Girija Shankar Swain
contact@gsswain.com https://gsswain.com
  • Expertise in Microservices, Serverless, Event driven architecture and Domain Driven Design
  • 3+ years of experience in architecting, developing Cloud Native Apps
  • 8+ years of experience with large FinTechs including Global Banks and InsurTechs
  • 11+ years of experience in designing, developing enterprise applications
  • Expertise in building teams and products from scratch
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  • Expertise in Java and JavaScript
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Professional Skills
Microservices:
Serverless:
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Achievements
  • 5K+ reputation on Stack Overflow
  • Annual Team Performance Award (2019-2020)
  • Quarterly Team Award (2019)
  • Quarterly Individual Performance Award (2018)
  • Team Performance Award (2015)
Education
Master of Computer Applications
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Graduated in June 2016
Bachelors in Computer Applications
Berhampur University
Graduated in June 2010
Interests
  • Following Cricket
  • Travelling & Capturing Landscapes
  • Riding bikes
Employment Timeline
Software Engineering Consultant at The Onset, Australia
Feb 2022 - Present
I'm building upon the open banking platform at one of the global banks headquartered in Sydney.
Principal Engineer at Aurec Pty Ltd, Australia
May 2021 - Feb 2022
I worked as a Java & AWS consultant at Insurance Australia Group (IAG) helping streamline DevOps practices, upgrade some of the applications to be cloud native.
Principal Engineer at Aegon Life Insurance Company (ALIC), India
Feb 2019 - Dec 2020
As a Principal engineer, I architected and built a cloud native policy administration solution on AWS with lot of agility in a startup like environment. Below are some of the highlights:
  • Led and mentored multiple teams of software engineers from ALIC and Saksoft (one of our consulting partners).
  • Designed and built the event-driven cloud native platform from scratch (using SpringBoot 2.X and Spring cloud AWS) which addressed cross-cutting concerns like monitoring, observability, resilience, distributed caching etc.
  • Designed and built a multi-tenant policy administration system with B2B insurance sales, which allowed onboarding of e-commerce platforms like PayTM, MobiKwik, Flipkart etc.
  • Built various patterns around the business process engine (Camunda) for asynchronous execution which became a Solution Building Block.
  • Contributed across platoform, core services and experience layer of the architecture and solution.
  • Initiated and facilitated Architecture and Design Review Board.
  • Collaborated with the Aegon Europe team on designing and building Knowledge Management System and Conversational engine (Chatbot).
  • Collaborated with ThoughtWorks to improve our engineering practices, processes and customer experience.