Welcome to Software at Scale. This publication contains discussions on large software systems and teams.

Software at Scale is written by me, Utsav Shah, a software engineer interested in learning the stories behind innovative technology companies.

I currently work at Vanta, where we help software companies secure themselves and prepare for security audits. I was previously responsible for enabling product velocity and ensuring the reliability of Dropbox’s monolith Python web application and large async systems like Cape. I’ve also written for the Dropbox tech blog.


The Software at Scale podcast has conversations with engineers and engineering leaders where they share their stories of building software applications.

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Software Engineer interested in building simple, self correcting and reliable systems. Twitter: @utsav_sha