Campus Recruitment 2009-2010 <GEEK>
SECTION I The Directi  Story
Humble Beginnings <ul><li>Started in 1998 while still in college with: </li></ul><ul><li>Initial Capital - Rs. 25,000/- </...
Directi Today <ul><li>A $300 million tech enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>500+ employees and growing </li></ul><ul><li>Enterp...
Directi Today <ul><li>An Indian MNC with offices in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mumbai, Bangalore & Delhi – India </li></ul></u...
About Directi <ul><li>6+ businesses; all amongst the Top 5 or 10 worldwide in their respective industry  </li></ul><ul><li...
Some of our Businesses <ul><li>Web Infrastructure Services: </li></ul><ul><li>Domain Name Registration - The Internet iden...
Some of our Businesses <ul><li>Internet Advertising & Next Generation Media: </li></ul><ul><li>Develop products pertaining...
Some of our Businesses <ul><li>Social Communication Platform: </li></ul><ul><li>dotPW is a suite of free communication pro...
SECTION   II Work @  Directi
Work @ Directi - Career Growth  <ul><li>Clearly defined growth path </li></ul><ul><li>Start as a Software Developer Traine...
Work @ Directi – Our Tech Products <ul><li>Some of the Products you may work on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication and C...
Work @ Directi – Global Impact <ul><li>Some of Our myriad Products and Services - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>crawl over 90 mill...
Work @ Directi – Challenge Yourself <ul><li>Some of the challenges you will deal with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating glob...
Work @ Directi - Tools & Technologies  <ul><li>Development: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Languages:  Java, .NET, PHP, VC++, C++, ...
Work @ Directi - Tools & Technologies  <ul><li>System Administration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OS:  Linux (Redhat, CentOS), W...
SECTION   III Life @  Directi
Life @ Directi The best part about working at Directi are the people. Everyone is super-smart and super-intelligent. I lea...
Life @ Directi “ I love the challenges we face at Directi. Most of our applications cater to millions of users. One of our...
Life @ Directi Anyone in the organization at any level, any designation, any management band, in any team can freely appro...
Life @ Directi At Directi we are super-obsessive about productivity. Every employee in every department has multiple LCD m...
Life @ Directi My Friday nights are reserved for network gaming - and counter-strike is the flavor of the month. Additiona...
Life @ Directi We are a creative organization with creative people, and I believe creativity does not start and end with a...
Life @ Directi An accessible, always-stocked snack bar, with goodies, fresh juices, and other treats takes care of my in-b...
Life @ Directi - Great Teams We spend extra time in making sure we  hire the RIGHT people,  so we don’t have to spend time...
Life @ Directi – Our Culture “ People perform best when they are in love with what they are doing” “ People deliver best r...
Life @ Directi – Our Values ‘ The only bad decision at Directi is “no decision”’ “ Learning never stops at Directi” Visit ...
Life @ Directi - Benefits <ul><li>Medical Insurance  </li></ul><ul><li>Free Salon Services  </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible Wor...
Life @ Directi – We also have FUN Visit our Flickr stream:  http://www.flickr.com/directi/
Life @ Directi – Who wants to go home? <ul><li>Our global headquarters: In the heart of Mumbai, India </li></ul><ul><li>Eq...
