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