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I now work on the Data Platform team Rakuten  responsible for building the tools ecosystem to make the life of Data Platform users comfortable. 

I was previously built the entire provisioning infrastructure for the Oracle Analytics Applications on Oracle Cloud. I am part of the architecture team that defines the Control Plane APIs, Data Plane APIs and defines the interaction between them. As a part of this effort, we designed the control plane to be set of micro services that are REST based, asynchronous and highly scaleable. Prior to joining this group I worked on the Oracle Cloud Platform engineering team that was responsible for writing a generic platform for provisioning PAAS services in Oracle

I specialise in conceptualising and building large and complex infrastructures and systems from the ground up. In fact I have done these consistently with strong business outcomes in two most recent positions at Oracle and Rakuten

I also strongly believe in leveraging tools and components built by the Open Source community and customising it as needed for the organisations needs

I have previously built Content Management Platforms and Infrastructure components around it. 

I mentor junior engineers in the team, helping them come up to speed technologically and functionally.

I spent a brief while at Yahoo working on developing a new backend for managing Business Listings and making local more relevant to users

Work experience


Principal Architect

Rakuten India

Working on Data Platform team building tools to make the life of data platform users comfortable. 

I am conceptualising building the tooling ecosystem from the ground up by visualising and building the interplay of different systems to automate a lot of things.  Working with a lot of open source technologies and getting them deployed in house with customisations to demonstrate their usability in the Rakuten Ecosystem. To this end, have deployed popular tools like Amundsen, Atlas, Spline, Open Lineage, Airflow to name a few to get things up and running

JUNE 2017JULy 2021

Consulting Member of Technical Staff

Oracle India Pvt. Ltd

I designed and built from ground up,  the entire provisioning infrastructure for the Oracle Analytics Applications on Oracle Cloud. I was part of the team that designed the Control Plane APIs, Data Plane APIs, the infrastructure and also the interaction between these components. As a part of this effort, we designed the control plane to be set of micro services that are REST based, asynchronous and highly scaleable.  Throughout this effort, I continuously pushed the envelope to deploy and build complex systems that achieve a seamless integration between Oracle Analytics and the Oracle ecosystem, in the process automating a lot of things with smart tooling

Prior to joining this group I worked on the Oracle Cloud Platform engineering team that was responsible for writing a generic platform for provisioning PaaS services in Oracle

OCT 2015JUNE 2017

Staff Engineer

Vmware Software India Private Ltd

I work on the Platform team of Vmware's Identity Management Product and its related components

Mar 2015OCT 2015

Consulting Member Technical Staff

Oracle India Private Ltd

I lead the BI Search team in India working on search and crawl infrastructure. I lead the design and development of search and crawl frameworks for BI components

May 2013Mar 2015

Principal Member Technical Staff

Oracle India Pvt. Ltd

I work for the BI Server Team concentrating on areas related to BI Search. I am responsible for the entire crawl infrastructure backend and also portions of the search backend. I concentrate on building crawler frameworks that allow administrators to initiate, manage and monitor crawls. I also work on managing lifecycle of search indexes.

I am looking at solving all the above problems for both on premise deployments and mutli-tenant cloud architectures.

I also concentrate on pieces of the search backend to make search better and more secure for the end users.

Apr 2012Apr 2013

Consultant Software Engineer

EMC Data Storage Systems India Pvt Ltd

Worked on Content Management Platform and Infrastructure components around it. I concentrated on multiple areas of the Documentum platform like Documentum Foundation Classes (DFC) the only public entry point to the Documentum Platform and Distributed Content infrastructure of Documentum.

I worked on enabling deployment of Documentum in a cloud environment. I designed and develop a framework to be able to do this. The result of this work is support in the Documentum platform to make components active or passive based on scalability needs. It will also form the basis for rolling upgrades of Documentum. I also worked with the Documentum Administrator team to provide an admin interface to do all this, by helping them design their integration with these features

I also designed and developed a metrics gathering framework for various components of the Documentum Platform. Some of the metrics that are gathered are, number of Remote Procedure Calls executed, number of transactions that are currently active, average RPC performance time, average transaction execution time, etc. This piece forms the basis for a broader metrics gathering effort for Documentum.

