Sarthak Khillon

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 · (916) 801-9709 · [email protected] · Resume (PDF)

Hi! I'm a senior at Cal Poly SLO looking for opportunities to tackle interesting and meaningful problems using software. I have interned at 4 different companies throughout my college career, ranging from a Series-A startup to Google, which has given me extremely useful experience across the board. I have also founded a hackathon, attempted to start a company, and was a finalist in the 2016 Elevator Pitch Competition.

If you'd like to get in touch, please send me an email or connect with me on LinkedIn. I look forward to hearing from you!


Software Engineer Intern - Payments Applications

Outcome: To be released 😉

- Adding a new feature to the Google Pay iOS app with a projected 1.8 million monthly active users.

- Incorporated remote configuration capabilities to handle usage spikes and allow simple A/B testing on user groups.

- Wrote C++ and Objective-C++ to interface with core iPhone hardware APIs. Ran data through on-device machine learning content matcher.

- Created Swift structures for high-performance data streaming and buffering. Reduced algorithm complexity from quadratic to linear time.

- Architected feature with functional reactive programming principles to ensure cleaner and more expressive code for asynchronous operations.

June 2019 - September 2019

iOS Development Intern

- Only iOS developer for an early-stage startup. Fully responsible for internal and external iOS applications.

- Architected, designed, and developed app to automate quality assurance on thousands of IoT devices at manufacturing site.

- Automation has removed need for external training, cut testing time by 10x, and cut manufacturing costs by over $100K/year.

- Improved homeowner app by adding support for multiple locations per user. Application is live at businesses and homes nationwide.

- Eliminated most common customer connectivity issue by filtering 2.4 GHz networks through TCP connection with internet bridge.

October 2017 - January 2019

Digital Technology Intern

- Created web dashboard application using Angular and NodeJS for companies to monitor power grid.

- Independently completed rewrite of dashboard usage simulator in Python. New simulator allows configuration changes at runtime, cuts data processing time by 50% using Pandas + NumPy, and adds full test coverage.

- Added functionality to persist user state across load-balanced servers using Java Spring and Cassandra.

- Set up Geoserver using PostgreSQL on internal system for secure mapping.

June 2018 - August 2018


- Co-founded first Cal Poly hackathon organization backed by Major League Hacking. Hosted 200 students in our first hackathon.

- Worked on development of initial website, organized workshops from professors and industry leaders, and cut operation costs by 65%.

- Gave workshops on iOS development and served as technical mentor throughout events.

June 2018 - August 2018

Mobile Engineer Intern, iOS

Financial Engines

- Worked in a 4-person team to ship a mobile app that lets customers manage their retirement portfolio.

- Adhered to MVVM design architecture and TDD principles. Wrote unit tests to cover 85% of highest-priority code. Presented work to team of engineers including VP of Technology.

- Filed and resolved several bugs involving race conditions, memory leaks, and UI/UX flaws which led to a timely, high quality release.

- Gained experience in software design patterns, Automatic Reference Counting, code lints, SDLC, Agile, and JIRA.

June 2017 - September 2017


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Bachelor of Science
Computer Science

GPA: 3.25

September 2016 - June 2020

Make School Summer Academy

iOS Software and Product Design Program
June 2015 - August 2015
August 2012 - May 2016


Programming Languages & Tools
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