Tahir Akhtar

Frankfurt, Germany

CTO of a software development company 20 years exp
Tahir's Skills
Product Management
User Experience
Business Development

Age Group


About Tahir

I have two decades of experience doing software development for startups and enterprises. I can build products from the grounds up and organically grow the technical team as the startup scales.

I can work closely with visionary founders and product managers to transform high level ideas into a practical development plan and then execute it.


It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree -- make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e. the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to. - Elon Musk

Work Experience

Cofounder / CTO

Indus Valley Labs (pvt) Ltd

September 2015 - Today

I built this software development services company from scratch with my partner. Scaled the team to 20 full time developers and served clients across the globe with a high level of client satisfaction. Industries served: Banking, Appointment Booking (SaaS), Event Networking (SaaS), Event Management, Real Estate Investment, Securities Printing, E-Commerce and several others Technology stack: Backend: Java (Spring Boot), C# (ASP.net), PHP Frontend: Angular, React, etc Mobile: Android, iOS, Cordova, Ionic Database: MySQL, SQL Server, MongoDB, Redis Web / App Servers: Weblogic, Tomcat, IIS, Apache, Nginx etc Cloud Environments: AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Middleware and IDM: Oracle Service Bus, Oracle IDM, Oracle IAM Suite, Oracle API Gateway

Staff Software Engineer

Gameview Studios

March 2012 - December 2015

mplemented highly scalable backend servers for mobile games on Google Cloud and AWS. Delivered a websocket based module for in-game chat between players using Java Play Framework. Maintained python based backend servers for mobile games on Google App Engine. Worked out of Tokyo with international team of DeNA Japan and DeNA Studios Canada. Led the design and implementation of the Bingo module for user engagement. Worked on discussion board, IAP security and several other areas.

Senior Technical Lead

Workforce Software (TimeXperts)

November 2009 - February 2012

Developed admin shell, added clustered index support to schema upgrade tool for Oracle and SQL Server. Wrote multithreaded graph based data cloning utility. Exposed webservices for mobile client through javascript backend

Senior Software Engineer / Software Architect

Northstar Technologies, Inc. (Sibisoft)

August 2005 - November 2009

Led the project for re-implementing accounts payable module with new architecture based on single page GWT application backed by Spring Framework on the backend. Developed an excel inspired UI for letting end users design custom financial reports backed by server data that can be exported to XLS using Apache POI Developed Javascript WYSIWYG membership card designer that allowed users to design custom membership card templates by dragging/dropping database fields, visually positioning text and graphics and embed member photos. The templates were later used to generate pdf files for printing membership cards with custom printers Developed single page tabbed application for various functions of GL Developed a excel style grid UI for entering budgets Extended GL system to generate cash based accounting reports in addition to accrual based accounting reports

Web Developer & Administrator

Taurus Securities

January 2002 - January 2005

Managed operations of stock exchange portal including web development, maintenance of real-time stock application, database administration, server administration, maintenance of intra-site network links and acted as a liaison with Karachi Stock Exchange IT

Software Developer

Pivotal Black

August 2000 - December 2001

Developed web and network application using Java, Javascript, Visual Basic and ASP. Led the development of custom learning management system for Altvia Tech Developed backend application for processing realtime feed from Karachi Stock Exchange and maintaining intra-day and historical data in SQL Server Database Java Applet ticker for fetching quotes from server and displaying on web portal


Institute of Business Administration

MS (Computer Science), Data Science Major

2012 - 2014

Pakistan Institute of Management

Executive MBA

2003 - 2008

University of Karachi

BS (Computer Science)

1998 - 2001