Present Profile Summary

A goal-oriented, multi-tasking professional with 16+ years experience in information technology management and 10+ years in management.

Currently working with EMC Data Storage Pvt Ltd, since October 2007.

While at EMC, I had the opportunity to work with two independent business units.

RSA, The Security Division of EMC: At a capacity of Engineering test manager, managed a team of 15 test engineers and managed 2 seperate line of security realted products. 3 years later, having gained a wide range of technical and managerial skill sets, moved laterally to ASD business unit.

Advanced Software Division (ASD): As a Engineering test manager, managed and lead multiple areas of component and system testing of the storage infrastructure management product, in addition to managing a sustenance engineering team for a legacy product. Interacted well with people and stakeholders of diverse backgrounds, cultures, professional and technical levels. Consistently met deadlines and overtime gained expertiese in critical thinking, troubleshooting, problem analysis resolution, and personnel management/training skills.

Currently pursuing a 1 yr. intenseINSEAD Leadership Program for Senior Indian Executivesexecutive program in General Management & Leadership with INSEAD Business School at their global campuses, slated to complete by July 2014.


As a key member of the Senior Leadership team:
  • Be directly responsible for strategic and operational planningfor a number of programs, projects within an organization.
  • Keen on anticipating IT needsand solutions of a client business and mapping those to bottom-line business results.
  • Network with customers, partners, stakeholders and vendorsto evangelize the overall business.
  • Leverage my technical and managerial skills, to design and promote custom-made business models that will improve operational and financial management.
  • Drive recruiting, talent development and retention, thus contributing to organizational and decision-making ability to successfully direct concurrent projects.
  • Passionate about building a great organization, with a strong inclination to quality improvement, and ability to develop and drive a high-level strategy, as well as take a hands-on approach to implementing that strategy.



Management Skills

Managing Global teams, New Product development and Management, Strategic analysis, Recruitment and Training, Risk Management and Mitigation Planning, Release Management, Quality Assurance and Analysis, Automated and Manual Test Management, Program and Project Management, Staff management Delivery management, Vendor Management, Managing Contractors, Pre-Sales

Core Skills

Communication Skills, Leadership Ability, Decisiveness, Problem Solving Ability, Ability to Synthesize, Self Confidence, Flexible and Adaptable, Honesty and Integrity Business Judgement, Work Ethic, Energy Level   Initiative, Technical Skills

Technology Skills

Storage Resource Management, SAN, NAS, Arrays, Switches, Fabrics,Cloud Storage Management, Virtualization, SMI, SNMP, Element Managers, WMI, SSH, Web Services Data Encryption, Tokenization, Software Key Management, Key Management Interoperability Protocol, Database and File Security Solutions Sales Incentive Compensation Management, Sales Performance Management Solutions Enterprise-Level Management Solutions, Service Oriented Architecture, REST

Tools and Methodologies

Project Management Tools - VersionOne, JIRA Microsoft Office Tools - Word, Excel, PowerPoint Test Management Tools - Rational ClearQuest, HP Quality Center Code Coverage tools - Sonar, EMMA Revision Control Tools - SVN, WINCVS, CVS, Visual SourceSafe, Perforce, PVCS Automation Tools - QTP, RIATest, JMeter, Inetload, Opensta, STAF Database Tools - PostgreSQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL, MySQL Scrum, Agile Methodologies, Testing Techniques, Fault Tree Analysis, Pair-wise Combinatorial testing, Classification tree, Test Metrics, Saas tool and applications

SW Languages and OS Platforms

C, C++, SQL, PL-SQL, JAVA, Java Script, VB, VBA, VB Script, Python, HTML, XML Windows XP, 2K, 7 Linux Solaris, IBM AIX, HP-UX

Work History

Work History
Oct 2007 - Present

Engineering Test Manager

EMC Corporation
Leading the Organization/People
  • Mentored, trained, and managed a team of 13 engineers and QE professionals in ASD BU. 

  • At RSA, contributed to a ~50% increase of workforce from 10 to 17-member team in a 9 months timeline.

  • Responsible for all aspects of quality process, project management, test planning, test design, test management, test asset and lab management, staff management.

  • Mentored and coached the offshore team on goals and objectives, business standards, and their career development. Actively monitored employee performance, making recommendations for skill development, additional responsibility, promotion or dismissal in a timely manner.

  • Streamlined test process, Introduced cross-training of QA and development engineers.

  • Managed a team of contractors from a external vendor over an entire product release.

Planning and Execution
  • Drove test management of two major legacy products of EMC and RSA, thereby identifying and managing the critical success factors at the Program Management level.

  • Created detailed schedules, weekly project status reports, and extensive task definition to document and effectively communicate project test scope and constraints to stakeholders.

  • Co-ordinated, strategized & managed testing and development activities within the team.

  • Delivered technical presentations to cross functional teams on testing methodologies and tools.

