We who cut mere stones must always be envisioning cathedrals" - Andy Thomas, Dave Hunt in The Pragmatic Programmer


Hands-on technical leader practising agile software development and continuous delivery. I bring an inclusive culture to teams, so they embrace change for focused improvement.

Having worked across the board in diverse 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; together with networks, servers, and internet services from the ground up (from when businesses operated their own infrastructure). And, as a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (2018), I helped diverse customers make the most of the cloud.

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.
  • Expert knowledge of cloud, with AWS (5x certified, former Solutions Architect at Amazon). Infrastructure-as-Code with terraform, AWS CloudFormation.
  • Persistence: SQL with MySQL; NoSQL with MongoDB, DynamoDB (expert)
  • Event-driven architecture with SQS, Kafka.
  • Business Domains:
    • Financial services: securities trading, MIS for microfinance.
    • Journal publishing.
  • Roles: developer, systems administrator, tech lead, architect, business analyst, salesperson, director, and CTO.

Recent writing


  • 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


  • Senior Principal Engineer: Elsevier, May 2018 till date
  • Solutions Architect: Amazon Web Services, 2015 to 2018
  • Tech Lead: Equal Experts, 2012 to 2015
  • Director: Intellecap/ISTPL, 2010 to 2012
  • CTO: Rang De, 2009 to 2010
  • Manager: Mphasis/EDS, 2008
  • Lead Consultant: Cap Gemini, 2004 to 2008
  • Assistant Project Manager: Blue Star Infotech, 2002 to 2004
  • Senior Manager: Ways India Limited, 1999 to 2002


  1. HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate, 2022
  2. AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, 2016
  3. AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, 2016
  4. AWS Certified Developer - Associate, 2016
  5. AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate, 2015
  6. AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, 2014
  7. SCJP - Sun Certified Java Programmer, Sun Microsystems Inc., USA, 2004
  8. CISSP- Certified Information Systems Security Professional, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2, USA, 2002
  9. ‘G’raduate Certificate, Computer Science & Software Technology; National Centre for Software Technology, Mumbai (now, C-DAC), 1999