Arya Hezarkhani

Engineer

Amazon, Carnegie Mellon

Arya has been writing software for over a decade, and brings to the team experience building large-scale scientific computing and data processing systems.

Before joining Arena, Arya was leading the development of flight dynamics software systems at Amazon's Project Kuiper. The systems he architected will estimate, predict, and manage trajectories across a fleet of more than 3200 satellites in low-earth-orbit maintaining space safety and delivering highly-available broadband across the globe. Before that, he was a software engineer at AWS Batch working on product development, security, and scalability for high-performance-computing customers ranging from small autonomous-vehicle startups and large multinational enterprises to financial institutions and government agencies.

For the last three years, Arya has served as corporate partnerships lead of a tech-for-good non-profit in Seattle where he grew corporate sponsorships by 150%.

Arya holds a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, with an additional major in Biomedical Engineering, from Carnegie Mellon University where he graduated with University Honors. While at Carnegie Mellon, he spent a year researching image processing techniques for retinal prostheses.

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