Hi! I am Amit Saxena

Web Developer

Ruby On Rails Developer with 12 years of web development experience
Enjoys Redis, MongoDB, MySQL, AWS and anything else that solves "the problem"
Started writing code at the age of 10

About Me

  • Name: Amit Saxena
  • Date of birth: 10 Apr 1983
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Phone: +91-9873-800-546
  • Email: [email protected]

Summary

Fascinated by the beauty, reach and power of the world wide web. Hope to make it large some day, put a dent in the universe, and want to be my best in whatever I do. Go getter, self motivator and fast learner.

What I Do ?

I have been creating web based applications from scratch for the past 12 years, primarily writing code in Rails and have extensively used technologies like MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, Redis, AWS and anything else that solves the problem. I am a fast learner, go-getter and self motivated individual who enjoys building things, and derives immense pleasure when those products get used!

  • Ruby on Rails
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • Postgres
  • Redis
  • AWS
  • Microservices
  • Docker
  • Autoscaling
  • Heroku
  • Javascript
  • Node.js
  • HTML/CSS
  • Elasticsearch

Resume

Experience

  • 11/2017-Present

    Senior Web Developer

    Mynewsdesk, Stockholm, Sweden

    MyNewsdesk is the world's leading all-in-one brand newsroom and multimedia PR platform. I joined them to continue building great features on their platform to cement their position as a market leader and stablize their systems by solving complex scaling issues.

  • 6/17-10/2017

    VP of Engineering

    Pratilipi, Bangalore, India

    Pratilipi is India's largest online platform connecting readers and writers in Indian Languages. I helped them move their complete stack from Google cloud to AWS and build a microservices based architecture. Also created their real time event driven architecture which I then leveraged to create their Notification system and Image microservice.

  • 1/2012-5/2017

    VP of Web Engineering

    MAZ Digital, Noida, India

    MazDigital.com is a digital publishing platform that allows magazine publishers to have interactive iOS/Android apps without any technical knowledge, via a DIY interface. It currently powers magazines like Forbes and OK! I joined the founders when it was a prototype (the first dev, other than the founders), and grew it to what it is today - a scalable platform, used by hundreds of publishers to serve digital content to millions of end users, on tablets and mobile devices. We have added a range of new products for Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Apple Watch! Other than that we have tried our hands at consumer products as well, which started as a mobile first browser, with some really cool features and evolved into a social network built around content sharing - Lynx!

  • 2010-2011

    Entrepreneur

    Founder (BillBaba.com)

    Billbaba.com is a free way to manage bill payments. Single handedly managed the project, starting from concept through design and development up to production rollout. Some of the primary technical responsibilities included - product design, development, testing, server and stack setup, deployment, monitoring of critical services, backend crons and jobs, proactive problem and error reporting, SVN server setup, apache configuration and optimization, automated db backups and server security.

  • 5/2008-11/2010

    Software Developer

    Lime Labs LLC, Noida, India

    Worked on Limedomains.com and contributed to different aspects of the application, while it grew from a domain reseller to an ICANN accredited registrar, and a complete hosting solutions provider. Primarily owned the one click application installs, application catalog, forum, fraud module and capacity planning exercises.

  • 7/2007-5/2008

    Associate Engineer

    GlobalLogic, Noida, India

    Was a member of the core development Team for the 3.x Series of Syfact Investigator and was appreciated by the partner on several occasions for pulling them out of difficult situations. Syfact is a leading global provider of investigative case management solutions, best practices, and technologies.

Education

  • 2003-2007

    Bachelor of Technology

    Information Technology, MNNIT Allahabad, India

    Completed my Bachelor's degree in IT from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology and scored good grades (cumulative performance index of 8.51 out of 10) at college.

Work

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MyNewsdesk

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Pratilipi

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MAZ

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Dev Investigator

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BillBaba

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LimeDomains.com

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LYNX

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GITHUB FAV Language

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ritikawithamit.com

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Portfolio

Press & Popular Posts

I am available for freelance projects

Contact Me

Get in touch

puts "Hello World!"
Location Stockholm, Sweden
Phone Number (+46) 70-756-0354