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Mar 2006Present

Technical Specialist/Project Manager

Alcatel-Lucent India Ltd

135O-Optical Management System – 1350-OMS is used to manage both Alcatel and Lucent Optical Networks supporting EML, SONET, SDH, PKT (Ethernet) and WDM.

The Alcatel-Lucent 1350 Optical Management System (OMS) reduces OPEX, lowers the total cost of ownership (TCO) and accelerates the return on investment (ROI) for service providers investing in network transformation. The Alcatel-Lucent 1350 OMS provides a unified global management solution for the Alcatel-Lucent Optics portfolio. Management systems experience and investment over 15+ years with more than a 1000 customers allows the Alcatel-Lucent 1350 OMS to complement and enhance the Optics network elements (NEs) and support service providers as they transform their networks.

Role 1: Project manager for EML (Element Management layer).



·Project and release integration after Alcatel and Lucent merge.( visited Vimercate,Italy for integration activities)

·Project planning, PRE-DR1, DR1 and DR4 schedules.

·Requirement review, Development and testing effort calculation.

·Managing Distributed defect tracking system ( DDTS management)

·Tracking customer AR’s (Assistance Requests) and planning for the resolution.

·Package/patches/Release delivery co-ordination.

·Hosting Project Status meetings to discuss and track the project milestones, risks and project variances of scope, cost and schedule.

·Resource management for Network elements, Simulators and Severs.

·Co-ordination with other Product/PLM and Program managers.

·Co-ordination with PreIT,IT and V&V testing teams across multiple locations ( Chengdu-china, Vimercate-Italy, Murry Hill – USA)

·Co-ordination with the Network element team managers for aligning the EML development with DR4’d NE releases and also defect tracking of NE issues.

·Interface to customer acceptance testing teams for demos to Vodafone, BT, EEYOU, Optus, TIM Brazil, and TCOM Etc.

·Analyzing Trend/Variance analysis Reports and taking corrective measures for EDR (Early detection rate).

·Management of requirements and Test case campaign for Developers and Feature engineers. ( OTT)

·Managing KPI (Key Performance Indicators) of the projects.

·Coordination of CLI (Command Line Interface) project with Wipro.

·Developed ddts management strategy document to help all the stakeholders in managing the ddts.( issue log). This has helped TEC/After Care/V&V and EML development teams.

Role2: Validation and Verification Lead.

Product : OMS(Optical Management SystemTesting )- OMS is used to manage Lucent’s family of Optical NE’s and it supports both SONET and SDH transport structures. OMS can manage TL1, CMISE Network Elements and it supports FCAPS functionalities.


·Technical Leadership of SONET, SDH and EML system testing.

·Requirement Review and Test effort estimation.

·People management of 20 V&V testers.

·Project management of multiple SONET, SDH and EML deliverables.

·Testand defect tracking management ( DDTS)

·Interface to customer acceptance testing for EEYOU. VF,BT etc

·Training to Testers on some of the critical features testing.

·Scope management of Regression, Load, Stress, Performance testing.

·Contribution as Individual tester.

Role3: R&D Integration and Testing Team coordinator

Product: OMS and 1350oms.


·Technical leadership of SONET, SDH System Testing

·Integration Test Coordinator for 3 Locations - Bangalore, U.S, U.K

·Requirement and Functional specification review and Test Case Generation and test effort calculation.

·People management - Leading a team of 8 members

·Acceptance testing for customers like TCOM and KDDI (USA and in JAPAN), worked at KDDI Japan for acceptance testing of OMS release 6.3 with enhanced features like Alarm trigger Restoration. Features were tested by group of engineers including me at Murry Hill, USA.

·Test lab setup, Test Case Execution and defect tracking

·Contribution as Individual tester.

·Setting up of ALU optical networks lab at Manyata Tech Park in Bangalore.

Between 2005 July and March 2006, worked as Software Specialist Testing through Celstream at Alcatel Lucent Office for testing of OMS features. During which time the initial Releases of OMS were handled. I also contributed as Test lead from celstream at Alcatel-lucent for some of the features

Feb 2004Jun 2005

Testing & Verification Engineer

Tejas Networks

Role: Testing and Verification Engineer.


  • Requirement Analysis, Test planning and execution.
  • Factory Acceptance Testing of Tejas SDH, SONET andEthernet products.
  • Parametric and Automated System Testing.
  • Testing of TejNMS, TejEMS.
  • Testing of Systems for OEM customers (OME6110) according to international standards (ITU-T).
  • Provide technical training to peers on testing components and TejasProducts
  • Technical Presentations to customers on Tejas products, testing strategy, Performance monitoring, FCAPS, Maintenance.
  • Automated testing of products for hardware and software installation faults.
  • Problem tracking and fixation and feedbacks to developers and designers.
  • Customer acceptance testing to BSNL/VSNL/RAILTELetc
  • Lead the team for Tejas lab set up for mass assembling and testing at Pondicherry.
  • Supervision of Mass production testing at Flextronics, Bangalore.
  • Co-ordination on mass assembling and testing at ITI, Allahabad.
  • Supported field personnel on their queries on System Testing.
Sep 2000Feb 2004

Testing Engineer

Eagle Photonics

Role: Testing Engineer.


