Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar


Over 9 years of experience in the Information Technology field for financial companies, Strong background of Performance testing and Engineering involves establishing Center of Excellence, strategy recommendation for performance testing/engineering, business and system analysis, proven success in developing best practices and optimizing processes to increase efficiencies. Expertise in managing technical project teams to achieve goals and objectives. Skilled providing consultation to internal and external clients.

Area of Expertise

  • Performance Test Management
  • Performance Tuning and optimization
  • Performance Testing and Analysis
  • IT Project management
  • Technical Consultation
  • Process Analysis / Engineering
  • Quality Assurance
  • Test Environment requirement & Support
  • Client / Staff Training
  • Software Automation Testing


  • Performance Engineering and Testing
  • Application Tuning and Profiling
  • Technical Project Management
  • Performance Consultation 
  • Build and drive CoE

Work History

Work History

Software Test Engineer

Alfa Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Worked as Software test engineer and supported and help team in functional testing of the business requirements for applications developed by the organization, I was the first QA engineer for testing the in-house developed products.


Manual Testing (Documentation, Test Case design, Unit testing, Functionality testing, and Regression Testing)

Jun 2010 - Present

Manager - Performance Engineering (CoE)

Barclays Technology Center India
  • Manage End to End Performance engagements and drive performance testing and engineering practices across technology teams being a part of Center of Excellence (CoE).
  • Provides oversight to multiple projects. This role includes being involved in cost and resource effort estimation, determining resource requirements and focusing on risk and issue management. When necessary, the role entails getting involved in and facilitating problem solving discussions and coaching and mentoring of test analysts into leading roles.
  • Create, Review and implement strategies, standards, best practices, delivery model, cost model for Performance CoE.
  • Responsible for driving and creating an excellent CoE for performance testing and engineering to cater the Banks Nonfunctional and engineering requirements

Responsibilities as a Test Manager

  • Manage and drive performance testing and engineering projects for Barclays Bank.
  • Manage project deliverables, cost and resources.
  • Carry out detailed requirements analysis for performance testing for most of the banking applications on multi-tier application architectures.
  • Conduct RISK Assessment for Performance testing and engineering requirement for program / projects
  • Developed / Review project test plan based on business requirements and technical design documents.
  • Understand nonfunctional requirements and derive strategies for testing.
  • Review non-functional business requirements, mapping of those requirements in Objectives and proposed test solutions.
  • Conduct/attend performance test-ware walk-through sessions. Review and create test-ware (scripts) using standard tools like Performance Center (VuGen), GH Tester and other HP tools.
  • Manage Performance test environment requirements and provide feedback to project teams
  • Bottleneck identification, tuning and optimization of application during performance assessment.
  • Recommend and evaluate (Proof of Concept) industry standard tools for Performance testing / engineering
  • Conducted knowledge transfer / technical sessions with team members.
  • Manage Performance Engineering practices, onshore and offshore teams
May 2005 - Jun 2010

Technical Project Manager

HSBC Software India Pvt. Ltd

Worked as Technical Project Manager/Engagement manager at HSBC Software India Private Limited, Pune; managed individual projects and also an extended team (11 members) of Group Performance Center of Excellence (performance testing/engineering) from offshore base GLTi (Pune), my role included Engagement management, performance engineering, project management, client communication, Stakeholder management and support performance engineering tasks and deliverables of HSBC Bank UK/US.

International work experience of more than 1 year at United States

Worked as Technical Project Manager in Quality Assurance Office (QAO) at HSBC North America, Tampa FL from June 2008 to Oct 2009 and managed/consulted more that 20 performance project engagements, onsite offshore coordination and deliverables; Suggested process enhancements and implemented Share Point portal for QAO.

Responsibilities as an Engagement Manager

  • Developed Project Test Plan, based on requirements and design documents
  • Carry out detailed requirements analysis for performance testing
  • Prepare and maintain performance test-ware (transaction scenarios, coordinate test data preparation)
  • Ensure mapping between requirements and transaction scenarios
  • Conduct/Attend performance test-ware walk-through sessions
  • Performance Test planning
  • Acceptance, Bottleneck identification and regression testing
  • Performance monitoring and analysis
  • Layer by Layer analysis of Web-based applications
  • Conducted knowledge transfer sessions to new team members

Team Leader

November 2006 - May 2007, Pune - India

Managed multiple projects and engagements for HSBC North America, Created various matrix for ROI calculation, also suggested multiple development models for business requirements for several areas like, regression, component oriented design and development - RAD, object based Automation frameworks, KDF (Keyword Driven Framework) and many more.