So, join us to help build a  billion dollar  Enterprise Mail in your Resume to:  [email_address]
http://www.directi.com  |  http:// careers.directi.com  |  http:// campus.directi.com Thank You! Any Questions? < / GEEK>
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  1. 1. Campus Recruitment 2009-2010 <GEEK>
  2. 2. SECTION I The Directi Story
  3. 3. Humble Beginnings <ul><li>Started in 1998 while still in college with: </li></ul><ul><li>Initial Capital - Rs. 25,000/- </li></ul><ul><li>A 4-man army </li></ul><ul><li>A 630 sq. ft. apartment </li></ul><ul><li>A vision in mind </li></ul>
  4. 4. Directi Today <ul><li>A $300 million tech enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>500+ employees and growing </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise value per employee - $600,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked amongst Fastest Growing technology companies in Asia and India, Deloitte and Touche ‘05, ‘06, ‘07 & ‘08) </li></ul><ul><li>Doubled our employee strength every year over the last 3 years, with a CAGR of over 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Cash reserves sufficient to cover 10 years’ OPEX </li></ul>
  5. 5. Directi Today <ul><li>An Indian MNC with offices in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mumbai, Bangalore & Delhi – India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dubai – UAE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xiamen – China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>San Francisco – USA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Millions of Customers in 240+ countries </li></ul><ul><li>Over 53,000 Global Channel Partners </li></ul>
  6. 6. About Directi <ul><li>6+ businesses; all amongst the Top 5 or 10 worldwide in their respective industry </li></ul><ul><li>25+ indigenously developed Web Products, Properties and Services </li></ul><ul><li>We do not build customized solutions </li></ul><ul><li>All businesses are exponentially profitable and funded only through internal accruals since inception </li></ul>
  7. 7. Some of our Businesses <ul><li>Web Infrastructure Services: </li></ul><ul><li>Domain Name Registration - The Internet identity </li></ul><ul><li>Website Builder Services - For self creating a website </li></ul><ul><li>Web Hosting Solutions - Website storage space on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Email Hosting with Antispam & Antivirus - Personalized email </li></ul><ul><li>Live Chat Solutions - To interact with website visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Payment Gateway Services - For collecting credit card payments online </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Certificates - For authenticating and securing online payments </li></ul>
  8. 8. Some of our Businesses <ul><li>Internet Advertising & Next Generation Media: </li></ul><ul><li>Develop products pertaining to Internet advertising, publisher monetization and media management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Works with high value publishers having >US$1 million revenue per month </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delivers 15 – 20 billion advertisements a year, serves >1 million unique visitors an hour </li></ul><ul><li>Built on Patent Pending Semantic Search Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Fastest growing company (revenue + employee strength) in its vertical for 2006 and 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Runs on more than 500+ CPUs, 500+ GB RAM, 250 TB Data Storage </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some of our Businesses <ul><li>Social Communication Platform: </li></ul><ul><li>dotPW is a suite of free communication products & services for businesses/individuals worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Comprises of innovative, decentralized, collaborative applications - blending the best of Google Apps, Facebook and Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Developed using cutting edge technologies and deployed on a massive, distributed infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for a diverse set of client platforms, ranging from regular web-browsers to mobile environments </li></ul>
  10. 10. SECTION II Work @ Directi
  11. 11. Work @ Directi - Career Growth <ul><li>Clearly defined growth path </li></ul><ul><li>Start as a Software Developer Trainee </li></ul><ul><li>Assume specific responsibilities of one of the many available projects immediately post training </li></ul><ul><li>6 monthly appraisal investigations and performance reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in responsibilities directly proportionate to performance </li></ul>
  12. 12. Work @ Directi – Our Tech Products <ul><li>Some of the Products you may work on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication and Collaboration networks used by millions of global users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant messaging and VOIP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data miners and crawlers that parse through Terabytes of data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Context Analysis Engines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Antispam and Antivirus Solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large scale Billing and Provisioning platforms </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Work @ Directi – Global Impact <ul><li>Some of Our myriad Products and Services - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>crawl over 90 million domains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide web services to millions of users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>power 3+ million domains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>run on infrastructure spanning hundreds of distributed servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use Petabytes of physical storage space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>serve billions of page views every month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>respond to millions of DNS queries every month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>serve tens of billions of ad units and $150+ million of ad inventory annually </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Work @ Directi – Challenge Yourself <ul><li>Some of the challenges you will deal with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating globally distributed network applications spread over hundreds of servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing