Sahand Saba

Sahand Saba

Senior Software Engineer


Highly versatile and ambitious software engineering professional with a strong background in mathematics and algorithms and 10+ years of engineering experience, including at Google and Meta.


University of Victoria GPAs are on a 9.0 scale.

Jan 2013 - Jan 2015

Master of Science - Computer Science

University of Victoria

Graduated with GPA of 9.0

Sept 2005 - Dec 2009

Bachelor of Science - Honours in Mathematics

University of Victoria

Graduated with Distinction, Minor in Computer Science, GPA of 8.0 and score of 30 on the 2009 Putnam competition.

Work Experience

Mar 2019 - Present

Senior Software Engineer


  • Led the development, productionization, and launch of Google's Apps Script V8 Runtime.
  • Led the design and development of multiple major projects to improve reliability and efficiency of critical components of Google Search serving infrastructure.

Apr 2017 - Jun 2018

Senior Software Engineer


  • Made significant improvements to the Facebook for Android app start-up performance.
  • Led engineering efforts to help Myanmar's migration to Unicode by building Facebook's Burmese font-detection and auto-conversion systems.
  • Contributed to understanding and resolving market-specific issues in emerging markets, in particular in Myanmar and Vietnam, resulting in significant increases in user growth in those markets.

Jan 2015 - Feb 2017

Software Engineer


  • Led a major storage and CPU cost reduction optimization project across multiple Google product areas, in particular within advertising, search, and YouTube.
  • Led the design and development of a complex parallelized data analysis pipeline to mine for optimization opportunities and provide resource usage insight.
  • Contributed to the development and maintenance of a key piece of Google's display ads serving infrastructure.

Sep 2008 - Dec 2014

Teaching Assistant

University of Victoria

Assisted in teaching the following courses:
  • CSc 326: Algorithms and Data Structures II
  • Math 300: Advanced Calculus
  • Math 362: Number Theory
  • CSc 115: Fundamentals of Programming II
  • Math 100 & 101: Calculus I & II
  • Math 110: Linear Algebra for Engineers

Key Skills

  • Algorithms
  • C++
  • Python
  • Distributed Systems
  • Low Latency High QPS Serving
  • Large Scale Data Analysis Pipelines


  • 2012 University of Victoria's Outstanding Graduate Entrance Award
  • 2012 University of Victoria's Graduate Fellowship Award
  • 2008 University of Victoria's President’s Award
  • 2007 University of Victoria's Stephen A. Jennings Award
  • 2007 University of Victoria's Top International Student Award