Module Lead

May 2005 - October 2006, Pune - India

Worked as a module lead and consultant for Automation testing requirements for HSBC US, Also managed a team of 5 members while managing Automation testing engagement with HSBCnet North America, Created HSBCnet suitable framework which helped team to provide quality, team used industries best tools like HP Quick Test Professional; Team Delivered Automated suits on time and automated 85% of regression suite using quick test professional, (Automated 1300+ functional test cases)

Responsibilities as a Test Automation Engineer

  • Developed Project Test Plan, based on requirements and design documents
  • Carry out detailed requirements analysis for automation testing and suggest best automation approach/ framework for the project.
  • Ensure mapping between requirements and test automation suites.
  • Conduct/Attend automation testing (QTP) trainings through sessions
  • Automation Test planning and coordination for deliverables
  • Conducted knowledge transfer sessions to new team members
  • Suggest/design best automation framework suitable for HSBC applications
  • Test various automation tools and versions and provide clear choice documents after study
  • Active member of TAG (Test Automation Group - HSBC GLTi)
Jan 2005 - Apr 2005

Associate Testing Engineer

S1 Services India Pvt. Ltd

Worked as Associate testing engineer for one of the business area customer – KBC bank, contributed to SIT testing for Payments with SWIF file formats (MT series files for payments) also contributed in manual testing for Corporate banking applications


Review Requirement / Functional / Design Specification, Reviewing Test Plan Detail Document, Involved in Test Cases Execution, Defect Tracking and Reporting using PVCS and Clear Quest

Key Project:

KBC Bank, Product was designed using J2EE and CORBA architecture. Product was designed to work in any kind of the environment. It can support the Web Servers like BEA, Web Sphere, Web Logic and JBOSS, Data Base Support like Oracle, DB2, and Sybase. Plate forms like Windows, AIX UNIX, Linux and Sun Solaris.

Jan 2004 - Dec 2004

Software Testing Engineer

Quexst Associates

Worked as Software testing engineer and contributed in Automation and manual testing area for multiple clients of Quexst solutions.


Worked with multiple clients from different business domains and provide solutions for Manual and Automated testing using HP WinRunner (Formally Mercury) tool. Key highlights - automation testing suite for "Ensim" ( using HP WinRunner.

  • Developed test execution plan, based on requirement documents
  • Carry out detailed requirements analysis for automation testing and suggest automation approach for the project.
  • Coordinate the test activities and deliverables with client.
  • Create custom report for the automation requirement
  • Worked for multiple Clients(Ensim, KPIT Cummins) and multiple internal projects


Jun 1997 - Mar 2000

Bachelor of Commerce

Vanijya Mahavidyalaya – (Patna University), Patna
Apr 1995 - May 1997

BIEC (Bihar Intermediate Education Council) – (12th)

Patna Science College – (Patna University), Patna
Feb 1991 - Mar 1995

BSEB (Bihar School Examination Board) – (10th)

Netarhat School, Netarhat, Palamu, Jharkhand



Network/Load balancer/Latency test

OS Environnements [Windows/Linux/Solaris/AIX]

GH Performance Tester


Performance Report /Recommendation

JVM Tuning – CG (Garbage Collection) Analysis

HP SiteScope 10.x / 11.x

Performance monitoring tools and techniques (SAR/ NMON)

IIS / IBM Websphere 6.x, 7.x (Performance Tuning)

HP Quality Center 9.x, 10.x, 11.x

HP Quick Test Professional 9.x, 10.x, 11.x

CA Wily Introscope 7.x, 8.x, 9.x

HP Performance Center / LoadRunner 8.x, 9.x, 11.x



Manager Development Program (MDP I)

HSBC Academy

Banking for Developers

HSBC Academy

HP Quality Center


HP Diagnostics


HP SiteScope


HP Performance Center




Performance Management Session

HSBC Academy

IT Project Management

HSBC Academy