Communication and Collaboration apps used by millions of global users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiently generating informative reports from terabytes of data structures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building large-scale, low-cost, redundant and fast storage solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing complex applications using NIO, multi-threading, and other cutting edge concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building intuitive interfaces using RIA, Ajax and usability engineering principles </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Work @ Directi - Tools & Technologies <ul><li>Development: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Languages: Java, .NET, PHP, VC++, C++, Perl, XUL, Javascript, C, Shell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web: HTML, CSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DBs: Postgres, MySQL, Microsft SQL Server, Berkeley DB, Firebird, SQLite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frameworks & Libraries: Hibernate, Hibernate Shards, Springs, Apache MINA, Project Grizzly, log4j, memcached, Ant, XAPool, Poolman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scripting: XML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SOA: Ajax, SOAP, Axis, NuSoap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit Testing: Junit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress Testing: Jmeter, Tsung, Iozone, Iometer, Bonnie, Bonnie++ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RIA: jQuery, YUI </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Work @ Directi - Tools & Technologies <ul><li>System Administration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OS: Linux (Redhat, CentOS), Windows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring: Nagios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Config Management: puppet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure: ServerIron Load Balancers, Cisco ASA Firewall, FC/iSCSI SANs (Comet, Dell) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scripting: bash, perl, expect, python, PHP, VBS, Powershell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File Systems: ext3, NTFS, XFS, GFS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other: DRBD, heartbeat, ldirectord, RIS </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. SECTION III Life @ Directi
  18. 18. Life @ Directi The best part about working at Directi are the people. Everyone is super-smart and super-intelligent. I learn something new everyday, from everyone. ” Work with Smart People
  19. 19. Life @ Directi “ I love the challenges we face at Directi. Most of our applications cater to millions of users. One of our products delivers 20+ billion ad impressions per year. All applications are deployed on multi-homed clustered geo-distributed scalable environments. We get to work with caching, Horizontal partitioning, Clustering, Distributed Computing etc - technologies / concepts / tools that very few companies work with.”b Be part of Projects that have global impact
  20. 20. Life @ Directi Anyone in the organization at any level, any designation, any management band, in any team can freely approach anyone else at any level / team / designation to discuss anything. Our Management actually reprimands us if we bother knocking before entering their cabins. Open and Transparent Culture
  21. 21. Life @ Directi At Directi we are super-obsessive about productivity. Every employee in every department has multiple LCD monitors. Our facilities team is always researching ergonomics as it applies to lighting, seating, workstations etc. Any tool, device, software that can help us work better, is for the asking. We do everything to make you productive
  22. 22. Life @ Directi My Friday nights are reserved for network gaming - and counter-strike is the flavor of the month. Additional activities include interest groups such as the trekking group, a movie club, a cricket league, a soccer league etc. We Work Hard, We Play Harder!
  23. 23. Life @ Directi We are a creative organization with creative people, and I believe creativity does not start and end with an alarm clock. The best software engineers I know have their high days and low days, and flexible working hours account for this quirk. Flexible working hours
  24. 24. Life @ Directi An accessible, always-stocked snack bar, with goodies, fresh juices, and other treats takes care of my in-between meals munching needs. Foodilicious
  25. 25. Life @ Directi - Great Teams We spend extra time in making sure we hire the RIGHT people, so we don’t have to spend time in making sure the job gets done RIGHT “ We believe the best part of working at Directi is the people. Directi is very picky about people. We went through a gruelling 5 hour interview process which went all the way up to the management before We were selected. The result – an amazing team that We love working with”
  26. 26. Life @ Directi – Our Culture “ People perform best when they are in love with what they are doing” “ People deliver best results when they are given maximum freedom” Visit our Flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/directi/
  27. 27. Life @ Directi – Our Values ‘ The only bad decision at Directi is “no decision”’ “ Learning never stops at Directi” Visit our Flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/directi/
  28. 28. Life @ Directi - Benefits <ul><li>Medical Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Free Salon Services </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible Work Timings </li></ul><ul><li>Interest groups - salsa, trekking, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation Centre </li></ul><ul><li>In-house Snack bar </li></ul><ul><li>Concierge Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Education Sponsorship </li></ul>
  29. 29. Life @ Directi – We also have FUN Visit our Flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/directi/
  30. 30. Life @ Directi – Who wants to go home? <ul><li>Our global headquarters: In the heart of Mumbai, India </li></ul><ul><li>Equipped with a health club, salon, game parlour, bowling alley, snack bars, cafeteria, and ergonomically designed office space </li></ul>
  31. 31. So, join us to help build a billion dollar Enterprise Mail in your Resume to: [email_address]
  32. 32. http://www.directi.com | http:// careers.directi.com | http:// campus.directi.com Thank You! Any Questions? < / GEEK>

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