Syed Humza Shah


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

Check out his blog posts here.


Hands-on software engineering leader with expertise in building scalable architectures, designing distributed systems, and working with product stakeholders.

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

Reachable at humzashah at gmail dot com.

Work Experience

Senior Software Engineer [September 2016 - Present]

At Deliveroo, I have led projects, improved site reliability, improved development workflows, and mentored engineers. Some of my technical achievements have been:

The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.
Engineering tech lead [October 2015 - August 2016]

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
Software Engineer [May 2014 - September 2015]

I worked in a small team to develop features for web services; I led the development of a salary calculation tool for on-commission employees and a book-cover creation tool.

Software Engineer [November 2012 - April 2014]

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

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
Fall 2008 - Spring 2012
GPA: 3.74 on a scale of 4.00.