Sumeet Agarwal

Coding and software engineering

Teaching, coaching, mentorship


Self, 2018 - 2022

Teaching and tutoring


Language research

Remind, San Francisco, CA

Product and infrastructure engineer, 2015 – 2018

Worked on the Remind messaging platform, a messaging program connecting over 30 million parents, students and teachers in almost every school in the US. Led development on numerous products, including bulk administration tools for school and district leaders, and 2-way messaging between students, teachers and parents.

Devised several large-scale infrastructure projects, fixing performance issues unique to a high traffic messaging app with 30 million users, and implemented organization-wide changes to significantly reduce the app’s error rate.

Ruby, Go, Python, React, Node.JS, RabbitMQ, Redis, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, statsd

SocialChorus, San Francisco, CA

Senior product engineer, 2015

Maintained a web-based employee outreach SaaS, used by very large companies like Coca Cola and Target, in an XP (eXtreme Programming) environment. Test driven development and daily pair programming.

Ruby on Rails, CouchDB, PostgreSQL, Backbone.js

Yelp, San Francisco, CA

Software lead, 2010 – 2014

Lead developer on Yelp’s consumer line of products, including Yelp Deals, Gift Certificates and food delivery. Worked on email deliverability, handling payments, large team project coordination, and pioneered more efficient testing and code organization methods.

Python, MySQL

Sogeti, Dayton, OH

Corporate IT, internal tools, 2009 – 2010

Worked on the in-house IT team of a 2000+ employee IT consulting firm based all over the US.

Python, Django, PHP

Education and background

Boston University, Bachelors in Computer Science – Boston, MA, 2008

Pre-university accomplishments

Other interests

Running, functional programming, Zachtronics games, Advent of Code, Linux, tiling window managers