Neel Shah

Neel Shah




Hey, I’m Neel!

I’m a new grad software engineer at Databricks in San Francisco, CA.

Previously, at UMich, I enjoyed some advanced coursework focused on distributed systems, compilers, and machine learning, held a short research stint in deep learning based image reconstruction, was the head of projects for a technical consulting organization, led a video game reinforcement learning project for Michigan Data Science Team, and spent my summers interning at large and small tech companies.

Personally, I can solve a Rubik’s cube in about 10 seconds, enjoy an occasional New York Times Crossword puzzle, and like to stay active.

  • B.S.E Computer Science; Minor in Mathematics, 2023

    University of Michigan


Aug 2023 – Present San Francisco
Just getting started!
May 2022 – Aug 2022 Seattle
Built a service to verify vulnerability detectors on Google Cloud assets. Had the priviledge of attending DefCon with my team!
Jan 2022 – Apr 2022 Seattle
Generally, when a node in a cluster goes down, its storage fails. However, that assumptions fails when storage is decoupled from compute such as on Azure. Helped implement a feature to retain a node’s storage on compute failure on Qumulo’s distributed file system on Azure.
May 2021 – Aug 2021 Pittsburgh
I worked on tools to simplify access control for machine learning projects with a particular focus on user experience.
May 2020 – Sep 2020 Ann Arbor, MI
Programattically scraped and parsed millions of unique criminal justice records from U.S. counties and states to gather for a national criminal justice database.