About Me

I was born in Surabaya, Indonesia and was there until I graduated high school. I moved to Depok, Indonesia to have my Bachelor's Degree in Universitas Indonesia majoring in Computer Science.

Upon graduating, I had a job as a Software Engineer for two whole years before fulfilling my curiosity and taking up a challenge to do Master's Degree in Delft University of Technologies, Netherland in Computer Science, Software Technology Track.

My main interest is in the field of Cryptography, Privacy Enhancing Technologies, Software Engineering, and Quantum Information.

I am currently working as a Software Engineer in Automattic, a fully distributed company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Tumblr, and more. In my spare time, I usually enjoy myself strolling around in a new city, taking random pictures, sometimes reading off-the-shelf books and playing games.

Contact Details

Prahesa Kusuma Setia



Software Engineer January 2022 - present

Code Wrangler in the WooCommerce - Alpha team.

We are the people behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Tumblr, WordPress VIP, Simplenote, Longreads, Crowdsignal, Atavist, Happy Tools, Day One, and more. We are proud to be a distributed company, with more than 1,500 Automatticians in 84 countries (and counting), speaking over 90 different languages.


Software Engineer March 2020 - January 2022

Product Engineer at Gopay Partner Platform team, responsibilities include:

  • - Handling services and product related to QRIS (QR code Indonesian Standard) payment for users, merchants, and cross e-money providers.
  • - Working together with Jakarta and Bangalore engineering and product team.
  • - Maintaining services architecture in Kubernetes, Istio, and AWS.
  • - Handling services integration of Gopay to external e-commerces, payment providers, and merchants.


Software Engineer March 2018 - March 2020

Engineering Squad Lead in the Core User team, responsibilities include:

  • - Mentor, and review other squad members in daily engineering practice, handling the deployment of features, communicating engineering requirements with other squads, and resolving emergencies.
  • - Maintaining and developing new features in detecting fraud of transactions in Bukalapak.
  • - Ensuring user safety when doing transaction by implementing Two-Factors Authentication and malicious access limitation.
  • - Making sure Bukalapak server could handle much traffic in both normal and malicious condition.

Errai Pasifik

Software Engineer July 2013 - June 2015

As one of the earlier recruits of the company (the third employee who joined), the challenges and responsibilities in the company helped me grow. That includes:

  • - Working together with San Francisco, London, and Hong Kong Engineering and Quality Assurance team.
  • - Maintaining and developing new features in .NET web application and also Android and Blackberry mobile application.
  • - Helping the Software Architect in migrating software development workflow from Microsoft Team Foundation Server into Atlassian Suites.
  • - Migrating development workflow into Gitflow based software development.
  • - Creating Automated Testing, Deployment, and Continous Integration solution using Microsoft Azure for the mobile and web application.


Delft University of Technology

MSc of Computer Science September 2015 - December 2017

Fully funded by LPDP Scholarship. Specializing in Software Technology Track and focusing on Privacy Enhancing Technologies and Cryptography. Other subjects taken include Quantum Information, Cyber Data Analytics, Digital Forensics, Pattern Recognition.

Universitas Indonesia

Bachelor of Computer Science August 2009 - August 2013

Majoring in Computer Science. The final project is Gentry's Fully Homomorphic Encryption Scheme application in Python programming language. Involved as an assistant lecturer in several subjects: Programming Foundation, Data Structure and Algorithm, Operating System, Mobile Technologies, Computer Network, Cryptography and Information Security. Doing competitive programming as a casual hobby.


Awardee of BPI LPDP Scholarship PK-31

Ministry of Finance of The Republic of Indonesia March 2015

One of the best scholarship that offered by Indonesian Government in order to accelerate the field of education in Indonesia. Their mission is to have more qualified academic scholars, Masters and PhDs by the time Indonesian reach 100th anniversary.


Most of the time, I enjoy developing something in latest technologies. This is an approximate chart of my current skills

  • Java
  • Ruby
  • Golang
  • PHP
  • C#
  • Git
  • Html(5) + CSS(3)

Favourites Quotes

  • God does not play dice.

    -A Einstein

  • Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.

    -G Orwell

  • If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.

    -S Jobs