Kimeshan Naidoo

Chief Technology Officer, Unibuddy

London, United Kingdom

Software architecture, scalable SaaS cloud applications, full stack software development and GraphQL engineer. Agile, TDD/BDD and Scrum practitioner.

Work Experience

  • Unibuddy

    CTO & Co-Founder|May, 2016Current

    Unibuddy changes the way universities attract, inform and recruit students by placing peer interactions and instant messaging at the core of its solutions. By embedding our tools into their websites, universities allow prospective applicants to chat with their student ambassadors and join group discussions in a matter of seconds.

    • Modelled the database, designed the architecture and developed the feature-rich, original marketplace of the Unibuddy platform complete with online chat, notifications, payments, freemium subscriptions, analytics, etc.
    • Architected the company's first full continuous deployment system on CircleCI. Wrote a blog tutorial describing how it was developed which was officially tweeted and shared by the CircleCI team.
    • Developed the strategy and managed the development team to execute replacing Meteor data pub/subs with Apollo/GraphQL
    • Lead and enforced strict architectural design pattern thinking and standards
  • University College London

    Lead Software Engineer|Feb, 2016Apr, 2016

    Headed the development team of UCL's International Summer School mobile app. Stack: Ionic, Angular, Cordova, AWS Lambda, AWS API Gateway. Built for Android and iOS. Currently available on the Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ionicframework.issu542668

    • Gleat

      Lead Software Engineer|Sep, 2015Jan, 2016

      Developed a peer to peer mobile cross-platform dining app.

      • Schlumberger

        Engineer|Feb, 2013Aug, 2016

        Designed and programmed batch scripts software (.bat files) to automate file transfers of seismic acquistion data for seismic exploration projects in Trinidad, the Netherlands, Norway and United Arab Emirates. Coded Visual Basic macros in Excel. Certified Network Administrator and Site Security Officer (network security).

        Education

        • University College London

          MSc Computer Science|Sep, 2015Sep, 2016

          Distinction.

        • University of Cape Town

          BSc Electrical Engineering|Jan, 2009Dec, 2012

          Honours and Dean's Merit List.

        Skills

          • Software Architecture
          • Software Engineering
          • Javascript
          • NoSQL Databases
          • React
          • Python
          • Design Patterns