Conan Yang

Director of PM and Software Architect, Interview Coach, PhD

I got my PhD in computer science (database algorithms on graphics processors).

Then I joined Microsoft for 8 years. First 3 years I was a developer and built the full stack of SQL SSIS Server, and received Microsoft Gold Star Award. Then I followed my passion to switch to PM role, leading a team of a dozen engineers to ship a new cloud service in SQL Azure. After that I moved to Office team, owning Office performance. I built the first big data system for Office performance, improved the test automation infrastructure, led multi-year cross-team collaborations, and led a working group of 100+ engineers across Office.

Then I left Microsoft and joined Futurewei Research as a senior cloud big data architect to strengthen my technical muscle. I lead dozens of engineers and owned the product roadmap, technical requirements and architecture design of next generation AI-enabled big data services and ecosystem, and collaborated with top universities on AI research.

Recently I joined a top cloud computing company in Fortune 500 as a director of PM.

In my spare time, I have provided software career planning, mock interviews, resume critiques for 70+ job seekers and got 100% positive reviews. I was invited speaker on Top100 Summit 2014& 2015 to audiences of 500+ senior software professionals. I gave full-day internal trainings to senior architects and engineers in industry-leading companies such as Huawei, Meizu etc. I also founded a couple side projects that use AI and sharing economy to improve people's wellbeing.

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