I’m Shruthi Murthy, Head of Engineering at Modern Treasury where we’re building a payments platform to power money movement for businesses. Currently the Modern Treasury platform reconciles over 2.8B dollars in transaction volume every month.
Prior to joining Modern Treasury, I was an early engineer at WhatsApp, and witnessed it grow, through many points of scale, to become one of the largest consumer apps in the world. Most recently, I led the payments engineering team at WhatsApp.
I have come to recognize the differences and similarities between building payments in consumer applications and enterprise software. The biggest commonality is that payment flows are on the critical path for consumers and businesses alike. Building a reliable and fault tolerant payments platform while working with multiple entities and partners is crucial. It has definitely been a challenging and fulfilling experience scaling and building resilient teams that can work on these hard problems to prioritize the stability of the product.
When I’m not thinking about scaling the product and the team, I spend time cheering for the Warriors with my family, walking and waxing philosophical with friends, and most recently learning to play the drums.
I’m excited to be meeting you all through Elpha’s Office Hours. Ask me anything about leading an engineering team (large or small), working at big tech versus startups, standardized APIs, what makes me thrive at work, or anything else!