Lakshman Pavan Kumar Boddoju
Software Engineer
Summary

Highly skilled software development professional with more than 4 years of experience in software design, development, and integration. Offering advanced knowledge of Python and SQL programming languages. Background writing code and developing software systems for Sales and Marketing applications.

Education
Northwestern University
December 2018
Master of Science. Computer Science
VIT University
June 2016
Bachelor of Technology. Electronics and Communication Engineering
Minor. Computer Science and Engineering
Employment
Tata Consultancy Services - Motorola Solutions
Chicago, IL, USA
Technical Lead
June 2021 - Present

  • Orchestrate efficient large-scale software deployments.
  • Consult with engineering team members to determine system loads and develop improvement plans.
  • Facilitate Joint Application Design sessions with stakeholders across all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) to discuss and resolve issues.
  • Lead Offshore L3/L2 teams for product enhancements and fixes, for the Motorola Sales Partners application portfolio, using Agile and DevOps approaches.
  • Mentor junior developers by providing assistance with code reviews, programming techniques, problem-solving approaches, and best practices.
  • Facilitated the transition to using Tableau within internal Business Operations teams for data visualization from internal RDBMS data sources, which reduced the L2 Data Support requests by 40%.
  • Offer input on technical and platform-related strategic planning initiatives, prioritizing overarching business goals.
  • Major Incident Management – Organize and lead the support for unplanned critical incidents/outages with internal and external stakeholders to ensure accelerated service restoration.

Salesforce Business Analyst
January 2021 - Present

  • Review files, records, and other documents to obtain business information and key data informing responses to development requests.
  • Create workflow diagrams and Gantt charts to clearly demonstrate processes and timelines.
  • Research and compile tailored weekly analytics and reports for senior management with the Salesforce CRM.
  • Collaborate with the Sales and Marketing departments to respond to questions and concerns regarding any IT projects.
  • Develop and maintain an internal extract-transform-load (ETL) tool to migrate information from Salesforce to other RDBMS systems (MySQL).

Software Engineer
August 2019 - Present

  • Design and maintain streamlined, reusable and reliable code for use within distributed cloud environments.
  • Review project specifications and design technology solutions that meet or exceed performance expectations.
  • Revise, modularize and update old code bases to modern development standards, reducing operating costs and improving functionality.
  • Participate in cross-functional projects while working in lean development environments.
  • Develop and maintain backend tech stack software for Sales View - A sales reporting and reward payment application built to capture the End Customer Information, which in turn helps in building the sales forecasts and drives the future sales strategy/sales conversations. Improved Partner Engagement by 30% compared to the previous 3rd party application that was in use.
  • Develop and maintain automation scripts in Python/Bash, and MySQL stored procedures for Data Integration purposes between multiple software systems.

Inteli Platforms
Princeton, NJ, USA
Network Automation Engineer
April 2019 - August 2019

  • Initiated and managed network test facilities to verify network hardness and resilience.
  • Provided network support services for devices such as hubs, bridges, routers, and other hardware.
  • Monitored data transfer security to detect and prevent intrusion attempts and respond to DDoS attacks.
  • Performed troubleshooting for Juniper, Cisco devices, and packet analysis.
  • Developed scripts for deployment, maintenance, and monitoring of various network devices using Python.

Independent Consultant, Self-Employed
Evanston, IL, USA
Product Designer - Data Visualization
January 2019 - April 2019

  • Assisted Lanny Roytburg with Analytics consulting to strengthen their relationship with building material manufacturers.
  • Product Design: designed wire-frames, created data pipelines, data modeling, and developed solution architecture using multiple tools. (Miro, and Tableau).

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL, USA
Phonathon Student Representative
June 2018 - December 2018

  • Attended events to develop a professional network of potential donors.
  • Served as an ambassador by establishing an open line of communication between the University and its supporters.
  • Raised over $20,000 in corporate sponsorship funds for Northwestern Annual Fund.
  • Planned and organized special events, solicited corporate sponsorships, and set up matching gift donations to reach financial targets.

Teaching Assitant
September 2018 - December 2018

  • Assisted Prof. Mark Werwath with classroom management and document coordination to maintain a positive learning environment for the NUvention Transportation course.
  • Tutored struggling students individually and in small groups to reinforce learning concepts. Assisted in the development of their startup pitches and evaluated their progress over the course of the quarter.
  • Participated in lesson planning and curriculum implementation to promote quicker rollout and delivery.
  • Built and maintained personal relationships with the advisory board, faculty, students, and past startups from the class.

Research Assistant
June 2018 - September 2018

  • Assisted Prof. Doug Downey in the development of a new framework for sharing word embeddings used within Natural Language Processing applications.
  • Analyzed papers, experimented with combining context-sensitive and context-independent word embedding pre-trained models to evaluate if they perform better than the current SOTA on a bunch of established tasks.
  • Gathered, arranged, and corrected research data to create representative graphs and charts highlighting results for presentations.
  • Supervised and mentored the research of undergraduate and foreign exchange students to ensure proper understanding of concepts and completion of assigned experiments.

Gigamon
Chennai, TN, India
Software Engineer - Sustaining (Customer Facing)
June 2016 - August 2017

  • Developed software for the GigaSMART product range - Packet Deduplication, Inline SSL decryption, Netflow, Packet Slicing, and Masking.
  • Interfaced with high-profile customers and developed custom features based on business requirements in high-pressure situations.
  • Contributed to ongoing code reviews, held team meetings, and maintained R&D - Support -Sales relationships.
  • Built features in an agile development team in the Embedded software, Networking, Network Security, Traffic Visibility, and Deep Packet Inspection domains. Worked closely on top of network processors, Linux interfaces, C and C++ languages mainly used.

Defence Research and Development Laboratory
Hyderabad, TG, India
Engineering Intern
December 2014 - January 2015

  • Assisted and contributed to ongoing research on High Dynamic Carrier Tracking Loop for carrier identification.
  • Assisted product research for GPS receivers, and missile communications.

Volunteering
Comer Education Campus Chicago, IL, USA
Salesforce Consultant
April 2021 - August 2021

  • Lead Salesforce Consultant Volunteer for the project sponsored by Santrice Martin, Director of Advancement. (Saved them over $22,000 through donating time, enabling them to reallocate their funds to their core mission to address Educational Inequality).
  • Defined enterprise processes and best practices and tailored enterprise processes in line with their Data Strategy.
  • Led the system development life cycle from requirements analysis through system implementation of the Salesforce CRM solution.
  • Built custom objects and reports to track and manage donor families, beneficiaries in line with the executive strategy to increase donor participation/contribution by 25%.
  • Impact story - https://www.catchafire.org/volunteer/63025/

Awards & Certifications
Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I)
December 2021
Scrum.org
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Routing and Switching
July 2019
Cisco
Special Achiever Award - Prototype Car - Shell Eco-Marathon - 100kmpl
March 2016
VIT University
Skills
Domains: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Analytics, Product Design, Networking, Entrepreneurship, Customer Relations, Software Engineering, Sales, Support, Software Development, Client Management, System Administration, Data Management, Data Visualization
Languages: Python, SQL, C, C++, Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, NodeJS
Tools / Solutions: Git, JIRA, Google Cloud, MySQL, Oracle DB, Service-Now, AWS, Azure, Salesforce, Miro