Gautam Puri

Engineer - Developer - Product Manager
Open to opportunities in engineering and technology. Experience leading projects and managing interdisciplinary product teams.


Emory University
Master of Business Administration
Atlanta, GA, United States
May 2015 - May 2017
Private Equity & Venture Capital

Graduated with Honors

Georgia Institute of Technology
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Atlanta, GA, United States
January 2010 - May 2012
Computer Aided Engineering - CAD, FEA, CFD
Aerodynamics & Fluid Mechanics
Mechatronics & Machine Vision
Georgia Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineer
Atlanta, GA, United States
August 2004 - December 2009
Georgia Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Atlanta, GA, United States
August 2004 - December 2009


Amazon Web Services (AWS)
AWS is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing services that are used by various companies and governments.
Senior Technical Project Manager
Seattle, WA, United States
August, 2017 - June, 2018
  • Managed multiple R&D projects researching several new technologies to make data centers smarter and more efficient
  • Oversaw development and maintenance of test equipment for validating prototypes
  • Led efforts to cut cooling costs using machine learning (ML)
  • Helped improve programmatic control of equipment through development of custom programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Negotiated competitive rates and agreements with suppliers
  • Worked with various departments, such as legal, compliance, and security, in order to ensure our products were meeting regulatory requirements, legal agreements were sound, and attack surface was minimized
Computer & Mobile Software Consumer Electronics Internet & E-commerce
Dassault Systèmes Simulia Corp
Simulia develops computer-aided engineering software with which engineers and product designers can perform realistic simulations and explore the real-world behavior of their products as part of the design process.
Consultant and Technical Sales Specialist
Cleveland, OH, United States
June, 2012 - June, 2015
  • Provided consulting services to engineers at 50+ companies to help simulate how product designs will behave in real world using physics-based software tools, leading to better decision-making and increased profitability
  • Led team of engineers to develop custom software tools for an automobile manufacturer, enabling client to simulate combustion engine functions. Coordinated team activities as the scripting and customization subject matter expert; resulted in annual software license increase of $1MM
  • Supervised development of tire simulation strategies and related software for leading tire manufacturer; trained client engineers from different teams to ensure successful execution; sole individual assigned to the client; project resulted in $300K annual savings for them
  • Instructed multi-day simulation and optimization training courses: trained 80+ engineers and researchers to adopt the latest computer-aided engineering approaches to solve design problems, including those at General Motors, Apple, Tesla, NASA, SpaceX, Exxon Mobil, and Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program
  • Performed on site sales presentations to introduce tools to new clients. Introduced optimization and statistical analysis tools to Goodyear Tire through demonstrations to engineers, resulting in annual subscription of $100K
  • Consulting activities involved identifying key design challenges, collaborating and brainstorming with client engineering teams, and creating innovative approaches to solve their industry specific problems using computer-aided design, simulation, optimization and product lifecycle management software tools
Computer & Mobile Software Engineering Servies
Aerospace Engineering Dept at Georgia Tech
Graduate Researcher
Atlanta, GA, United States
January, 2012 - May, 2012
  • Conducted research into the effect of mesh topologies on crack propagation using cohesive elements
  • Created an automated MATLAB script to examine a mesh, insert cohesive elements in suitable locations, create new coordinate and connectivity matrices, and generate a ready-to-run Abaqus input file with required material and section properties, loads/BCs and output requests
  • Conducted studies to determine suitable cohesive element properties for traction-separation behavior
  • Simulated crack propagation with various mesh topologies and compared results to experimental observations
  • Research conducted at the request of Sandia National Laboratories
  • Advisor: Dr Julian Rimoli
Military Research & Development Scientific Research
Dassault Systèmes Simulia Corp.
Business Development Intern
Providence, RI, United States
January, 2011 - August, 2011
  • Created the entire Abaqus FEA tutorial video series, and the Isight Design Workflow Optimization tutorial video series, available on the Simulia Learning Community and on YouTube
  • Produced comprehensive database of worldwide biotech conferences with relevant details; marketing department used information to plan information booths and conference exhibits for whole year
  • Created the user manual for the new Simulia Learning Community, drafted the invitation emails at launch, and helped with general maintenance of the young community
  • Attended various Abaqus and Isight internal training courses to enhance FEA and Optimization skills
  • Conducted  interviews with academic customers and researchers to generate case studies for use of our software
  • Assisted academic customers adopt our technologies in the classroom and university research projects
Computer & Mobile Software Engineering Servies Marketing & Advertising
Aerospace Engineering Dept at Georgia Tech
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Atlanta, GA, United States
August, 2011 - December, 2011
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant for High Speed Aerodynamics (AE3021)
  • Professor: Stephen Ruffin 
Aerospace & Defense Higher Education
Aerospace Engineer Dept at Georgia Tech
Teaching Assistant
Atlanta, GA, United States
August, 2009 - December, 2010
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant for Airplane Design I & II (AE4350 and AE4351)
  • Led lab sessions
  • Graded assignments
  • Professor: William Mikolowsky
Aerospace & Defense Higher Education
Systems Realization Lab at Georgia Tech
Undergraduate Researcher
Atlanta, GA, United States
August, 2006 - August, 2007
  • Conducted research into the design and optimization of blast resistant panels for military vehicles using FEA
  • Created computational models of honeycomb core sandwich structures and tested their response to explosive loads using finite element analysis, specifically the Abaqus/Explicit solver
  • Wrote scripts for Abaqus in the Python programming language in to automate simulations for various honeycomb mesh configurations and materials, in order to find optimum structural and material configurations
  • Created analysis workflow in ModelCenter to perform design of experiment (DOE) studies, Monte Carlo simulations, and other types of analyses to find optimums and design trade-offs
  • The research was conducted at the request of the Army Research Laboratory to produce blast resistant panels that can withstand landmine explosions
  • Advisor: Janet Allen
Aerospace & Defense Military Research & Development Scientific Research
PTFE Dept at Georgia Tech
Undergraduate Researcher
Atlanta, GA, United States
August, 2006 - August, 2007
  • Conducted research into materials and structures for morphing airplane wings
  • Primary goal of research was to develop structural materials for use in morphing airplane wings, secondary goal was to develop foam-cell models to predict behavior
  • Created foams coated with various thermally reactive polymers of different molecular weights and mechanically tested them (tensile, compression and dynamic mechanical analysis)
  • Modeled foam cells in SolidWorks and simulated loading with FEA add-on CosmosWorks.
  • Measured and analyzed polymer layers using optical and electron microscopes. Edited and extracted information from images using ImagePro and Adobe Photoshop
  • Awarded the Presidents Undergraduate Research Award to fund part of the study
  • Advisors: David Bucknall & Christopher Lynch
Aerospace & Defense Research & Development Scientific Research
Mechanical Engineering Dept at Georgia Tech
Product tester
Atlanta, GA, United States
May, 2006 - July, 2006
  • Product tester for research into the study of advanced crane control mechanisms
  • Provided feedback on response time, accuracy, oscillations, and user improvement for various algorithms over time
Civil Engineering Construction

