#ClouderaLife Highlight: Manoj Shanmugasundaram – Principal Options Engineer


Manoj Shanmugasundaram has been with Cloudera for five and a half years bringing his skills to our Options Engineering workforce. 

As a Principal Options Engineer, he says his core accountability is “to take Cloudera’s newest and biggest expertise and meet a buyer’s complicated enterprise necessities, throughout the information lifecycle, on any cloud or the datacenter.”

As he places it, “Cloudera places the purchasers first”

It’s why the work he does is integral to serving to our purchasers and prospects perceive the worth of Cloudera and tips on how to make the most of the applied sciences we offer to attain strategic enterprise outcomes. 

His days are spent partaking with clients to make sure they’re getting their solutioning wants met. When he isn’t doing that, Manoj works with varied capabilities of the enterprise – from engineering to gross sales to management – serving to to attain workforce objectives and enterprise goals.

He shares a sentiment we hear time and time once more.

“Everybody is able to assist in any manner attainable. The collaborative tradition is subsequent to none!” 

He has quite a lot of ardour for the work he does

One in every of his favourite initiatives was with one of many largest telecommunication firms on the earth. He defined that they had been working to stream a number of terabytes of information from a whole lot of information sources every day and working actual time analytics to detect fraud. 

“This was constructed greater than 5 years in the past and this platform is a basic a part of their fraud detection expertise right now. The whole firm got here collectively to attain this end result – I can’t discover a higher instance the place such a healthful effort was put collectively to resolve a buyer’s enterprise problem.” 

Individuals are the guts of Cloudera

When Manoj was requested to explain our tradition in a phrase, “Folks” is what got here to thoughts.  Similar to we guarantee our Clients come first, internally, we’re additionally individuals targeted and attempt to do proper by our workers at each stage. It’s this Folks First tradition that Manoj feels units us other than different large information firms. 

“Cloudera put’s equal alternative and worker wellbeing on the prime of our enterprise objectives.” 

He shared an instance of this tradition being put into motion by highlighting our Unplugged Days. “In the course of the pandemic, everybody around the globe was unable to exit the best way they used to and it made it difficult for a lot of to unplug from work. With Unplugged Days, Cloudera has given us again some a lot wanted ‘me time’ which has helped us acquire psychological area and spend high quality time with our households.”

We’re a rising firm searching for these with a progress mindset

Our work is finished throughout a hybrid multi cloud surroundings and throughout varied kinds of analytics together with Knowledge in Movement, Knowledge Engineering, Knowledge Warehousing, Machine Studying and extra. “Naturally, my abilities need to evolve to work on these merchandise and platforms.” It’s a problem to remain forward of the curve nevertheless it’s one Manoj enjoys. 

When considering of the way forward for Cloudera it’s the product imaginative and prescient that excites him most. “How we translate the imaginative and prescient to a roadmap and the way the entire firm is happy to make it a actuality is what fuels me.”

He left us with one final thought. “In case you are inquisitive about engaged on leading edge expertise – if you wish to outline what leading edge expertise means, and be valued for the work you ship – Cloudera is the very best place to work!”

Wish to be part of Manoj and the opposite workforce gamers making the unimaginable attainable? See which open alternative is finest for you! 

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