Akshay Rakheja

Software Engineer

Email: rakheja.akshay@gmail.com

Phone: 647-762-0999

Location: Toronto, Canada

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Work Experience

Software Engineer - Immigrate.AI

March 2023 - Present, Etobicoke, Canada

  • Developed a Chrome extension, resulting in a 95% reduction in webform filing time.
  • Built an AI module integration with a CRM platform, increasing application success rate by 60%.
  • Spearheaded the development of an extension for real-time company process auditing.

Software Engineer | Product Manager - Pronti AI

November 2022 - January 2023, Remote

  • Enhanced user experience, leading to over 1 million downloads.
  • Developed a microservice on GCP for parsing shopping purchases and auto-populating a virtual App closet.

Growth Product Manager Intern - Alpaca Markets

April 2022 - October 2022, Remote

  • Developed a Slack integration for trading, improving user experience.
  • Authored technical blogs, resulting in a ~45% increase in Crypto API usage.

Hardware Test Engineer - Waymo

June 2019 - February 2020, Palo Alto, USA

  • Implemented hardware testing protocols, reducing hardware failures by 20%.
  • Performed RCA with a focus on product performance and reliability.

Hardware Test Engineer - Sanmina and Zollner Elektronik AG

May 2017 - June 2019

  • Created test plans, performed yield loss analysis, and transitioned projects to production.
  • Implemented scripts for data collection, improving PCBA repair time by 70%.


Google Cloud Vertex AI Hackathon

July 2023

  • Implemented an ML pipeline for meeting recordings using Google Cloud Run and Google Speech-To-Text.
  • Loaded data into Google Cloud Storage and applied it to a Vertex Matching Engine.
  • Enabled querying using a langchain-enabled Chainlit instance with Palm 2 chat interface and vector search.

AI21 Labs Hackathon

June 2023 - July 2023

  • Integrated AI21's language capabilities with Zapier and Make for workflow automation.

Pinecone Hackathon

June 2023

  • Built a No-code helper app using LangChain, OpenAI, and Pinecone.



MEng., Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Waterloo

January 2021 - June 2022

Specialization in ML and AI

BSc., Electrical Engineering

Purdue University

August 2012 - December 2016