amanjeev sethi

science, infrastructure, photography, code


Software engineer with experience in multiple industries. Currently — building tools for Infrastructure, Web Services, Bioinformatics at NCBI.

Experienced in multiple programming languages and platforms. Background and education in Computer science. Strong communication skills. Mentored coworkers and have worked as adjunct lecturer.

Believes in open source, open science and helping others.

recent work experience

National Center for Biotechnology Information, Bethesda, MD

Infrastructure engineer, DevOps facilitator, Bioinformatics engineer
2012 to Current (also, 2009 to 2011)

Currently, building solutions for highly-available, multi-datacenter continuous deployment and delivery of Python/Django, Scala/Finagle, Kotlin, C++ applications at NCBI. Building datacenter-agnostic and cloud-agnostic infrastructure, while maintaining compatibility with various legacy, homegrown systems. Building language-specific support packages and applications for developers for easy, smooth on-boarding and integration. Striving to reduce complexity in deployment and delivery, as well as, reduce time to go-live for teams across NCBI. Making it easy for developers to deploy canary, blue-green deployments. Building infrastructure with monitoring and metrics first.

Previously, scientific software engineer for the human variation team (ClinVar, GTR); project lead for Web projects, services. Worked across Web interfaces, backends, services and tools for internal and external use. Mentored and trained coworkers on tools and technologies like Git, Python, Django. Evaluated software processes/tools. Built and maintained tools that help with submission and dissemination of scientific data. Built and maintained submission interfaces, internal custom curation CMS for scientists, services to support external and internal tools. Implemented and maintained the continuous integration builds and workflows. Some other projects include BLAST, GenBank, RefSeqGene, Gene, PubMed, PubMedHealth.

Involved with ad-hoc genomics projects and have participated in biotechnology hackathons and code marathons. Constantly learning about science and technology.

Viacom International, New York, NY

Software engineer
2011 to 2012

Worked as software (web) developer for various MTV International resources. Built interfaces, backends and services for high-traffic, multilingual web resources and one-off yearly events (like EMAs). Worked on document serving (MongoDB), CMS tools for producers, internationalization, GEO based restrictions and gamification of the websites. Served as project lead to customize the GEO targeting using Akamai’s ESI code for content delivery and to create gamification interfaces.