Alpha Amatya joined the Simons Foundation in 2014 to work with staff and external vendors on ongoing software development efforts. Before coming to the foundation, Amatya was a senior software engineer at On Demand Books, where she designed and developed web-enabled software to allow authors to self-publish and readers to print books on demand at the point of sale. Prior to that, she was a software engineer at Tangoe, Inc., which provides domestic and international clients with various software for telecommunications enterprise management and mobile device management. Amatya holds a B.S. in mathematics with a minor in computer science from Washington College in Maryland and an M.S. in computer science from Pace University in New York.