Ram Vellanki

Hi, my name is Ram and I am a Software Engineer at Waymo. I love programming and am passionate about technology.

Software Engineer | Planner, Waymo

2020 - Present
  • Work on the planner for the Waymo Driver specifically to improve the handling of scenarios in which the vehicle's sensors are occluded

Software Engineer | Video Ads, Google

2018 - 2020
  • Worked on the video ads serving team to improve the backend services of video ads for various publishers using the Google Ad Manager platform

Platform Lead | CUAir, Cornell University

2015 - 2018
  • Developed a control interface for a camera and gimbal on-board an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and exposed them via an HTTP API
  • Worked with the Play framework and Ebean ORM in Java/Kotlin to develop and maintain a web server stationed on the ground to serve as a communication bridge between the UAV and web clients on the ground

Software Engineering Intern | Search Ads, Google

2017
  • Worked on the Product Listings team to improve features of product related search results
  • Completed both frontend work in a propriety templating framework as well as backend C++ modifications and extensions all with extensive consideration for the large scale and low latency requirements of Google Search

Programming Instructor | iDTech

2016
  • Taught Java programming by leading students through the core principles and guiding them to complete a final project of their choosing by the culmination of the course