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Raja Ganesan

Head Of DevOps & Cloud
Singapore
Summary

Raja has over a decades’ worth of experience in software development, at times a builder of code and a creator of high-performance teams. Currently helps clients navigate Digital Transformation as a Technology Lead in PALO IT.

Also helps customers in their Observability journey, bridging requirements into open source as a core committer on the Zipkin project.

Has seven patent applications with the USPTO for pattern analysis, contextual events in the video and home automation with successful grants for four of them.

Overview
5
5
years of post-secondary education
9
9
years of professional experience
Work History

Head of DevOps & Cloud

Palo IT
2019-04 - Current

Technologies: React, JavaScript, NodeJs, Java, Kotlin, Spring Cloud OSS, Java, Netflix OSS, Zipkin, Microservices, Kubernetes, Serverless, AWS, Kafka, Terraform, Elasticsearch and Azure

  • Effectively leading the DevOps, Cloud Engineering and Architecture practices in the company
  • Maintained tactical control of project budgets and timelines to keep teams on task and achieve schedule targets.
  • Directed software design and development across multifaceted team to meet client needs for functionality, timeline and performance.
  • Developed long-term policies to support business growth through sustainable expansion and enhancement.
  • Analyzed client business processes to propose optimal software applications for unique requirements.
  • Introduced agile methodologies and effective development best practices to division to enhance product development.
  • Directly responsible for hiring, staffing and P&L of the function
  • Developed partnership strategies with technology companies and delivered numerous workshops, trainings

Software Development Lead Architect

True Money
2018-01 - 2019-03

Technologies: Java, Kotlin, Spring Cloud OSS, Netflix OSS, Zipkin, Microservices, Kubernetes, OpenShift, KeyCloak, Serverless, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ, Kafka, Docker, ReactJS, NodeJS, AWS, EC2, ECS, Kinesis, Terraform and Google Cloud.

  • Led digital transformation and platform development for a leading e-wallet in South East Asia with more than 10 million monthly active users
  • Solutioned and implemented highly scalable microservices cutting across use cases like bill payment, vas, fund, payments, e-wallet, etc.
  • Setup observability platform across the region and enabled engineers with better tools like Micrometer, Zipkin, Prometheus, Grafana dashboards, etc.
  • Conducted research to evaluate systems design and process efficiency.
  • Managed project scope, schedule, status and documentation.
  • Provided support during customer implementations and applied industry best practices.
  • Presented roadmap and technology infrastructure to engineering teams, demonstrating deep familiarity with APIs, platform infrastructure, security and integration capabilities.

Engineering Lead

Mr. Cooper
2016-03 - 2017-11

Technologies: React.js, Node.js, Express.js, Async.js, Java, J2EE, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud OSS, Kafka, Microservices, PostgreSQL, Redis, IBM BPM, Elasticsearch, Kibana (ELK stack), Redis, Jenkins, Docker, Azure, DC/OS, Docker Hub, Docker Data Center (DDC)

  • Revised, modularized and updated old code bases to modern development standards, reducing operating costs and improving functionality.
  • Introduced agile methodologies and effective development best practices to division to enhance product development.
  • Mentored junior developers and engineers through onboarding process and long-term team contributions.
  • Built inter-team collaboration guidelines to reduce dependence and redundancy and accelerate development efforts by integrating diverse developer voices.
  • Implemented microservices architecture using Spring cloud and developed the CI/CD platform and followed 12-factor app manifesto

Solution Specialist

Verizon
2013-01 - 2016-03

Technologies: Java, JavaScript, CSS, Backbone.js, Dust.js, jQuery/Ajax, Node.js, YepNope.js, Karma, Scala, Microservices, MongoDB, Cassandra, PLAY, Hibernate

  • Orchestrated efficient large-scale software deployments, including testing features and correcting code.
  • Built outstanding and dynamic team of software engineers and developers which significantly boosted overall success of organization.
  • Created proofs of concept for innovative new solutions.

Software Engineer

Collabera
2012-02 - 2012-12

Technologies: Java, J2EE, Jersey, Spring MVC, RESTful WebServices, JSON, ESQL, IBM WebSphere, WAS, Oracle 11g, IBM MQ, Shell Script, XMPP

  • Designed new product elements such as energy consumption, video recognition, and device-to-device communication.
  • Delivered and maintained scalable system architecture to support high-availability Home Automation platform
Education

Executive Leadership Programme

Saïd Business School, University Of Oxford
2019-11 - 2021-01

Bachelor of Engineering Computer Science

Anna University
2004-08 - 2008-05

Post Graduate Diploma Advanced Computing

CDAC-ACTS
2011-08 - 2012-01
Skills

    Leadership

DevOps proficiency

Software Development

AWS

Azure

Google Cloud

Kubernetes

Data Engineering

Agile Methodologies

Timeline

Executive Leadership Programme

Saïd Business School, University Of Oxford
2019-11 - 2021-01

Head of DevOps & Cloud

Palo IT
2019-04 - Current

Software Development Lead Architect

True Money
2018-01 - 2019-03

Engineering Lead

Mr. Cooper
2016-03 - 2017-11

Solution Specialist

Verizon
2013-01 - 2016-03

Software Engineer

Collabera
2012-02 - 2012-12

Post Graduate Diploma Advanced Computing

CDAC-ACTS
2011-08 - 2012-01

Bachelor of Engineering Computer Science

Anna University
2004-08 - 2008-05