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I currently lead the Dependable Shopping experience at Instacart. My team is responsible for making the shopping experience of Instacart customers highly dependable so they can achieve the goals they come to Instacart for. Specialities: - Building hyper growth product teams - Engineer by heart, Product lover, and Entrepreneur by passion. Started, grew and shut down a startup to know how to do it better. - Machine Learning, Data Science, Recommendation Systems, Search algorithms, Ranking and Relevance.
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Senior Engineering Manager
Jun 2021 - current
I lead a team from BE, Web, and Native engineers to build experiences that makes Instacart customers have a dependable experience.
Nov 2019 - Jun 2021
At the tail end, I lead four teams that were responsible for building products that allows Airbnb hosts to comply with Short term rental regulations. My team was building a product platform that allows us to scale these regulatory products from 1/quarter to 200/quarter. The team was also responsible ensuring Airbnb and it's hosts are 100% compliant with all the regulations by building a Compliance platform that can take varied actions on Airbnb. The team was also responsible for building City Portal, a first of its kind web portal for Regulators to interact with Airbnb
Co-Founder & CEO
Apr 2014 - Nov 2016
Mar 2014 - Aug 2015
Member of Google Shopping Ads Quality team (serving ads related to shopping queries on google.com) Experimented and Launched multiple features to the CTR models that improved around 1% AUC. Launched new Auction format and scenarios that generated over $1 M revenue. Created a new generic auction framework that replaced existing auction framework. The new framework supported new auction scenario opportunities that were not possible before and the existing framework would be a special case.
Research Software Engineer
Feb 2012 - Feb 2014
Worked in different capacities * work as a Data Scientist and support different teams for their Machine Learning needs like Classifiers, Ranking & Relevance problems etc. * Build Local Recommendation system for Windows Phone * Built a plugin based Data Validation Framework that can measure quality and validate data sets based on pre-provided rules. Currently used widely across Bing to perform automated validation of data and feeds.
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