• Multi-role exposure, from developer to team manager.
  • Built teams, set processes, crafted strategy and execution direction.
  • Partnered with product and led engineering team to execute large scale, complex client system. I strive to build sustainable systems, platforms, and processes that will positively impact not just the clients/users but also the development teams working on them.
  • Track record of working in cohesion with software, operations, client servicing and product teams.

JRD Group Jan 2017 — Present

Software Engineer

JRD Group is a Dubai-based Software Development company catering to the region's real estate sector; helping millions of property seekers, sellers, investors and professionals find, buy and sell property through simple yet sophisticated technology.

I am currently working on PropSpace, a full-feature cloud-based real estate software designed to manage every aspect of a broker's daily business including managing leads and listings, contracts and calendars, and more. Over 5,000 agents in the UAE login daily to PropSpace to manage their real estate activities online.

  • Responsible for development & maintenance of PropSpace application
  • Writing highly scalable Web Application
  • Writing Single Page Applications
  • CodeIgniter
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • JQuery
  • JavaScript
  • Git
  • Nginx
  • JIRA
  • Elastic Search

Cactus Communications Jan 2015 — Dec 2016

Software Development Manager

CACTUS is a pioneering global scientific communications company. In everything we do, we want to accelerate the development of global scientific research, by helping science break through the confines of geography and language. To this end, we partner with academic and pharmaceutical communities worldwide and leverage the expertise of 1400+ professionals to create compelling, high-quality scientific communications

Editage, a brand of CACTUS, is a leading brand in the field of Scientific Editing and Publication Support. As of April 2013, we have over 47,000 clients across 112 countries and we have edited 212,000 manuscripts.

  • Work with Product Management team and business owners for road map creation and story scope, and identify project risks and roadblocks.
  • Managing a team of 10 developers in a highly collaborative and AGILE environment
  • Embrace and coach team on Agile values and principles. This helps improve teams efficiency and skill-building as well
  • Explain stories and priorities to the team before the sprint starts. And, ensure that they have everything to start their job and remove all obstacles.
  • Monitor project progress against project plan and ensure delivery with expected timelines
  • Track and report KPIs on project/sprint progress and track and drive resolution of issues.
  • Measures, tracks and communicates team velocity and sprint/release progress to stakeholders and management in order to provide visibility into overall project progress and status.
  • Ensuring projects are delivered on time, and error-free. This is a non-negotiable caveat.
  • Internal Clients serviced by my team: Client Servicing, CRM, Operations, Finance, Debtor Management, and Marketing
  • I report to Vice President, Engineering and work very closely with Head, Product Development cell
  • Drupal
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • JavaScript
  • Git
  • Nginx
  • PHPUnit
  • Jenkins
  • JIRA

Cactus Communications July 2012 — Dec 2014

Project Manager, Technology

CACTUS is a pioneering global scientific communications company. In everything we do, we want to accelerate the development of global scientific research, by helping science break through the confines of geography and language. To this end, we partner with academic and pharmaceutical communities worldwide and leverage the expertise of 1400+ professionals to create compelling, high-quality scientific communications

Editage, a brand of CACTUS, is a leading brand in the field of Scientific Editing and Publication Support. As of April 2013, we have over 47,000 clients across 112 countries and we have edited 212,000 manuscripts.

  • Responsible for development and delivery of technology projects and thereby helping CACTUS move toward its vision of “Great Technology” for 2015.
  • Headed the technology team for the organization’s ISO 27001:2005 certification process.
  • Involvement in each step of the SDLC including client communication, requirements gathering and SRD, project planning, sprint planning, resource allocation, TDD, Peer reviews, Quality Assurance, UAT, and deployment.
  • Coordinate with other teams to manage inter-dependencies.
  • Mentor, guide and develop the team technically and individually.
  • Actively involved in recruitment and on-boarding for Sr/Jr. developers and Sr/Jr. QA]
  • LAMP
  • Drupal
  • JavaScript
  • Git
  • Jenkins
  • JIRA

Cactus Communications July 2011 — July 2012

Team Lead, Technology

CACTUS is a pioneering global scientific communications company. In everything we do, we want to accelerate the development of global scientific research, by helping science break through the confines of geography and language. To this end, we partner with academic and pharmaceutical communities worldwide and leverage the expertise of 1400+ professionals to create compelling, high-quality scientific communications

Editage, a brand of CACTUS, is a leading brand in the field of Scientific Editing and Publication Support. As of April 2013, we have over 47,000 clients across 112 countries and we have edited 212,000 manuscripts.

  • Manage development of application from architecture design to implementation.
  • Lead application design, development and review activities
  • Improved the performance of servers by actively scaling them horizontally / vertically
  • Developed an Intranet facilitating intra-organizational information exchange
  • PHP
  • Drupal
  • JavaScript
  • MySQL
  • HTML / CSS
  • Jenkins
  • XML / JSON

Cactus Communications July 2009 — July 2011

Software Engineer

CACTUS is a pioneering global scientific communications company. In everything we do, we want to accelerate the development of global scientific research, by helping science break through the confines of geography and language. To this end, we partner with academic and pharmaceutical communities worldwide and leverage the expertise of 1400+ professionals to create compelling, high-quality scientific communications

Editage, a brand of CACTUS, is a leading brand in the field of Scientific Editing and Publication Support. As of April 2013, we have over 47,000 clients across 112 countries and we have edited 212,000 manuscripts.

  • Develop objected oriented design
  • Coordinate with QA team for the execution of the QA

I have created few Chrome extensions that are helpful in day-to-day activities. Below is the list:

Software Development

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Drupal 6/7
  • JQuery
  • LAMP / WAMP / XAMPP
  • HTML / CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Apache / Nginx
  • Git / SVN
  • XML / JSON
  • PHPUnit
  • Jenkins
  • Ubuntu / Mac / Windows

Others

  • Memcache
  • Apache SOLR
  • MediaWiki
  • HipChat
  • Newrelic
  • GrayLog
  • Vagrant
  • JIRA / Confluence
  • BugZilla

Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology (BE – IT)

vidyavardhini's college of engineering and technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra (2004 — 2008)

Higher Secondary Education

Vivek Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (2002 — 2004)

May-2012

Milan's ability to understand business objectives, however vague they are, and translate them into enterprise-class applications is unparalleled. He's a people's developer and knows how to bridge the gap between managements and his team of developers. His calm disposition adds to an already versatile toolset he has as a fantastic team leader.

— Avadhut Phatarpekar (Technology wrangler at Yelp)

Milan is my go-to man for development and visualization work in software based on Drupal/PHP. He shows clear thinking and decisiveness. His ability to join the dots when developing a new product that sits between different systems is remarkable. He also has a unique quality that allows him to critique his own work, without getting too attached to it. Drawing plans for development work is another thing he does well. All in all, Milan is a great person to have on board.

— Godfrey Lobo (Product Manager at GEP Worldwide)

Milan is having very good knowledge about open source technologies. He is detailed oriented programer. He will be always asset to the organization. I am recommending him for his Hard work, dedication and knowledge.

— Vijay Bansod (Backend Technology Architect at OAB Studios)