Punnary Menon, Developer in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Punnary Menon

Senior Platform Architect and Developer

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Toptal Member Since
December 31, 2020

Punnary is a cloud security and cloud solutions architect with proven architectural, training, and technical project management skills. He has multiple certifications, including MS Certified Trainer, Azure Security Engineer Associate, and Azure Administrator Associate AZ-104. Punnary has expert knowledge and exposure in Azure Cloud Security, Azure Infrastructure Solutions, Identity and Access, Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Azure Data Framework, and the MS 365 solutions.

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Mindtree Limited
Azure Active Directory, Azure Network Security Groups, Security Design...
Happiest Minds Technologies
ADFS, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft 365, Azure Cloud Services


Cloud Architecture - 5 yearsAzure Active Directory - 5 yearsCloud Security - 3 yearsMCSE | Data Platforms - 3 yearsAzure - 3 yearsMDM Intune Services - 2 yearsAzure Databricks - 1 yearAzure Synapse Analytics - 1 year


Bengaluru, Karnataka, India



Preferred Environment

Sentinel, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Azure Active Directory, Cloud Security, Azure, Active Directory Federation, MCSE | Data Platforms, Azure Databricks, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake, Azure Cosmos DB

The most amazing...

...project was successfully migrating a large enterprise workload setup to Azure and implementing cloud security around them.

Work Experience

2019 - 2020

Senior Technical Architect

Mindtree Limited
  • Worked for an American/Dutch information services company called Wolters Kluwer, migrating the identity and access to Azure Cloud and strengthening the overall identity and access management and cloud security.
  • Contributed to multiple Windows 10 client migrations for a German-based building materials company called Knauf.
  • Worked within an internal team of architects on various proofs of concepts, requests for proposals (RFP), and client presentations for Mindtree, an IT service provider.
Technologies: Azure Active Directory, Azure Network Security Groups, Security Design, Security, Azure Cloud Services, Microsoft Intune, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Monitoring, Cloud, Sentinel, Cloud Security, Azure IaaS, Azure PaaS, Office 365, Cloud Monitoring Setup, Microsoft Exchange Server, Azure, Technical Training, Windows, MDM Intune Services, Network Security, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
2017 - 2019

Associate Architect

Happiest Minds Technologies
  • Worked within an internal team of architects on various proofs of concepts, requests for proposals (RFP), and client presentations for Mindtree, an IT service provider.
  • Migrated an MDM solution from Air Watch to Microsoft Intune for the client TMF Group, which provides accounting, tax, HR, and payroll services to businesses.
  • Worked within an internal architect team, designing solutions, writing proposals, giving demos to the clients of Happiest Minds Technologies (an IT service provider).
Technologies: ADFS, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft 365, Azure Cloud Services
2016 - 2017

Cloud Specialist

Experis IT Limited for MIcrosoft
  • Worked as part of the Microsoft Enterprise team and successfully supported enterprise customers in Office 365 onboarding as a part of the fast-track team for Experis IT, a manpower group and resourcing partner to Microsoft.
  • Supported the Azure Infrastructure setup and provided onboarding assistance.
  • Supported enterprise customers in Office 365 migrations.
Technologies: Microsoft 365
2016 - 2016

System Administrator

Electronics for Imaging
  • Helped with Office 365 migrations and provided support as part of the internal IT team of Electronics for Imaging, which is an international company based in Silicon Valley that specializes in digital printing technology.
  • Supported the internal Windows Server, Active Directory, ADFS, Exchange Server, and the Office 365 environment.
  • Delivered training for the Office 365 environment and migration.
Technologies: ADFS, Microsoft Exchange Online, Office 365, Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows Server, Azure Active Directory
2015 - 2015

Technical Engineer

Convergys Limited
  • Worked as part of the Microsoft Enterprise support team and supported exchange online migrations for enterprise customers from on-premise exchange servers for Convergys, an ITES provider and resource partner to Microsoft.
  • Supported Exchange Online support issues for enterprise customers.
  • Supported the Azure Active Directory infrastructure for enterprise-level customers.
Technologies: Azure Active Directory, Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Microsoft Exchange Online, MS Exchange, Office 365
2014 - 2015

