Punnary Menon, Senior Platform Architect and Developer in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Punnary Menon

Senior Platform Architect and Developer in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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.
Punnary is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • Cloud Architecture 5 years
  • Azure Active Directory 5 years
  • Azure Data Platform 3 years
  • Azure Cloud Security 3 years
  • MDM Intune Services 2 years
  • Azure Synapse Analytics 1 year
  • Azure Databricks 1 year

Location

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Azure Sentinel, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Azure Active Directory, Azure Cloud Security, Active Directory Federation, Azure Data Platform, 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.

Employment

  • Senior Technical Architect

    2019 - 2020
    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, Cloud Security Solutions, Microsoft Intune, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Cloud Monitoring, Azure Sentinel, Cloud Security, Azure IaaS, Azure PaaS, Office 365, Cloud Monitoring Setup, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Azure Administrator, Azure Cloud Security, Microsoft Cloud Training, Windows, MDM Intune Services, Network Security, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Associate Architect

    2017 - 2019
    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 Suite, Azure Cloud Services
  • Cloud Specialist

    2016 - 2017
    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
  • System Administrator

    2016 - 2016
    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
  • Technical Engineer

    2015 - 2015
    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
  • Technical Engineer

    2014 - 2015
    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, DVA, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Senior Technical Analyst

    2006 - 2014
    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, Microsoft System Administration, Active Directory Federation, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Active Directory Support

Experience

  • 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.

Skills

  • Platforms

    Azure IaaS, Azure PaaS, Windows Server
  • Storage

    Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Server, Azure Cosmos DB
  • Other

    Cloud Monitoring Setup, MDM Intune Services, Azure Cloud Security, Microsoft Cloud Training, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Office 365, Azure Sentinel, Cloud Monitoring, Azure Data Platform, Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Windows 10, DVA, Migration Methods, Cloud Data Transfer, Cloud Architecture, Azure AD Application Proxy, Migration, Microsoft Azure, Azure Databricks, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake, Microsoft Azure Architect Desig, Compliance, Identity
  • Languages

    C++
  • Frameworks

    Windows PowerShell
  • Tools

    MS Exchange, Microsoft Exchange Online, ADFS, Microsoft Intune
  • Industry Expertise

    Security

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering
    2000 - 2004
    University of Calicut, Government Engineering College, Sreekrishnapuram - Sreekrishnapuram, Kerala, India

Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals
    SEPTEMBER 2021 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • AZ 304 Microsoft Azure Architect Design
    JULY 2021 - JULY 2022
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer
    DECEMBER 2020 - DECEMBER 2021
    Microsoft
  • Azure Security Engineer Associate
    DECEMBER 2020 - DECEMBER 2022
    Microsoft
  • Azure Administrator Associate AZ-104
    NOVEMBER 2020 - NOVEMBER 2022
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
    JULY 2010 - JUNE 2012
    Microsoft
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
    FEBRUARY 2010 - PRESENT
    ITIL

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