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Salman Ahmed

Salman Ahmed

Director of Engineering, Data Platform at Twitch

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4 Years



Management Experience

Data team
Conflict solving
Personal growth
Career Path
Company Culture
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Scaling Team

Hi everyone! My name is Salman Ahmed and I am currently Director, Data Platform and Observability Infra Engineering at Box, where I lead a team of 15 people. Looking forward to meeting you!

Hey, I'm available every Friday at 4:00 PM (GMT)

Next time slot available
  August 7, 2020
  4:00 PM (GMT)

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Five Reasons Why Your Data Platform Sucks
15 January

Salman Ahmed lists some common false assumptions about what data can and cannot do for you.

Data team
Salman Ahmed

Salman Ahmed

Director of Engineering, Data Platform at Twitch




Jan 2018 - current

Mentoring talent on: \- Building, Retaining & Nurturing High Impact Engineering Teams \- Leadership, Communication & Collaboration \- Career Guidance \- Product Positioning & Roadmap \- Technical Design & Architecture


UCSD Extension

Jan 2005 - Mar 2008

Taught Microsoft Certified System Administration 2003 Track with the UCSD Extension.

Senior Software Performance Engineer -Turbo Tax Online


Jan 2007 - Feb 2008

Modeled and characterized the workload of the Turbo Tax Online application, simulated and projected future usage. This ensured a predictable and smooth user experience for the millions of customers during seasonal peak loads. Performed baseline, stress, Soak and High Availability tests on production like TurboTax online platform using HP Loadrunner and Borland Silk Performer tools.Researched and evaluated commerica database load testing solutions from leading vendors including Silk Performer and HP Loadrunner’s Oracle Vuser implementations for Turbo Tax online.

Senior Software Performance Engineer


Jan 2005 - Jan 2007

Lead a global team of engineers and vendors to carry out integration, functional and performance tests. Evangelized performance testing methodologies for Websense products including Enterprise and CPM. Designed performance tests to certify Websense integration with Net Cache, Bluecoat, PIX Firewalls, ISA Server, Crossbeam, Resilience, Celestix, Adtran, Sun Proxy and Cisco NAC vendor platforms.

Integration Engineer II

Mitchell International

Jun 2001 - Dec 2004

Responsible for maintaining integration test environments for different product suites. Participated in complete software life cycle of ecosystem products including reviewing product requirements, testing, business continuity planning, load and performance testing and managing customer cases.

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