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Shridharan Muthu

Shridharan Muthu

VP of Engineering, Backend Applications at Zoosk

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Seniority

5 Years

Hierarchy

Executive

Management Experience

Conflict solving
Hiring
Team processes
Career Path

Hello all, I am Shri. Excited to join Plato for sharing my experience and learn as well from others. I am an engineering leader, father, dog owner and an amateur tennis player. During my time at Zoosk, I have grown from IC to a director of backend applications with a lot of learnings while having fun. Looking forward to meet everyone and share.

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

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

Stories

How to Effectively Communicate on Slack
6 July

Shridharan Muthu, VP of Engineering at Zoosk, discusses effective communication using Slack including a recommended framework that entails three simple tips to make the most of the tool.

Internal Communication
Remote
Productivity
EM
Shridharan Muthu

Shridharan Muthu

VP of Engineering, Backend Applications at Zoosk

Improving Collaboration Between Engineering and Product Across Time Zones
6 July

Shridharan Muthu, VP of Engineering at Zoosk, describes how to make communication effective between PMs and engineers when they are located in different time zones and have very little overlap.

Collaboration
Internal Communication
Reorganization
Remote
EM
Shridharan Muthu

Shridharan Muthu

VP of Engineering, Backend Applications at Zoosk

Handling a Mistake - Adopting a New Workflow
6 July

Shridharan Muthu, VP of Engineering at Zoosk, describes how he quickly agreed to adopt new workflows, a mistake he later regretted, and how he handled the situation by spending the time to course correct and taking a stab at making things easier for his team.

Team processes
Agile / Scrum
Collaboration
EM
Shridharan Muthu

Shridharan Muthu

VP of Engineering, Backend Applications at Zoosk

An Acquisition Across Time Zones
6 July

Shridharan Muthu, VP of Engineering at Zoosk, speaks of the time his company was acquired by another org in a time zone half a world away, listing issues and providing solutions to how he overcame the time disparity while transferring product knowledge.

Reorganization
Internal Communication
Motivation
Remote
EM
Shridharan Muthu

Shridharan Muthu

VP of Engineering, Backend Applications at Zoosk

Overcoming Late Culture
18 June

Shridharan Muthu, director of engineering and backend applications at Zoosk, talks about the quirky method he used to omit the disruptive habit of late arrivals to important meetings.

Company Culture
Meetings
Building a Team
Managing Expectations
EM
Shridharan Muthu

Shridharan Muthu

VP of Engineering, Backend Applications at Zoosk

Steps to Take When Dealing with an Underperforming Employee
17 June

Shridharan Muthu, director of engineering and backend applications at Zoosk, shares how he identified a clear solution to a pre-existing and emotionally influenced problem of an underperforming employee. While taking over a new team, his unbiased viewpoint helped complete the task that others already enveloped in the problematic affair hadn’t been unsuccessful in doing before.

Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Toxic employee
Underperformance
EM
Shridharan Muthu

Shridharan Muthu

VP of Engineering, Backend Applications at Zoosk

Experience

Plato Mentor

Plato

Jun 2019 - current

Financial Software Developer

Blooomberg

Feb 2010 - Sep 2012

\>>Led integration of Trading Systems with Portfolio Analysis Systems including requirement analysis with business team, hosting meeting with developers to agree on approach, design & interfaces and implemented BDS requirements. \>>Enhanced BDS to handle Foreign Exchange (FX) securities by leveraging the Rebalance and Orders Engine, which enabled clients use a single system to re-balance and trade FX instead of rebalancing data in excel sheets to issue orders one at a time.

Intern as Software Financial Developer (R & D)

Bloomberg

Jul 2009 - Aug 2009

\* Migration of Sell Side Order Management (Trading Systems) from Data Mapping architecture to Data Layer architecture resulted in tremendous performance improvement. \* Enhanced the BLOB parser for FIX Messages. \* Code cleanup for easier maintenance.

Software Develper Intern

Ericsson

Jun 2008 - Jan 2009

o Designed and developed a performance analysis application “PerfoDa” for SEVED simulation by comparing raw simulation data with 3GPP TS 45.005 requirements, noise values and modulation schemes, which differs for each traffic channel and propagation condition, using efficient algorithms and data structures in three Project Release Cycles. \* Generated MATLAB scripts to export simulation results. \* Developed the GUI using Java and generated advanced reports using Jasper. \* Enhanced Perl Scripts to assist Testing teams. o Maintained the internal Wiki page of the System Simulation Team. o Organized a Demo of “PerfoDa” tool which was appreciated by managers across various sites including Sweden. o Strictly followed Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) using Incremental model.

Software Engineer

Infosys Technologies Ltd

Jun 2005 - Jun 2007

\* Served on the Test and Product development team of Finacle, the universal core banking solution from Infosys. \* Contributed significantly to requirements gathering from the client, design, implementation and code review phases of the project (SDLC). \* Handled client interactions on behalf of the entire team for requirements understanding. \* Developed new menus and modified existing menus of the Trade Finance module of Finacle to meet the CBR (Central Bank of Russia) standards. \* The Enhancement was made in C, using Oracle for the backend and JSP, Java Script for the front end display of various screens. \* Held the post of Configuration Controller for the entire team.

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