I designed and implemented major pieces for securing content URL's in the Documentum Platform. As a part of this project, I conceptualized and prototyped a URL security mechanism, where in a content URL can be used by one client and cannot be re-used by anyone else in the stack. This addresses the problem where content URL's generated for one client could be used by anyone. As a part of this I also evaluated two open source caching solutions ehcache and Apache JCS and recommended the usage of one of them.

I also conceptualized and designed certificate based SSL authentication for Documentum Platform. As a part of this project I worked with other engineers, to quickly prototype a solution and present it to the Security Architect. Once the proposal was accepted, went on to implement the entire solution in collaboration with other engineers on the team

Apart from these, I also get involved in cross platform initiatives that cover multiple components of the Documentum Platform. I work with other engineering teams internally for efforts that span multiple products. I serve as the subject matter expert for Documentum Platform in cross BU initiatives in India CoE

Jul 2011Apr 2012

Principal Engineer

EMC Data Storage Systems India Pvt. Ltd

Worked on the Content Management Platform and infrastructure around it. As a part of this role I worked with the Platform Architect to design and develop a new mechanism of making better use of connection resources on the client. As a part of this effort contributed to the following,

  • Designing and developing a more efficient resource management infrastructure
  • Developing new connection pooling infrastructure

As a result there were significant performance and scalability improvements which lead to a major decrease in the Total Cost of Ownership for the Platform

Nov 2010Jul 2011

Tech Lead

Yahoo! India

I worked as Tech Lead in the Yahoo! Local backend engineering team. I worked in the following areas during my stint there,

  • Modernization of backend for Yahoo! Local
  • Working on an orchestration framework for moving data across different components in the backend
  • Wrote components to move data in legacy systems to Yahoo's Grid
  • Worked on Geo Informatics component of Yahoo setting up systems to pull data from multiple sources and ingest them into in house systems. This piece was critical for many of Yahoo's backend systems like Ad and Targeting platforms
Jul 2006Nov 2010

Principal Software Engineer

EMC Data Storage Systems India Pvt Ltd

    a)    Documentum and ATMOS (EMC Cloud Infrastructure) Integration

  • Was part of the team that overhauled the Documentum Store Pugin infrastructure
  • Worked closely with architects for designing the new plugin interfaces for Documentum. This was essential for Cloud Integration
  • Implemented the new plugin infrastructure in Documentum and added framework support for content operations
  • Helped investigate the cloud infrastructure, its end points and hooks that is exposes for integration
  • Worked closely with the engineer to write the cloud plugin and facilitate its smooth integration with the Stack

b)  Documentum Platform Engineering - Documentum Foundation Classes (DFC)

-Conceive, elaborate and implement complex engineering tasks by passing on simpler tasks to other team members

-    Working on initiatives for product improvements like fixing deadlock issues, memory leaks and performance issues.

-Worked with the product at a very low level (manipulation and playing around with the bytes that get sent over the wire) on the networking protocol it uses to talk to the server for pretty much everything.

-Also involved in customer interaction for resolution of critical issues in a time bound manner.

-Involved in working on small Proof of Concept (PoC) projects either for internal or customer purposes.

-Familiar with the content management domain and concepts in Content Management

c)  vCloud Director - VmWare, an EMC company

Worked in the vCloud Director team of  VmWare in Bangalore. Helped set the team up and bring them up to speed with both the technology and process perspective. During the process understood how the ESX - vSphere stack of VmWare works and how the vCloud Director interacts with these components

Nov 2003Jul 2006

Member Technical Staff

Sun Microsystems

a)JSR 114 ( Rowsets Implementation )

-I was a part of the two member team that implementedthe entire RowSet specification. This specification was driven under the rules and stipulations laid out by the Java Community Process ( JCP ). The RowSets implementation was filed as JSR – 114 and driven by Jonathan Bruce, the then JDBC Specification Lead.

-As a part of my RowSet implementation I implemented a feature for paging data from memory and database, which got a lot of traction from developers both internally and externally.

