As Microsoft was making some major announcemnts at their Microsoft Cloud press briefing in San Francisco, it was revealed that Microsoft has hired longtime Amazon veteran Suresh Kumar to head their Azure infrastructure team. He is now the CVP of Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and Operations responsible for designing, building and operating the infrastructure that power’s Microsoft’s cloud; the engineering systems required for automating and optimizing the processes associated with the planning and management of the cloud infrastructure.
Previosuly, Suresh Kumar was VP of Worldwide Retail Systems and Retail Services.
As the Vice President of Worldwide Retail Systems, managed a global team of 500 engineers across seven locations, including four Vice Presidents of Technology and twelve Engineering Directors. Responsible for technology that powers core retail functions such as pricing, promotions, catalog and vendor management for all Amazon properties worldwide. Responsible for all aspects of technology, including program management, software development, testing, support, operations and business analytics.
As the Retail CTO, responsible for establishing software architecture standards, and maintaining consistency in hiring and leveling of senior engineering talent across all retail divisions. Responsible for setting architecture direction for all Amazon retail subsidiaries and integrating subsidiaries into the Amazon technology stack.
As head of Retail Services, currently managing a team of 2000 associates across nine centers and twenty product imaging studios worldwide, responsible for creating and maintaining all item information, including item images for products sold by Amazon retail.