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Himangshu Hazarika

Software Developer & Entrepreneur & Ameteur Runner

San Francisco, CA

Work History

  • 2019

    SimplyCredit Inc. (www.mysimplycredit.com)

    Principal Engineer

    (2019 - present) | San Francisco CA,

    I am the principal Engineer at SimplyCredit. I am responsible for all things engineering. I serve as main architect of all products , product manager for engineering projects, security for information, point of contact for external tech teams , design and maintain the servers that keeps our software running and hiring manager of the engineering team.

  • 2017

    SimplyCredit Inc. (www.mysimplycredit.com)

    Senior Software Engineer

    (2017 - 2019) | San Francisco CA,

    I was a senior software engineer at SimplyCredit. I was responsible for the architecture and delivery for products built by us to refinance credit card debts. In addition to building the product, I designed and maintained the infrastructure that hosted our servers. In my tenure we grew our client base to over thirty credit unions leading to significant cost savings for both consumers and credit unions. I was also responsible for engineering hiring and designing engineering processes.

  • 2016

    SimplyCredit Inc. (www.mysimplycredit.com)

    Contractor

    (2016 - 2016) | Bangalore India,

    I joined SimplyCredit at a contract position just before the product was launched to first consumers. As a contract engineer my main role was to built the software used by our first few credit unions and consumers.

  • 2014

    Youngmonk Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (gozoomo.com)

    CTO & Co-Founder

    (2014 - 2016) | Bangalore India,

    I am the tech co-founder of Gozoomo.com. I did everything from writing the first line of code to designing the tech infrastructure of the company to building the technology team. In a very short time frame, we created several products to help us generate liquidity and sell a peak of 500 cars per month. I led the technology battle as we marched from bootstrapped to seed funded to series A of 7m $. Unfortunately we could not make a profitable business out of it and had to shut it down. We won plaudits for the ethical way in which we ran the company and shut it down. We were featured across many major news entities in India and abroad not limited to Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Times of India, Techcrunch and Tech In Asia.

  • 2013

    Sokratik

    Co-Founder

    (2013 - 2014) | Bengalore, India

    I was the tech co-founder of Sokratik and tried to change the K-12 education instruction method. I built a browser-based educational video creator and editor. It built it on nodejs, angularjs and clojure.

  • 2011

    Bankbazaar.com

    Tech Lead (SDE3)

    (2011 - 2013) | Chennai/Bangalore, India

    I got out of turn double-promotion at Bankbazaar. I built and led the micro services and bank integration team of BankBazaar. I started the insurance vertical of bankbazaar.com. I was responsible for hiring software engineers and increased the team size five folds.

  • 2010

    Bankbazaar.com

    Software Engineer (SDE)

    (2010 - 2011) | Chennai, India

    I joined BankBazaar as one of their earliest engineers. I created the microservice architecture of BankBazaar. I was a part of three developers who wrote the base of bankbazaar.com and all it's offshoot products. I was also responsible for hiring fresh engineers. I introduced functional programming in BankBazaar.

  • 2009

    Partygaming.com

    Software Engineer (SDE)

    (2009 - 2010) | Hyderabad, India

    I worked in the ten-member Transaction Technology team that takes care of all financial transaction related development for Party Gaming. Typical workday involved work in javascript, struts2 and Oracle DB.

  • 2008

    IIT Kharagpur

    Alumni cell team

    (2008 - 2009) | Kharagpur, India

    I led the student team which built the first online alumni network portal of IIT Kharagpur. This product had an infrastructure to mail the alumni network, the first online payment portal of IIT Kharagpur and personal blog spaces for alumni.

  • 2006

    IIT Kharagpur

    Student Volunteer

    (2006 - 2008) | Kharagpur, India

    I designed an encrypted USB vault, complete with its file system, for IIT Kharagpur's open software design competition.I was the central coordinator of all events and overall in-charge of the website of IIT Kharagpur’s techno-management festival. Under my watch, participation grew by over ten times and the site became the most popular amateur college competition website of India. In addition I worked in the central team taking care of campus job fair. I was featured on national news media .

Education History

  • 2008

    IIT Kharagpur

    Masters in Technology , Telecommunications Systems Engineering

    (2008 - 2009)

    Graduated from one of Asia's top-rated engineering colleges. As a part of my master dissertation, I designed and developed an Integrated development environment with a self-designed compiler, a simulator for a custom RISC processor meant for software defined radio.

