Varun Gujarathi

Software Engineer

Work Experience

October 2022 - Present
Software Engineer - Clean Slate Initiative
  • Initiated the transition to the Git version control system, reducing development bottlenecks by 30% and accelerating code deployments by 20%.
  • Aided in visualizing and analyzing criminal justice data by building an optimized app using Next.js, identifying potential racial disparities, and saving over $18B in lost earnings annually (
September 2020 - June 2022
Software Engineer - Wealth & Personal Banking (Fraud I.T.)
  • Reduced banking fraud by 60% and saved over $2M annually by enabling real-time fraud detection through Spring Boot microservices across 100+ banking event types.
  • Improved user experience for 500K+ daily API requests through a multi-threaded Spring Integration router resulting in 73% faster response time.
  • Implemented indexing and caching to improve Oracle database performance, reducing latency by 50% for over 1 million daily transactions.
  • Collaborated with product managers and architects to enable PSD2 compliance for over 14 million U.K. customers by rapidly rolling out a MuleSoft mTLS Gateway into production within 15 days.
January 2020 - July 2020
Machine Learning Intern - Retail Analytics
  • Increased revenue of retail stores by 22% by building event-driven microservices, using Python, Kafka, and Redis, to analyze behaviors and journey patterns of loyal customers.


June 2024

Santa Clara University

Master of Science - Computer Science

  • Coursework: Adv. Operating Systems, Database Systems, Design Analysis of Algorithms
May 2020

Savitribai Phule Pune University (VIT Pune)

Bachelor of Technology - Electronics Engineering

  • Best Capstone Project
  • Coursework: Object-oriented Programming, Data Structures & Algorithms, Computer Architecture, Pattern Recognition


  • Head, Robotics Club – Led 25 engineers securing 6th in an international robotics competition by building an intelligent quadrupedal robot.


  • Website lead, Student Council  – Led college website development handling 10K+ peak traffic; mentored 4 developers on ReactJS and AWS.


  • Executive Producer, TEDxVITPune (Premier TEDx conference) – Orchestrated stage design, production, and content for the TEDx event with 500+ attendees and thousands of live stream views.