Hey everyone, I'm Vijay Kothandaraman, Sr Director of Engineering at VMware running Cloud Platform Engineering group. Over 10+ yrs of Engineering Management expr. Prior to my role at vmware, i was @Cisco, Opsware/HP, Paypal, Interwoven in different capacity. Mentored multiple startups in my prior role. Looking forward to sharing and connecting with you all!
Hey, I'm available every Thursday at 11:30 PM (GMT)
Next time slot available August 20, 2020 11:30 PM (GMT)
Head of Engineering for VMware Cloud Services Platform and Cloud Marketplace
Sep 2007 - Apr 2010
Managed the core infrastructure team for Data Center Automation and lead the development team defining, designing and building the Opsware™ server automation software. Directed cross functional teams including development, QA, documentation and UI design to deliver several major versions of Opsware™. Responsible for managing and driving the core infrastructure components including the UI Framework, application layer ( Twist), AAA/Security, Data model, Oracle, Web services and build engineering for this product line and defining its strategic direction. Also responsible for building and developing the team, project planning and execution of the product plan. Drove major releases working with cross-functional team. Lead Agile adoption and test driven development in the engineering organization. Managed & mentored geographically distributed team
Apr 2007 - Sep 2007
Responsible for end-to-end product development for finsys which is the financial backbone of Paypal payment processing system
Lead geographically distributed engineering team of over 40+ developers to develop innovative solutions that met market needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, reliability, realistic implementation schedules, and adherence to development goals and principles. Implemented one of the major initiatives at Paypal to move the processor from Wells Fargo to FDMC
Engineering Manager & Architect
Apr 2001 - Apr 2007
Hands on Engineering Manager and Architect for enterprise products - CAP and OpenDeploy. This product line is the most profitable product line in the company. Joined Interwoven as Individual contributor and was promoted consistently to reach the highest level in Engineering (Principal Engineer) and then moved into management. Setup the Bangalore offshore team for this product line . Delivered multiple releases of the product on time and quality. Managed & mentored geographically distributed team. Personally hired top talents to bootstrap the team for both Sunnyvale and Bangalore. Responsible for many of the key server infrastructure and wrote most of them from scratch. Designed a framework for multi-tier transactional deployment and Adapter framework architecture. Transformed this product from a monolothic process oriented to multi threaded product. Designed a framework using JNI and RMI to make the product a complete distributed and scalable product. Rearchitected several key components of the product for scalability and performance
Sr. Software Engineer & Project Lead
Jan 1997 - Jan 2001
Lead Engineer involved in the Design, development and maintenance of EcoTOOLS, distributed system management product for monitoring health, availability of servers and applications running in the network. This product proactively helps to pin point the performance problem in the network, applications and databases running in the network and also gives service level management report for the entire network . Also worked on applications area for applications including Netscape WebServers, Apache WebServers, WebSphere Application Servers, Lotus Domino, Tuxedo etc. Programming in C++, C, Java and Shell scripts in various UNIX flavors and NT environment. Also dealt with various multi-threaded issues, porting to different platforms, fixing bugs and providing support to customers.
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