Roshan Sumbaly

Roshan Sumbaly

Engineering Manager at Facebook

 LinkedIn profile

Seniority

8 Years

Hierarchy

Manager of Managers

Management Experience

Scaling Team
Legitimacy
Productivity
New Manager

I'm Roshan, Engineering Manager in Facebook working on Computer Vision. In my prior life, led various teams at Coursera and LinkedIn.

Sorry, I am not currently available for mentoring sessions.

Stories

Getting over my imposter syndrome
20 April

Roshan moved from being a tech lead to being the manager of a team of senior engineers and at first suffered from Imposter Syndrome. He discusses how he became more comfortable with not knowing everything.

Legitimacy
New Manager
Collaboration
Career Path
PM
EM
Roshan Sumbaly

Roshan Sumbaly

Engineering Manager at Facebook

Optimizing for the short term gone wrong
6 December

Roshan talks about how he over-optimized for the short term gains by not putting a domain expert on a performance program and regretted it later.

Team reaction
Underperformance
Firing
Productivity
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
PM
EM
Roshan Sumbaly

Roshan Sumbaly

Engineering Manager at Facebook

Experience

Engineering Manager

Facebook

Jan 2018 - current

\- Leading a few teams across Facebook AI, with a focus on Computer Vision - infrastructure (training and inference), people understanding (faces), data platforms (annotation to active labeling) and information retrieval (instance matching, manifold sampling) \[@Scale 2019 - Organizer\] AI track \[F8 2019 - Talk\] Scaling Visual Reasoning \[O'Reilly AI Conference 2019 - Talk\] Building Facebook's Visual Cortex

Director Of Engineering

Coursera

Jan 2014 - Jan 2018

\- Started by leading the university product team \- Grew the team to launch our 2nd business line - online degrees (iMBA from UIUC) \- Grew the team further to launch our 3rd business line - enterprise ($XXM in <18 months) \- Finally led 2 out of the 4 engineering teams (i) growth - data products for personalization, SEO optimized content pages, payments & login conversion funnels (ii) infrastructure - data, backend, frontend on AWS \- Also drove introduction of levels & rubric, performance management, manager apprenticeship program, compensation strategy, vendor & budget management for engineering \[Strata 2016 - Talk\] Data applications and infrastructure at Coursera \[KDD 2017 - Organizer\] Machine Learning for Education workshop

Engineering Manager

LinkedIn

Jan 2010 - Jan 2014

\- Started working on open-source infrastructure: distributed key-value store (Voldemort), streaming system (Kafka) and job scheduler (Azkaban) \- Moved to help with data products: People you may know, Address book relevance, Recruiter search \- Continued to work at the intersection of data and infrastructure: OLAP system, A/B testing analytics (XLNT), feed ingestion engine (Zeno), forecasting platform, call-graph monitoring \- Finally led the news feed (FollowFeed) and social gestures platform team \- Also helped with engineering-wide architecture review and maintaining branding micro-sites \[ICDE 2012 - Paper\] Data Infrastructure at LinkedIn \[FAST 2012 - Paper/Talk\] Serving Large-scale Batch Computed Data with Project Voldemort \[VLDB 2012 - Paper\] Avatara: OLAP for Web-scale Analytics Products \[SIGMOD 2013 - Paper/Talk\] The Big Data Ecosystem at LinkedIn \[SIGMETRICS 2013 - Paper\] Root cause detection in a Service-Oriented Architecture \[CIKM 2014 - Paper\] Hotspot Detection in a Service-Oriented Architecture

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