Syed Humza Shah


Engineering leader. Likes coffee. Loves to travel. Runs on a combination of optimism and pragmatism.

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Hands-on engineering leader with expertise in designing distributed systems, productionising statistical models, ensuring systems reliability, leading complex projects, and collaborating with product stakeholders.

Passionate about engineering leadership, mentorship, and improving organisational culture.

Reachable at humzashah at gmail dot com.

Work Experience

Deliveroo (London, UK)
Senior Software Engineer [September 2016 - Present]

I joined the Logistics Algorithms team where I worked with data scientists to improve rider dispatch algorithms; then I joined the Platform team to manage service infrastructure as code; presently I am part of the Payments team where I battle fraud, improve profitability, and streamline pay-days.

While working in these teams, I have led projects, led incident post-mortems, cut infrastructure costs, ensured site reliability, and improved development workflows.

In chronological order, some of my technical achievements have been:

The Innovation Enterprise Ltd. (London, UK)
Engineering tech lead [October 2015 - August 2016]

At IE, I led a number of projects while installing numerous infrastructure improvements. I secured IE’s online content, set up reliable continuous deployments for online services, and built the company’s first data pipeline consolidating its various data sources.

Simultaneously, I was building the engineering team to progress feature development, mentoring junior engineers, and working with the VP and other departments to align tech’s goals.

OmniScriptum Publishing Group (Saarbrücken, Germany)
Software Engineer [May 2014 - September 2015]

I was part of a small team that maintained various web services.

In addition to developing features for shared projects, I led the development of a salary calculation tool for on-commission employees and a book-cover creation tool.

ProtonLabs (Lahore, Pakistan)
Software Engineer [November 2012 - April 2014]

I joined senior engineers to build and maintain HedgePo (now Allocator).

Soon after joining, I was tasked with training new hires and building a small team that would continue feature development.

Conference Talks

Training statistical models on containers in Kubernetes
Kubernetes Meetup
Deliveroo HQ, London
Wednesday 21 February 2018

How Deliveroo automated workflows using GitHub features
GitHub Constellation
Invictus Plaza, London
Wednesday 14 March 2018


B.Sc. Electrical Engineering
University of Management and Technology (Lahore, Pakistan)
Fall 2008 - Spring 2012
GPA: 3.74 on a scale of 4.00.

Professional Courses

Advanced Linux Network and Systems Administration
City University (London, UK)
April 2016 - July 2016

Python Data Science Bootcamp
Cambridge Coding Academy (London, UK)
May 2016