Soumitra Bhattacharyya

Director Engineering at Akamai Technologies
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur
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Director Engineering
Akamai Technologies
Jan 2015 - Present (3 years and 4 months)
Building Media New Initiatives team which is part of the Media CTO division of Akamai. This team works on leading edge technology and is responsible for developing proof of concepts, innovative solutions for devices and enable Akamai with new technologies for the future. This strategic team is supposed to quickly ramp up and deliver solution on multiple platforms in a short time. The areas to focus are improving media streaming experience, accelerating large object downloads and bringing in broadcast quality streaming on devices. Responsible for partnering with cross-functional teams within both engineering, product management and account teams to lead the technology direction, facilitate key technical decision, and gather technical inputs to engineering implementation.
Sr. Manager -Embedded Solutions/Android DANY Group
Sling Media
Dec 2008 - Jan 2015 (6 years and 2 months)
Leading the Embedded Solutions Group for Sling Media products .The group embeds Sling Placeshifting technology in Set Top Box using which users can stream A/V on their handheld device. It involves a complex ecosystem of firmware development , content protection, A/V streaming over network. The STB interacts with Cloud Services ,aggregates data like EPG, DVR and provides cool streaming experience on Desktop and mobile devices . Role involves Product delivery,technical ,team and process management
Project Leader -Imaging
Insilica Semiconductors, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Nov 2006 - Nov 2008 (2 years and 1 months)
Built the India software group from scratch to 10 member team. Developed the Mobile image processing knowhow at Bangalore ,set up high tech , Signal processor calibration lab. This group developed firmware and supported mobile OEM and ISP module manufacturers in integrating insilica signal processor . The multimedia group of people developed applications for Digital photo frame and built the complete Linux platform
Program Manager
Parrus IT Solutions Pvt Ltd
2006 - 2006 (1 year)
Sr. Technical lead
NXP semiconductots
1998 - 2006 (9 years)
Worked extensively in Consumer Electronics (Set top Box, UPnP) and other related embedded system domain. Moved on to Philips semiconductors (NXP) where I was leading a team developing Mobile imaging platform
Software Engineer to Sr. Technical Leader
Philips Software centre
1998 - 2006 (9 years)
1995 - 1996 (2 years)
Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur
M.Tech, Instrumentation
1996 - 1998
Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee
B.Tech, Electrical
1991 - 1995
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