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Sunil Shah

Sunil Shah

Engineering Manager at Airbnb

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Seniority

3 Years

Hierarchy

Manager of ICs

Management Experience

Onboarding
Remote
Scaling Team

heya! my name is Sunil. I work at Airbnb in SF, where I manage our Service Orchestration team (clusters, containers, etc.). I've been a manager at Yelp and Mesosphere for ~ 3 years now. Prior to that, I spent some time at Barclays Capital and Last.fm in London (which is also home).

Sorry, I am not currently available for mentoring sessions.

Experience

Engineering Manager

Airbnb

Sep 2019 - current

Engineering Manager

Yelp

Aug 2017 - Sep 2019

Engineering Manager in the Data and Production Engineering org at Yelp. I managed the San Francisco side of the 16 person Compute team, which develops and supports the Kubernetes and Mesos based infrastructure used for running batches, integration tests, services and machine learning workloads. Our clusters serve traffic from ~ 70 million MAUs (as of June 2018). Some of the things I'm proudest of from my time at Yelp: \+ We bootstrapped the Compute team from two other teams, unifying our clustering infrastructure and removing a significant amount of redundant code. \+ We built a fun, inclusive and collegial team culture. \+ We built processes to allow the team to run effectively, including overhauling our onboarding documentation, building a quarterly prioritisation process, setting the team up for agile and building a strong and well supported on-call rotation. \+ We sourced and recruited hundreds of candidates to help grow Yelp's SRE organisation. \+ We shipped easy to use machine learning infrastructure (Spark on Mesos) that is now managed by a standalone team and used by 20+ teams. \+ We prototyped integration of Kubernetes and built a two year roadmap for full scale migration from Mesos to it. \+ We contributed our first patch to the upstream Mesos community. \+ We overhauled Yelp's critical batch processing system, building support for scheduling containerised batches into it and significantly improved its reliability and robustness. \+ We gave 16 talks at various conferences including MesosCon (which we keynoted), Velocity and LISA.

Software Engineer

Last.fm

Oct 2011 - Jul 2013

Member of the Data Team working on Last.fm's music ingestion system - using Java, Spring, Postgres SQL, MySQL, Hive and Hadoop.

Graduate Analyst

Barclays Capital

Sep 2010 - Oct 2011

Finished the technology graduate scheme, rotating through two teams. Rotation 1- SOIT Application Management Primary C# front end developer in London developing screens to aid the Securities Operations IT support team. Developed for FISS (Fixed Income Settlements System), a mature settlements system that settles both fixed income and equities trades and used by thousands of users across the bank. Rotation 2- Equity Derivatives - Soft Market Data Development Building out a greenfield market data system in Java that provides a Pricing Service to various internal applications.

Volunteer

One Laptop Per Child

Sep 2009 - Nov 2009

Helped draft a proposal sent to the Minister for Human Resources and Development. Set up OLPC India on Salesforce.com, importing thousands of contacts from industry to civil service to government. Demonstrated the laptop to the CSR organisation of KPMG.

Summer Analyst (Technology)

Barclays Capital

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Intern in the Arbitrage IT team, evaluated and built a prototype complex event processing / event stream processing tool using the open source NEsper engine. Gained approval for NEsper to be used inside the bank via Technology Council. Approval required evaluation of vendor products, several presentations to the council, setting up a working group with the middleware team and a unanimous 'for' vote by voting members.

Summer Analyst (Technology)

Barclays Capital

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Intern in Securitisation IT department, working on the custom application built in-house for the CMBS Origination and Servicing team. Developed an addition to their custom reporting tool to allow easier customisation by users and faster access to commonly used queries without administrator intervention.

Summer Intern

Banquo Credit Management

Jul 2007 - Aug 2007

Developed spreadsheets used for analysis of their portfolio's movement over any arbitrary period of time.

Summer Intern

Banquo Credit Management

Jul 2006 - Aug 2006

Developed a solution to automate creation of monthly reports for investors and produce customised Powerpoint presentations based on current portfolio data. Reduced time taken to generate generic template report from several days to ten minutes.

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