Akshay Kale

Tokyo · Japan · ark.akshaykale@gmail.com

Software Developer with more than 3-year experience in developing apps, games and UI libraries. Expertise in Android app development. Good understanding of data-structure and Design patterns.

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Experience

Software Engineer (Android and Backend)

FastRetailing (Uniqlo)
Tokyo, Japan

Is part of application development team working on the new native UNIQLO app (EC-retail app) from scratch. Already released in Canada and now preparing for release in Japan.

Using MVVM Clean architecture with Android JitPack architecture components for the app development with heavy use of data binding, DI (Dagger) and Reactive programming RxKotlin and RxJava.

Responsible for managing the CI/CD (using Bitrise) of the app to auto deploy and create regular builds.

Working on the backend APIs development in GoLang and Caffis Pitt apis for QR based payment features.

Jan 2019 - Present

Software Engineer

Rakuten Inc.
Tokyo, Japan

Worked in AI platform group for development of FAQ conversational chatbots for many Rakuten services and Viber messenger chatbots for Rakuten Eagles and FC Barcelona. Later the project became the chatbot platform for entire Rakuten group applications (more that 50 bots at the time).

Used Javascript and Java Spring Boot for the development and following the micro-services architecture.

Contributing to the development of NLP and Machine learning models for Image recognition. Also was a part of internal project related to Android app development for smart speaker.

Oct 2016 - Dec 2018

Project Intern

TouchMagix
Pune, India

Worked with Research and Development team on hand gesture recognition using Microsoft Kinect-V2 sensor. Sign language translation is one of the application along with gaming.

Nov 2015 - March 2016


Software Development Intern

Autodesk
Pune, India

Completed the 6 months internship as a part of Autodesk Fusion-360 team.

Worked on ToolBox project which was released in Nov-2015 update of Fusion-360 (https://youtu.be/LTvfan5J1oQ). The project was a huge success with great user feedback and later became one of the most frequently used feature of the application.

Also was a part of Replicate project. Replicate is a way to reuse previously used parameters of features of a 3D model.

June 2015 - Nov 2015

Co-founder and Lead Android Developer

Caravan Cabs
Pune, India

App development and design of Caravan Cabs consumer app. Caravan Cabs is a cab aggregator which combines all the cab providers in India like UBER, OLA, TFS into single app.

March 2015 - May 2016

Education

University of Pune, India

Bachelor of Engineering
Computer Engineering

GPA: 3.3 / 4

July 2012 - June 2016

Skills

Programming Languages
SDKs, Tools and Frameworks
Experties
  • Android app development
  • Micro-services development
  • UI libraries for android
  • Conversational chatbots
  • API development.

Playstore

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Gourmet

Keep log of your fine dining and build a timeline. Visualize the dishes on Map and Gallery with grid, list and timeline view.

Get it on Google Play
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aiSHO

aiSHO is a visual translation app based on AI object recognition using tensorflow that visually translates in real-time what you are looking at on your smartphone screen.

Get it on Google Play

Projects


Awards & Achievements

  • 3rd Prize winner at HackZurich. Zurich, Switzerland (Nov. 2019)
  • Grand prize and AI track winner at Junction (Tokyo-2018)
  • Winner AngelHacks Hackathon, Mumbai (May - 2016)
  • 1st Runner up at AngelHack Osaka (June - 2018)
  • Winner of Venturesity Praxify Health-Hackathon (July - 2015)
  • Best App UI Award in AppXtream by Wipro (Oct - 2015)
  • 1st Runner up in HikeAThon by Hike Messanger (Dec -2014)
  • Winner Instavans Hackathon, organized by Venturesity, Bangalore. (March -2016)

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