Purvag Patel
Purvag Patel
Founder of Yodabit | Software Development Manager at Zillow

About me

I am an experienced software engineer, scientist, and entrepreneur. I am passionate about building excellent software and pushing the boundaries on what computers can do for us. I believe that a strong understanding of fundamental principles coupled with critical thinking and the ability to apply those principles are the foundations of a skilled engineer.

I'm building

Yodabit

Explore what's trending in Cricket. Our mission is to transform and organize massive data sets for the world to consume

Work

Software Development Manager

Zillow | Feb 2018 - Present

My role is to motivate, lead, coach, and mentor a team of engineers working on search and shopping infrastructure. We are leading technical direction to modernize core search services architecture for the company. We build highly scalable and resilient micro-services on top of managed solutions from AWS.

Software Development Engineer

Zillow | Feb 2014 - Jan 2018

My team managed and build core infrastructure to send emails and notifications for users saved searches. As a developer, I help build various features to provide personalized experience for user on Zillow.com.

CTO

get2kno | Aug 2012 – Dec 2014

We were designing state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms to generate a score for ranking social media profiles. Our mission was to help shared economy by providing an alternative trust score to facilitate sharing.

Software Engineer

Maritz Research | Apr 2013 – Feb 2014

We developed solutions for accumulation and analyses of the massive volume of social media and print data to help fortune 500 companies to understand how their products and campaigns are trending on social media.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy

Computer Science | Southern Illinois University | Graduated: 2015

Bachelor of Science

Computer Engineering | L.D. College of Engineering | Graduated: 2007