Summary

Hands-on technical leader practising agile software development and continuous delivery. I pro-actively bring about change, and an inclusive culture of continuous improvement within teams.

Having worked across the board in a number of roles within organisations both big and small, I see systems as a unified whole, to be delivered collaboratively.

Beginning 1999, I designed, developed, integrated, delivered, and operated large end-to-end solutions including bespoke software development, and networks, servers, and internet services from the ground up (long before “Cloud” and “DevOps” became buzzwords). As recently as 2018, I was helping diverse customers make the most of the cloud, as a Solutions Architect with Amazon Web Services.

Skills, Domains, and Roles

  • Test-Driven Development with Java, Ruby.
  • Creating platforms with container-based microservices using Spring on the JVM deployed to Kubernetes, CI+CD with Jenkins.
  • Persistence: SQL with MySQL; NoSQL with MongoDB, DynamoDB (expert), event-driven architecture with SQS, Kafka.
  • Expert knowledge of cloud, with AWS (5x certified). Infrastructure-as-Code with terraform, AWS CloudFormation.
  • MLOps with python and Pachyderm.
  • Business Domains:
    • Financial services: securities trading, MIS for microfinance.
    • Journal publishing.
  • Roles: developer, systems administrator, technical lead, architect, business analyst, salesperson, director, and CTO.

Recent writing/hacking

Education

  • Master of Management - Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay, class of 1999
  • B. Tech., Mechanical Engineering - Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam; class of 1996

Certifications

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, 2016
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, 2016
  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate, 2016
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate, 2015
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, 2014
  • SCJP - Sun Certified Java Programmer; Sun Microsystems Inc., USA, 2004
  • CISSP- Certified Information Systems Security Professional, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2, USA, 2002
  • ‘G’raduate Certificate, Computer Science & Software Technology; National Centre for Software Technology, Mumbai (now, C-DAC), 1999

Organisations

  • Principal Engineer, Elsevier (May 2018 till date)
  • Past experience: Amazon Web Services, Equal Experts, Intellecap/ISTPL, Rang De, Mphasis/EDS, Cap Gemini (formerly, Kanbay), Blue Star Infotech, Ways India Limited