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SEARCH Welcomes Director of Software and Data Engineering


SEARCH is pleased to welcome Mr. Bala Esakkinathan, who joined our staff as Director of the Software and Data Engineering Program on May 11, 2020.

Mr. Esakkinathan is responsible for managing a portfolio of SEARCH information technology services, including software architecture and design, application development, deployment and support, and data management services focused on the justice, public safety and homeland security communities.

Bala supervises a team that provides software and systems design, development, implementation and support services, as well as technical assistance and project management.

Prior to joining SEARCH, Mr. Esakkinathan was Director of Data Architecture and Analytics at AT&T for 7 years, where he led multimillion-dollar enterprise data engineering projects and product development efforts.

He has more than 15 years of experience in applying technology to improve business performance, from fast-growing startups to Fortune 100 corporations. His previous positions included work as a technical product manager, cloud technology manager, lead architect and chief object modeler at companies in southern California.

“We are very excited to have someone with Bala’s skills and experience join the SEARCH team,” said SEARCH Executive Director David Roberts. “Bala will direct and expand our software and data engineering operations, and greatly enhance our analytics capabilities.”

Mr. Esakkinathan has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in India, as well as advanced training in data engineering, technical and cloud management, and analytics.

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