Reza Shiftehfar

Software Engineering Manager, Hadoop Platform | Uber

Reza Shiftehfar currently leads the Hadoop-Platform team at Uber where his team builds the required reliable/scalable data platform that serves petabytes of data utilizing technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Kafka, Spark, Presto, etc. Reza is one of the founding engineers of the data at Uber and helped scale Uber's data platform from a few TB to 100+ PetaBytes while reducing the big data latency from 24+ hours down to minutes. Reza holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign and had previously worked at Twitter and Apple on similar infrastructure/big data platforms.

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Reza Shiftehfar