BEHDAD BANIANI

baniani@live.com

SOFTWARE ENGINEER LEADER

An innovative and goal-driven software leader with years of experience combining technical, product, and people skills to make ideas into effective solutions. An adept hands-on individual with outstanding successful experience in entire software development lifecycle.

  • Lead engineer and manager with proven leadership principles who has successfully led multiple high performing engineering teams in an agile environment.

  • Solid experience in managing projects from conception to on-time completion.

  • Strong knowledge and experience in software engineering using multiple languages, database technologies, and cloud computing.

  • Effective mentor to junior and senior engineers to grow their technical skills and their careers.

  • Excellent communication skills to work efficiently with peers, directs, and customers.

Technical Skills:

  • Languages: Java, C#, Ruby, Python

  • Data: MySQL, MSSql Server

  • Technologies and platforms: AWS, REST API, ASP.NET, JavaScript, JQuery, and many others as needed

EXPERIENCE

Amazon Web Services, EC2, Virginia - November 2019 - present

Software Development Manager

    • Successfully led a team to build a cutting-edge idea to a product based on a real customer problem. As a result, our service’s customer base increased by 200% in a year.

    • Managed and coordinated various efforts and projects between my team and other cross-functional teams in AWS.

    • Led agile sprint meetings, backlog grooming, sprint planning and retrospectives.

    • Proven record of recruiting, developing, coaching, and retaining great talent. Conducted frequent performance evaluations for my team.

    • Defined and maintained my team’s goals and roadmaps and make sure they are in line with the overall strategic goals of our organization.

    • Developed, standardized, and maintained high quality software development processes.

    • Designed and coordinated an org wide program to track all the services’ operational risks and improvements.

    • Initiated and conducted a knowledge sharing initiative among all the managers in our organization.

    • Writing codes using best practices and performed code reviews for my team.


Amazon Web Services, EC2, Virginia - 2018 - 2020

Sr. Software Development Engineer

    • Offered technical expertise to a number of teams regarding a variety of EC2 features and products, participated in various design reviews for EC2 services.

    • Served as technical lead and successfully launched multiple AWS products and features with high-performance, high-availability web services and large scale backend software stacks.

    • Worked with product managers to translate customer requirements to high-impact products and services.

    • Provided assistance to project managers to complete projects and deliver on time.

    • Conducted code reviews for the software teams to ensure compliance with software development best practices.

Some of the projects involved: AWS Transit Gateway, Inter-Region VPC Peering, An internal scaling solution.


Amazon Web Services, EC2, Virginia - 2014 - 2018

Software Development Engineer

    • Designed and developed highly-available services and high performance backend distributed systems in EC2.

    • Built/improved a number of EC2 VPC APIs.

    • Built automation for a number of workflows within our services.

    • Built testing and canary systems for EC2 services.

    • Extensive ops oncall experience and incident response.

Some of the projects involved: AWS Global Accelerator, VPC peering, VPC Flow Logs, idempotent capability for various EC2 APIs, and more.


IT Innovative Solutions, Maryland∙ 2010 - 2014

Software Engineer

Worked on designing, developing and maintaining data collection applications used by the U.S. universities nationwide and built data dissemination web tools based on the schools data (as part of a Department of Education contract).

Technologies: ASP.NET, MSSql Server, C#, JQuery, JSON


PENTASOFT, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia∙ 2007 - 2009

Software Engineer

Built a number of web tools for insurance agencies such as tools for insurance proposals and administrative tasks.

Technologies: ASP.NET, MSSql Server, C#, JQuery, JSON

EDUCATION

Master of Computer Science

MUM, Iowa, 2011

Master of Science (Computer Science - Real Time Software Engineering)

Technology University of Malaysia, Malaysia, 2009

Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Azad University of Shiraz, 2008

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • Provided consultation to multiple startups in the past. Worked with them to build their prototypes, define their MVPs and their final products, and participated in the business strategy discussions.

    • Interests: Machine Learning, IOT, running, cooking