Arun Ravindran

Bangalore+91 (0) 94800
Product Manager in Google for Compute Engine on Google Cloud. Author of "Django Design Patterns and Best Practices". Over 18 years of domain knowledge in Banking, Retail and other verticals while working closely with Fortune 500 clients across the globe.

Professional Achievements


Languages Python, C, C++, Haskell, Lisp
Databases MySQL, SQLite, MsSQL, Oracle
Software Emacs, LaTeX, Eclipse, Django, Apache, Git, Blender, Photoshop


T.A.Pai Management Inst 2002-2004
PGDM (Finance and IT) GPA: 3.1
GEC Thrissur 1998-2002
B.Tech, Computer Science First class (Honors)


Product Manager Present
Google, Compute Products, Google Cloud Bangalore, India
Product strategy and roadmap, digital transformation.
  • Driving product lifecycle for Managed Instance Groups.
Senior Product Manager 9 years
Unisys, Clearpath Products Bangalore, India
Product strategy, pricing and customer satisfaction.
  • Closely iteracted with sales, engineering and business leadership to drive innovation.
  • Identified several novel pricing strategies for cloud enablement.
  • Driven several product lifecycle and change management intiatives.
Business Analyst 3 months
Deutsche Bank Bangalore, India
Assessed changes in the business process lifecycle for the bank's TIBCO BPM platform.
  • Enhanced the Advisory Business workflow and rules for better compliance.
  • Client appreciation for several exceptional scenarios identified in Analysis phase.
  • Analysed business requirements and designed functional test cases.
Lead Functional Analyst 18 months
UBS AG London, UK
Elicited business requirements for a global payment solution based on Microsoft BizTalk.
  • Modeled a flexible payments business process which was replicated for rapid rollouts across geographies cutting implementation time by 75%.
  • Prepared over 2000 functional test cases to rigorously test compliance and legacy requirements
  • Instituted a structured deployment process for rollouts involving a global team spread across Singapore, London and India
Lead Consultant and Marketing Manager 24 months
Pegasystems, TIBCO, IBM Bangalore, India
Evaluated BPM/Integration business value benefits for numerous consulting assignments. Nurtured partnerships.
  • Identified key client business benefits to key BPM projects such as Telecom Lead-to-Cash process, Insurance CRM and CPG Fleet Management .
  • Revitalized corporate blog to increases viewership from Fortune 500 companies by 200% and on-boarded distinguished external bloggers
  • Strengthened B2B alliance connect with key partners like Pega, TIBCO with joint-marketing
SOA Consultant and Lead 4 months
Avaya Inc. Bangalore, India
Led a team of developers to migrate to a SOA-based integration platform on Aqualogic Service Bus.
  • SOA exposition of legacy SAP ERP customer data in an aggressive deadline of 8 weeks.
  • Ramped up 8 member team on Aqualogic Service Bus (ALSB) and SOA
  • Refined scope definition and integration architecture.
Integration Consultant and Project Manager 11 months
GAP Inc. Bangalore, India
Led delivery of a high-volume IBM Datastage solution managing a team of over 30 DataStage consultants.
  • Delivered a brand independent solution to support Brand/Geography specific business strategy achieving 70% re-use.
  • Met stringent SLA requirements of 900 million records a day to support business continuity
  • Excellent Customer feedback of 7/7 with project executed at CMMI 5 winning several awards.
Onsite Integration Consultant 10 months
BP p.l.c. London, UK
Designed a set of golden template interfaces integrating multiple vendor applications.
  • Streamlined the purchase order process to seamless integrate in excess of 15 non-SAP systems like Documentum and Informatica.
  • Convinced architects to adopt a Common Information Model based on IDocs enabling faster supplier onboarding
  • Built-in extensibility and extraction for an MDM implementation.

References can be provided on request