Karthikeyan Thangavel, Developer in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Karthikeyan Thangavel

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Ignition SCADA Developer

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Toptal Member Since
February 13, 2023

Karthikeyan is a senior engineer with experience in industrial automation. He specializes in software such as Ignition, Sepasoft, AVEVA Wonderware, GE Digital's Proficy, OSIsoft PI System, Rockwell, and Microsoft SQL products like SSRS and SSDT. He also holds several certificates from Ignition and AVEVA. Karthikeyan currently provides consulting services for Ignition Perspective App that can be used for multiple purposes on a single platform.



Preferred Environment

Windows, VMware, SCADA, 3D Modeling, OSIsoft PI, SQL, Wonderware ArchestrA, Proficy, AVEVA (formerly Wonderware)

The most amazing...

...thing I've created is a plant layout with equipment status in Ignition Perspective, allowing for a user-configurable screen and storage in a SQL database.

Work Experience

Team Lead

2015 - PRESENT
IndusAuto Technologies
  • Acted as the team lead and consultant for a team of eight Ignition engineers. Reviewed, enhanced, and approved design and schema changes to Ignition applications.
  • Developed Ignition Perspective web client for the semiconductor industry with equipment. The plant layout and equipment status were designed in Ignition, allowing users to configure their area, line, and required monitoring equipment.
  • Created a custom application for tickets. Managed tickets, tasks, and notifications assigned to people in Ignition Perspective, which helped them keep everything in one place.
Technologies: SCADA, 3D Modeling, Wonderware ArchestrA, OSIsoft PI, Proficy, GE CIMPLICITY, AVEVA (formerly Wonderware)

Tire Curing Monitoring System

The project involved developing a web client-based Ignition SCADA system for the tire industry. The system has an information dashboard, alarms, reports, and historical trends for the shop floor. The dashboard screen displays live key process values, production data, machine running status, and active alarms on a large TV in every part of the plant. I created a custom application for recipe management and ticketing in Ignition Perspective.

Cell Controller Web Portal

I created an Ignition application as a web portal for the company's needs and business requirements. It includes a main view, dashboards, a detailed view, and data maintenance entries. The application's user management consists of the organization's active directory users, enabling users to get pictures through web API.

Ignition Gold 8.1 Certified Developer

Inductive Automation


Certified Application Developer





SQL, Python, Jython


Wonderware ArchestrA, AVEVA (formerly Wonderware), Windows


SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), SQL Stored Procedures


SCADA, VMware ESXi, OSIsoft PI, GE CIMPLICITY, 3D Modeling, Proficy

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