Technical Engineer

Sutherland Global Services
  • Supported individual customers as part of the ATT Connect Tech program for Windows Client issues on behalf of Sutherland, a business process transformation company. It supported individual customers and enterprise customers.
  • Supported customers for internet connectivity modem issues.
  • Provided support to customers concerning DVR and printer issues.
Technologies: Windows Phone 8, DvaJS, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 10
2006 - 2014

Senior Technical Analyst

Allianz Technology
  • Worked as part of the internal IT support team by supporting end-users' issues regarding their PC, mailboxes, and so on for Allianz Cornhill Information Services, a business-process-and-solution company.
  • Supported Windows Active Directory Forest, domains, and Exchange Servers.
  • Oversaw ITIL methodologies, IT incident management, and IT change management.
Technologies: ITIL, Azure Active Directory, Office 365, ITIL Processes, System Administration, Active Directory Federation, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows 7, Windows XP


Identity and Access Management Project

The project included building the identity and access from the scratch, migrating the domains from the on-premise data center to Azure Cloud, and creating the monitoring and security around the workloads and services in cloud.

After migrating the identities to Azure, they needed governance so we implemented an identity lifecycle using access reviews, entitlement management, and the entire security was designed as per Zero Trust Security principles using Azure Active Directory Identity Protection, Privileged Identity Management (PIM), and access reviews.

Application Migration to the Cloud

I've migrated many applications from an on-premise VMware environment to Azure/AWS cloud and to other data centers. This involved planning and designing the target resources, migration, adhering to the compliance policies, managing and coordinating the activities among different stakeholders and cross-functional teams.

Strengthening Office 365 Security

In this project, I analyzed the security of Office 365 services and the environment and found areas of improvement and ways to reduce the attack surface. I strengthened Identity and Access Management (IAM) security, DLP, network security, storage, and data security using different Office 365 security services.

Migration of a Mobile Device Management Solution to Microsoft Intune

I migrated the enterprise MDM solution from VMware Air watch to the Microsoft Intune solution. I created and deployed specific mobile device management/mobile application management policies for corporate owned and BYOD devices. I also integrated Intune with Windows 10 for the rollout of the autopilot of Windows 10, enabling the OOB experience for the end users.

Mailbox Migration from Exchange Server 2007 to Office 365

I migrated about 4,500 mailboxes from an on-premise Exchange server 2007 in a hybrid environment to Office 365 Exchange Online. I ran pilot migration and then planned and designed the migration of the other mailboxes. After the migration, I then designed the optimal architecture for the exchange online environment in terms of security, data protection, retention, and other compliance features.

Azure Onboarding Assistance

I have helped enterprise customers during onboarding to MS Azure by understanding the different cloud models, pricing options, designing the network, storage, computing, and security based on the requirement of the workloads to be onboarded.

Windows 10 Migration

For a client, I worked as part of a Windows 10 migration project. I helped end users to upgrade their PCs to Windows 10 and get adapted by moving their profile and configuring their applications. I used SCCM to rollout the images.

SCi MAr One Project

Tasks Accomplished:
• Designed the Azure infrastructure from scratch.
• Provisioned workloads and services in Azure and got the apps working.
• Created the security baseline for the workloads deployed in Azure.
• Developed the app service and Azure functions.
• Setup the workflows using Azure Logic Apps.
• Optimized the compute platform.



Sentinel, MS Exchange, Microsoft Exchange Online, ADFS, Microsoft Intune


Azure IaaS, Azure PaaS, Azure, Windows Server, Microsoft


Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Server, Azure Cosmos DB


Cloud Monitoring Setup, MDM Intune Services, Technical Training, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Office 365, Monitoring, Cloud Security, Cloud, MCSE | Data Platforms, Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Windows 10, DvaJS, Migration Methods, Cloud Migration, Cloud Architecture, Azure AD Application Proxy, Migration, Microsoft Azure, Azure Databricks, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake, Compliance, Identity




Windows PowerShell

Industry Expertise



2000 - 2004

Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering

University of Calicut, Government Engineering College, Sreekrishnapuram - Sreekrishnapuram, Kerala, India



Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals


JULY 2021 - JULY 2022

AZ 304 Microsoft Azure Architect Design



Microsoft Certified Trainer



Azure Security Engineer Associate



Azure Administrator Associate AZ-104


JULY 2010 - JUNE 2012

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)



Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)