasks like rate limiting and distributed locking via Redis and migrated the entire Redis Cache to cluster mode.
    • Converted a lot of hard code into rules and got it executed by the rule engine.
    • Served as a core team member involved in migrating the huge monolith codebase to a distributed microservice architecture.
    Technologies: Go, Apache Kafka, RabbitMQ, Redis, MongoDB, MySQL, Java
  • Senior Software Developer

    2017 - 2019
    Tila - eCommerce marketplace in middle east
    • Led the team of four engineers and completely build the major platform APIs and services from scratch on a scale.
    • Architected and worked extensively on ​Incentive engine ​which provides real-time discounts and offers using self build rule-engine.
    • Designed and implemented the checkout flow from the cart to placing the order.
    • Involved in all major product level design.
    Technologies: Go, eCommerce, ReactiveX, JBoss Drools, Quartz, Apache Kafka, Redis, MongoDB, MySQL, GoLand, Java, Spring Boot
  • Co-founder and CTO

    2016 - 2017
    Osperi - customized beauty products based upon your skin type
    • Built an end-to-end technology infrastructure in Node.js, Mongo, and other BE/FE technologies.
    • Built an auth server for WiFiDog that provides free public wifi to strengthen the marketing efforts.
    • Pioneered and Implemented virtual consultation, reducing customer acquisition costs by 30%.
    • Built a solid scheduling platform to book doctor appointments.
    • Hired multiple developers, followed regular standups, sprint meetings, and more.
    Technologies: Firebase, Android, Nginx, EJS, Bootstrap, MongoDB, Node.js
  • Full-stack Software Developer

    2015 - 2016
    Urbanclap - service marketplace
    • Developed a coupon engine (Node.js/Java) that increased user conversion rate by 70%.
    • Worked on the matching algorithm to assign the best possible service provider for the customer request.
    • Developed the consumer Android app from scratch; it has 1+ million downloads.
    Technologies: Android, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Node.js
  • Software Engineer

    2014 - 2015
    HealthKart - eCommerce marketplace of health products
    • Worked with a team of five engineers to ship growth-bending products and modularized the codebase.
    • Pioneered and Implemented a customized diet plan feature that resulted in increasing the overall engagement.
    • Developed the eCommerce app from scratch, and it now has 1+ million downloads.
    Technologies: Spring Boot, MySQL, Android, Java


  • OkCustomer — eCommerce WhatsApp Bot for Digital India

    With OkCustomer users don't need any website/App to sell: They can sell directly on WhatsApp through an automated chat.

    Things users can do with OkCustomer:

    * Create their shop on our Whatsapp bot.
    * Accept payments via UPI, credit debit card, and net banking.
    * Accept COD orders.
    * Generate offer links and share.
    * Receive enquires and automatically get new customers.
    * Start a reward program.
    * Ask customers to book appointments.
    * Send interactive offers/discounts/scratch cards.
    * Send images, videos, and other media.
    * Create quizzes, and stamp collection to start giveaways programs.
    * Bulk SMS.
    * New product launch updates.
    * Pre-book products.
    * Customer enquires.

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    By default, CodersRank only considers public repositories, however, most developers have their code in private repositories. We wanted to give them the chance to improve their scores too by adding their private repositories. Private repos are private for a reason: Therefore, this script extracts only the most important information:

    - Number of inserted lines in each commit
    - Number of deleted lines in each commit
    - Other information—such as remote URLs, file names, emails, names—is hashed, enabling to know if two commits belong to the same file without knowing the file's name.

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    When a repository is analyzed, two repositories are used: the repo and its library repository. The repository is responsible for recognizing the languages and export the imported libraries. The libraries contain a list of supported libraries, imports, and technologies they belong to.


    Osperi exists to provide you customized beauty products based upon your skin type and concerns. I did the complete backend and frontend development of this website which has the functionality of an eCommerce, doctor consultation, chat, and various other features. The stack is Node.js, MongoDB, AWS, Elasticsearch, and WIFI dog.

  • Captive Portal in Node.js Using WIFI Dog

    The complete auth server is written in Node.js and MongoDB which follows all the protocols of WifiDog auth server.

  • Jvaluate

    Java library to convert Arbitrary expression into relational query.


  • Languages

    Go, Java, TypeScript, Python, JavaScript
  • Libraries/APIs

    REST APIs, Node.js, Protobuf, Quartz, ReactiveX, EJS
  • Paradigms

    Microservices Architecture, Rule-based Programming, Microservices, Agile
  • Other

    Technical Leadership, eCommerce, Payment Gateways, Redis Clusters, Distributed Systems, Prometheus, Architecture
  • Frameworks

    Spring Boot, gRPC, Bootstrap, NestJS
  • Tools

    Jira, Slack, RabbitMQ, Open Rules Engine, IntelliJ, Sublime Text, GoLand, JBoss Drools, Nginx, Kibana, Sumo Logic, Kafka Streams, ELK (Elastic Stack)
  • Platforms

    Apache Kafka, Android, Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Heroku, AWS EC2
  • Storage

    MongoDB, MySQL, Redis, AWS S3, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch


  • Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science
    2009 - 2013
    Uttar Pradesh Technical University - Lucknow, India

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