Teja Vishwanadha

San Francisco



Email: tvishwanadha[at]gmail[dot]com

Work Experience

Zebra Inc.

Director of Engineering

2020 - Present

Zebra provides a flexible electric vehicle subscription as an alternative to traditional car ownership.

    Headspace Inc.

    Senior Platform Engineer

    2017 - 2020

    Headspace is an online healthcare company, specializing in meditation.

    • Search & Recommendations: Launched microservices for serving recommendations and search results to users, along with a pipeline for daily incremental updates.
    • Headspace for Work: Team of three launched Headspace's new B2B platform and associated products.
    • Subscription System: Designed and implemented a new payments and subscription service that runs alongside existing service, allowing for a controlled migration between platforms.
    • Mentor: As first engineer in remote office, mentored and advised incoming platform engineers on their respective projects.
    • Platform Lead: Co-lead API platform team, driving team and company-wide initiatives and running weekly meetings for roadmaps, mentoring, and knowledge sharing.

    Apple Inc.

    Software Development Engineer

    2014 - 2017

    Launched Apple Music for iTunes, iOS, and Apple TV.

    • iTunes: Architect and one of three developers working on single-page Ember.js application.
    • iOS: Created framework shared between iOS Music and and multiple Apple TV applications.
    • Apple TV: Wrote portions of the Apple Music application.
    • iOS: Joined the iOS Music team to work on the redesigned Apple Music in iOS 10 and 11.

    Beats Music LLC

    Senior Engineer

    2012 - 2014

    Beats Music was a streaming music service that was acquired by Apple.

    • iOS Client Architect: Developed the iOS SDK as well as the client implementation of analytics and playback reporting while collaborating with product team to refine and implement product vision.
    • Core API: Designed and reviewed technical specifications for public facing endpoints. Maintained a Python SDK to work with and test the API.
    • Developer Platform: Designed Core API with third party usage in mind. Ported internal Python SDK to developer platform to release an official Python SDK.

    MOG Inc.

    Senior Engineer

    2011 - 2012

    MOG was a streaming music service acquired as a subsidiary of Beats Electronics.

    • Web Player: Single page application written in Javascript using the Backbone framework.
    • TV Apps: Completed existing app for delivery to Samsung then expanded feature set to support Boxee Box.

    Hulu LLC

    Software Developer

    2009 - 2011

    Hulu is an online television streaming service.

    • HuluTV: Living room device application written in Javascript and translated to ActionScript. One of three fulltime employees in project. Notable responsibilities: Player (UI and playback), playback reporting, test suite for codebase.
    • HuluDesktop: Desktop application written in ActionScript. Integrated new site player into desktop application. Worked with Beijing player development team to enhance playback and playback reporting for both the site player and desktop application.
    • theConsole: Web application written in Flex3/ActionScript and backed by Python web services that allowed Content and QA teams to enter and modify all metadata for the content collection.


    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Bachelor of Science

    2005 - 2009


      • Backend Development

        • node.js
        • hapi.js
        • Go
        • Python
      • Front-End Web Development

        • Javascript
        • HTML5/CSS3
        • React