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Anand Mariappan

Anand Mariappan

VP of Engineering at Impira

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    Anand Mariappan is currently the VP of engineering at Impira. Previously, he was Senior Director of Engineering at Reddit, the 5th most visited site in the US, leading the charters for Search, Machine Learning, Data Science, Platform, and Operations to deliver personalized and relevant Reddit experiences across all platforms. Prior to that he led the redesign of the Reddit desktop experience and launched a native video platform that since drives over 1 billion monthly video views. Prior to Reddit, Anand spent eight years at Microsoft in various engineering leadership roles; the most notable being, an Engineering Manager for the PowerBI app experiences and cloud services team, in which he helped to drive the product as it scaled from 0 to 5 Million subscribers.

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    Managing Stressful Situations and Consequential Randomization Caused by External Teams

    2 May

    Anand Mariappan, Senior Director of Engineering at Reddit, shares his advice for engineering managers who deal with the stress of the all too often sporadic demands and changes from external teams. In addition, he discusses several principles that aim at halting randomization and helping engineering teams stay focused on moving forward with their work, as well as, career alignment.

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    VP of Engineering


    Nov 2019 - current

    Senior Director Of Engineering

    Reddit, Inc.

    Mar 2019 - Sep 2019

    Leading a team of 80+ engineers that work on Search, Machine Learning, Data Science, Platform, and Operations to deliver personalized and relevant Reddit experiences across all platforms.

    Senior Director Of Engineering

    Reddit, Inc.

    Jan 2019 - Mar 2019

    Reddit Intelligence Group Lead a team of 50 engineers that work on Data Analytics, Data Engineering, Data Science, Discovery, Relevance, Search and Signals teams to build our Data, Machine Learning & Search Experiences and Infra while applying the latest AI advances on one of the largest labeled datasets.

    Senior Director Of Engineering

    Reddit, Inc.

    Aug 2018 - Jan 2019

    Reddit Knowledge Group Lead a team of 25+ engineers that work on Search, Relevance, Discovery and News teams to build our search & machine learning infra while applying the latest AI advances on one of the largest labeled datasets.

    Senior Director Of Engineering

    Reddit, Inc.

    Mar 2017 - Aug 2018

    Lead the redesign of the Reddit desktop experience. As a director of engineering leading a team of 20+ engineers for overseeing the native video platform and the subreddit experiences for consumers, creators, and moderators across mobile and web.

    Principal Engineering Manager


    Sep 2016 - Feb 2017

    Engineering Manager for one of Talent Engagement team under Dynamics 365. Lead a team of 10 engineers to create next generation talent engagement apps.

    Senior Software Engineering Manager


    Sep 2015 - Aug 2016

    Engineering manager for the Power BI Web App Team. Lead a team of 15 engineers to create next generation business intelligence experiences.

    Senior Software Engineer


    Mar 2015 - Aug 2015

    Working on where I am responsible for designing, developing user experience for business intelligence applications.

    Software Engineer 2


    Sep 2012 - Feb 2015

    August 2014 - February 2015: Responsible for developing user experiences around dashboard and getting data in Microsoft Power BI. January 2014 - July 2014: Power BI iOS app (Iris) - Lead a team of 6 developers to build the iOS app for Power BI - As a technical lead and project manager delivered the app by setting realistic schedules, keeping the team on track and handling cross-team collaboration - Transitioned the iOS development to Israel Dev team. Helped to ramp up 40 first time mobile developers in Israel by having hands on lab and knowledge transfer sessions on architecture, quality, telemetry and performance August 2012 - December 2013: Worked on mobile apps for Power BI for Office 365 - Built various prototypes using Monotouch, C++, Javascript and iOS technologies - Ramped-up shell team on various iOS topics - Worked on adding landing page, adding & removing favorite reports, navigation between different pages of the app, transition animation between pages, branding changes, settings pane & the initial implementation of the authentication for iOS app. - Prototyped various ideas with designers and PM to add compelling features that are intuitive & usable. Was also the UX fundamentals champion. - An active participant in several customer studies, software design reviews (SDRs), both suggesting questions/comments for studies and sharing notes/observations back with UX designers. - Helped with recruiting new developers for Mobile BI team of 25+ developers & also for campus recruiting events

    Software Engineer


    Mar 2009 - Apr 2012

    March 2012 - August 2012: Mobile BI Apps September 2010 - February 2012: Microsoft Power Query (formerly Data Explorer) Power Query provides an innovative way to gain new insights from the data you care about. It lets you discover relevant data sources, enrich data by combining with other sources, and then to publish and share. Worked as a front-end developer, building user interface features using Javascript/JQuery and HTML/CSS, features include editing & refactoring of mashup documents in Power Query and providing file management functionalities for the documents. Built an Power Query's Office add-on that integrates Power Query into Excel to import data that is mashed up. When this project was in incubation phase, I rapidly prototyped several ideas which helped the team to decide on the final design. Received a Gold Star (It is a Microsoft reward, awarded to those with extra ordinary contributions to the business) July 2009 – August 2010: SQL Server Modeling Services (M Developer Services for Visual Studio) Modeling Services enables you to more productively build and manage data-driven applications. Worked on Intellipad, a basic text editor designed for developers and customized by users in a natural way. Also worked on supporting Visual Studio experience for M development using the Intellipad control to provide language services for M and worked on supporting deployment features which enables deploying M-defined schemas and instances to the database. March 2009 – June 2009: Oslo – Modeling Platform (M Language) M was a language that helps people create and use textual domain-specific language and data models. Worked on the backend of M language, to generate T-SQL from M and loading the generated T-SQL script to the SQL server.

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