🌶 Anand Poolla



Principal Software Engineer

CarMax - Product Engineering Platform
Oct 2017 - Present
Richmond, Virginia

The platform team owns and operates the engines that power carmax.com - search, vehicle and store. In addition, we also own several other applications such as customer disclosure services, shared service buses and internal websites to manage reference data.

We are a high-functioning team that churns through a lot of code; we are pioneers at CarMax in a large array of areas - we built the pipelines-as-code in Azure Pipelines that all product teams use, we automated the change request approval process that is widely used at CarMax. We operate at the highest level of resolution for logging, monitoring and alerting and fine tune everything we own make them as relevant as possible. Platform engineers operate at the cutting edge of Carmax technology and our alma mater have gone on to become technical leads and enterprise architects in other teams at Carmax.

Senior DevOps Engineer

Capital One - Card Technology (Contractor)
Oct 2016 - Oct 2017
Richmond, Virginia

Team Coders Gonna Code owns the Identity Management API - a critical part of the credit card application processing. As part of the team, my accomplishments include:

  • Compliance with the regulatory requirements of Know Your Customer
  • Several company-firsts including on-boarding message queues, database credential management and version control
  • Pipeline-as-code upgrades and maintenance

Product Owner | Software Engineer | Data Architect

Checkerboard Ltd. / eInvite.com
Sep 2006 - Aug 2016
Worcester, Massachusetts

In my decade at Checkerboard, I went from an SQL engineer, to a data engineer, a data architect, a full stack developer on internal applications, a full stack developer for our ecommerce platform, ending as the product owner / full stack developer of the ecommerce platform. Ultimately launching the platform as Papervane.com which was eventually merged into eInvite.com - Checkerboard's sister company and flagship online retail store.

Software Quality Analyst

Hanover Insurance Group
Jul 2004 - Aug 2006
Worcester, Massachusetts

Developed testing strategies for internal and online applications and implemented them using both manual and automated test software.


Master of Science - Information Systems & Decision Sciences

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Minor: Internal Auditing
Graduated: May 2003

Bachelor of Science - Information Science & Engineering

Bangalore University
Bangalore, India
Graduated: November 1999

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