Suman Debnath

Suman Debnath

New Delhi, India
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Suman Debnath

Suman Debnath

New Delhi, India
Member since January 9, 2015
Suman has been building web applications on platforms like Ruby, PHP, and Python for several years. A large part of that experience has been with back-ends for data-intensive, high-traffic applications on Ruby on Rails. He designed and led development of applications like ndtv.com, which recently registered over 13 billion hits in a single day, and elaborated back-ends for financial web applications like profit.ndtv.com.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • Ruby on Rails, 8 years
  • RSpec, 4 years
  • Test-driven Development (TDD), 4 years
  • Heroku, 4 years
  • Ruby, 8 years
  • Git, 5 years
  • Agile Software Development, 6 years
  • PostgreSQL, 7 years
New Delhi, India
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Linux/Unix, Git, RubyMine
The most amazing...
...application I have built is a push messaging platform that scales itself based on multiple custom parameters and limits.
Employment
  • Solutions Architect (Remote Work)
    HappyFunCorp, NYC
    2012 - PRESENT
    • Built the back-end for a social media analytics platform, that tracks a large number of social media metrics; applies statistical analysis, custom filters to project future trends, and support decision making.
    • Created the back-end and API platform for an application that provides parents with the ability to set up allowances for their children, control and monitor spend activity, and purchase gifts for their children.
    • Wrote the web front-end and API platform for a web monitoring product.
    • Developed the back-end and API platform for an enterprise team collaboration tool.
    • Programmed the back-end and API platform for a photo-based Q&A application.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Rspec, PostgreSQL, Heroku
  • Lead Architect
    NDTV, New Delhi
    2009 - 2012
    • Rebuilt profit.ndtv.com, an application that processes large volumes of financial data across hundreds of categories to more than a million daily visitors and API clients.
    • Designed and led the rebuilding of ndtv.com, one of the most popular news applications in India. Built an API platform for a large variety of enterprise API consumers.
    • Built a search platform for NDTV applications. The service indexes content across products and exposes advanced search features via REST and JavaScript APIs.
    • Built a platform enabling NDTV applications to push content to mobile devices and browsers. A combination of REST and JavaScript APIs allow developers to build arbitrary applications on the platform.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Zend Framework, Amazon EC2
  • Lead Engineer
    GlobalLogic, New Delhi
    2008 - 2009
    • Built CumulusIQ, a paid Q&A application.
    • Led the Indian development team for Mamapedia, a community and content platform for parents.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Amazon EC2, Django
  • Technical Manager
    Srijan Technologies
    2004 - 2008
    • Led the Indian development team for Bahag AG intranet and for Greenpeace International Intranet.
    Technologies: PHP, Typo3, Symfony2, Ruby on Rails, Django
Experience
  • NDTV.com (Development)
    http://www.ndtv.com

    One of the most popular news applications in India. In 2009, I designed the architecture and led a complete rebuilding of NDTV.com from scratch. This platform recently recorded 13 billion hits, 11.6 million unique visitors in a single day.

    http://www.ndtv.com/elections-news/ndtv-com-sets-new-record-for-highest-traffic-on-an-indian-website-in-a-single-day-563184

  • NDTV Profit (Development)
    http://profit.ndtv.com

    Both a portal and a platform, NDTV Profit is a system that processes large volumes of financial data across hundreds of categories to more than a million daily visitors and API clients. In 2010, I designed the architecture and led a complete rebuilding of NDTV Profit from scratch.

    After my time at NDTV, this application has been rebuilt with a commercial content management system.

Skills
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails, Django, Zend Framework 2
  • Tools
    RSpec, Git
  • Paradigms
    Test-driven Development (TDD), SOA, Agile Software Development
  • Platforms
    Heroku, Amazon EC2
  • Misc
    Application architecture, Team Mentoring, Capybara-Webkit, WordPress Plugins, Ubuntu Linux
  • Languages
    Ruby, PHP, SQL, JavaScript, Python
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL
Education
  • Post-graduate degree in Software Engineering
    Centre for Development of Advanced Computing - Kolkata, India
    2000 - 2001
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
    North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology - Arunachal Pradesh, India
    1998 - 2000
  • Associate's degree in Mechanical Engineering
    North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology - Arunachal Pradesh, India
    1996 - 1998
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