I am Hardik Mehta, I live in Munich, Germany.
I have a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from India and I have completed master of science from FH-Aachen abteilung Jülich, in September, 2005.
Currently I am working with maxdome GmbH & Co, KG. which is one of the most popular video on demand portal of Germany. The company belongs to the well known ProSieben-Sat1 Media group. Here i am a member of the team which develops, maintains and supports the backend Java EE services essential to maxdome. We have mainly spring, hibernate based application which provides backend service like authentication, customer support, billing, age verification, document storage etc. I am specifically involved in extending and maintaining the customer support services and performance testing and performance tuning of the whole stack.
In the recent past I was working with Dresdner-Cetelem Kreditbank GmbH, München. I was working in the in-house IT department. The team develops, maintains and suppors Credit application for several leading German banks. The architecture of our application is based on encapsulated business logic in several multi-threaded CORBA servers implemented in C++ and a front-end developed in JAVA (JSP, EJBs, Web Services etc) connecting to these servers. We are developing exclusively on GNU/Linux platform. Here I have also been involved in extending and maintaining the Card Authorization Server, which processes the card (Credit cards, EC cards, etc ) for our bank.
As an IDE we use eclipse and several scripts and tools developed in bash, python, perl etc to support the development and maintenance. We also provide 2nd level support for our system with servers running 24/7.
Here I have been involved in many projects starting from the design phase upto maintenance including development and documentation.
I have also worked with Intelligent Laser Applications (ILA) GmbH, Juelich in Germany, as a Visual C++ developer. I have been involved in projects related to digital image processing and controlling a device over USB terminal. The projects involve GUI development in MFC and accessing the device at a low level.
From December-2003 to May-2004 I was working at HiTec-Zang GmbH, Germany as a programmer as a student-assistant. There, I was working with PHP and Ms-SQL on Windows 2000(IIS) platform.
I know German and English quite well.
I am interested in astronomy, astrophysics and music (mainly Indian and Indian classical music).