Akshay Joshi

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Software Engineer - Merchant Intelligence, Stripe Inc., San Francisco CA, June 2017 - Present
  • Created a graph-based data analysis framework for cross-portfolio transaction laundering detection
  • Improved identificaton and intervention methods for fraudulent merchant accounts
  • Developed machine learning features to find Terms of Service violators
Software Engineering Intern, Accompani Inc., Los Altos CA, August 2016 - December 2016
  • Implemented the Microsoft Cognitive Services API to collect and evaluate web page content
  • Created an image matching system for merging person profiles using discrete cosine transforms and Haar feature-based cascade classifiers
  • Deployed Redash for querying AWS Redshift and conducted SQL training sessions for analytics team members
Software Engineering Intern - Risk, Stripe Inc., San Francisco CA, September 2015 - December 2015
  • Engineered and evaluated new features for current machine learning models to determine merchant fraud risk
  • Implemented rate limits and controls for suspicious merchant accounts
  • Developed tooling to help risk analysts underwrite crowdfunding campaigns
SDE Intern - RDS, Amazon Inc., Seattle WA, January 2015 - May 2015 (details under NDA)
  • Added features and functionality to the public-facing API and internal tools
  • Developed low-level tooling to simulate failures for testing recovery workflows
  • Placed third out of 500 teams in an internal security capture-the-flag event (ZonCon 2015)
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 sending SMS messages containing UCS-2 characters and concatenated SMS messages
Engineering Intern, SugarCRM Inc., Cupertino CA and remote, January 2012 - April 2014
  • Worked on a large scale SaaS/On Demand product delivery system built on Amazon Web Services
  • Provided on-call internal support and analysis for product launch and customer onboarding issues
  • Created dynamic data visualizations within a single-page application using D3.js and Backbone.js
  • Built an internationalizable and extensible activity stream for user activities
  • Wrote a patent application for an approach towards record relationship management (USPTO publication 20140229499 A1)


Bachelor of Applied Science, With Distinction, Honours Computer Engineering Co-operative Program, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON, September 2011 - April 2017

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