Jeyaraj B

Principal Specialist - Data, Analytics & AI for APJC, Amazon Web Services

I am a seasoned technology leader with 18+ years of international experience in managing complex, large-scale cloud infrastructure development and migration projects. Recognized for demonstrating a strong aptitude for overseeing Cloud transformation, Data Analytics initiatives, as well as for executing diverse software engineering and automation projects, I have a history of contributing to Cloud & Data Analytics projects throughout my career. Professional focal points include Cloud architecture, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud operations, AWS migration & DevOps automation.

Currently, I am the Principal Data Analytics Specialist and leading a global team of Specialists in Amazon Web Services. I represent AWS and manage technical relationships with C-level executives, Data Engineering, Data Science teams to facilitate implementation of successful architectural, operational best practices of complex Big Data & Analytics solutions for top 50 AWS customers across APJC. In addition, I liaise with customers, stakeholders, and project teams to ensure the AWS Specialist team is improving the time to value and accelerating customer's analytics pipeline and big data workload implementation.

Colleagues describe me as a technology & thought leader, progressive, driven, down-to-earth, technical and managerial expert who can be relied on to offer superior solutions that deliver results on time. Executed Cloud & Data Analytics projects in US, Italy, Germany, ASEAN, Korea and China for various customers and have 12 industry certifications from AWS, EMC, Symantec, HP & SUN.

Work Experiences

Amazon Web Services

Singapore
Principal Specialist, Analytics
Sep 2018 - Till Date

Acting as a global technology practice lead for a team of Analytics Specialists in Amazon Web Services. Responsible for building Proactive Specialist Services and building a suite of Analytics catalog entitlements for customers. I represent AWS and manage technical relationships with C-level executives, Data Engineering, Data Science teams to facilitate implementation of successful architectural, operational best practices of complex Big Data & Analytics solutions for top 50 AWS customers across APJC. In addition, I liaise with customers, stakeholders, and project teams to ensure the AWS Specialist team is improving the time to value and accelerating customer's analytics pipeline and big data workload implementation in the Run and Operate phase.

  • Build deep relationships with decision makers within customer accounts to enable them to be “Cloud advocates”
  • Expert understanding of ETL principles and apply them within Big Data workloads using AWS services (EMR,Glue,Athena,Kinesis,Redshift,Quicksight etc...)
  • Demonstrated domain knowledge in AI & Machine Learning.
  • Liaise with customers, stakeholders, and team members to ensure the AWS Specialist team is improving the time to value and accelerating customer's analytics pipeline and big data workload implementation.
  • Developing long term mechanisms and strategic frameworks including Build, Qualification and Delivery of entitlements to customers.
  • Ability to present complex technology solutions in a simple way as well as the ability to drill-down to detail.
  • Ability to provide strong technical and developmental guidance to team members.
  • Share customer feedback to internal product management and engineering teams to help drive the future of Amazon Web Services.

Amazon Web Services

Singapore
Principal Consultant & Lead
Mar 2017 - Sep 2018

As a lead of the ASEAN enterprise services team, I have directly managed technical relationship with CXO of the flagship accounts including Grab. I have been a catalyst in leading a larger global team, in resolving each and every technical architecture and scale issue during the Grab's acquisition of Uber South East Asia business for 150+ applications in AWS.

Amazon Web Services

Singapore
Enterprise Services Lead
Mar 2017 - Mar 2018

As a key member and lead of the ASEAN enterprise services team, I have lead technical relationship the flagship accounts including Grab. I ensure success in building and migrating applications, software and services onto the Amazon Web Services platform. Demonstrate architectural and operational best practices applied across a breadth of technologies to solve organizational problems, articulate views/roadmaps for future development, and understand the interaction between infrastructure, operations, and development

  • Build deep relationships with decision makers within customer accounts to enable them to be “Cloud advocates”
  • Coach technical managers in the skills needed to conduct one-to-few and one-to-many consulting sessions so they can transfer deep technical skills to customers who are using Amazon Web Services
  • Work with the team to organize technical workshops and facilitate the sharing of knowledge across teams; understand regulations and operational excellence; familiarity with business strategy and trends in the IT industry (e.g., CI/CD, IoT, Predictive Analytics
  • Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the Amazon Web Services TAM community
  • Share customer feedback to internal product management and engineering teams to help drive the future of Amazon Web Services.

Amazon Web Services

Singapore
Sr.Cloud Technical Manager
June 2013 - Mar 2017

Advisory and advocate for AWS Strategic customers, providing a highly personalized level of consulting on architecture, operational best practices of running large scale workloads; and a direct escalation path to product teams. Provide assistance to customers as an expert on the full line of AWS services and the customer’s architecture in support of strategy questions, and ensure customer success in building services on the AWS platform. Handling Startups and Fortune 500 customers in ASEAN focusing (Enterprise Security, Gaming, Banking, Mining, Telco) companies.

