Kirtan Desai
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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing...

-- Benjamin Franklin

Time to get **it done!

I am a full-stack engineer, back-end engineer, and data leader with a passion for building and designing systems. I like building things that make a difference. From Micro-SaaS to enterprise software & platforms. I've worn many hats in my career. Software Engineer, Data Engineer, Data Architect, Data Modeler, Application Architect, DBA, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Head of Data, Engineering Manager, VP of data, etc.

I enjoying managing and leading large initiatives and projects. I enjoy building and managing teams, products, and platforms. In addition to building teams and products, I enjoy technical program management, technical product management, data product development, and data product management.

I specialize in building data-intensive applications. I have experience with "full stack data", from ETL/ELT/Streaming to various storage mechanisms (object/blob store, columnar, in memory, data lakes, etc) to various data models for analytical purposes using star, snowflake, and other dimensional models.

I have experience with various data platforms such as Snowflake, Redshift, BigQuery, Databricks, etc. I have experience with various data architectures such as data lakes, delta lakes, data warehouses, data marts, operational data stores, etc. I have experience with various data pipelines, from data ingestion & storage to data processing & analytics. I have experience with various data tools such as dbt, Airflow, etc. I have experience with various data visualization tools such as Tableau, Looker, PowerBI etc.

Primary Languages: Golang, Python, SQL
Data: MySQL/PlanetScale, PostgreSQL/Supabase/Neon, MongoDB, Firebase, Databricks, Snowflake, Netezza, Vertica, Oracle, Apache Cassandra, DB2, Teradata, MS SQL Server
Data Tools: Fivetran, Airflow, dbt, Looker, Tableau, PowerBI, Superset, metabase, redash
Architecture: auth, db, storage, functions, hosting, ML, CI/CD, etc.
Web dev: React, NextJS, Typescript, Tailwind CSS, shadcn-ui, daisy ui, chakra ui etc.
Data Distribution: Kafka, RabbitMQ, PubSub, Kinesis, APIs, datafeeds (files), etc.