Rachit Agarwal
Student · Designer · Developer · Lover

Projects


Experience


LendUp | Software Engineering Intern
 San Francisco, CA     Summer 2017


LendUp is a financial technology startup with a socially impactful mission: Provide anyone with a path to better financial health. At LendUp I learned so much while on the Credit Card team:

  • Managed both product and engineering aspects of transaction synthesis project for credit card, including project briefs, feature tickets, and design/development roadmaps
  • Performed comprehensive data scraping to gather additional merchant data for credit card transactions, potentially saving the company ~$1 million over the next year
  • Implemented CRON job and integration with mobile app for new transactions (Java controller + Python/Selenium backend service + PostgreSQL database)
  • Designed and developed user dashboard by integrating React.js with Flask backend
  • Brought enhanced transaction & merchant insights to users by implementing front-end changes in Arrow Card app (JavaScript, React Native, GraphQL)
  • Enhanced accessibility for vision-impaired users in mobile app, changes are now live in the app store


BookHolders | Software Engineering Intern
 College Park, MD     Summer & Winter 2016


Performed upgrades on both front-end and back-end technologies:

  • Wrote + optimized Python (Selenium server) code using XML templates to autonomously find and purchase books with the best available prices and conditions
  • Performed major upgrades (integration with Flask backend, UI/UX overhaul) to internal Android app
  • Upgraded 3-D CSS/JS styling on store website
  • Designed and developed user dashboard by integrating React.js with Flask backend
  • Wrote barcode generation algorithms and code to dynamically print USPS labels (ASP./NET/VB)
  • Scraped websites and order emails to return clean data (Selenium server, Python regular expressions)


Naval Sea Systems Command | Engineering Intern
 Bethesda, MD     Summer 2015


Worked on a summer-long project for a ground-breaking submarine concept:

  • Completed extensive 3-D modeling on brand-new submarine
  • Presented models to division’s upper management
  • Featured in Wavelets magazine for innovative efforts


Education


University of Maryland, College Park
 B.S. Computer Science     2020


  • Honors College | Design, Cultures, and Creativity (DCC) - Learn more here
  • Honors Program | Quality Enhancement Systems for Teams (QUEST) - Learn more here
  • Awards | Presidential Scholarship + Dean's List
  • Minor | Technology Entrepreneurship
Richard Montgomery High School
 IB Program     2016


  • Magnet Program | International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Clubs | DECA, SGA, Model UN


About


Hey! I'm Rachit!

I'm a freshman CS major at the University of Maryland, College Park. My focus in general is using technology to make a meaningful social impact, to help people. I enjoy designing and building things, reading, listening to podcasts and fresh beats, and working out.

I look forward to the amazing work we can accomplish together. Feel free to contact me via phone, email, or any other medium.

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