Vinay Gaba

Vinay Gaba

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA

Hi.I'm Vinay

“I generally have my hands in your pocket.”

In case you were wondering what that line meant, I am a passionate Mobile Engineer with over 7 years experience in Android, Windows Phone7 & Blackberry 10. I truly believe that technology can have a huge impact on society and I want to harness the power of this to solve real problems that a lot of people face in their day-to-day life.

I currently work as a Senior Software Engineer at Airbnb. Prior to Airbnb, I worked at Snapchat, Spotify, Deloitte & did independent consulting/freelancing. I completed my Masters in Computer Science from Columbia University with a specialization in Software Systems.

Mobile is an area that I am extremely passionate about and that can be seen by the various projects that I keep myself busy with. I make it a point to share my learnings and you will find me at various tech events speaking about the latest & greatest.

I am obsessed with building things and hope that I can be an entrepreneur someday. I love startups and have worked with a lot of startups as a freelance consultant. If you are a startup and need help with something (Mobile / Wearables / User Experience / Product Development) or think we can make cool products together, hit me up! .


“Protons give an atom its identity, electrons its personality.”
- Bill Bryson, A short history of nearly everything

Thadomal Shahani Engineering College


Thadomal Shahani Engineering College (TSEC) is an engineering and research institute in Mumbai, India.It is the first and the oldest private engineering institute affiliated to the federal University of Mumbai, which is one of the oldest universities of Asia. TSEC is consistently ranked among the top 1% of the private engineering colleges of India.

I graduated as a Bachelor of Engineer in Information Technology from TSEC in 2013. My curriculum focused on systems and software development , with courses on Data Structures and Algorithms, Operating Systems, Computational Mathematics, Microprocessors & Microcontrollers, Networking Technologies, Programing for mobile and remote computers, etc.

Mumbai | Aug '09 - Jun '13



AIESEC is an international non-governmental not for profit organization that provides young people with cross-cultural global internship and volunteer opportunities and leadership development experiences on campus. It is the world's largest youth run organization.

I was a part of the Mumbai chapter of organization. In my term at AIESEC, I regularly seized team-work and leadership opportunities. Some of my contributions to AIESEC was my term as the Organizing Committee President for events like E-Summit 2012 and Nexus-Stakeholders Summit 2013. My job involved leading a team of over 20 members and taking care of all activities which are involved in executing an event.

Mumbai | Aug '11 - March '13

Gray Routes Innovative Distribution

Grayroutes Innovative Distribution

Gray Routes Innovative Distribution LLP, founded in March 2013, is an agile startup with a transformational agenda. Leveraging the immense power of GPS technology to unearth innovative business models, Gray Routes provides proprietary mobile app solutions and distribution technology consulting to some of the largest FMCG, telecom, food services, e-Commerce and logistics companies transforming their sales and distribution management systems.Gray Routes has been recognized nationally as one among the Top 75 businesses out of over 14000 startups in India's largest and most well known startup workshop - the Economic Times Power of Ideas 2012, conducted jointly by ET, IIM Ahmedabad CIIE, and Department of Science and Technology.

I was a part of the founding team of interns working on products which have now been patented and were demoed in front of angel investors. Gray Routes then went on to raise $100,000 in angel funding.Some of the early versions of the products that I worked on like GoStocky & GrayFos included features like route optimization, supply chain management,inventory management, face recognition & geofencing.

Mobility Intern
Mumbai | May '13 - Aug '13

Deloitte Consulting

Deloitte Consulting USI

Deloitte Consulting is the world's largest management consulting firm in Strategy & Operations, Human Capital and Technology Services.

I worked on the technical and functional aspects of, Salesforce 1 and Big Machines implementations for the biggest Technology companies. My major focus areas include Apex and Visual Force developments and integration of Salesforce and Big Machines with external systems. I also did a considerable amount of development for Salesforce Wear- the wearables platform for and Salesforce 1- the mobile offering of the platform.

Business Technology Analyst
Hyderabad / Mumbai
Jan '14 - April '15

Columbia University

Columbia University

Columbia University in the City of New York is a private Ivy League research university located in New York City, and is among the most selective and prestigious institutions of higher learning.

I am pursuing my Master's in Computer Science at Columbia with my specialization in Software Systems.

MS in Computer Science
New York, USA
Aug '15 - Dec '16



Spotify is one of the biggest music streaming service, having over 100 million active users.

I worked as a Software Engineering Intern in the Monetization/Growth team. The monetization team focuses on creating standout promotional experiences for users, artists and brands. My primary job involves working on the Android client to create seamless experiences that drive the monetization and growth efforts of Spotify.

Some of the highlights of my internship are:
• Developed an internal tool for the Android client to help in the verification of translations across devices and locales. [Android, RxJava]
• Built the backend system required to support the tool. [Docker, Apollo, Java8]
• Delivered internal talks to teach upcoming Android technologies
• Participated in a week long program called "Data University" to pick up necessary skills to be a Data Engineer [Hadoop, Scalding, GCP].

Software Engineering Intern
New York, USA
June '16 - Dec '16

Snap Inc.


Snap Inc. is a camera company. Its products include Snapchat and Spectacles.

Software Engineer
Los Angeles, USA
Feb '17 - June '19



I work on Airbnb Plus. Airbnb Plus is a new selection of the highest quality homes, with hosts who are known for great reviews and attention to detail. Find out more!

Senior Software Engineer
San Francisco, USA
July '19

I make things.

“The doer alone learneth.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche


“You can do anything you set your mind to.”
- Benjamin Franklin



I love solving riddles and problems and building stuff from scratch. My strong suit is that I don't give up without a fight. When trying to find the solution to a problem, I will not quit until I find at least one. The satisfaction I get from solving a problem can really make my day.



Android is where I have been focusing my attention towards since the past few years. I have worked on over 15 apps since the Android 2.2 days across different form factors and platforms like Android, Android Wear , Google Glass and Cardboard SDK.



I love listening to music and its one of the few things that helps me focus on the task at hand. Some of my favourite artists are Avicii, Coldplay & Calvin Harris. Here is a Spotify playlist containing my favourite tracks.



I couldn't live without sports. 3-4 times a week, you'll find me in the gym . I also make it a point to play football regularly.I just love the adrenaline rush!



I love the idea of working in a small group of people working very closely, to build one focal excitingly new product. I have worked with a few startups and helped them in developing mobile solutions and also got the opportunity to do an internship with some. I love reading about startups and the processes they follow. Some of my favourite startup related sites that I spend hours on are Techcrunch, ProductHunt, AngelList, Yourstory & HackerNews.


“Research is creating new knowledge.”
- Neil Armstrong


“Be a voice, not an echo.”
- Albert Einstein


“Life without knowledge is death in disguise.”
- Talib Kweli


  • Android
  • CSS/CSS3
  • Java
  • C++
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Phonegap
  • JQuery/JQuery Mobile
  • MySQL
  • XML
  • Javascript
  • Apex
  • Visualforce
  • Big Machines Language
  • MongoDB
  • Ruby on Rails
  • R


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Sindhi(Mother Tongue)
  • Marathi


  • Eclipse
  • Visual Studio
  • Net Beans
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Flash5
  • Github
  • Android Studio