  • Running workshops focused on DevOps and Big Data Analytics
  • Automation of both server and serverless micro-services, build CI/CD pipeline using AWS services
  • Scaling Analytic workloads on Hadoop ecosystem and other data warehousing solutions
  • Architect data lake solutions for large scale workloads using EMR, Redshift, AWS Batch, Lambda etc...

HCL Technologies

Chennai, India
Senior Consultant - Cloud
Jun 2007 - Jun 2013

Design, Build and Run DC infrastructure for large customers. Lead a team of 30+ and managed large scale end to end DC transformation projects to migrate, consolidate, virtualize the Data Centers. Specialized in building private cloud infrastructure, disaster recovery and conceptual VBLOCK. Have a proven track record of transformation projects for Fortune 500 companies like Citibank, Toys R Us, Avago Technologies, Sky Italia, Ingram Micro, Disney across US, EMEA & APAC.

Electronic Data Systems

Chennai, India
Principal Infra Engineer
Sep 2006 - May 2007

Team Lead responsible for Unix & Storage remote infrastructure operations for leading airlines and travel companies in US. Build, run and manage high availability solutions using Sun & Veritas Cluster Server.

Citigroup

Chennai, India
Technical Specialist
Apr 2005 - Aug 2006

SME responsible for automation and deployment of tools like CA eTrust Access Control, NDM, Powerbroker on vast fleet of Unix infrastructure. Develop Solaris packages for reapeatable deployment of solutions across business functions. Ensure compliance of CISO guidelines on the infrastructure and applications. Review architecture to identify gaps, perform DR drills to ensure business continuity.

Electronic Data Systems

Mumbai, India
Sr.Support Engineer
July 2004 - Apr 2005

Subject Matter Expert responsible for supporting Sun SPARC servers & Ray Thin Clients deployed in various DC's across the US & EMEA. Awarded as the best agent for my contribution towards identifying the bugs in Sun Java Desktop Systems (JDS), a successor of GNOME desktop.

Navigator Systems

Hyderabad, India
Sun Support Engineer
Apr 2002 - Jul 2004

Implementation & support of entry level to high end Sun servers & storage for Enterprise customers like Tata Group, Wipro, Infosys, Satyam all over India. Lead the Enterprise Support division for South India handling a team of Sun support engineers.

Testimonials

Professional Skills

Top Skills

Cloud Architecture

Expert, 10 years
Provide architecture consultation to AWS Enterprise customers around best practices of Cloud.

Big Data & Analytics

Advanced, 7 years
Hands on in building Analytics pipeline and being a advisor on operational and architecture best practices for top 20 AWS customers in APJC.

DevOps

Advanced, 10 years
Helped large startups and enterprises across Asia to scale and manage AWS cloud operations efficiently.

Data Analytics & AI

AWS Glue Elasticsearch Athena Redshift Amazon EMR Amazon Lakeformation
Kinesis Quicksight Hadoop Ecosystem PySpark Amazon Sagemaker

AWS Web Services

Analytics Developer Tools Artificial Intelligence Management Tools Database
Networking & Content Delivery Migration Security Compute

Development Skills

Django Framework Python AWS Code Deployment Services
Git Microservices

Infrastructure Skills

AWS Linux Unix VMWare Oracle VM
Private Cloud EMC VMAX DC Virtualization Docker

Certifications

AWS Certified Big Data Specialist AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialist AWS Certified Solution Architect AWS DevOps Professional AWS SysOps Adminstrator AWS Certified Developer EMC Cloud Architect
Symantec High Availability Admin Symantec Storage Foundation Suite EMC VMAX Professional HP-UX Certified Administrator Sun Certified Solaris Admin

Specialization

Education

Diploma in Elect & Comm Engineering

Anna University, DOTE
1999 - 2002

BCA, Bachelor Computer Applications

Alagappa University
2007 - 2009

DevOps on AWS

I believe in lean, agile and phased approach to transform from conventional (both data analytics, infrastructure) operations to a cognitive culture, in my opinion it is more of mindset and not a skillset. I am big proponent of Framework Driven Build & Delivery Excellence and have written 3 extensive frameworks to build Data Aanalytics Solutions and for Cloud transformation initiatives in Amazon and HCL. Cloud allows us to design, code, build, deploy and run infrastructure and applications using programmable API's. To make it simple, everything is an API in cloud, so in order to build scalable and reliable applications it is imperative we understand and make use of them. By using strategic frameworks we can convert the solutions we build in to a successful business.

My blog focuses on the following areas:

  • DevOps on AWS
  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Containers
  • CI/CD Pipeline
  • Strategic Frameworks
To know more you can follow me on my blogs to read some of my stories on building the next-gen cloud based applications.