Work History

Work History
Dec 2003 - Present

Test Manager

Tata Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd
  • Closely worked with clients at AT&T, United States for 3 years and in London, United Kingdom for two years during onsite deputation and received several appreciations for Test Management, Process Improvements and effective handling of the team during critical phases of delivery.

  • Managed and Delivered projects in WATERFALL, V-MODEL, ITERATIVE testing models & RISK BASED methodologies.

  • Experience in preparing Test Strategy, Test Plan (MPP) and Test approach documents, Effortestimation and Resource management.

  • Delivered PoC (Proof of Concept) for defining the framework for Airline Automation application using Quick Test Pro (QTP).

  • Involved in Full Software Development Life Cylce (SDLC) and in Software Testing Life Cylce (STLC), Making Test Strategy/plans.

  • Performed various roles within the organization like Project Lead, Test Manager, Business Analyst, Test Automation Engineer, Test Analyst, Subject Matter Expert and Programmer Analyst.
  • STAR Performer (Achieved Star of Month twice) in delivering the Projects items.
  • Ability to handle multiple teams and projects within the organisation.

  • Expertise in Analysis of Requirement documents, Design documents & Business Rules.

  • Expertise in designing the Automation Testing Framework

  • Actively Involved in hiring test professionals for own internal testing team.

  • Extensive business & technical knowledge on Airlines, Telecom.

  • Effectively managed software test teams while improving the testing processes to efficiently deliver products and services, which meet customer expectations.

  • Improved software quality, meet customer expectations and reduce defects by supporting proven software quality practices and implementing practical and effective process improvement methods.

  • Planned and performed effective software testing through a combination of familiar structured test techniques, rapid test practices and test automation where beneficial.

May 2002 - Dec 2003

Software QA Engineer

Lucid Technologies Pvt Ltd
  • Involved in Full Software Development Life Cylce (SDLC) and in Software Testing Life Cylce (STLC), Co-ordination in creating the Test Strategy/plans.

  • Performed roles like QA Assurance Engineer, Senior Test Analyst, Test Automation Engineer, Programmer Analyst.
  • Involved in Black Box Testing, Test Documentation, Web Designing.

  • Extensive business & technical knowledge on ERP Systems, Financial, Banking Sectors.

Education

Education
Jun 1998 - Sep 2002

Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering

TamilNadu College of Engineering
  • B.E. Honours in Computer Science and Engineering.
  • University Rank holder in TamiNadu Engineering College

Summary

  • Total Experience of 11 years in Software IT Sector with proficient skills in Project management, Software Testing, Software Test Management and Quality Assurance.
  • Experience in concurrently handling multiple projects as Project Lead and Test Manager roles for Airline, Telecom domain projects
  • Strong process management, people management, project management, configuration management, stakeholder management and team handling skills
  • Ability to handle small, mid and large size teams independently & effectively implement QA and QC activities
  • Working in Tata Consultancy Services Ltd for the past 9+ years with Project Lead/Test Manager, & Automation lead experience
  • Possess good skills in Project Management activities such as Project Plan, Estimation, Schedule Risk/Issue Management, Reviews, Audits
  • Work experience in Java, J2EE, Unix, Windows, Siebel and Mainframe Applications with Scripting, Development and Testing experience.
  • Worked with Top Fortune 500 clients such as AT&T, Qwest, United Airlines and British Airways
  • Closely worked with customers at AT&T, United States for 3 years and in London, UK for two years during onsite deputation and received several appreciations for Test Management, Process Improvements and effective handling of the team during critical phases of delivery.
  • Managed and Delivered projects in WATERFALL, V, ITERATIVE & INCREMENTAL, AGILE Models and also proficient & good exposure in RISK BASED methodologies.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) & Senior Test Consultant for Telcom and Airlines domain projects.
  • Experienced in preparing Test Strategy, Test Plan (MPP) and Test approach documents, Effort Estimation and Resource Management.
  • Very good fluency in SQA Methodologies and tools
  • Strong experience in Mobile testing installing applications and Functional testing – using Mobile simulators, devices such as Blackberry, iPhone 2G
  • Strong experience in Functional – Manual and Automation (QTP, Soatest tools) testing and ability to lead teams
  • Delivered PoC (Proof of Concept) for defining the framework for a Java based Airline Automation application using HP’s Quick Test Professional (QTP).
  • Very good experience with working on Onsite-Offshore model and leading teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, extraordinary written and verbal communication skills and committed, result oriented, hard working with a quest and zeal to learn new technologies
  • Completed ISTQB Certification – CTFL from Indian Testing Board (ITB)