  • Oversaw design and development of automation framework, established and managed test automation infrastructure within the team.

  • Implemented new test strategies during development and testing stages of new product launches.

  • Drove business-driven decisions on a test management strategy and implemented organization wide commitment and compliance based on quality KPI's.

Technical Leadership
  • Developed and instituted an innovative automated test case generation tool using n-wise combinatorial technique using ACTS (Advanced Combinatorial Testing Software).

  • Researched, introduced, architected and fully implemented an indigenous automation framework using STAF (Software Test Automation Frame Work) and Python.

  • Developed and implemented code in Excel using VBA, to add Microsoft project functionalities to Excel, in order to use Excel as an effective tool to plan and schedule tasks.

  • Supported qualification and delivery of PowerShell/PERL scripts critical to design, deployment, and maintenance of web-based, client/server, distributed, and host based enterprise applications.

Jun 2004 - Oct 2007

Engineering Manager - Test

Synygy India Pvt Ltd.
Leading the Organization/People
  • Hired, mentored, coached and built a test team of 12 engineers ground up for the India office.

  • While at Romania, built a strong cohesive team comprising of 8 test engineers collaborating with the India team.

  • Worked with Development and Architectural teams to define effective test strategies and efficient delivery models.

  • Conducted periodic 1/1's to support the aspirations of individuals by identifying training and development needs for individuals to ensure their growth.

  • Through regular internal trainings, developed strong problem solving abilities, detail orientation, and diagnostic abilities within the team.

Planning and Execution
  • Actively managed the day-to-day activities and tasks of teams in India, Romania and USA - which included:

    • Requirements & design review, 

    • Test planning & automation infrastructure maintainance,

    • Test cases & defect management,

    • Project scheduling, resource planning &

    • Results analysis/reporting.

  • Developed and managed internal processes and test strategies for:

    • Test automation,

    • Functional testing, 

    • System integration testing, 

    • Performance and stress testing,

    • Configuration testing and test collateral management.

  • Researched and spearheaded major product customization jobs (patches) and tested new products from initial design to deployment.

  • Technically managed, guided & facilitated my team to carry out the right testing as well as test automation in an organized way.

Technical Leadership
  • Reviewed and inspected user requirements, procedures, code, technical design and offered technical solutions to improve productivity and design.

  • Designed and implemented automated testing reports using Excel, VBA macros and Quality Center.

  • Compiled test metrics from test management tool, using self developed automated excel tool and reported the analysis to senior management.

Dec 1997 - Jun 2004

Test Engineer, QA Lead

Ruksun Software Technologies Pvt Ltd.
Leading and Execution
  • Lead, monitored and conducted the testing activities of mobile platform builders on OMAP and XSCALE processors at BSQUARE, SEATTLE

  • Conceived and conducted an organization wide training program to establish the quality control process as a part of the CMMI-4 certification program.

  • Collaborated with marketing team to identify new products and features, helping them develop business strategy.

  • Developed detailed testplans, test schedules, test cases and test stubs in programming languages like, C, C++, Java, and VB.

  • Actively participated, involved in product demos and pre-sales activites in additon to demonstrating software solutions at company trade-shows and seminars.

  • Lead verious testing activites as a automation lead for different embedded device (PPC, Palm, Symbian) testing projects and protocol level testing, in space of MMS, EMS client and Wireless Village protocol.

  • As a test engineer worked on different projects for applications on PocketPC devices like IMAP library, POP library, News Force, IMAP force, LDAP Library, LDAP Force.

  • Throughly involved into manual and automated testing of desktop, web, client server, handheld application, involving technologies as Java, HTML, C++, VC++, ASP, WinCE, and on handheld devices such as Compaq, HP-Jornada, PalmPilot.

Technical Expertise

  • Designed and lead testing efforts to enhance legacy systems with GPS, relational databases, mobile computing technology and embedded microchips like XSCALE and OMAP.

  • Reviewed and inspected requirements/functional document and code.

  • Configured and maintained test lab and automation environment.

  • Developed, initiated and monitored unit, system regression test plans and user/system level tests, in addition to  planning application test cycles.

  • Handled various testing as white box, coverage tools, black box etc and bundled products into packages using Installshield.



Post Graduate Diploma

CDAC - Center for Development of Advanced Computing

The Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing (DAC) is the flagship programme of ACTS. C-DAC has today emerged as a premier third party R&D organization in IT&E (Information Technologies and Electronics) in the country working on strengthening national technological capabilities in the context of global developments in the field and responding to change in the market need in selected foundation areas.

Aug 2013 - Present

Leadership Programme


The INSEAD Leadership Programme for Senior Indian Executives (ILPSIE) aims to address the scarcity of general management skills in fast growing companies. The programme has several learning components: week long immersions at INSEAD’s global campuses and in India, 360°assessments and coaching, in addition to ongoing personal development.