Akshay Joshi


3A - Computer Engineering
UWaterloo ID: 20408638
me@akshayjoshi.com
+1 423 299 5629
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Technical Skills

Experience

SDE Intern - RDS, Amazon Inc., Seattle WA, January 2015 - May 2015
  • Details to follow
Server Developer, Enflick Inc., Waterloo ON, April 2014 - December 2014
  • 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)

Education

Candidate for Bachelor of Applied Science, Honours Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON, September 2011 - present
  • 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), Embedded Microprocessor Systems (ECE 224), Operating Systems and Systems Programming (ECE 254)
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

Awards

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%

Activities and Interests