Narayanan Subramaniam

Chief Software Architect at SunMobility

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Leadership : team building & mentoring Systems Management DevOps Software Architecture Technical Leadership Data Science Machine Learning Software Design
I have worked across a range of startups (Infinera), mid-sized companies (Hughes Networks) and large corporations (Cisco, Dell), in Architecting and Designing complex distributed software across varied technologies spanning Collaboration Systems, Data Center Servers, Optical Networking Systems and Broadband Wireless Systems. Very passionate about solving engineering problems using software, with increasing focus on Machine Learning.

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Chief Software Architect at Sun Mobility

Oct 2017 - Present

Principal Engineer and Associate Data Scientist (Cisco Spark Collaboration SaaS) at Cisco Systems

Feb 2012 - Oct 2017

Providing thought leadership in driving Cloud-scale Serviceability and Analytics/Metrics Architecture, Design and Development for Cisco's Spark Collaboration SaaS in a DevOps continuous delivery and operational paradigm - refer I have additional responsibility for driving the Multi-Data-Center Cloud Diagnostics and Platform High-Availability software architecture. I have completed a 9 month long Data Science and Machine Learning course in conjunction with the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, so as to drive Data Science techniques into Cloud operations and planning for the Cisco Spark SaaS. I have additional expertise in designing and implementing high performance and scalable Serviceability and Analytics solutions around ElasticSearch and related open source technology. Member of the Cisco India Patent Committee. Recognition and Contributions: * Awarded Senior Member status in 2016 by the IEEE and in 2014 by the ACM * Member of Jury Panel for shortlisting papers for the Embedded Systems Technology Forum (ESTF) Conference 2015. Speaker on "Designing Embedded Software for Cloud Scale Systems Management and Analytics ( at ESTF 2015 * Speaker on "Real world architecture and deployment considerations for DevOps"​ at the DevOps Summit India 2015 ( * Speaker on "CTO Career Path"​ at the Product Leadership Forum 2015 ( * Excellence Award for contributions to the Cisco Engineering Capability Track 2014 * Speaker on "Technical Leadership"​ at the Cisco Diversity Leadership Forum 2014 * Recognized as one of 30 Technology Evangelists of India for 2013 by VAR-India * Speaker on "API User Experience"​ at the India Mobile-World conference 2013 * Speaker on "Technical Leadership"​ mentorship sessions across BU's in Cisco-India

Distinguished Engineer, Virtual Data Center Server & Systems Management Technologies at DELL

Mar 2006 - Jan 2012

Provided thought leadership and drove Architecture and Design in the areas of Data-Center Server Systems and Embedded management, Converged Network and Server Provisioning and Operations, IPv6 protocol adoption and certification, and research of SDN technologies for HPCC environments. Pioneer Software Architect for the Enterprise Server division. Built up, and mentored a team of 10+ Technical Architects in India. The solutions worked upon encompassed a range of technologies spanning DELL iDRAC Embedded Server Controller, DMTF MTCP, NCSI and USB LAN, REST Web Services, ESXi Hypervisor, and US DoD/JITC and UNH certification for IPv6 technology adoption. Member of the DELL Global Patent Committee. Recognition and Contributions: * Awarded the “India Inventor of the Year Award” in 2008 and 2010 * Awarded the “Inventor Milestone Award” in 2008 for the top 20 global inventors * Awarded the “Director’s Award” in 2008 for outstanding technical contributions * 15 disclosures in Server Management of which 8 have been filed for US Patents * Speaker at OSI 2010 conference on Data-Center Management impact for Cloud Services * Speaker at HIPC 2008 conference on standards-based management of HPCC clusters * Speaker on "Technical Leadership" mentorship sessions across BU's in DELL-India

Technical Staff, DWDM Embedded Systems Management at Infinera

Mar 2003 - Feb 2006

Provided technical leadership in the development of embedded management software, IP control-plane software and system time synchronization software for next-generation DWDM optical switch. Architected and designed Layer-3 IP control plane software for efficient switching of management traffic in a mesh optical network. Developed algorithms for multi-chassis time synchronization using NTP, and, algorithms to improve management controller boot time and its ability to handle event storms. Designed proprietary XML-based embedded agent and GNE management software.

Architect, DSL Router Management at Ishoni Networks

Jun 2001 - Feb 2003

Provided technical leadership for DSL auto-provisioning software and packaged embedded management toolkits for partner integration Architected management toolkits for supporting extensible UPnP, Web and SNMP interfaces. Developed DSL auto-provisioning software based on ILMI and DSL Forum TR-37 standards.

Principal Engineer, Broadband Wireless & Satellite Network Management at Hughes Network Systems

Dec 1996 - Nov 2000

Provided technical leadership for the development of the DirecWay satellite digital content delivery platform, and CORBA-SNMP EMS for the AIReach 9000 product. Technical lead for the development of the DirecWay satellite digital content delivery platform Technical lead for the development of CORBA-SNMP EMS for the AIReach 9000 product, and its deployment at CLEC customer locations.

Software Engineer at IBM

Mar 1995 - Dec 1996

Member of the development engineering team for the award winning IBM9729 WDM Optical Multiplexer. Designed and developed the MIB, SNMP agent and HP OpenView-based provisioning applications for the award winning IBM9729 WDM Optical Multiplexer

Software Engineer at Tata Elxsi

Jun 1994 - Feb 1995


MS Electrical Engineering at University of Maryland at College Park, USA

Aug 1992 - Apr 1994

Research on the application of Non-Linear Control Theory for Quadriped Robots

BTech Electronics and Communication Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, India

Jun 1988 - Jun 1992

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