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Lalit Kapoor

Lalit Kapoor

Director of Engineering at Medium

 LinkedIn profile

Seniority

7 Years

Hierarchy

Executive

Management Experience

Agile / Scrum
Career Path
Delegate
Firing
Hiring
Leadership
New Manager
Roadmap
Scaling Team
Team processes
Underperformance

Hi! My name is Lalit Kapoor. I am the Director of Engineering at Medium in New York. I’m Looking forward to meeting you!

Hey, I'm available every Wednesday at 3:00 PM (GMT)

Next time slot available
  August 5, 2020
  3:00 PM (GMT)

Stories

Creating an Environment for Learning and Growth
11 June

Lalit Kapoor shares three methods to cultivate learning and development that can be instilled into growing team culture.

Career Path
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Company Culture
EM
Lalit Kapoor

Lalit Kapoor

Director of Engineering at Medium

Dealing with a “Hero” Situation
10 September

Lalit Kapoor shares how he handled a difficult Senior Engineer who wanted to tackle a massive problem his way, wouldn’t listen to feedback on his work and didn’t want to collaborate with other team members.

Conflict solving
Feedback
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Toxic employee
Collaboration
Toxic atmospheres
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
EM
Lalit Kapoor

Lalit Kapoor

Director of Engineering at Medium

Improving the Hiring Process by Engaging Your Team
22 August

Lalit Kapoor shares how they improved their company’s hiring process by sending personalized message invites to candidates and increasing the interviewer pool.

Hiring
Scaling Team
EM
Lalit Kapoor

Lalit Kapoor

Director of Engineering at Medium

Experience

Mentor

Techstars

Sep 2019 - current

Advisor

Opencare.com

Sep 2019 - current

Technical Advisor

VTS, Inc.

May 2019 - current

Member

PropTech Angels

Apr 2019 - current

Member

Empire Angels

Jan 2019 - current

Director Of Engineering

Medium

Nov 2018 - current

Engineering Site Lead for NYC I'm hiring founding engineers and engineering managers in New York

Advisory Board Member

ResiDesk

Sep 2018 - current

Director of Engineering

VTS, Inc.

Oct 2015 - Nov 2018

VTS is the industry-leading platform for commercial real-estate leasing and asset management. 1 in 3 office buildings in the US run on VTS today. The cloud-based SaaS platform centralizes leasing data for large landlords, currently tracking 9+ billion square feet of commercial real estate globally. The company has raised $110MM to date. I manage experience teams and focus my time on building high performing teams by recruiting, driving technical strategy, and developing our people. The experience teams are a cross-functional group of product managers, engineers, designers, and qa analysts. Each team works closely with our customers to build products that help them close deals faster, retain their tenants, and understand their performance. \- Lead eng hiring - scaled from 15 to ~60 in ~1.5 years \- Launching new data teams at VTS for BI and prescriptive analytics \- Strong partnership with product development teams to shape the technical direction and drive agile best practices. \- Leveled up code quality, app performance, and engineering effectiveness via coaching, mentorship, cycle goals, establishing KPIs and best practices \- Experience with coaching and mentoring engineers, tech leads, and engineering managers within the org and via Plato (platohq.com) \- Performance management, 1:1s, career planning \- Manage and support our QA team, built the career ladder for QA \- Participate in technical design reviews, decision teams, Strategy team sessions \- Partnership with CFO and other executive leadership to establish a decision-making framework for the organization \- Support numerous D&I initiatives in engineering and across the company \- Launched various technical guilds (Frontend Guild, Postgres Guild, Rails Guild) \- Strong collaboration with VPE, CTO, rest of eng leadership to build and shape the culture

CTO

Goodybag, Inc

Jan 2011 - Mar 2014

goodybag.com is used by administrative professionals to order food from local restaurants for team lunches, company meetings, and events. Think GrubHub/Seamless, but for corporate customers. \- Built, mentored, and grew the engineering team \- Implemented engineering hiring processes - interviewed hundreds of candidates around the country, hired 10+ amazing engineers \- Implemented cross-functional teams (product, eng, design, sales/marketing) \- Implemented a Kanban style process for getting work done and shipping multiple times a day \- Managed engineering backlog, ran standups, one-on-ones, retros \- Promoted open sourcing our technologies and community outreach \- Laid down our testing and continuous integration infrastructure \- Built the foundation for a B2B marketplace that can do same day payouts to suppliers and is resilient to system failures \- Built an order process management system that automatically communicates via email, sms, phone with the consumer and the supplier (in this case the restaurant) to negotiate an order and determine its status \- Built a robust web-based menu editing system capable of representing highly varying differences in restaurant menus Technologies: node.js, PostgreSQL, and backbone.js. Integrated payments with Balanced Payments, restaurant communication with Twilio, and job queues with iron.io. Deployments to heroku and AWS. Prior to online catering, Goodybag was providing a digital loyalty program to brick and mortar businesses. We deployed over 400 highly customized Android tablets to businesses in Austin, TX. We utilized NFC to keep track of customer loyalty and built an iOS app for our customers who could use a QR code instead.

Chief Data Scientist, Director of Analytics

Audax Health

Oct 2010 - Jan 2011

Audax helped empower individuals to live healthier lives by providing them with a social network and tools to be proactive and engage in their health. (Acquired by Optum). \- Worked on various web products and modeled data infrastructure for HIPAA compliance \- Worked on article recommendation system \- The data team built Audax’s search capabilities \- Hired data scientist and engineers to the team \- Brought in and hired the VP of engineering

Senior Consultant

Booz Allen Hamilton

Sep 2008 - Oct 2010

Fuzzy Table Worked with a team of 6 engineers to build a distributed low latency database for fuzzy matching. Built using HDFS for data storage, Hadoop for batch processing, Avro for network communication and data serialization, and Mahout for performing distributed data cleansing, clustering, and classification. My focus was on data clustering and classification. The framework has multiple uses, biometric use cases presented at Yahoo’s Hadoop Summit 2010 and Cloudera’s Hadoop World 2010. http://www.slideshare.net/cloudera/fuzzy-table-final NMCDS (NTOC/NSA) Built applications to analyze large sets of network traffic data collected by the Network Threat Operations Center. Worked on interesting research problems regarding visualization of data to do analytics and reveal interesting information. Used space filling curves to display data and locate sensitive networks within the United States and around the world. Used Hadoop and Accumulo to store and analyze large amounts of traceroute data collected by sensors around the world via CAIDA datasets. Presented on the need for a Pregel like framework for processing large graphs. DSCDS (NSA) Worked with a team of 10 developers to build a secure system for receiving and analyzing files for possible threats via various protocols. Major focused was placed integrating different security practices such as digital signatures for xml and encryption for email into the Java software stack. Created web services using CXF. Developed applications to validate against different schema standards and XML transformations including Relax-NG, Schematron, and XSLT. Integrated these technologies into an Enterprise Service Bus. Protein Alignment (NIH) Worked with a team to parallelize the Smith-Waterman algorithm for protein alignment. Utilized Hadoop across more than 250 Amazon EC2 instances - http://blog.cloudera.com/blog/2009/11/hadoop-world-protein-alignment-from-paul-brown/

Web Developer

Georgia Institute of Technology IBB

Aug 2006 - Aug 2008

Senior Software Engineer

Crimson Lab

Mar 2006 - Dec 2006

Founder

iDefine Inc

Jan 2004 - Aug 2010

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