Jigar Patel Driving fast in a slow lane!

Resume

This page was last updated on 12th March, 2016.

Summary

I am a senior software engineer with over 6 years of experience in building large scale web applications, and deploying and scaling them. I am proficient in ruby, javascript frameworks and devops.

Work Experience


Popstand Inc

October, 2015 - Present (Ruby on Rails, Node, Backbone.js, Cordova, AWS Lambda)

I am working with Popstand Inc as a lead developer on multiple projects. Together, we have built an online site to generate wills and a secure mobile and web communication platform for doctors and patients (‘Slack for doctors’). Presently, we are building a web app for a huge social media celebrity which needs to scale to 100s of thousands of users from day one.


QuizPro / ClassReport

August, 2012 - Oct, 2015

QuizPro is an online assessment platform for schools and other educational institutions. It allows students to take assessments from computers, tablets or smartphones. I am also designing an algorithm to predict students’ scores.

ClassReport provides a platform to teachers to interact with students / parents via web and text messages.


Karmasoft Inc

May, 2013 - Jan, 2015 (Ruby Programmer + DevOps Engineer)

I designed and built an API for a music event discovery iOS app. I scaled and load tested the API to handle 10,000 concurrent requests. Entire app architecture was hosted on AWS (EC2, S3, ElastiCache, RDS, Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling & SES). Presently, I am working on auto-scaling implementation.


Tag Consulting

November, 2012 - November, 2013 (Ruby Programmer)

I worked on a variety of projects including an online charity site (UEnd.org), a small ERP and some other small RoR applications.


Desklets Inc

January, 2012 - March, 2012 (Ruby Programmer)

I designed and built an MVP for Desklets that helped users find and book office spaces for short periods of times. (AirBnB of office spaces)


Printfriendly

July, 2011 - November, 2011 (Javascript Programmer)

Printfriendly is a set of browser plugins and extensions that make a page more readable. I optimized their page parsing algorithm and made it work on sites with non-standard layouts. I also added internationalization to the script and wrote plugins for Wordpress and Blogger platforms, and extensions for Chrome and Firefox browsers.


Vinsol

May, 2010 - June, 2011 (Ruby Programmer and DevOps Engineer)

I worked on a lot of projects at Vinsol that included RoR development and deployments. Some of the large projects that I worked on were - a course management system for Continuleren, office and space management tool for WeWork NYC and API for SMS based games for PlayUp India.


Freelance Information Security Consultant

September, 2009 - April, 2010

I audited information security infrastructure of some large Indian corporations like PowerGrid Corporation, Corporation Bank, NHDC Ltd., IRCON International Ltd., Oriental Bank of Commerce and some other small private companies and colleges. Helped in drafting Information Security Policy for PowerGrid Corporation.


IBM India Private Limited

June, 2008 - July, 2009

I worked as an SAP consultant on a large SAP implementation project for Ericsson.


Education


National Institute of Technology, Surat

2004 - 2008

Bachelor of Technology in Electronics Engineering