Dwarkanath Prabhu

Software Engineer

Software engineer with experience in back-end development, database management, front-end development and startups


  • dwarkanath.com
  • pdwarkanath
  • dwarkanath.prabhu@gmail.com
  • (979) 258-5215
  • Toronto, ON
  • Authorized to work in Canada indefinitely as a Permanent Resident

Technical Skills:

  • Python 4.5/5
  • JavaScript 4/5
  • SQL 4/5
  • HTML 4/5
  • CSS 4/5
  • ASP.NET 3.5/5
  • C++ 3/5
  • PHP 3/5
  • AWS 3/5
  • GCP 3/5


  • AWS Certified Cloud Practioner
  • Full Stack Open - University of Helsinki
  • Google IT Support Specialist
  • Coursera Deep Learning Specialization

Soft Skills:

  • Writing 4/5
  • Teamwork 4/5
  • Public Speaking 3.5/5
  • Leadership 3.5/5


  • Memes 5/7
  • Standup Comedy
  • Digital Marketing
  • Linguistics
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Work Experience

Software Engineer II (SDE-2), WorkSpan

Mar 2022 - Present

WorkSpan is a SaaS platform for companies to build and manage joint sales partnerships

  • Led a team of 3 developers to automate product configurations saving 4 hours of employee time per customer
  • Implemented OIDC authentication in Angular for customers to use their own SSO provider to login to WorkSpan
  • Created a microservice to listen to updates in Microsoft Partner Center via a webhook. Migrated over 50,000 objects for existing customers to new microservice
  • Replaced config and .env files with GCP Secret Manager to store sensitive information like API keys more securely
  • Developed a REST API and deployed to Google Cloud to translate data from Google Partner Advantage Portal pub/sub topic and share with customers
  • Internal Python Automation Scripts
    • Identify and delete duplicate objects from DataStore (GCP NoSQL database)
    • Make hitherto single person accessible files company wide accessible
    • Daily and weekly error reports from trace logs in BigQuery
    • Post error messages to each product's respective slack channels for customer service teams to monitor

Software Engineer, Conference Management Services (CMS) Inc.

Oct 2019 - Jan 2022

CMS Inc. is an event management company specializing in academic conferences

Virtual Conference Platform

  • Led the execution of 2 virtual conferences from start to finish attended by 15,000 attendees each
  • Architected and built an application for on-demand access to paper presentation videos used by over 100,000 users
  • Developed a web application for users to register and upload presentation videos to an AWS S3 Bucket
  • Automated Zoom Meetings creation using Zoom API for live sessions with access limited to authorized participants

Sponsor Registration System

  • Created customized sponsor registration systems in ASP with a SQL Server database for 10+ conferences
  • Designed a visual booth selection interface using CSS Grid
  • Developed a payment system to charge credit cards using Authorize.Net

Paper Management System

  • Refactored 15 year old code to assign reviewers to papers from PHP to Python
  • Led the development of the API for paper authors to submit copyright to IEEE
  • Built full-text search for papers by creating an API in PHP and making AJAX calls to it
  • Automated creation of post-conference proceedings using a Flask app served via nginx on Debian

Research Assistant, Texas A&M University

Sep 2017 - Oct 2019

Skin Cancer Detection Using Deep Learning (Computer Vision)

  • Analyzed a labeled dataset of 10,000+ skin images to classify into 7 types of diseases
  • Achieved validation set multi-class precision of 87.5% - a 25% improvement over baseline by using ResNet50 (pretrained on ImageNet), Data Augmentation and Weighted Loss to fix class imbalance

Power Generation Capacity Planning – Conference Paper (Optimization)

  • Modeled and solved a bi-objective optimization problem using linear programming to minimize water utilization and cost for power generation in Texas with CPLEX in C++ over the next 25 years
  • Built an app using Shiny framework for R and GIS data to display optimal solutions on a map

Marketing Manager, Aasaanjobs.com

Jan 2015 – Jan 2016

Aasaanjobs.com (now Rocket) is a job portal for entry-level jobs in India

  • Hired and managed a team of 10 including copywriters, designers, editors and digital marketers

Strategy & Operations Analyst, Deloitte

Jul 2012 – Dec 2014

Deloitte is one of the largest consulting firms in the world.


ProductAnimal.com (React App)

Oct 2020 – Nov 2020

  • Created a React app to generate a startup name using the formula ProductName + Animal (eg. mailchimp)
  • Deployed a Node.js function to AWS Lambda as an API to check if .com domain is available to register for the name

Week In Memes (Static Website)

Feb 2019 – Mar 2020

Week In Memes is a blog that maintains a record of all Indian meme templates as they are generated and used

  • Wrote 100+ articles in 1 year using a Python script that scrapes Twitter for memes on trending topics
  • Designed a custom CSS theme for Hugo (Golang based static site generator) to publish the blog
  • Devised Python scripts for automation of social media posting to Twitter and Pinterest saving time by 80%
  • Automated liking posts, commenting and following users on instagram; Increased followers by 300% in a month
  • Grew to 12,000+ visitors/month using Search Engine Optimization, Email Marketing and Social Media at no cost

Twitter clone (Web Application)

Jan 2019 – Mar 2019

  • Built a web app with Flask back-end, Bootstrap front-end and SQL database for user-generated posts like Twitter
  • Implemented ElasticSearch to search for posts and users. Deployed to cloud via Heroku


M. Eng., Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University

Dec 2018

B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Aug 2012