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Our scale

Our average API latency on the server-side is 30ms

Our average daily search queries have grown 120x in a year

Our API gateway layer processes >500k requests every second

A new product is uploaded on Meesho every second

Our product teams value speed over perfection - this is enshrined in our mantra of being able to ship fast, and iterate to achieve impact.

What makes us different

High velocity environment

We value bias for action among our PMs. Solving novel problems requires multiple quick iterations to create impact

Cross-functional pods

We give PMs tough problems & empower them to solve - imagine a cohesive unit of developers, PMs, designers, data scientists, and engineers all obsessing over solving interesting problems.

Mission over instruction

PMs are driven by impact, not by features. We drive ‘problem discovery’ and delivery - not only obsess over ‘what to build’, but execute with rigour to create impact.

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THE MOVERS & SHAKERS

Priya Sankaralingam

Senior Director Product

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Priya has 12+ years experience building teams, spearheading product strategy and engineering, in technology firms across geographies.

In her words: “I love that Meesho is in a high-growth, fast paced mode. This provides immense challenges and learning opportunities.”

Priya loves travelling, and has been to 30 countries so far. She and her husband are tracking a goal of 80 countries by 80!

Gagan Mahajan

Group Product Manager

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Gagan has scaled and built products from scratch with 5+ years experience. He has led product discovery, growth and strategic initiatives for companies.

In his words: “My peers are super talented, and working with them enables me to do better (I feel challenged; it's thrilling) We go very deep into understanding a problem and the team is enabled with all the resources to solve those problems structurally - which is my big learning.”

Gagan loves to play football over the weekends and plays FIFA. He can dance through a party till the morning without a drop of alcohol in him. 😎

Tanya Batra

Product Manager

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Tanya has 4+ years of experience in product management across e-commerce and fintech.

In her words: “Meesho is a launchpad for success and accelerated learning. You get visionary leaders & extremely talented peers - for me this was the biggest reason to join Meesho”

Tanya loves playing board games. She’s up for one at any odd time of the day. She’s also an expert Poor Joke (PJ) cracker 😂. Her friends organised a PJ competition on her birthday (Yes, it was their gift to her)

Priyanka Jain

Product Manager

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Priyanka has 5 years of experience in the Indian startup ecosystem primarily in fintech & digital advertising. She began her journey with analytics consulting, and has now ventured into product management.

In her words: “Meesho is essentially a talent pool of smart minds where peer-to-peer knowledge transfer is commonplace. One cannot help but get inspired and set long-term goals for yourself when collaborating with smarter folks”.

Priyanka is a dance enthusiast, loves travelling, a foodie and binges on healthful smoothies. She recently picked up ‘bottle painting’ as a hobby and is always searching for uniquely shaped bottles to paint.

Rajat Kumar

Associate Product Manager

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An early astronaut on the rocket ship, Rajat has been with Meesho since its pre-unicorn days, pivoting user retention and communication.

In his words, “The most exciting part is the scale of the impact. Building products for the next 500M internet users of India is not a distant dream but an achievable reality at Meesho and the validation from users feedback is very humbling.”

Rajat is passionate about all things tech. When not tracking developments in the consumer tech world, he’s usually seen obsessing over Manchester United and R&B. A true Hyderabadi at heart, you can always lure him with the promise of Biryani. 😝

Prajya Bhatt

Group Product Manager

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Prajya has been a part of India's startup ecosystem for more than half a decade, working across e-commerce, social media and travel.

In his words: “Meesho's culture empowers team members to think big and take bold bets. The energy and vigour of the entire team as we take on audacious goals is simply infectious.”

Prajya is an avid tennis fan - loves to play, and watch the sport. He’s always up for a debate on the big three powering the sport.

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Most design & User Research is focused on Tier-1 India. Our challenge is to design an app for those who’ve never shopped online before. Researching our unique demographic & shaping UX design experiences makes our work unique.

What makes us different

Design for Bharat

We’re building for folks who expect design to remove friction. Since our audience has limited exposure to e-commerce, it’s imperative to make design simple, not overwhelm our users, and improve purchase decisions.

User empathy

We have one of the largest design and User Research teams across startups in India. Our business thrives on understanding complex nitty-gritties of our audience. Our investments and focus on User Research differentiates us from the rest.

Broad exposure

Our designers are involved in the end-to-end process of building a product. We don't merely follow instructions, but closely work with PMs & engineers to ideate on solutions; from the problem solutioning stage, to development.

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THE MOVERS & SHAKERS

Sruthi Sivakumar

VP - Design

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Sruthi has 8+ years of experience working in fast-paced environments, solving problems for users, building teams, & creating designs that have high business impact.

In her words: “Meesho's mission to democratise e-commerce resonated with me. I am excited to join a team that follows a user-first approach, facilitating small businesses to reach a larger audience.”

