Gaurav Chandak
software developer


about me

Senior Software Developer at Tracxn.

Before joining the search team of startup research platform, Tracxn, I worked as software developer intern in the personalization and NLP teams of a couple of startups and have proven myself to be a good learner and a problem solver.

I am looking for opportunities where I can get to work on real-world challenging problems.



Senior Software Engineer June 2016 — Present
Tracxn Technologies Private Limited Bengaluru, India
Search Team

  • Have almost complete ownership over the Search API which serves as the backend for Tracxn's entire research platform, customer APIs, data exports, report generation, mobile apps, etc. The API is basically at the core of all the customer facing products.
  • Have been working on reducing developer efforts in building new features and/or modifying old ones. Proposed and created generic components for almost all the core search features after thorough analysis of possible use cases because of which new features get developed in minutes instead of days or weeks.
  • Exposure: Groovy, ElasticSearch, MongoDB, Redis.

Software Developer, Intern May 2015 — July 2015
Ver Se Innovation Private Limited Bengaluru, India
Personalization & Analytics Team

  • Developed processors for generating and serving personalized news feeds to users based on their usage and affinity towards certain newspapers, categories and topics.
  • Optimized the querying of news articles from ElasticSearch which helped increase the throughput of serving news feeds by 400%.
  • Exposure: Java, ElasticSearch, MongoDB, Redis.

Software Developer, Intern May 2014 — July 2014
InsideView Technologies (India) Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad, India
NLP Team

  • Developed a processor which classifies a corpus of news articles into topics and retrieves the top trending topics from it.
  • Earlier, users were sent hundreds of news articles for the companies/industries they were following of which most of the articles had the same news content.
  • Exposure: Java, TF-IDF, LDA, ElasticSearch, Stanford POS Tagger, Stanford NER.


B.Tech June 2012 — May 2016
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur Durgapur, WB, India
Information Technology

GPA: 8.16/10.00

technical skills

  • Java, C++, Groovy, Python, C
  • ElasticSearch, MongoDB, Redis, MySQL

additional activities

To see some code I have written, visit my GitHub account.

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