-Along with the JDBC Specification Lead and the technical writer I co –authored a tutorial that developers who were new to RowSets could use to get a feeling for the technology and demonstrating scenarios where they could use RowSets.

b)JDBC 4.0 Implementation

-I was responsible for the initialprototyping work that needed to be carried to figure thebest way to attack this Ease of Development. I did this all by myself.

-I was also responsible for the design of the Reference Implementation for the JSR 221 specification.

-I gave valuable inputs to the specification on the Ease of Development area and also participated in Expert group meetings.

-I was given the reponsibility of handling the integration of JDBC 4.0 into Java SE 6, this access is given to very few engineers world wide in Sun ( about 25 -30 engineers)

c)Open ESB Integration

-I had been given the charter to figure out the bottle necks in the exisiting code and improve performance on which I am currently working.

-I had to later own a module in this and drive it all by myslefgoing ahead.

Oct 2002Nov 2003

Assistant Systems Engineer

Tata Consultancy Services

a) GE AFS ( General Electric's Auto Finance Business )

Team Size:6

Tools / Languages used:COBOl, JCL


üI was responsible for Production Support for the entire module that I was handling that inclueded on call support for customers as well.

üI was both designing and developing feature enahncements.

üI also micro lead a small internal project to completion and received client appreciations.

b) Phoenix Health Life Insurance( PHL )

Team Size:3

Tools / Languages used:COBOl, JCL


üI was responsible for Production Support.

I was both designing and developing feature enhancements for inhouse customers.


Aug 2005Aug 2008

Master in Business Administration

ICFAI University


Oracle Business Intelligence

Worked to understand the existing terminologies and product specific features to be able to write a crawler and and an indexer for all measures, dimensions, reports and dashboards. Also have a good understanding of the workings of the OBIEE server and its related components and applications

Process Orientation
Have contributed to the organization, by setting up the following practices in the team for transparency, Use crucible for code reviews All checkins should have the code review tracking number Setup a CI for post commit builds to avoid build failures because of compilation Maintain all project information in wiki pages so that its easier to track and update
Have been mentoring junior engineers in the past couple of years. Most of the mentoring falls into the below categories, Domain knowledge around content management systems Functional knowledge of the Documentum Stack Coding best practices as learning from code reviews Backward compatibility scenario evaluation Refactoring exercises for better maintainability
During my time at Yahoo I used the Hadoop system and infrastructure on it to build some prototypes and pieces that could be used in production.   Some of the areas that I worked on as a part of this prototyping effort was submit processing, de-duplication, matching and merging of feeds
Spent time at Yahoo working on Spring, most of it for dependency injection. The other areas that I worked on were the WebContainter Integration and Hibernate integration part of Spring. This use was for an orchestration component, that controlled feed extraction and feeding the indexer with extracted data   Currently working on removing boilerplate JMX code in our current framework so that things work seamlessly across all deployment containers
Software Design
I started to exclusively design from last year. Spent sometime at Yahoo to re-design a legacy system. At EMC in the last one year, I have contributed to the Platform design both at the server level and the framework level. This has involved both designing from scratch and also extending existing functionality.     In the enterprise world, design is crucial as there can be multiple deployments that could be running different versions of the product. It involves careful consideration to not break existing deployments and be extensible for future work
Was part of the JDBC Reference Implementation team at Sun
Mostly expertise in core Java


  • Watching and playing soccer
  • Reading - fiction, non-fiction, management books
  • Listening to Music
  • Traveling

Paper and Patents

I have a couple of invention disclosures to my name based on the work I did for RowSets and the new JDBC features. I also have a research paper that has been published. I have co-published this paper with the JDBC Specification Lead and another Expert Group member from Sun on the JDBC 4.0 expert group.

1) The invention disclosures relate to RowSets implementation and JDBC 4.0 Implementation.

2)The paper publication is for automatic driver loading in JDBC 4.0

I am co-inventor for a couple of United States patents, the following are the details,

7,386,565  -  System and methods for aggregating data from multiple sources

7,797,709  -  Automatic connection and query management