Book - Python Scripts for Abaqus

  • Authored Book: Python Scripts for Abaqus – Learn by Example (ISBN 978-0-615-52050-6)
  • Describes innovative methods to programmatically control and optimize advanced engineering simulations using the Abaqus simulation software and the programming language Python.
  • Used by engineering companies across a range of industries, including NASA, the European Space Agency, Boeing, Apple, Amazon, Intel, Dell, Schlumberger, Shell, Babcock & Wilcox, Bechtel, the US Army Core of Engineers, the Australian Dept. of Defense, Los Alamos National Labs, and research universities including MIT, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins, Oxford University (UK), Imperial College London (UK) and University of New South Wales (Australia).
  • 600+ copies sold worldwide
  • Other details: 22 chapters/720 pages, website:


Knowledge Areas
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Aerodynamics Embedded Software Finite Element Analysis Structural Mechanics Web Design Web Development Research and Development (R&D)
Tools & Technologies
Vue.js SQL SolidWorks Javascript MATLAB HTML Microsoft Excel Python Microsoft Word Microsoft PowerPoint Abaqus C# C++ C ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET Core AutoCAD Azure
Soft Skills
Written Communication Teamwork Self-Starter Self-Motivation Initiative Brainstorming Attention to Detail Perseverance Reliability Creativity


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