Krithika Jayakumar
Skill Score
Novice (1/6)
87
Industries
Education Tech
Contact
MS MS&E Columbia University | Tech & Strategy Enthusiast | Seeking Internship Opportunities for Summer 2022

It’s no secret that the world we live in is operating at a hyper-drive warp speed! The only way to survive this is to ride the wave of accelerated changes. It is fascinating to see the interconnectivity of people and interdependence of industries like never before.

Hi! I grew up in India and now find myself on the other side, as a graduate student at Columbia University. My interests lie at the nexus of technology and strategy, to provide/design creative data-driven solutions to make a company sustainable. My goal is to be part of the bigger picture, to layer my problem-solving approach with transferable business skills, to help create transformative businesses.

With 2.5 years of experience at Western Digital as a DevOps specialist and an APAC liaison my work largely involved a combination of philosophies, practices, and tools to increase the organization’s ability to deliver applications at high velocity: developing strategies to ensure production systems that are automated, flexible and adaptable.

My experience has helped me develop the mindset that ‘People’ are the most important component of any initiative, and a successful initiative brings greater collaboration between multiple teams.

I’m a passionate problem solver and have a good command of data analysis tools including SQL, Python, R, Tableau. Outside of work, I love learning or exploring new skills and places. You’ll find me practising yoga, hiking or trying to pick up a new language.

If any of the above sounds interesting and you think it would be a potential fit to work together, send me an invitation to connect or contact me directly at [email protected].

Skills
Evaluated for Associate Product Manager and Enterprise PM role archetype
Performance by Category
Communication
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Technology
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Top Skills
Metrics definition Listening Database structure Negotiation Writing and presentation Market analysis Product roadmap Feature prioritization System design API integration Data retrieval Product requirements User journey and personas User research Wireframes and mocks User feedback review Agile methodologies Performance tracking Relationship building
Skill Progression
Experience

Product Consultant

• Estimated total addressable market by developing revenue model and in-depth data analysis of 15+ competitor products
• Led the development of financial model with projected revenue growth of $1M in 5 years and collation of materials for fundraising
• Created product prototypes using Figma – designed 10+ user stories and defined requirements for the engineering team

Consultant

• Develop a visualization and tracking tool to analyze depreciation within Shoes & Ready to Wear segment
• Design a forecasting model to define and better predict depreciation

Product Marketing Consultant

• Evaluate Auufa’s positioning and vision and recommend go-to-market strategies specific to target audiences for boutique modern architectural homes

Mentor

Gradvine is an educational consultancy, guiding prospective applicants through the application process for graduate and undergraduate schools.

• I help prospective graduate students by reviewing and editing essays, and providing comprehensive feedback.

Software Development Engineer

? Collaborated with Hard disk drive unit (HDD) stakeholders to translate business and technical problems into user stories.
? Established user story requirements, acceptance criteria, and refined stories with scrum teams for quarterly roadmaps
? Led integration of in-house software to ensure validation of firmware to detect early errors
? Automated reliable deployment of incremental changes to production (Continuous Integration/CI) using Jenkins and python
scripting
? Analyzed CI logs and events from Tableau graphs to unlock hidden values to speed up production processes by 25%
? Optimized peer review processes by 50% by persuading to move from traditional GUI-driven Jenkins to version-controlled
pipeline scripts
? Reduced virtual machine costs by 20% by driving migration of builds to windows docker machines for CI pipelines

Intern

• Engineered real-time discovery of lab resources for automatic onboarding of a device for drive testing; decreased human intervention and errors by 40%.
• End-to-end development using python-nmap, security scanner library and AngularJS

Summer Intern

• Coordinated with the application development team on Amazon Web Services to integrate mobile analytics using Amazon Pinpoint with an android application.
• Developed a module in android that pushes usage data to pinpoint for analysis of the application.

Degree Programs

Master of Science – MS

Master of Science – MS

Other; CORe Credential of Readiness

Bachelor of Technology

Summer School

Licenses and Certifications

BCG Open-Access Digital Transformation Virtual Experience

BCG Open-Access Strategy Consulting Virtual Experience

Data Analytics Virtual Experience Program