Ahan Malhotra

I am a software engineer at Optiver, a leading global electronic market maker. I graduated in 2021 from Harvard College with a degree in Computer Science.

Current Projects

iCSC: Clear Sky Chart Viewer

iCSC allows amateur astronomers to find optimal weather conditions for astronomical observing. It provides an easy to use interface to access Attilla Danko’s Clear Sky Charts.

Work Experience


Software Engineer | 2021 - Present
Software Engineering Intern | Summer 2020
Member of the Automated Trading Strategies team.


SDE Intern | Summer 2019
SDE Intern with Amazon Alexa, the virtual assistant powering Amazon Echo and a range of other devices. We build the platform and services that enable Alexa to better understand and respond to user utterances.

Bodhi Tree Asset Management

Quantitative Research and Development Intern | Summer 2018
Working on designing and implementing quantitative strategies and infrastructure for Bodhi Tree, a systematic global macro fund. Built out services on Amazon Web Services, leveraging technologies such as PostgreSQL, TimescaleDB, Lambda, Chef, and Terraform.


Engineering Intern | Aug 2016 – June 2017
Helped lead new iOS team to bring two iOS apps to market, Breeze and Breeze for Medical Practices. Worked alongside marketing, design, and product teams, as well as offshore contractors. Additional work on CareCloud Companion and Ruby backend services.


Harvard University

A.B. in Computer Science | May 2021
Secondary in Language and Linguistic Theory

Senior Thesis

Improving API Reference Documentation: A Cognitivist Approach to Design and Evaluation, Advised By Prof. Elena Glassman

Activites on Campus

Head Teaching Fellow, Abstraction and Design in Computation (CS51/CSCI E-51)
Chief Education Officer, Harvard Financial Analysts Club
Member, Global Platinum Securities
Technical Director1, Hitched: The First Year Musical & Death Do Us Part

Past Projects


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