Raja Soundaramourty

Senior Engineering Leader

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Summary
 Mentoring/Leadership Transformational Leadership Cross Functional Team Building Leading Change AWS DevOps Continuous Delivery Continuous Integration Cloud Applications Engineering SaaS Leadership Start-ups
Dynamic, results-driven, passionate technologist committed to building products that enable "Secure Digitization" for a vast majority of the population and thereby making the world more inclusive.

My track record includes exciting progress through roles with ever more responsibility in producing products, platforms, and solutions for Social Learning, Knowledge Sharing, Digital Media & Protection, Healthcare, and Banking, to name a few.

My expertise includes building start-up teams and products, talent recruitment and staff retention, leading large distributed global cross-functional teams and program portfolio mgmt to produce highly successful product rollouts.

Am a passionate technologist, focus on engineering the future, capitalizing on the strengths built throughout my career:
* Diverse understanding of a variety of software development methodologies and platforms.
* Solving large problems by building & empowering highly competent and successful teams.
* Attention to details of product management, UX development, go to market and Support (Customer Experience)
* Strong relationship building skills with key stakeholders & cross-functional teams
* Maximizer, Activator, Continuous Learner, Strategist and an Achiever
Experience

Sr. Manager Software Development Engineering at Cisco

Apr 2014 - Present

Built and Lead a cross-functional team of 100+ members (Architecture, Dev, QA, Performance/Scalability, DevOps, Test & Continuous Delivery Automation, Escalation, Deployment) from Inception to the deployment of new cloud-based SaaS Social Learning Product, a start-up within Cisco. Track record in Pivoting the product from a Pure Play platform to a Solutions platform supporting the Cisco Technical Services business. * Championed Technology selection, platform architecture, platform development, team setup & process for continuous integration to deployment for globally distributed teams * Led innovation workshops to identify new product areas and define product strategy. Co-led Data-driven new product features introduction with partnerships in Sales, Marketing & Operations. * People Champion for Evangelizing, Coaching and Mentoring Cisco's People Deal, thereby enabling an atmosphere where everyone plays to his or her strengths every day * Served as lead project controller within a newly formed Cisco start-up for the launch of Platform, Solution, and Services offering for Cisco customers. * Received CIO Crown Innovator's Award in Cloud Computing

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