I am Karthikeya, a Product Engineer. I love designing User experiences, interfaces, interactions for web & mobile, and developing products for mobile, macOS, and web. Presently working Head for Product and Engineering @ 42Stages building IT regulatory product for financial organisations, When I am not designing or building products, I like to spend my time traveling and photographing.

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Work Experience & Education

Head of Product and Engineering

42Stages GmbH, Berlin

Responsible for hiring, budgeting, and managing engineering and product teams (6+ people). Implementing and executing agile processes in the development team (SCRUM + Kanban).

Product Management + Engineering

Product Engineering Manager

Finleap Connect, Berlin

Responsible for running product and development teams for multiple fintech products. Building the roadmap, plan and design new features, and manage stakeholder expectations.

Product Management + Engineering

Head of Product Engineering

EatFirst, Berlin

Leading engineering and product development for the company's online presence & enterprise tools along with real-world tangible product and process design such as operations and packaging.

Product Management + Engineering

Product Engineer (Apps)

EatFirst, Berlin

Responsible for interface and experience design for the products, working on then new technologies such as Apple Watch (watchOS) and Apple TV (tvOS). Finding solutions to improve logistics, analytics, and usability of the product.

Product Design + Mobile Dev.

Mobile Director

Tastespace, San Francisco/MX

Initial member of the 500-Startup funded company with 2000+ food franchises under it's banner. Managed the mobile platform (consisting of 20+ apps) and overall architecture design for the apps and API.

Mobile Dev. + Mobile Product Design

Senior Software Engineer

Damco Solutions, India

Responsible for the mobility department of the company which involved iOS, Android, and mobile web. Primary contact for clients, while handled engineering and product management for over 80+ apps.

Mobile Dev. + Product Management


Masters In Science, Advanced Computer Science

University of Birmingham, The United Kingdom

Advanced Human Computer Interaction, Commercial Computing, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, Secure Programming, Research Skills

Student of the Year, ACS 2014

Bachelors In Engineering, Computer Science

Maharshi Dayanand University, India


eatfirst.com designs.


App Design, App Development, UX for overall platform. Read more @ EatFirst.com
Tastespace designs.


UI/UX and App Development (Featured on Apple Store). Sold to Delivery Hero in 2014, Read more @ Angel.co

SwiftyJSONAccelerator & Open source work

Over the years I have created some Open source projects which can be found @ Github.com

Research Work

Understanding User Behaviour by Mining Smartphone Usage Patterns & Exploring Them to Improve User Experience (2014) Download
Analysing User Interaction and Behaviour with Mobile Devices (2014) Download
Location Based Context-Aware Systems (2013) Download
Interactive Computing Using Human Gestures (2010)

Contact/What Interests me

What am I interested right now?

  • Building a product for emerging markets.
  • Building products that focus on betterment of human lives (like Healthcare)
  • A product that you think will change product concept to build.
  • Improve engineering and product culture (building process & data-driven teams)
  • Focus on customers delighted!