// Fahad Khalil
// Melbourne, Australia;
// f@fhdkhl.com

Software technology evangelist, a computer programmer for 20 years, with a passion for problem-solving & technology.


Software Design Development & Delivery, Solution Architect, Agile, Start-ups, Agile, AWS, Microservices, High-performance architectures, Data warehouse, Analytics, EAI, Test Automation.



Currently working as an​ Engineering & Delivery Lead at a Melbourne-based fintech start-up. Keeping a team of 25 awesome people engaged and excited.

Responsible for keeping an extremely energetic and creative CEO in reality yet helping him in thinking miles ahead. Building a fintech platform for business process automation & finance management with a vision for a SAAS solution. Most of the time is spent around writing user stories by liaising with relevant teams and stakeholders, designing the application architecture, fire-fighting, code reviewing, deployments, testing, coding, setting-up best practices, and achieving customer happiness.

The primary technology stack is Microsoft .NET (ASP .NET MVC, Javascript, C#, SQL Server) and AWS.


After a happy exit from Kno, began a new gig with four friends, and grew my team size at my service-based start-up 10x and revenue by 30x within 4 years.

Designed the architecture for a Melbourne-based social-media application. Used AWS for super-fast content delivery. Assisted team in designing the AI module responsible for accomplishing something intelligent.

Designed multiple business intelligence and data warehouse applications which gather information from multiple systems and cast data into meaningful information for the business. Designed tools/ETL for massive technology/ platform migrations.

Architect for the development of highly scalable fail-safe, REST/Microservices-based application infrastructure and Spotify API wrappers for a New York based start-up.

Designed, built & operated a robust infrastructure based on AWS & Fastly for serving applications 24X7 across the four continents (highest load – 400K impressions per minute, costs under $10K/m).

In the stone age of the Spotify API era, lead the effort to develop a custom load-balancer in C# for LibSpotify (C-based Spotify Client API) – over 1M playlists created, 50M+ tracks manipulated – 99% Up-time.

Lead the development of a custom build system integrated with AWS, Cloudfront, Bitbucket, Bits on the run (Video CDN) & Fastly with the purpose of fetching the latest code from repositories, extracting resources (verbiage, assets, etc) posting to a custom CMS, determine hosting zone, determine the number of online servers, publish code, clear Fastly cache, clear remote webserver APC cache.

Using awesome tools, designed a custom proxy infrastructure for remote API calls (Facebook, Spotify, Last.fm, ROVI, etc.) for improved response times and lower data costs. Developed a high-performance multi-threaded data harvest system for remote APIs (e.g. Facebook, Spotify, Twitter, Instagram, Last.fm, and ROVI).

Pursuing excellence in the delivery team ensuring test automation, continuous integration, code reviews, and architecture excellence.


Lead a team of developers writing a Software stack for the first educational tablet called Kno - a Silicon Valley startup. Prime responsibility was to act as a middle-man between product and engineering teams. Learned and practiced the art of Agile development, setting expectations, team building, and delivery.

Startup was acquired by Intel.


Started an offshore Software Development center with a friend. Ended up building a team of twenty-five. Took an exit for the sake of building new skills and working with the best in trade.


Worked as a Software Engineer and worked with a team well versed in the skill of Software development. Worked on building a product related to back-office operations of a bank. Learned and mastered the art of Software development and associated skills such as Requirements Analysis, Design Patterns, Architecture, Security, Testing, and Client Success.