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Vijay Mudakkayil


Last update: 06.09.2022

Director R&D & Operations, Director R&D, Director Software Engineering

Graduation: not provided
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Languages: English (Full Professional)


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Analytics, Big Data, Cloud and DevOps Expertise
* Expertise in Video Analytics using big data technologies like Kafka, Cassandra and Scala
* Expertise in Building Multi-Cloud (private and public cloud) and platform agnostic strategy
* Built cloud native products on AWS with open source technologies
* Strong background in migrating high throughput low latency applications like Video Streaming products to Public (AWS) , Private (OpenStack) Cloud platforms and NFV-CBAM
* Successfully addressed Architectural challenges- Micro services, Elastic scalability and Multi tenancy
* DevOps and CI/CD: Building strategy to Execution - End to End DevOps expertise.
* Exposure to Opensource technologies: DevOps, Containers, MongoDB, Elastic Search, Grafana

Product Development
* Domain Expertise: Big Data, Video Streaming, Unified Communications, Contact Center, Web Technologies
* Cloud Platforms: AWS, OpenStack and NFV-CBAM
* Development stack Expertise: C++, C and Java; OS: Linux and Windows
* Expertise in Product Architecture, Performance and Scalability
* Experience in global Customer management, Customer projects and experience turnarounds.
* Exposure to new technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, NLP and Blockchain.
* Innovation initiatives: Hackathons, Innovation projects and applying Design Thinking Process.

Project history

08/2017 - 11/2019
Director R&D & Operations
Director R&D and Engineering operations
* Leading the Velocix Operations team responsible for the M&A activities in
* Heading the Engineering Operations and Production services
* Driving R&D Efficiency Improvement Program at global level
*Built the Financial and Operational plan for the Velocix Merger & Acquisition
*Successfully built an OpenStack based private cloud platform with 7000
virtual core compute capacity in Chennai and London -> Migrated all
Engineering activities to the Private Cloud
*Successfully addressing the architectural challenges of migrating On-Prem
high throughput low latency products to the cloud
*Built Cloud First products with Open Source technologies like Elastic Search,
MongoDB, Graphana and Consul and integration with AWS S3 storage.
*R&D Efficiency Improvement plan by working with the internal and external
stake holders - across four major areas: Customer Management, Architecture,
Testing and Release Management
*A new release model was developed with three streams (Feature, Integration
and Release) to improve the Time to Market by 25%
*Integration Stream delivery pipeline automated the test workflow and
graduated the product-build through various testing phasesfunctional
regression, security, performance, upgrade and migration
*Accelerated the DevOps transformation-> 80 racks of lab equipment moved
to a co-location data center which reduced the operational cost by 30% and
improved the overall R&D efficiency.
*Successfully completed the IT and R&D systems transition from Nokia to
Velocix within 3months
*Co-development with partners and contractors: Accelerated the product
roadmap and time to market with co-development
*Conceptualized and Implemented 200-seater modern R&D office -
>Completed in a record time of 12 weeks and adhering to the budget

08/2017 - 12/2018
Director R&D
* Headed the global Cloud adoption and DevOps Transformation Program
* Lead the global R&D for CDN-Cloud & DevOps, Multicast ABR, Broadcast
Optimizer products
* Delivered the Cloud Transformation Program (Kaizen) - to make products
platform agnostic and support Bare Metal, AWS, OpenStack, NFV in a generic
* Optimized the product release qualification cycle from 8weeks to 2 weeks
(1/4th) and significantly improved the installation and upgrade cycles
* Built a CI/CD plan to reduce test feedback cycle from 8 weeks to 24hrs

05/2015 - 06/2017
Director Software Engineering
* Lead the Unified Communication Applications R&D team in Pune

04/2014 - 04/2015
Director R&D
Led the Wireline Protocol R&D team in Pune

05/2005 - 03/2014
Engineering Director - Genesys India
Headed the Genesys India Center of Excellence (CoE) R&D center in India
with multiple product lines

08/2009 - 02/2012
Engineering Director - Application Group India R&D
? Led the multi-site Applications R&D team

10/2009 - 04/2011
Global Development Leader - Instant Convergent Charging (ICC)

01/2007 - 08/2009
General Manager

05/2005 - 01/2007
Senior Manager

07/2004 - 05/2005
Systems Manager
Wipro Technologies

01/2001 - 07/2004
Onsite Manager
Wipro Technologies

07/1998 - 01/2001
Lead Developer
Wipro Technologies

01/1995 - 06/1998
Deputy Manager
BPL Mobile

Time and spatial flexibility

Currently in Bangalore, India,

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