Nikki Vinayan

Senior Software Engineer, Search

About Me

I am most skilled in: search and data



Senior Software Engineer

October 2019 - Present


GIPHY is the best way to search, share, discover and create GIFs on the Internet.

Design and code massively scalable services to provide a continually improving search experience, seen by millions of users around the globe daily.


University of Melbourne

MSc Computer Science

2014 - 2015

The coursework was a combination of Distributed Systems with Declarative languages. During my time at there, I learnt about Distributed Systems, Distributed Algorithms, Cluster and Cloud Computing. My thesis was “Cache based path routing in road.”

I spent a lot of my free time as a committee member of the Women in ICT club taking on the role of President. I was also the Computer Science Graduate Ambassador, helped run “Introduction to Computing” sessions for high school girls and women. I also volunteered for Robogals aroud this time. Also International Grace Hopper Scholar in 2014, finalist for the Google Anita Borg Scholarship 2014.

A Little More About Me

Alongside my interests in search and software engineering some of my other interests and hobbies are:

  • Comic/Dark Fantasy geek esp:- Neil Gaiman,Terry Pratchett.
  • Giving back to the community
  • Continous learning - NLP, AI, MLOps!