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Biraj Silwal
Software Engineer

Winner of UNM App Contest, 2022
Winner of NASA MINDS, 2021


Languages/Frameworks: Python, Go, Java, C, JavaScript, Bash, React, Node.js, Vue.js, FastAPI

Tools: Git, Kubernetes, Knative, Docker, AWS (EKS, ECS, ECR, EC2, RDS, ELB, Batch, S3, Lambda), gRPC, Linux, REST, Node.js, Postgres, Terraform, Istio, Grafana, Kafka

ML tools: PyTorch, scikit-learn, Keras, Apache Spark, NumPy, Pandas, AWS SageMaker, TensorFlo

Other skills: Algorithms, Data Structures, Backend Development, System Architecture Design, SDLC, CICD, Extreme Programming, Web Technologies, Cloud Computing


Software Engineer
 Dell Technologies
 Austin, TX
 July 2022 - Present
Software Engineer Intern
 Management Sciences Inc.
 Albuquerque, NM
 Sept 2021 - May 2022
Fullstack Engineer
 University of New Mexico
 Albuquerque, NM
 Apr 2020 - Dec 2021
Research Intern
 Purdue University
 June 2021 - July 2021
Fullstack Developer
 Kizmet.cc (startup)
 Albuquerque, NM
 Feb 2021 - Aug 2021
Teaching Assistant
 Department of Computer Science, University of New Mexico
  Albuquerque, NM
 August 2020 - Dec 2021
Engineering Tutor
 UNM Engineering Student Success Center
 Albuquerque, NM
 August 2020 - May 2022


 Sept 2021 - June 2022
  • Loboeats is an Android/iOS app created to help food-insecure students find their next meal on-campus. We harness technology to identify, recover and redirect unused food to students to reduce campus food waste and food insecurity. Our aim is to improve food security among students at UNM. This app will roll out in Spring 2022 in the play store and app store and be available campus-wide at UNM.
  • succESS
     Apr 2020 - Dec 2021
  • Architected and launched a web app for engineering students, streamlining their access to essential support services and events.
  • Chilihouse - NASA MINDS project
     Nov 2020 - May 2022
  • Wrote a sophisticated Python script to emulate microneedle moisture sensors within plants, proficiently publishing moisture and temperature metrics for integration with Swarmie robots.
  • https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/unm-research-team-wins-nasa-minds-competition-/6093185/

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    Awards & Achievements
  • 1st, UNM Mobile App Contest, 2022
  • 1st out of 35 teams in NASA MINDS competition for Overall Design, Build, and Demonstration, 2020-2021
  • Finalist, FIRST Robotics Competition Central Illinois Regional, 2017
  • Leadership
  • Project Manager: Software Engineering (CS460), led a cohort of 36 students in the development and execution of a capstone project for the Office of the Medical Investigator of the state of New Mexico in 5 weeks, Jan 2022-May 2022
  • Teamlead (Technical): Food Recovery App, Led a team of 4 to build an Android/iOS app to reduce food insecurity on-campus, Sept 2021 - June 2022
  • Co-president (21-22): of a UNM NASA MINDS team of 11 interdisciplinary members with the goal to develop innovative techniques for growing crops in space (Mars and Moon), Nov 2022 - May 2022