Sruthi is a parent to two adorable & naughty Shih Tzu’s, named, Sketch & Pixel. She’s a sneakerhead & a board game enthusiast. During her free time she loves spending time with her pets, reading & organising.

Achyutha Sharma

Lead User Researcher

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Achyutha has 16 years of multi disciplinary experience with 10+ years in user research across industries relevant to the next billion users of india.

In his words: “A while back I interviewed a 10-year-old girl from a small town in Punjab. She narrated stories of how she curated products on Meesho and convinced her mother’s social network to buy these products. The inspiration to pursue excellence at Meesho comes from these stroies - our impact on women in India across rural and semi-urban areas. Helping women gain digital proficiency and confidence has been a fascinating journey.”

Achyutha loves designing. making furniture & lighting products from vintage, junk material. He also enjoys mixing old and new Bollywood music and organizes theme parties for friends.

Ashmita Bhattacharya

Senior Product Designer

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Ashmita has been a Product Designer for 4+ years in e-commerce, fintech and CRM software businesses. She has demonstrated business impact across companies by designing experiences with user empathy.

In her words,”At Meesho, you get to learn, think fast, analyze, and solve complex problems everyday. The whole team values growth and respects the bigger vision of the company, and this belief is what motivates us to continually create a better experience for the next billion internet users.”

Ashmita is a self-taught designer and minimalist. When she’s not working, you’d usually find her daydreaming, playing with her dog, reading thriller novels, or learning new musical instruments.

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When 5% of Indian households shop with us, it’s important to build resilient systems to manage millions of orders every day. We’ve done this with ~zero downtime. 😎

What makes us different

Build for scale, always

We’re growing exponentially - we are always building for the 10X future by creating resilient systems. The latter is super important given how our systems witness exponential traffic during ‘sale’ days.

Innovate fast, fail fast

Speed over perfection is one of our core mantras. Our hockey-stick growth forces us to look for quick cycle innovations that can be iterated later. We do not look down on failures, and we embrace our imperfections.

Own and collaborate

Everyone in Meesho is expected to have a founder’s mindset. We encourage every engineer to be an active participant. Our pod structure ensures this collaboration. We embrace ‘product’ engineering, and work closely to shape the future of each product

Meesho One

Having a transparent culture that’s open to feedback is critical to scale engineering. We have an in-house tool, ‘Meesho One’ to manage 1-1s, remove ambiguity, have better communication, goal-setting and help engineers be more efficient.

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THE MOVERS & SHAKERS

Chetan Kalyan

VP - Engineering

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Chetan has 10+ years of experience in building and leading engineering teams. He has scaled customer focused platforms and supported backend infrastructure across global and Indian startups

In his words, “Meesho is solving for the unique challenges of bringing ecommerce benefits of low prices and convenience to the masses. There is high ownership for features, systems and the autonomy provided enables everyone to deliver their best.”

Besides his love for applying AI in high-scale production systems and building resilient teams, Chetan loves long road trips to historically significant landmarks while listening to all genres of music.

Indroneel Das

Principal Architect

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Indroneel has 25+ years of overall experience building 0-1 platforms, including 10+ years as principal architect across diverse tech organizations.

What excites him about Meesho as a business is how we are able to take the benefits of affordability and availability of the online retail experience to a larger demography of consumers whom the more familiar players are still trying to reach. That apart, he finds it very rewarding to work alongside people who bring a lot of creativity, agility and audacity to the daily grind.

He enjoys all genres of rock n' roll and new age music. His favourite form of hibernation is coffee with a good book: any kind of science fiction or fantasy will do. He is also a foodie and likes to travel to exotic destinations.

Pratik Kumar

Senior Engineering Manager

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Pratik comes with a decade of experience in software development across global tech firms and Indian startups. He has extensive experience in building products from scratch, and scaling them.

In his words, “Meesho has helped me grow 10x in the last 1.5 years. I would have never imagined doing everything I’m currently working on, and the endless opportunities are what makes this an exciting place”

Pratik loves road trips. Fortunately, his wife and daughter share his penchant for long drives, and planning road trips have never been easier.

Shubham Sharma

Architect

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Shubham has 5+ years experience in building highly scalable and resilient systems. Being one of the initial engineers, he has played a key role in designing and developing some of the core services at Meesho, that form its backbone today

In his words, “When I joined we were powering the whole app through a single giant monolith service. In just three years, our infrastructure has undergone massive evolution and there is still so much more to do. It’s exciting to see our ability to create impact at scale, while also being a part of technological innovations.”

Shubham loves playing and watching football. He’s been a huge fan of the English club, Chelsea, and never fails to miss a match

Adarsha Das

SDE 4

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Adarsha has grown to become a senior software engineer at Meesho having gained experience working across multiple teams on a diverse set of independent projects. Some of them include search and feed ecosystem, ads and monetization, API gateway and aggregation layer management.

In his words, “One of the primary challenges for any backend engineer is scale. At Meesho, this challenge gets even more magnified because of the exponential growth in business. This keeps a high adrenaline rush, enabling us to ponder solutions that push the limits of scalability in engineering.”