  • 2004

    IIT Kharagpur

    Bachelors in Technology , Electronics and Electrical Communications Systems Engineering

    (2004 - 2008)

    I graduated from one of Asia's top-rated engineering colleges. For my undergraduate dissertation, I developed an algorithm to parse OFDM signals efficiently. I Learned about the theoretical basis of computers and algorithms and many things technology

I am one of a kind

  • 2007

    Kharagpur, India

    Mis Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

    I was mis-diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. My blood sugar levels were very high and my insulin levels were very low. I was put on insulin twice a day. I was very inactive and hardly did any exercise or eat healthy. I decided to fight back and make minor changes to food and exercise.

  • 2008

    Kharagpur, India

    Diagnosed with Clinical Depression

    My health issues and competitive educational environment was taking its toll in me. By May , I realized that I was not in control of my life. Not bowing down to running Social Taboos. I used my scholarship money to get myself treatment and started working with a therapist to get out of the hole.

  • 2008

    Kharagpur, India

    Diagnosed with Clinical Depression

    My health issues and competitive educational environment was taking its toll in me. By May , I realized that I was not in control of my life. Not bowing down to running Social Taboos. I used my scholarship money to get myself treatment and started working with a therapist to get out of the hole.

  • 2009

    Kharagpur, India

    Got rid of insulin

    A year into my fightback against diabetes, I got rid of insulin. I picked up running as a hobby and graduated from not being able to run for more than five minutes to running 5kms plus at least two to three times a week.

  • 2014

    Guwahati, India

    Ran my first half marathon & First Hb1c of 5.9

    Seven years into my health journey, I got my Hb1c reading of less than 6. I also reduced my dependency on non DPP-4 inhibitors drugs to less than 50 mg per day. I ran my first half marathon.

  • 2016

    Bangalore, India

    Start up failure and health issues

    Two years after I had ran my first half marathon, my startup gozoomo failed and it took a toll on my health. My Hb1c shot up to 11.2 . I had to resume insulin intake . I no longer had my old stamina to run.

  • 2017

    San Francisco & Honolulu, USA

    Road to Recovery and First Marathon

    I got my act together . I started being more disciplined in life. Ran two half marathons and ran my first full marathon. I reduced my hb1c to less than 6.5 . I also reduced my dependency on medicines to 2014 level.

  • 2018

    San Francisco & Slovenia & Japan & Canada & New Zealand

    Marathons and Mountains

    Climbed the highest mountain of Slovenia & Japan and ran four full marathons in San Francisco,Oakland, Niagara, Queenstown. In addition, I ran a few half marathons.

  • 2019

    San Francisco

    Marathons, Mountains & getting kicked out for being too healthy

    Climbed the highest mountain of continental US. Ran two marathons with plans to do two more. Did my first 50 mile bike ride and 100 mile bike ride. I got rid of DPP 4 inhibitors after twelve years. Cherry on cake, I was kicked out on a diet study of diabetics for being too healthy.

Domain Expertise

  • Consumer Lending
  • Marketplace
  • Payment tech
  • Education

Programming Skills

  • Elixir
    70%
  • Java
    70%
  • Scala
    70%
  • Clojure
    90%
  • ClojureScript
    80%
  • React
    60%
  • JavaScript
    80%
  • AngularJS
    50%
  • AWS
    70%
  • CI
    70%
  • Security
    70%
  • Phoenix
    70%
  • nodejs
    80%
  • jquery
    70%
  • Database (Postgres, Warehousing)
    80%
  • Rest Services
    80%
  • Soap
    60%
  • SCSS/LESS
    60%
  • Spring
    60%
  • Android
    50%
  • Ruby
    60%
  • Python
    60%

Language Skills

  • NativeEnglish
  • NativeAssamese
  • ProfessionalHindi
  • LimitedBengali

Location

Awards

  • Best outgoing senior in technology affairs for achievements in technology, RP Hall of Residence, IIT Kharagpur.
  • NTSE Scholar, Government of India scholarships awarded yearly to 1000 students across India.
  • Various university level competitions in programming, quizzes, ad design, debates and case studies.

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