Coder is pleased to welcome Ketan Gangatirkar as our new vice president and head of engineering. Ketan comes to us from Indeed — the world’s number one job site and one of the most successful tech companies in Austin’s history — where he also served as vice president of engineering.
“Ketan's arrival marks the next stage of product maturity at Coder,” said Coder CEO Ammar Bandukwala. “His leadership, vision, and experience will be invaluable as we continue our journey developing mission-critical software for the world's foremost engineering teams.”
At Indeed, Ketan was responsible for dozens of the company’s products, including the flagship Job Search and Indeed Apply products. He also created and ran key infrastructure teams that enabled and improved product delivery, notably creating the Site Reliability Engineering, Release Engineering, and Service Infrastructure teams.
When Ketan started at Indeed, he was one of only 10 software engineers, all at Indeed’s Austin, Texas, headquarters. He became a key member of the leadership team that scaled the company’s software engineering organization to well over a thousand engineers based in eight locations worldwide, the foundation of a multi-billion dollar company of ten thousand employees connecting employers and job seekers in over 60 countries.
“It took just thirty seconds to sell me on Coder,” said Ketan. “This product is something that needs to exist. Many software tools have moved to the cloud to achieve greater power, scale, and reliability, but ironically software development still happens on individual machines, with all of the limitations we endured in the pre-cloud era. As both a software engineer and an engineering leader, I felt this pain deeply and often. Coder’s founders have defined a compelling vision for the future of software development, assembled a superb team, and secured impressive backing from great investors. I’m excited to be joining the team and helping to build that future.“
Ketan, we’re excited to have you on the team!