aamir virani


Aamir Sirajali Virani
resume dot 187 at aamirvirani dot com


Stanford University – Stanford, California – March 2006
MS in Electrical Engineering
Relevant course work: adaptive signal processing, machine learning, medical electronics

Rice University – Houston, Texas – May 2001
BS in Electrical Engineering; graduated Magna Cum Laude
Relevant course work: digital logic, VLSI, digital signal processing, communications theory


Software Engineer – Xobni – San Francisco, California – Oct 2007 – Present

  • Organized projects and development cycles incorporating feedback from engineering, marketing, user experience, and product teams.
  • Scheduled and assigned projects among members of engineering team while managing deadlines.
  • Developed and architected desktop components of Xobni’s viral invite system, which allows users to invite colleagues to try Xobni while still in Microsoft Outlook.
  • Interesting press and awards: Lifehacker’s Featured Windows Download (Jan ‘08), Selection – Microsoft’s Startup Accelerator Program (’08)
  • More to come…

Software Engineer – PowerReviews – Millbrae, California – May 2006 – Sep 2007

  • Developed and architected buzzillions.com, a consumer shopping portal with 3,000 visitors per day that utilizes user-generated keywords to find and compare over 50,000 products.
  • Wrote Java servlets, SQL database queries, and interfaces for the Endeca Application Platform to power search and marketing features.
  • Used search engine optimization (SEO) techniques to increase the site’s PageRank to 5 within one month of public release.
  • Produced reports tracking features and traffic on competing websites, as well as internal statistics on user registrations, conversion rates, and overall site usage.
  • Worked with marketing to create press releases and flyers introducing social shopping to public.
  • Industry Awards: Interactive Media Awards: Best In Class – Ratings and Reviews, Consumer Goods (’07), Endeca Navigator Award (‘07)

Software Engineering Intern – NeuroPace – Mountain View, California – Summer 2005

  • Implemented signal processing algorithms in C to analyze electroencephalograms (EEGs), and designed software to enable its web-based visual display for hundreds of users across the US.
  • Programmed C interface to Oracle databases that performed SQL queries and saved analysis results.

Hardware Engineer – National Instruments – Austin, Texas – September 2001 – August 2004

  • Created VHDL testbench to validate the NI-STC2, a signal and timing controller that now powers M Series, the company’s largest hardware product line.
  • Defined functional simulation plan and schedule while coordinating with two development teams, and completed testing on time.
  • Designed C interface that allowed group members to more easily write verification tests for the ASIC.
  • Debugged and wrote production-quality VHDL code to interface with ADCs, DACs, and memory.
  • Authored internal documentation detailing ASIC operation, driver-level programming, and testbench usage for groups throughout the company.
  • Learned marketing strategies for a large company introducing a product in a new, competitive space (low-cost data-acquisition hardware).

Marketing Intern – National Instruments – Munich, Germany – Summer 2000

  • Produced a German language marketing CD using HTML, stylesheets, JavaScript, and Flash.


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