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In this episode, Chitra is in conversation with Baiju Joseph, Product Operations leader where he shares events from his career 

  • Starting out at AIR (All India Radio) as a broadcasting engineer & self-learning programming , developing a few apps for his workplace
  • Work break after joining Novell, getting the latest and best system test training, and leadership training, acknowledging the influence of mentors
  • Doing various leadership roles at Ariba, handling delivery, setting up quality engineering, dev ops, labs & teams and handling operations as well as facilities for the India development centre
  • Being part of the initial leadership team, setting up the right culture and building people focused teams
  • How he has assimilated and practiced Agile values and principles through his career and learning how to setup “distributed agile”
  • Discussing innovative methods to help companies adopt and realise benefits of agile software development, including street plays
  • Leading the quality engineering group at Yahoo, for emerging products, setting up quality engineering team, release engineering team
  • Lessons from building products, starting with the “Why” and trying to share the same “belief systems” between customers and producers
  • New product evolution experience
  • Reminiscing events that didnt quite pan out as they should have and reflections
  • Building and ecosystem for tolerance, early failure detection through dev ops chains & microservices, canary practices and deployments, sensing signals, the canary confidence factors, zero touch deployments
  • Hire for attitude and train for skills, a learning from his past and other messages for young aspirants

Baiju Joseph Thalupadath is working as a Product Operations leader with a large US telecom company. Prior to that Baiju was working with Yahoo Small Business leading the Quality & DevOps teams. He has around 20+ years of IT experience. Prior to Yahoo, Baiju has experience working with Ariba Inc , Novell Inc and the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. 

Baiju Joseph is a proven Engineering leader with a unique mix of Quality Engineering, DevOps, Production Engineering and Software Development leadership experience. He has extensive experience leading agile, CI/CD/CT, and DevOps transformations.  Baiju has built and led global teams shaping the culture of collaboration, customer focus, and velocity.

Baiju is a seasoned Agile coach. Delivered talks on Agile, DevOps, Quality Engineering, Leadership, Website performance etc…  in conferences, industry forums, and universities. 

He holds an M.S. in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani, B Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Diploma in Management.

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