  • Commissioning and Testing of Nortel SDH Optical Networks for Bharthi
    • Commissioned many networks across India like Dewas-Mubai,Nagpur-Hyderabad,Bangalore-Chennai ,Belgaum-Mumbai etc.
  • Commissioning and Testing of Nortel SDH Optical Networks for Reliance Infocomm
    • Commissioned many networks across India like Mubai-Delhi,Mubai-Lucknow,Bangalore-Hyderabad,Delhi-Bhopal etc

·Ring Management and Performance analysis using Nortel’s Preside NMS.

·Stability tests for Bharthi and Reliance Networks.

  • Assisted during commissioning and Testing of Tellabs (AC4) DWDM Optical Networks for Power Grid Corporation of Indian Ltd (PGCIL) between Mumbai-Delhi.
  • Lead the team of engineers for Commissioning and Testing of Lucent SDH Optical Networks for Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Project (For Metropolis ADM-16, Bhagdad city ring) in contract with Bechtel/Nutek after post war.(2003)
  • Member of Teaching Staff for Technical training on Fundamentals of Fiber Optics, SDH to companies like Wipro, Bharthi, Reliance, Tata Telecom, Dhiraagu of Maldives etc.
  • Active member of projects, technical consultancy and training.
  • Worked also as a Optical fiber Splicing and Link testing Engineer using OTDR for most of all Indian basic operators.
  • Commissioning testing using OmniBER and Ethernet testers etc.


Aug 1996Jul 2000

Bachelor of Engineering

Dayanand College of Engineering, Bangalore University
Jul 1994May 1996

2nd PUC

Govt science College

12th Standard(2nd Pre-University college).

Jul 1989Jun 1995

class 6th to class 11th

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya

Studied from class 6th to class 11th . JNV is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.


Microsoft Project


·Project Management (Certified PMP), Ability to plan, execute and manage project constraints like scope, cost and schedule to meet expected quality and project objectives.Stakeholder management/communication management (status reporting, escalations, Risk Management, variance Analysis etc). Effective use of project management tools like MS Project 2007.

·Optical networks SDH/SONET/PKT (Ethernet) and WDM products of Alcatel-lucent, Tejas Networks and Nortel Networks.

·Customer orientation and interface to customers. Ability to manage customer expectations.

·Exposure to International Standards ( ITU-T), Exposure to ISO,TL9000.

·Fault tracking and Requirement tools management (DDTS, DOORS, OTT), change management ( FRB- Fault Review Board). Handled change management for 1350oms-EML within Alcatel-Lucent.

·Exposure to HPUX, LINUX, SOLARIS operating systems.

·Ability to work in extreme terrain ( worked in Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Project post War at Baghdad in the year 2003 on Lucent’s 5ESS switch)

·Ability to work for customers demanding very high quality ( worked onsite at Japan for KDDI, also worked offshore for Japan customers like NTT on Alcatel-Lucent’s OMS projects)

·Ability to handle public sectors customers( worked for ITI,BSNL,VSNL and RAILTEL in India on Tejas Networks project)

·Ability to work for basic telephone operators ( worked for Bharthi, Reliance and Tata Indicom in India)

·Ability to manage multiple projects/releases simultaneously to meet project objectives.( eg: managed Releases 1350oms-EML and 9.5 and 9.3 concurrently based on the requirements at Alcatel-lucent)

·Exposure to use Optical networks measuring instruments like OmniBER, Oscilloscopes, Ethernet testers etc.

·Ability to take Ownership and accountability.Ability to confront and resolve the issues.

·Ability to use and manage collaboration tools like Microsoft share point.

·Professional Trainer within the organization on Basics of Telecommunication, Fiber-optics, SDH, SONET, WDM, Ethernet etc.

·Involved in Employee mentoring program and candidate interviewing.

·Ability to work with Virtual teams involving stakeholders from multiple countries.


To become a successful Individual contributor, Project manager in the area of Telecommunication related IT services and Training


  • Interested to help Rural poor students.
  • creating awareness among the public to contribute towards orphans,aged and un-supported women . Volunteer for the programs like IDOC( International Day of caring).
  • Teaching un-privileged students.


Aug 2011Aug 2014

Project Management Professional