About Me

I'm a Computer Scientist extremely passionate about Operating Systems and Virtualization. I've been working with Xen and XenServer both of which originated from the Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University, United Kingdom for the past four years. Here I've worked across the stack from the Functionally Programmed Toolstack written in OCaml to the storage datapath.

Contact Details

Siddharth Vinothkumar
624 #1 W Wilson St
Madison, WI 53703 US

(123) 456-7890


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Master of Science in Computer Science September 2015

PES Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science September 2007 - June 2011

Kendriya Vidyalaya, NAL Campus

CBSE (Computer Science) July 2005 - Mar 2007

Kendriya Vidyalaya, NAL Campus

CBSE July 2001 - Mar 2005


Citrix Systems R&D

Software Developer 2 April 2013 - Present

Worked on the world's leading virtualization platform.
Specifically worked with storage datapath on SCSI, FC, OCFS2, TRIM, thin-provisioning, etc...

Citrix Systems R&D

Software Developer July 2011 - March 2013

Seeding member of India's first XenServer Development Team.
Worked on the unique functionally programmed toolstack XAPI.
Involved in a number of key projects and a XAPI COMMITTER on Linux Foundation!



Design Engineer July 2007 - September 2007

Shalom Instruments is a Bangalore based leading manufacturer and supplier of superb quality products used in the Life Sciences and Biotechnology sector. The company supplies a comprehensive range of such products that include Magnetic Stirrer, Multi Magnetic Stirrer, Hot Plate Stirrer, Water Bath, Boiling Water Bath, Sand Bath, Dry Bath, Oil Bath, Vortex Mixer, Micro Centrifuge, etc...

Citrix Systems R&D

Software Development Intern (NetScaler) Jan 2011 - April 2011

NetScaler is a network appliance manufactured by Citrix. NetScaler combines high-speed load balancing and content switching, data compression, content caching, SSL acceleration, network optimization, application visibility and application security on a single, comprehensive platform. I worked on implementing Policy Infrastructure based on FSM!


A few of the skills which were acquired over time!


  • C
  • C++
  • OCaml
  • Python


  • Python
  • Shell
  • Perl


  • MySQL
  • MS-SQL
  • Orcale 10g
  • IBM DB-2


  • HTML (5)
  • CSS (3)
  • Javascript
  • Opa, Dart
  • PHP


  • GIT
  • Mercurial

Additionally familiar with Lex, Yacc, C#, F#, Haskell and a suite of other languages.

Client Testimonials

  • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

    Steve Jobs
  • Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

    Albert Einstein
  • It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

    Charles Darwin
  • Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

  • Dreams are not those which comes while we are sleeping, but dreams are those when you don't sleep before fulfilling them.

    Abdul Kalam
  • We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

  •  There is no friend as loyal as a book.

    Ernest Hemingway