Software Engineer @ From August 2015 to Present (5 months) Software Engineer and Product Manager @ Floored creates 3D models for real-estate properties that can be viewed and shared in the browser. I worked for 6 months as a full-time full-stack (AngularJS and Node.js) Software Engineer and transitioned to work part-time full-stack Software and part-time Product manager
Software Engineer @ From August 2015 to Present (5 months) Software Engineer and Product Manager @ Floored creates 3D models for real-estate properties that can be viewed and shared in the browser. I worked for 6 months as a full-time full-stack (AngularJS and Node.js) Software Engineer and transitioned to work part-time full-stack Software and part-time Product manager in February 2015. I mainly worked on CMS architecture to manage our assets (scenes/furniture/materials) for our online 3D rendering system in my Software role and worked on revamping and discovering new components to define/design for our engineering team in my Product role.
• Implemented system to manage real-time upload/processing of projects for Streeteasy partnership
• Designed and implemented “material library” to add textures to items in online environment (>500 materials) with capabilities such as: filtering, downsizing resolution, and applying to 3D models
• Rewrote and tested new job queue processing system to process/clean 3D models and files
• Created “shortlists” feature to save dresses to groups; increased interaction and dress rentals, especially when re-targeting customers for future rentals
• Implemented Return for Fit, a feature enabling users to automatically return a dress within two days of the rental for refund or replacement; improved customer service load and satisfaction
• Wrote Java back-end and Ruby web service components to transition user account pages off legacy PHP framework
• Optimized warehouse system software by prioritizing units for just-in-time order fulfillment; ensuring dresses most likely to come out of our cleaning systems were schedules for that day's orders From July 2013 to April 2014 (10 months) Hacker @ Recurse Center is a 3 month intense, self-directed program where students explore programming and software topics on their own accord. There is no curriculum, tests, homework, or projects; instead, students decide what to learn based on their experience and interests and often collaborate together to create something new.
During this time, I explored topics central to web development by creating:
• Todo Bottle: A todo list that can be entered and modified by online users. Uses basic authentication and cookies to link users to task items. http://todo.nehalita.com/ (Python/Bottle Framework/MongoDB)
I also explored gaming and algorithm concepts by creating:
• Connect Four: A connect four game that allows users to either move connect four chips or select their column and play either other or a computer. Worked on the minimax algorithm for the computer side. https://github.com/nehalita/connect-four (Pygame) From February 2013 to May 2013 (4 months) Global Energy Consulting Analyst @ My experience at PA involved performing data analytics to analyze portfolio assets and market potentials, serving as an independent evaluator for renewable procurement, and performing scenario analyses for the valuation of energy assets.
Independent Evaluation at a utility serving 3.5m customers:
• Performed data analytics for over 1,400 bids and 1400MW for most viable renewable energy projects and provided recommendations for project viability, cost effectiveness, procurement, and solicitation conduct
• Guided client through three successful procurement rounds over eight months
Energy Modeling for several clients in the Energy Capital Markets Group:
• Worked on five simultaneous projects over a period of a month as part of separate analyses on asset valuation
• QA/QCed over 20 inputs across five projects and created workflow diagrams to allow handoff of materials
Cost and Customer Satisfaction Analysis at a utility serving 867k customers:
• Conducted analysis on customer satisfaction, regulatory complaints, service levels, and cost levels
• Provided new insights and recommendations on how to better manage customer satisfaction, key agent issues, benchmarking context, and key reasons for discrepancies in cost level performance
Project Management for a $60b global courier company:
• Directed 11 offices singlehandedly in North America for global benchmarking study with 100 global offices
• Compiled and provided feedback on the new software used for study from 11 offices on over 3,000+ transactions and mitigated any issues with individual, neighboring, and client offices and headquarters From July 2010 to August 2012 (2 years 2 months) Energy Startup Intern @ In the month I had off from MIT during my senior year, I worked with the energy efficiency startup, Next Step Living.
• Website: Designed extensive website content and layout, reflecting company culture, values, and offerings – site content still live: www.nextsteplivinginc.com
• Client Satisfaction: Took self-initiative to perform quantitative and qualitative analysis on customer satisfaction data and presented key insights to company for improvement areas such as improving the follow-up process
• Market Research: Analyzed city expansion options by researching competitors and government support From January 2010 to January 2010 (1 month) Requisition Engineer Intern in Generator Technology @ I worked for GE Energy's Generator Technology Department in a summer internship under GE's Early Identification Program.
• Database: Developed searchable database to access cost and cycle information for similar past generator projects instead of manually searching through past archives; reduced search time and estimation backlog From June 2009 to August 2009 (3 months) Energy Researcher and Community Organizer Intern @ In my month off at MIT in my junior year, I worked on energy policy for Loudon County.
• Benchmarking: Researched neighboring county and company residential energy initiatives
• Energy Goals: Identified regional goals best suited for Loudoun County for energy efficient homes From January 2009 to January 2009 (1 month) Energy Grid Modeling Intern @ I worked for Draper Labs in a summer internship where we examined energy grid problems and solutions by using Matlab.
• Built simulation tool with SimPowerSystems (via Matlab) to model local energy generation by simulating flywheel
• Studied effects of a higher capacity electric grid for energy deregulation initiatives, identified applicable research areas for Draper From May 2008 to June 2008 (2 months)
BS, Mechanical Engineering - Energy @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology From 2006 to 2010 Neha Batra is skilled in: Analysis, Management Consulting, Competitive Analysis, Business Strategy, Energy, Data Analysis, Matlab, Research, Python, HTML, Program Management, Management, Databases, Start-ups, Programming