Mukul Joshi

Software Engineer

Sector: IT-Software

Member Since, August 20, 2022

About Me

  • Academic Level Master’s Degree
  • Experience 11 Years
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Development
  • Date of Birth 01 07 1987


I have been working as a software engineer for 10 years in the Enterprise Network Switching business unit (highest revenue-generating business of $7.4B) in Cisco Systems India and pursuing an Executive MBA in Product Leadership from the Institute of Product Leadership.

As a software engineer, I regularly engaged with teams across domains (Dev-Test, Program management, Product development, Technical support, and Technical Marketing) and spearheaded the delivery of features and solutions for the Catalyst Switch product line (which holds 40% of the worldwide switching market share). I learned the importance of backing my arguments with data and influencing decisions across multiple diverse and experienced teams without having direct authority and acquired various technical, project, and product management skills.

In addition to being a full-time engineer in Cisco, I started two ventures – Breadcrumbs, a trekking management app, and Comyoot, a student community-building platform. I learned to communicate my vision and motivate my co-workers while not being able to pay them. Though these startups didn’t succeed, I discovered the motivator, team player, and decision-maker in me.


  • Executive MBA (2022 - Present) Institute of Product Leadership

  • M.E. Computer Science (2011 - 2013) BITS Pilani

Work & Experience

  • ComYoot (2016 - 2018 ) Co-Founder

    ComYoot was an iOS/Android app that facilitated college students in the USA to grow their professional network. • Pivoted from a ride-sharing app for students to a networking app after interviewing and understanding the real pain points of students. • Led a team of 8 engineers and designers to develop the app. Launched the beta release with MVP version in the Tepper School of Business(CMU), MBA department with 2k beta users over 2 months. • Analyzed beta users\' data and feedback, and introduced new features like job postings, applying for jobs nearby, sending a meeting request to the connection present within 3-5 miles, helping in assignments, thereby increasing the app usage by 30% in 2 weeks.

  • Breadcrumbs (2015 - 2016 ) Co-Founder

    Breadcrumbs was a travel management android application for trekkers, bikers, and car drivers who visit places in groups. Shows live tracking records of all group members and allows adding trip itinerary, booking history. Users can find nearby petrol bunks, restaurants, etc. • Led a team of 4 engineers and 1 designer to develop the app. Launched the android version in 2015. Acquired 1k+ users in 5 months.

  • Cisco Systems Private Ltd. (2013 - Present ) Software Engineer

    - Developed and supported 4 key features (Quality of Service QoS, Medianet, Cisco EnergyWise, and Netflow) across Catalyst switches product lines holding 40% of the Ethernet switching market. - Led QoS features development in various new catalyst prducts with the collaboration of Product Management, Program Management, Marketing, Hardware, Platform, and Dev Test. - Lead the QoS vendor team which maintains the classic catalyst (Cat 2k, Cat3K and Cat4K) platforms. Proposed and rolled out a new process to address customer issues, reducing maintenance effort by 50% in 1 year.


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