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Gurudhas Surendran

Gurudhas Surendran

Android developer
Toronto, Ontario

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About Gurudhas Surendran:

Experienced IT professional with a 9+ year background in advanced technology, benchmarking, and
capacity planning. Leveraged a strong foundation in software engineering, offering in-depth
expertise in mobile development and strategic leadership. Effectively led a cross-functional team of
twelve, delivering quantifiable business impact. Eager to leverage my expertise and collaboration
skills to enhance organizational excellence and contribute to your team's achievements. Proficient
in aligning technology solutions with business goals to drive productivity and profitability.

Experience

Capstone Project Member, February 2023 – April 2023
Knowquest, The Big Leaf, Canada
• IRP Implementation: Successfully established a robust Incident Response Plan for effective security incident handling and rapid recovery.

• Cybersecurity Enhancement: Showcased an active and preemptive approach to cybersecurity improvement through our detailed IRP.

• Progress Reporting: Generated a milestone progress report on our IRP development and implementation.

 

IT Director, February 2017 – August 2022 
Bizzon Info Solutions, Trivandrum, India
• Monitored network traffic using tools such as Snort and pfSense to detect and prevent malicious activities including viruses and unauthorized access attempts, resulting in a substantial decrease in security reaches.

• Formulated and executed IT strategies aligned with organizational objectives, utilizing Lucidchart and Microsoft Project, leading to a significant improvement in project alignment.

• Leveraged project management tools such as Microsoft Project and Jira, resulting in a clear improvement in project planning, tracking, and implementation efficiency.

• Inspected budget resources with precision using Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks, resulting in effective cost-saving through efficient resource allocation.

• Applied Lean Six Sigma methodologies and a culture of continuous improvement with Kaizen principles and kept up-to-date knowledge of emerging technologies through continuous research and active engagement in more than ten Proof of Concept projects.

• Oversaw end-to-end processes, delivering high-quality products within 6 months, surpassing expectations, staying within budget, and also led budget discussions and chaired meetings with four clients for release discussions.

• Utilized Functional Reactive Programming libraries and tools and also implemented the MVVM design pattern in more than twenty apps while utilizing Android Jetpack components across multiple modules in Android Studio.

• Demonstrated expertise in the end-to-end IT lifecycle, including project implementation, transformation, and service delivery to achieve operational excellence, with proficiency in IT infrastructure, system architecture, risk management, and security protocols, aimed at driving operational excellence and maximizing ROI.

• Demonstrated expertise in web development, proficient in HTML, CSS, and diverse front-end web technologies, with practical experience in more than 3 CMS eCommerce platforms like Wordpress, Magento and Shopify, as well as mastery in database systems such as MySQL.

• Developed and managed more than 15 WordPress websites with expertise in seamless WooCommerce integration, alongside innovative ecommerce mobile app creation, and strategically secured one trademark for a proprietary ecommerce application, showcasing entrepreneurial dedication and visionary thinking.

 

Technology Lead, December 2017 – September 2018
Smarter Inc., Manila, Philippines (Secondment)
• Implemented Agile software development methodology to manage task implementation, project scheduling, and milestones for 5 projects.

• Thoroughly documented functionalities with workflow and class diagrams using Confluence/Jira for the five projects.

• Translated complex functional and technical requirements into detailed development tasks using MVVM, adhering to Agile methodology for all five projects.

• Facilitated interaction with the Web API team for mobile application endpoints, including third-party payment gateway integration for all the five projects.

 

Associate Engineer, September 2015 – December 2017
Trikode Solutions Pvt Ltd, Trivandrum, India
• Developed code for various requirements in mobile applications using Android/Java with Gradle with design patterns such as MVVM and MVP for more than eight projects.

• Operated in a DevOps model using CI/CD Pipeline for deploying changes using version control such as GitLab, and delivering in the Play Store with a proper release schedule using Agile methodology for the eight projects.

• Constructed test cases for each method using tools like JUnit, Espresso, ensuring quality code with zero bugs, utilizing tools like SonarQube for all eight projects.

• Employed Content Providers to pass data between different applications, and utilized Android Broadcast Receivers to listen to system-wide events or intents, ensuring real-time updates and notifications to users across all the eight projects.

 

Junior Software Engineer, March 2014 – August 2015
Genius Softwares, Nagercoil, India
• Provided support for the development of enhancements in pre-existing Android Java mobile applications, implementing UI designs using XML code and shared mockups for 3 projects.

• Conducted comprehensive research, user consultations, and in-depth analysis leading to successful software deployment, resulting in a remarkable fifteen percent increase in user satisfaction.

• Integrated third-party payment gateways such as PayUMoney for seamless transactions within the payment module, enhancing user convenience and expanding payment options in one of the projects.

• Attained proficiency in Android Development including Android SDK, Google Maps SDK, Architectures, Life Cycle, JSON, REST, and bug fixing, as well as experienced in Buildbox 2D Mobile Development, adapting to new technologies and emerging technologies, ensuring robustness and enhanced code usability.

 

Software Engineer Trainee, August 2013 – February 2014
Aadans Infotech | Trivandrum, India
• Performed relevant Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) activities, including design, development, testing, and implementation, resulting in atleast ten percent reduction in time-tomarket and enhanced efficiency in the development process.

• Worked on Restful APIs to communicate with the database for fetching users, optimizing data retrieval speed by atleast twenty percent.

• Streamlined the mobile database synchronization process using SQLite, reducing synchronization time by atleast thirty percent , which allowed for faster data access and improved user experience.

 

Education

Certification in Cyber Security Operations
YORK UNIVERSITY, Toronto, Canada, September 2022 - August 2023


Bachelor of Engineering & Technology B.tech IT - 6.8 CGPA
ANNA UNIVERSITY, Chennai, INDIA, June 2010 - June 2013


Diploma in Information Technology - 8.5 CGPA
Directorate of TECHNICAL EDUCATION, TN Govt, INDIA, June 2008 - June 2010

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