Vijay Rudravajjala has over 25 years of experience in design and development of SDH and DWDM systems. Vijay joined Xtera in 2000 and was responsible for development of software for the Nu-Wave DWDM product. He and his team developed the software for the first 100nm Raman Amplifier line system introduced by Xtera in 2002. This system has been deployed and is operational with Reliance and Vodafone for over 13 years. He was responsible for developing software for the Unrepeatered submarine DWDM system introduced by Xtera in 2005. In 2009 he and his team developed Nu-Wave Optima ROADM product. He was responsible for the development of the first 100Gb/s coherent transponder introduced by Xtera in 2011 and is operational in several networks. He has also been responsible for the design of the Flexrate coherent 400Gb/s transponder introduced in 2016. Vijay has been serving in the position of Vice President Engineering since 2012.

Prior to Xtera Vijay was a member of technical staff at Alcatel for over 10 years working in Europe and the United States where he was responsible for developing software for SDH and DWDM products. Vijay has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the National Institute of Technology India.