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Mottakin Chowdhury

Senior Software Engineer @ Booking.com
Ex Senior SWE at Grab | Author at Educative | Newsletter author for Biweekly Engineering
Netherlands 5.0 (6 reviews) Active yesterday Usually responds in half a day


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Best suited for career changers, software engineers, tech interviewees.

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I am a Senior Software Engineer at Booking.com, the largest travel company in the world. Before joining here, I was working as a Senior Software Engineer at Grab, the leading delivery, mobility, financial, and enterprise services company in Southeast Asia.

In my career so far, I have always been working as a backend engineer. I have experience in designing and building distributed systems at high scale and developing microservices and backend systems from scratch.

I have a personal blog on Medium where I sometimes write stuff I find interesting, especially about tech. This is my blog: https://medium.com/@mottakin.

I am also an author at Educative.io. I have my own full-fledged course in the platform. The course is about the fundamentals of distributed systems targeted at people with little to no experience in the field. The course can be found here: https://www.educative.io/courses/introduction-to-distributed-systems-for-dummies

In 2023, I launched my own newsletter, named Biweekly Engineering. The purpose of the newsletter is to share curated software engineering articles to its subscribers. You can find the newsletter here: https://biweekly-engineering.beehiiv.com/

I can help you with career decisions, technical interviews (both system design and coding interviews), standard coding practices, promotions in tech, good engineering culture, and overall growth as an engineer.

Both at Grab and Booking, I learned how to grow as an engineer while pushing for promotions to senior roles.

In terms of interviews, I interviewed with Grab, Meta, Amazon, Microsoft, and Booking.com. I always put rigorous effort into preparing, and quite fortunately, I managed to crack all of the companies.

If you are in need of help in progressing your career, both from a technical and growth perspective, I can certainly help you. I am looking forward to sharing my experience and knowledge with you so that you can excel in your career ahead. :)

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5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
8 months

Mottakin was friendly and together we identified in which areas I should improve in to achieve my career goals. I would highly recommend him for anyone either working in software engineering or someone looking to break into the industry.



5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
2 months

Motta is an amiable and patient mentor. He personalized his advice to my learning path, ensuring it matched my resources. What stood out were his thorough explanations, often using his own experiences as examples. He also pointed me to well-chosen articles for deeper understanding. Motta's guidance was practical, insightful, and incredibly valuable.



5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
2 months

Mottakin is good mentor with structured plan for your development

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