Adarsha loves discussing and solving complex engineering problems. Books are his all-time companion. He loves genres around modern physics, pure mathematics, hardware, and software designs. He enjoys playing VR games and watching horror movies.

Siddharth Bulia

SDE 3

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Siddharth is a budding software engineer who has worked across multiple teams at Meesho delivering high-impact projects related to user trends, product discovery, product search and business growth.

In his words, “I’ve become more confident after working at Meesho. I’m no longer afraid to try new things, working with new teams, building new ideas. From a career growth perspective, Meesho has given me a 2 year headstart compared to any other place!”

Siddharth loves playing Badminton, is a trained dancer, and can be found dancing at Bangalore’s endless parties on weekends

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TECH STACK

Typescript
Terraform
Tensorflow
Swift
Spring Boot
Scala
Sagemaker
RxJava
R
Redux
Redis
Typescript
Terraform
Tensorflow
Swift
Spring Boot
Scala
Sagemaker
RxJava
R
Redux
Redis
Typescript
Terraform
Tensorflow
Swift
Spring Boot
Scala
Sagemaker
RxJava
R
Redux
Redis
Python
Presto
NodeJS
Metabase
MySQL
Kubernetes
Kotlin
Kafka
Jenkins
Java
Apache HBase
Python
Presto
NodeJS
Metabase
MySQL
Kubernetes
Kotlin
Kafka
Jenkins
Java
Apache HBase
Python
Presto
NodeJS
Metabase
MySQL
Kubernetes
Kotlin
Kafka
Jenkins
Java
Apache HBase
 Elastic-Search
Redshift
Docker
Delta Lake
AWS
EMR
Apache Spark
Apache Flink
Airflow
GCP
Ansible
ReactJS
 Elastic-Search
Redshift
Docker
Delta Lake
AWS
EMR
Apache Spark
Apache Flink
Airflow
GCP
Ansible
ReactJS
 Elastic-Search
Redshift
Docker
Delta Lake
AWS
EMR
Apache Spark
Apache Flink
Airflow
GCP
Ansible
ReactJS

Crunch > Hunch
The Data Science team builds intelligent systems for millions of our users looking at a thousand different categories of products. We’ve barely scratched the surface, and have amazing challenges in charting the future of e-commerce for bharat.

What makes us different

Thinking user first

Personalising user experiences for 100 million users and 250k suppliers comes with a massive Data Science challenge. Doing this at scale for an untapped demographic is what makes this an interesting proposition.

Learning and building

We regularly collaborate with leading academic & industry experts while building for the future - we’re already in uncharted territory, and creating feedback loops with industry experts helps us hone our craft.

Driving business growth

Be it fraud detection, inventory optimization, platform vernacularization, or automated product cataloguing, our solutions directly impact business growth. The opportunity to be at the forefront of interesting problems makes us different.

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THE MOVERS & SHAKERS

Ravindra Yadav

Director - Data Science

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Ravindra has 14+ years of experience building enterprise software, ML platforms and Data Solutions for wide-range of firms across ecommerce, social media and financial services industries.

In his words, “I have seen Meesho’s journey from 1X to 20X. During this journey, I have also seen adoption of data science from almost non-existent to ubiquitous. This journey has also shaped me as a data science leader, learning to scale Data science functions exponentially.”

Ravindra has a keen interest in the world of blockchain and believes Crypto will take over financial institutions in the next 10 years. He’s a big foodie and loves long-drives.”

Siddharth Vishwakarma

Lead Data Scientist

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Siddharth has extensive experience in building scalable data science models across both consumer facing and B2B tech firms.

In his words, “In my first month at Meesho, we went on a trip to Goa. On the way to the hotel from the airport, some issue had come up with one of our systems. My colleague opened his laptop while sitting on the bus and using his phone's internet logged in and resolved the problem. The dedication set the tone for my Meesho journey. The ownership demonstrated is something that we’ve still maintained, and it continues to inspire me.”

Siddharth has two cats who supervise him when he is working from home. In his spare time, he’s playing Dota2, or reading fantasy novels.

Neha Mangal

Data Scientist

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Starting her data science career journey with Meesho, Neha has executed wide-ranging projects related to personalisation, fraud prediction and infrastructure scaling to cater ~100M transacting users.

In her words, “The exponential growth as well as experiencing a super cool culture is quite literally the USP of working at Meesho. There is a big positive shift in my work-life balance, and at the same time I have access to direct business exposure while building data science expertise.”

Neha loves to travel, but given the pandemic situation, she has discovered a bunch of new habits which primarily include sunrise yoga, and cooking.

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TECH STACK

Naspers
Hadoop
Tensorflow
Apache Spark
Scala
Naspers
Hadoop
Tensorflow
Apache Spark
Scala
Naspers
Hadoop
Tensorflow
Apache Spark
Scala

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