Chandra Kalle

Chandra Kalle

Sr. Director, Engineering at LeanTaaS

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10 Years


Manager of Managers

Management Experience

Building a Team
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Company Culture
Scaling Team

Hello! I currently lead engineering at LeanTaaS - a healthcare tech company that makes hospitals efficient with data. We're 65+ engineers organized into 7 teams. I've been building products and teams for 10+ years. And I love startups and scaling! Looking forward to talking to you!

Hey, I'm available every Friday at 6:00 PM (GMT)

Next time slot available
  June 19, 2020
  6:00 PM (GMT)

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Step Out of the Way to Allow Engineers Thrive
27 March

Chandra Kalle discusses setting aside his biases and fears in order to let a passionate junior engineer write salient code.

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Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Chandra Kalle

Chandra Kalle

Sr. Director, Engineering at LeanTaaS

The Importance of Hiring at Speed
27 March

Chandra Kalle explains how small companies can be advantageous in recruiting by designing a hiring process built on speed.

Chandra Kalle

Chandra Kalle

Sr. Director, Engineering at LeanTaaS

How to Establish Yourself as a New Engineering Leader
27 March

Chandra Kalle reveals his framework for navigating the grounds of becoming a new engineering leader.

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Chandra Kalle

Chandra Kalle

Sr. Director, Engineering at LeanTaaS


Sr. Director / Head of Engineering


Oct 2016 - current

VC backed ($75+ million raised) Healthcare tech company that uses data science and machine learning to improve operational efficiency at hospitals. 70+ health systems / 200+ hospitals, $75+ million raised, named among the top 100 AI companies in the world by CBInsights.

Founder & CEO


Jul 2015 - Sep 2016

Bootstrapped high-end mobile design and development company with top talent around the world (US, Eastern Europe, India). Clients include startups and big brands such as Samsung, Infinera, etc.

VP, Product & Growth

Collegefeed (Acquired by AfterCollege)

Apr 2013 - Jun 2015

VC backed ($2.5 million raised) early career marketplace. Connected 1000s of fresh grads with opportunities they couldn't have found themselves. Acquired by AfterCollege.

Startup Experiments / Consulting

Self Employed

Apr 2012 - Apr 2013

Experimented with several ideas to help companies find great engineering talent, while helping local startups on product and engineering.

Principal Engineer, Security Technology & Response


Oct 2002 - Mar 2012

Various engineering and tech lead roles in Symantec's Norton and Endpoint Protection product lines. Significant contributions to intrusion prevention technology that identifies complex threats via protocol parsing and signature scanning - protecting 200 million users against 3 billion threats per year. Also some work on behavior blocking engine, virus scanning engine and reputation analysis.

Software Engineer


Jun 1999 - Oct 2002

Custom software solutions in the areas of backup, security, monitoring and automation for data centers. Clients: Fujitsu, Toshiba.

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