Akshay Joshi

1A - Computer Engineering
UWaterloo ID: 20408638
+1 423 299 5629
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Technical Skills


Server Developer, Enflick Inc., Waterloo ON, April 2014 - present
  • Converted multiple backend services to use the ITU's E.164 numbering standard
  • Built infrastructure to support billing international phone calls in different rate centres
  • Implemented support for SMS containing UCS-2 characters and sending concatenated SMS
  • Wrote scripts to gather business metrics from application event logs
Contract Developer, Kimonolabs Inc., remote, January 2014 - March 2014
  • Built a parser to detect and scrape data from statically or dynamically paginated data sources
  • Implemented the OAuth 2 specification with support for multiple application flows
Engineering (Operations) Intern, SugarCRM Inc., remote, September 2013 - April 2014
  • Worked on a large scale next-generation SaaS/On Demand product delivery system designed to run on Amazon Web Services
  • Provided on-call internal support and analysis for product launch issues
  • Generated large data sets for use in prospect demos
Contract Developer, Benchpick Inc., remote, August 2013 - present
  • Built components of the application using the Laravel framework for PHP
  • Assisted with technical issues and application deployments
Engineering Intern, SugarCRM Inc., Cupertino CA, September 2012 - April 2013
  • Created data visualizations and single-page web applications using D3.js, NVD3, and Backbone.js with a RESTful backend server
  • Built an internationalizable and extensible activity stream for user activities
  • Developed tooling for in-house and partner use to increase developer productivity
  • Wrote a patent application for an approach to ad-hoc temporary record relationship management (USPTO publication 20140229499 A1)
Student Computing Consultant, Information Systems & Technology—University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON, August 2011 - April 2014
  • Provided customer service related to technical queries in a fast and approachable manner to students and staff at the university
  • Resolved all types of problems on computers including networking issues and malware removal
  • Installed and configured audio-visual equipment for meetings and conferences
Engineering Intern, SugarCRM Inc., Cupertino CA, January 2012 - April 2012
  • Independently converted legacy XTemplate and Smarty 2 templates to Smarty 3
  • Worked with a team to fix new bugs and regressions during the beta and release candidate phases of the product
  • Created a dashboard system to highlight important business and engineering metrics (code sample available at https://github.com/axyjo/SugarDash)
Founding Member, Student Tech Team, American Community School, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 2009 - May 2011
  • Developed and maintained a PHP-based web application to facilitate scheduling of parent-teacher conferences (available at https://github.com/axyjo/ptscheduler)
  • Triaged and fixed many issues on school computers intended for use by students, teachers and administrators
  • Aided in the pilot program for a school-wide Google Apps for Education migration process


Candidate for Bachelor of Applied Science, Honours Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON, September 2011 - present
  • Current relevant courses: Embedded Microprocessor Systems (ECE 224), Operating Systems and Systems Programming (ECE 254)
  • Past relevant courses: Linear Circuits (ECE 140), Fundamentals of Programming (ECE 150), Digital Circuits and Systems (ECE 124), Engineering Design/Embedded Systems (ECE 155), Digital Computers (ECE 222), Algorithms and Data Structures (ECE 250)
International Baccalaureate Diploma, American Community School, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 2011
  • Wrote a Java-based simulation and a corresponding research paper on determining the optimal egress path from a building given varying occupancy levels in various rooms; received the second-highest possible score of B
  • Courses included Higher Level Mathematics, Higher Level Chemistry, and Standard Level Physics; highest possible attainable score of 7 achieved in Physics with a 6 in both Mathematics and Chemistry


Margaret Sanders Foundation International Schools Scholarship, United Way of Sarasota County, Sarasota FL, March 2011
  • Awarded to students who show strength of character, resourcefulness, persistence and acceptance of other points of view
President's Scholarship, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON, September 2011
  • Awarded to students entering the university with an average above 90%

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