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Prakash Gowri Shankor

Prakash Gowri Shankor

Engineering Manager at Yelp

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6 Years


Manager of ICs

Management Experience

Scaling Team

Hi everyone, I am Prakash. I am an Engineering Manager at Yelp. I manage a couple of teams in Infrastructure engineering. My experience has been on the platform engineering side in various roles over the last few years. -I managed a platform engineering team at a fintech startup in SF, worked at a late stage startup in San Jose and managed another engineering team at Tibco when I moved to the Bay Area in 2011. -I started (and ended ) a photo sharing startup ~ 2008 to 2010. Learned some hard lessons and new perspectives. -I used to live in New York and went to Columbia University I am looking forward to learning from the community and giving back all that I've learnt.

Sorry, I am not currently available for mentoring sessions.


Engineering Manager


Oct 2017 - current

Data Platform Engineering Stream Processing - Apache Beam, Apache Flink, Kafka, EMR, Scala, Python. Task Processing - Amazon SQS Data Connectors - MySql, Redshift, Cassandra

Sr. Engineering Manager


Aug 2015 - Sep 2017

(Acquired by TIAA) Platform Engineering. Java, Spring, Hibernate, Redis, ES, AWS,Docker, Apache Drill, Zookeeper.



May 2014 - Aug 2015

(Acquired by Google) Platform engineering at scale. Java, Postgres, OpenJPA, Cassandra,AWS

Senior Engineering Manager / Senior Architect (BusinessEvents/CEP)

TIBCO Software

Apr 2011 - Apr 2014

Tibco BusinessEvents, Rule Engines, CEP, Data grids, Oracle Coherence, Tibco ActiveSpaces, Java

Co-founder @ startup


Aug 2008 - Feb 2010

http://creya.com Creya is a photography community for serious photographers where the emphasis is on efficient portfolio creation and allowing for intelligent photo review. As co-founder I was responsible for: • Conducting user surveys to better tailor the overall vision and USP of the site. • Working with design consultants to build and review mockups. • Developing major portions of the site in PHP, Javascript. • Building traction and marketing using google adwords and buysellads. • Other stuff- managing administrative expenses, working with copyright lawyers, taxes,etc

Senior Associate S/W Developer


Mar 2008 - Apr 2011

• Designed and implemented a wide variety of trading systems for buy side firms and brokerages \[C++,Java, Perl\].

Technology Associate

Morgan Stanley

Mar 2005 - Mar 2008

• Developed a C++ PNL calculation and aggregation engine (for ETF, cash and options trading desks).


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