Madhavan Malolan

"Ask hard questions. It not only gives answers, but initiates an enquiry that enriches the investigation"

Madhavan Malolan

Entrepreneur. Software Engineer.


madhavan [at] madhavanmalolan [dot] com

Work Experience

Co-founder, Socionity

June 2017 - Present

Founded the company in June 2017 to address problems in citizens’ painpoints while interacting with the Government.

Exploration

November 2016 - June 2017

I took some time off to explore the various options. After some travelling I tried to dig for problems on the theme "problems in Indian society that can be solved using technology, that no one in the sillicon valley will solve." During this period I prototyped many products and tested them out in the market.

Microsoft

Software Development Engineer - July 2014 - August 2015

Worked on the Bing Search Engine - Relevance team, architected and developed the data aggregation pipeline for multi-entity carousel answers for bing.com ground up for 8 markets amounting to 200 million queries a month

Samosa Labs

August 2015 - Present

Led the product development and setup agile processes with rapid prototyping. During my stay, the Samosa App userbase grew from 200 thousand to 2 million users. The team solved major technological and design problems to make the product next billion ready.

Microsoft

Software Development Engineer - July 2014 - August 2015

Worked on the Bing Search Engine - Relevance team, architected and developed the data aggregation pipeline for multi-entity carousel answers for bing.com ground up for 8 markets amounting to 200 million queries a month

Mango Labs

C.T.O - April 2014 - September 2014

Developed a solution at Mango Labs for in game advertisements that would not hamper the game experience. The product rolled out SDKs for major game development platforms including Unity , Cocos. The company was pulled down primarily because the team believed the market is not ready for such a product, traditional advertising dominated revenues.

Positions held as a student at IIIT

April 2010 - July 2014

  • Festival Coordinator
  • Students Government
  • Students Constitution Committee Convener

Resume

Education

Computer Science Engineering

International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad - B.Tech 2014

Awarded Gold medal for continuous involvement and best all-round performance in academic and extra-curricular activities.
Appeared in the dean's merit list for all academic years.

Other Interests

Avid reader, club basketball player, award winning public speaker

SKILLS

Professional Skills

  • 80% Complete
    Communication 80%
  • 70% Complete
    Leadership 70%
  • 90% Complete
    Confidence 90%

Development Skills

  • 85% Complete
    Backend 85%
  • 85% Complete
    Front end 85%
  • 40% Complete
    UI / UX 40%

Technologies

  • Programming, Scripting Python , Java , C, C++ , Erlang
  • Web HTML5 , Javascript , CSS3 , Django , PHP
  • Mobile and telephony Android , Asterisk
  • Bigdata and cloud Hadoop , Pig , Hive

OTHER PROJECTS

AnDCPP : DC++ Client for Android

Implemented a Java library for the DC++ P2P file sharing system ground up. There was no other existing implementation of the DC++ protocol on Java during the time of this writing. Also, used this to develop an Android DC++ app (AnDCPP) which saw 5000+ downloads in the first 3 months

Udhaari : The first IOU

Developed an app, as a hobby, called Udhaari which was among the first IOU apps on the PlayStore before players like Splitwise, Walnut and SettleUp entered the market.

Web document entity tagging : In browser personal assistant

Before personal assistants like GoogleNow, Siri and Cortana were main stream, developed an assistant to read web news documents and providing information related to certain events based on your reading history.