Darshan Baral


AJ Danelz

Software engineer, Designer and Architect

I am a full stack engineer and developer advocate passionate about cloud application design and implementation. That is accomplished by diligent design and programming with a strong focus on DevOps and orchestration. I will contribute to the success of a software project by being a strong proponent of these ideals and advocating internally and externally for the developer community.


B.S. in Computer Science
Southern Wesleyan University
Cum Laude


Eagle Scout with the Silver Palm
Orchestrated and participated in many leadership programs and service projects
Research article: Path Planning using Dijkstra and Lightning Enhancement
Researched enhancements to Dijkstra's Algorithm that enables path planning based on a height map.



Head of Developer Relations
Jan 2022 - Present
I lead the team that builds and fosters the community of developers around the Open Source and SAAS projects at WSO2 along with the Ballerina programming language (ballerina.io). Additionally, I led the technical writers who worked on each product documentation site and the company training material.
Lead Solutions Engineer
Feb 2021 - Jan 2022
I was a technical sales rep that worked with customers to solve their problems with WSO2 products.
Sr. Full Stack Developer
Feb 2020 - Feb 2021
BMW: Apps and Services
I was a senior member of the team building systems to provide electric car drivers with an optimized way to charge their vehicles called bmwchargeforward.com. This app connected many internal BMW systems but interfaced with Power companies for up-to-date energy data. In addition, I coordinated with top vehicle manufacturers and utility companies to build a system to securely send electrical grid data from the utility companies to each electric car manufacturer.
Sr. Enterprise Application Engineer
2018 - Feb 2020
AFS Logistics
I worked as a lead engineer on a team building a new Transportation Management System from the ground up using a microservice architecture. Spring Boot, gRPC, Protobuf, Kafka, Elastic Search, Vue.js, PostgreSQL, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm.
Full Stack Mentor
2018 - 2020
Thinkful Inc
I work one on one with students participating in the program. My main goal is to help overcome hurdles and provide more depth to the program where needed based on my work experience.
Enterprise Application Engineer
2012 - 2018
I maintained legacy applications, worked on improvements and new features of existing products, and architected new applications.



Java, Spring Boot
Front End, Vue, React
RabbitMQ, WebSockets
Git, Devops
Docker, Kubernetes, Helm
Kafka, Protobuf
PostgreSQL, Hibernate, Elastic Search