University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
Master of Human-Computer Interaction
Graduated in May 2017

SASTRA University
Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Master of Computer Applications (Part-time)
Graduated in September 2011

Symbiosis Institute of Arts, Commerce & Computer Science (Pune University)
Pune, Maharashtra
Bachelor of Computer Science (Full-time)
Graduated in April 2007

Curricular Work
  • Developed a Capstone Project (a user-centered iOS mobile application) with Mr. Andrew Fellows (sponsor) and Dr. William Kules (mentor), targeted to motivate users to develop green habits, get more environmentally responsible and reduce their ecological footprint.
  • Performed user research, built personas, sketched wireframes, journey maps, user flows and site maps, and designed high-fidelity interactive prototypes for an Interaction Design methods class.
  • Worked on a group project to design a customized clothing website (called IncredibleFit), using HCI design methods like user interviews, storyboarding, usability studies, high- & low-fidelity prototyping: Rfo_KFb5RNA
  • Designed and developed a gift recommendation website prototype using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and Bootstrap, as a group project
  • Proposed a human-centered design thinking solution, as a team, during the Toyota + Net Impact mobility challenge 2016 (held at Georgetown University, Washington DC)
Technical Skills
  • HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Bootstrap, AJAX, JQuery
  • UX, Sketch 3, InVision
  • WordPress, Drupal
  • Hadoop – Pig, Hive, Sqoop, Oozie, Hue
  • Java, Unix, MySQL, Teradata, Oracle
  • IBM Mainframe (zOS and AIX) – JCL, COBOL DB2
  • Cloudera Certification for Hadoop Developers (CCDH)
  • IBM DB2 000-700 Certification
  • MongoDB for Java Developers (online training course and exam)
Work Experience
DrFirst Inc.

Rockville, MD
Technology Intern (Data Analyst)
June 2017 – August 2017

  • Worked on a Proof of Concept, in an Agile environment, to optimize existing Data Warehousing processes by implementing them in Hadoop
  • Performed administrative activities of securing (HDFS In-transit and at-rest encryption) the CDH 5 Hadoop cluster, as part of a PoC
  • Implemented Kerberos authentication on the cluster so that only authenticated users can access the PHI data
  • Optimized and automated the existing process of incremental load and merge process primarily using Pig scripts to replicate the functionality
  • Developed Java user-defined functions for Pig scripts to perform specialized processing over custom input data
  • Analyzed and verified large data sets using Hive queries, and performed fine-tuning activities to optimize queries through the use of buckets and partitions
  • Migrated data using Sqoop, importing it from RDBMS and exporting it to HDFS, and vice-versa
  • Performed job scheduling using Oozie through Hue
Engineering Information Technology

College Park, MD
Graduate Assistant (Web Assistant)
June 2016 – May 2017

  • Developed and maintained high-volume websites using Drupal 7, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, HTML and CSS, for multiple sub-departments of the University of Maryland’s engineering department
  • Designed and developed a Drupal 7 website for a Professor of the Engineering Department using Drupal module development, PHP, AJAX, JavaScript, MySQL, HTML and CSS. The website used data captured from monitoring the characteristics of stars and enabled the user to perform desired calculations
  • Developed a search form for International & Leadership Programs using HTML5, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX and MySQL
  • Migrated Faculty and Laboratory / Center HTML websites belonging to the Clark School of Engineering, UMD to WordPress CMS. Organized the existing content into categories, and created static sitemaps and interactive wireframes. Proposed new design through high-fidelity mockups, incorporating the feedback into the final design
  • Customized a WordPress theme using JavaScript, HTML, CSS and PHP, and developed plugins to include required features based on the final design
Knollwood Military Retirement Community

Washington DC
UX Intern
May 2016 – Aug 2016

  • Completely redesigned the Knollwood Resident portal (Ning platform), increasing usability and availability of important information to senior community members by at least 23%
  • Performed an expert review of the existing website using a mix of heuristic and scenario-based evaluation
  • Conducted usability study of the existing website to identify issues with usability of the current website
  • In addition to the content organized individually, a hybrid cart sorting study was conducted, to create a richer sitemap and interactive wireframes of the redesigned website based on the data collected
  • Proposed the modified design through interactive high-fidelity mockups in order to get feedback and incorporate the changes into the final design
Teradata India Pvt. Ltd.

Pune, India
Technical Consultant
January 2014 – July 2015

  • Involved in getting the UDA architecture, that primarily comprises Teradata, Hadoop and Teradata Aster, set-up over 3 separate machines (using VirtualBox images) as well as on a single machine
  • Executed a few benchmarking workloads (of structured as well as unstructured data) over Hadoop to compare performances using Hive, HBase and Impala
  • Performed data analysis using Teradata Aster through the use of scientific functions and models
  • Provided training on Apache Pig and Teradata Aster
Sears Holdings India Pvt. Ltd.

Pune, India
Senior Software Developer
July 2012 – January 2014

  • Successfully implemented a Mainframe to Hadoop migration project, majorly developed using Pig, Sqoop and Hive, thus reducing total CPU time by at least 30% thereby saving thousands of dollars
  • Developed and implemented Java user-defined functions for Pig scripts to perform specialized processing over custom input data
  • Analyzed and verified large data sets using Hive queries, and performed fine-tuning activities to optimize the queries through the use of buckets and partitions
  • Migrated data using Sqoop, importing it from DB2 and MySQL, and exporting it to HDFS, and vice-versa
  • Gathered Application details through interactive knowledge transitions provided by the SME (Application owner) and simultaneous preparation of a document of understanding
  • Analyzed the Application system and its existing architecture and based on the information gathered, prepared a To-Be architecture diagram after considering the merits and demerits of using Hadoop versus regular unix scripts / Mainframe jobs
  • Automated the report generation of the legacy platform’s component statistics, using which the destination platform was decided, thereby saving at least 24 man hours
  • Prepared Low-level Design documents of the analyzed Mainframe components, provided LLD walk-through to team members and re-coded components to Pig, Sqoop and Hive scripts
  • Assisted PM with various Project Management activities specific to audit and project tracking and ensured that all the necessary project information was documented properly
Tata Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd.

Chennai/Pune, India
System Analyst
November 2007 – January 2012

  • Worked on Bank of America as well as PNC Bank acquisition projects over IBM Mainframe platforms

Tata Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd.

  • Received client appreciation (BofA) and award for successfully completing a sub-project individually
  • Awarded ‘Friend of L&D’ for assisting the L&D team to identify and plan needs and resources for technical trainings

Sears Holdings India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Received an ‘Extra Miles’ award for developing a complex value added tool in Core Java