📋 Bishal Sapkota

contact@bishal.io . Melbourne, AU.

With a seasoned journey spanning over a decade in software engineering 🧑‍💻, I specialize in sculpting robust and scalable solutions using emerging and established tech stacks. Recent experience in Kubernetes, GCP, GoLang, CI/CD Pipeline in GitLab, and NodeJs, my toolkit extends to technical solution design, microservices architectures, platform engineering, event based architectures, and people leadership. Let's harness the future of tech together 🌏.

Lead Software Engineer at Outback Yak

From Aug 2023 to Present, Melbourne

View Role Description
  • Designed and built a virtual patient interface to be used as a pedagogical tool for medical training using fine-tuned gpt-3.5-turbo and equivalent LLMs. The solution was built using a React frontend, a Koa/Typescript REST API layer, LLM infrastructure from OpenAI, IBM, and , Anyscale. The solution was deployed to Google Cloud using Pulumi.
  • Helped achieve a reduction of cloud compute costs by 97%, migrating from AWS to GCP, levegaging Cloud Run's autoscale to 0.
  • Built a retrieval augmented generation(RAG) powered solution using OpenAI and ChromaDB.
  • Built a CI/CD pipeline using Github actions for robust repeatable releases using Pulumi to manage infrastructure as code.

Technologies: Typescript, Koa, Node.js, OpenAI GPT3.5, Anyscale, IBM Watson, Langchain, ChromaDB, RAG, Pulumi, GCP Cloud Run.

Engineering Team Lead at Sensand

From Sep 2021 to May 2023, Melbourne, AU

View Role Description
Led the team responsible for building Blockbase which combines remote sensing and on-the-ground data, facilitating streamlined collection processes, optimised operational planning, and long-term monitoring of ecosystem changes. My responsibilities included
  • Recruit and onboard Senior Engineers to the team.
  • Lead the technical solution design and implementation of Blockbase using vendor agnostic technologies like Kubernetes, Kong, Ory Hydra, OPA, and a microservices approach.
  • Identify and plan technical aspects in achieving ISO27001 and GDPR certification.
  • Set up processes to build, test, and deploy Blockbase using Agile methodology. This involves defining standards, setting up tooling, CI/CD pipelines, and Observability platform to monitor application performance.
  • Implemented highly scalable microservices for aerial image processing, image classification, and other workloads in Node.js and GoLang.

Technologies: GoLang, Typescript, Node.Js, Python, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform(GCP), Kong API Gateway, Ory Hydra(oAuth2.0), Open Policy Agent, Microservices.

Senior Software Engineer at Sensand

From May 2021 to Sep 2021, Melbourne, AU

View Role Description
As a senior software engineer, I am responsible for implementing and deploying parts of our aerial imagery-based object detection app.
  • Built a frontend to operationalize an image classification ML model built by partner research institution.
  • Built tooling in python to process large GeoTIFF aerial imagery through raster image based ML pipelines
  • Built a web map tile server to overlay tiles of high-resolution aerial imagery in a mapping application

Technologies: GoLang, Typescript, Node.Js, Python, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform(GCP), Kong API Gateway, Ory Hydra(oAuth2.0), Open Policy Agent, Microservices.

Software Engineer at Deakin University

From Aug 2018 to Feb 2021 at, Melbourne, AU

View Role Description
During my time as a Software Engineer at Deakin, I was a part of 2 product teams. During my first year, I was a part of the team responsible for Deakin Scout, an award-winning application built to help students with indoor navigation in Deakin's campuses. After Deakin Scout, I worked on the project Launchpad, which was responsible for reimagining Deakin Sync, Deakin's student portal, used by all Deakin students and staff.
  • Helped set up the application development platform, CI/CD pipeline with functional and non-functional checks, and development standards for the agile release train with 4 scrum teams.
  • Augmented the CI/CD pipeline with end-to-end automated tests using BDD style feature files.
  • Defined the Node.js development standards and created templates using yeoman to make it easier for developers to spin up new microservices automatically.
  • Built several microservices using Node.js to interface with external SaaS solutions, and MongoDB.

Technologies: Node.js, Typescript, Yeoman, Contentful, MongoDB, Docker Swarm, GitLab CI/CD,, Python, Behave, Docker

Scrum Master at Deakin University

From Oct 2019 to Feb 2020 at, Melbourne, AU

Web Applications Developer at Deakin University

From Nov 2017 to Jul 2018 at, Melbourne, AU

View Role Description
  • Develop Node.js APls for DeakinScout, an award-winning indoor wayfinding solution for kiosks, and mobile.
  • Automate repetitive business processes by building an analytics dashboard in Angular to help Deakin's internal customers self-serve their location feed telemetry requests.
  • Maintain and improve DeakinScout CI/CD pipeline in Bamboo

Technologies: Node.js, Typescript, SQL Server, MongoDB, Bamboo CI/CD, Docker, Angular, Ionic, GeoJSON, Leaflet, Cisco CMX

You can find my older, and more complete experiences on my LinkedIn

Find me on LinkedIn

The University of Melbourne

Master of Engineering (Software) | 2016 to 2018, Melbourne, AU

Activities and Societies
  • Represented The University of Melbourne in Vatican Hacks
  • Secretary - Nepalese Student Society

  • Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine - Google Cloud Training
  • Professional Scrum Master I - Scrum.org
  • Certified SAFe® 4 Practitioner - Scaled Agile, Inc
  • Deakin University: Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Value
  • Technical Design
  • Team Leadership
  • Articulation
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Kubernetes
  • GoLang
  • Node.js
  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Microservices Architecture
  • Event based architecture
  • Web Mapping
  • Langchain
  • OpenAI Platform
  • oAuth2.0
© 2024 Bishal Sapkota