Interest

  • Listening Music (Western, Techno, Folk, Classic, Gazal), Reading Music
  • Intermediary in Photography skills
  • Trekking, Travelling, Sports

Objective

  • Looking out for new challenges in the IT Sectors on Software Test Management, Software Test Deliver, Quality Assurance
  • Dedicated, hard working individual with the intercommunications skills to work at all levels of the organization.

  • Exceptional abilities in Software Development Life Cycle and Software Testing Life Cycle with the organizational and supervisory skills to assure success.

  • Outstanding motivator and builder of teams. Works well in both team environments and individual assignments.

  • Successful in meeting new technical challenges and finding solutions to meet the needs of the customer.

Skills

Skills

Project Leadership

Strong experience and expert in the complete Software Development Life Cycle, Testing Life Cycle, Business & Requirement Analysis. Strong experience in Test management and execution of Black Box, Integration, Smoke, System, Functional, User Acceptance (UAT), Regression, End-to-End, Live testing and Quality Assurance. Involved in Business Requirement Analysis, Functional Requirement Analysis, Use Case Design, Use-Case Analysis, and Risk Analysis. Defined and implemented key communications plan for effective defect and environment management for testing projects. Extensively experienced in Defect / Incident Management for medium and large scale projects Proficient in Test management tools like HP Quality Centre v10.0, Test Director, Rational Clear Quest Proficient in Test Automation tools like SOAtest and Quick Test Professional. Good experience in leading a Non-Functional testing team using HP-Load Runner performance tool. Experience in planning and scheduling testing tasks and assigning work items to the resources Experience in software, hardware and human resource requirements for test execution.

Test Automation

Test Automation in Quick Test Professional on testing the Functional aspects Test Automation expert in using SOATest tool for testing the Web Services Expert in designing the automation framework

Certifications

Certifications

Oracle 9i Introduction to SQL

Oracle Corporation

Brainbench Certification in Unix/SOAP/XML/HTML

Brainbench

SUN Certified Java Programmer (SCJP 1.4) for Java 2 Platform

Sun Microsystems

Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition 1.4

Sun Microsystems

ISTQB Certified Software Test Engineer

Indian Testing Board

References

References

Betty Araneta-Wood

Excerpts from Client...

Well, words cannot express how much I appreciate you guys.  Believe it or not, I’ve learned a lot from you, and through the good and the bad (99% good) you’ve made this experience for me more rewarding than you can imagine.  I can only wish that I get to work with all of you again in the future, or at least get an opportunity to spend time with you again.  You’re just an awesome team.  I always say that a leader is only as good as her team, and it’s undeniable in this case.  I would like to leave you my contact info in case you’d like to keep in touch or need anything from me.  Thanks again for all that you’ve done for me, and I wish all the best always in your journeys.

Thomas Saviour

Excerpts from Supervisor...

Karthik has excelled in his assignment in managing Bridging Software testing by demonstrating his quick learning, thorough testing and identification of critical defects, and also overall getting regular appreciation from key customer stakeholders..

Sarah Maloy

Excerpts from  Client.....

Karthik- 

I’ve so enjoyed working with you and will really miss you!  There are more Leads changes coming in the next release…  What will I do without you?!

Take care and good luck.  Hope we get to work together again in the future.

Sarah