Hemant :) a techie based in Manchester, currently working in cybersecurity at BeyondTrust. Working in technology for over a decade I have learnt a few lessons that I try to share in this space. Be it provisioning infrastructure in the cloud, creating business critical applications or leading development teams to help them make better decisions, I care about how software is built. I believe in lean development, just enough design up-front and delivering effective software through Continuous Delivery.

I’m interested in infrastructure as code, application security and distributed system design. I also write and speak about designing, testing and securing software. Amidst rambling about stuff I also manage to write some code which is available on my GitHub page. It has a bunch of things, from open source contributions to what I am currently learning and experimenting with.

BeyondTrust is at the forefront of endpoint security, providing Privilege Access Management (PAM) solutions to help customers secure their assets. As a software architect, I am helping BeyondTrust’s Endpoint Privilege Management solution move to a cloud ready SaaS platform. Previously I lead Kalibrate’s fuel retail pricing product move to a CI/CD delivery model by adopting microservices and cloud native applications. I have also delved into software consultancy at Thoughtworks where I helped clients leverage technology to simplify their businesses. It meant helping the business model their domain, identifying service boundaries in a micro-services architecture, simplifying APIs to be RESTful, building CI/CD pipelines, running security threat modelling sessions, hassle people about sticking to the testing pyramid or just pairing with someone on a complex problem.

When not at work - cricket, cars, yoga and photography keep me occupied. Incidentally I also happen to have completely dispassionate opinions and views encompassing politics, history, Indian philosophy and cultural thought. Some of my musings can be found on Twitter and in this space too.