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Jul 2010Present

Senior Associate - Test Manager

Cognizant Technology Solutions
Apr 2006Sep 2006

Senior Software Engineer

Infotech Enterprises Ltd.


Nov 1998Jul 2002

Bachelor of Engineering

Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology


Technical and QA Process oriented Skills
  Project Management: Project Sizing, Cost Plans, Budget Plans, Resource Plans, Capacity planning, Billing, SOW, Proposals, Team Management, BCP, Risk Analysis, Quality Metrics.   Technical: EMC Storage Domain Products: SAN -- CLARiiON products- Navisphere GUI Manager, Navisphere Express Operating Systems:        WINDOWS 98/2000/XP/VISTA, HP-UX, IBM-AIX, UNIX, Linux Testing Tools:    ATTOL C, C/C++ LDRA TESTBED, BOSS Configuration and Defect Management Tools: CVS, PVCS Version Manager, PVCS Tracker, DOORS, VSS, Action Request System – Remedy, Source Forge Design Tools: VISIO Standards: DO-178B, DOD-STD-2167A & MISRA, ARINC 1553 Testing:   Manual and Automation (GUI&CLI) testing; Functional Testing, Application testing; Unit Testing; White and Black Box Testing; Regression, Smoke, Stress, Volume, Load, Performance and others; Usability Testing, security testing. Testing on various platforms , browsers, environments Scripting: PERL, Unix, Linux SHELL scripts, BOSS scripts Domain: Avionics, Storage (SAN, NAS, DAS) Domains, Banking and Finance Technologies/Tools trained: QTP, SQL, Rational Functional Tester, SQL Developer   Process: Quality Assurance: Auditing Internal Auditor in TCS, auditing projects within TCS. Developed reports, metrics, NCR, developed several templates and value adds to improve several processes’.   Cognizant – C2.0  


I work for:

I worked for:

I would like to say that .....

An accomplished certified I.T. Analyst seeking a challenging role to utilize the expertise and technical skills acquired to provide a compelling value added proposition to the employer.

My Contributions to my Employers!!

§8+ years’ of proven productive experience in Avionics, Storage and Banking domains.

§Manual and Automation Testing experience with expertise in developing test plans, test procedures, developing scripts, testing coupled with good debugging skills.

§Test Manager with ability to balance Project Management tasks and technically support the team.

§Experience in developing capacity plans, resource loading, budget plans, cost plans, billing and other Management tasks.

§Experience in developing SOW, Project Proposals and related Project Management activities.

§Ability to take decisions independently and demonstrate complete ownership of tasks assigned.

§Ability to gather requirements, develop tests to cover every aspect and prepare traceability metrics.

§Good knowledge of the design process and deliverables throughout the development lifecycle including requirement analysis, detailed design documentation and requirement based testing.

§Received appreciations and awards from the customers for dedication, professionalism, and quality in the deliverables.

§Contributed several value additions which has been well-received and appreciated and continues to be used across teams.

§Actively contributed new ideas and improvements in all the projects involved increasing value addition and quality. Received awards for the same.

§Proven track record to isolate bottlenecks and design and develop quality deliverables.

§A career reflecting strong leadership skills coupled with offering some innovative solutions in the projects worked on.

§Worked individually and till date successfully completed two different projects at client location (USA) and received appreciations.

§Successfully auditing projects within TCS, and playing an important role as an Internal Auditor to achieve company’s goal of ‘Experience Certainty’.

Who is Leena?

§As part of TCS Community Service initiative “Spoorthi”, I was teaching children of class 3 at a government school in Kundalahalli, Bangalore.

§Member of Bharathiya Balavikas Chethra (BBC), a group of young minds working towards sponsoring education of rural children by conducting scholarship exams.

And the AWARD goes to .....

Cognizant Technology Solutions, India

§Received appreciation from AMEX UK Business Analyst for the project I am currently handling for gaining complete technical knowledge of the project in a short duration and for coordinating the project smoothly with various Vendors involved.

§Received appreciation from the AMEX Germany Business Marketing Head for dedication, communication and pro-activeness shown in ensuring smooth execution of project.

§Received appreciate from AMEX German Business Lead for the commitment and dedication shown in the project deliverables.

TATA Consultancy Services, India

§Received Spot Award twice for dedication, commitment and proactive approach to the task assigned.

§Received appreciation from the customer for developing robust test design for a CLARiiON product feature.

§Received appreciation for the quality of metrics reports' developed and ensuring to leverage the TCS processes while auditing.

Kidde Aerospace, USA                                 

§Received recognition and appreciation for individually developing the detailed design presentation and documentation of the SMCU design in a short span of time.

§Appreciated and recognized for applying creativity and usability engineering approach and a user-friendly design for the SMCU design.

Honeywell, USA and India

§Received an award from the customer for excellent contribution and dedication to the project.

§Received Spot Award at Honeywell, Bangalore, for the dedication and on-time delivery of the work product with quality to the customer.

§Received appreciation for automating the test cases thereby reducing manual testing errors, delay and decreasing the execution time to a large extent.

§Essayed leadership initiatives in developing various templates, checklists and review procedures, innovative methods for defect analysis documentation and thereby minimizing similar defects recurring.

§Received appreciation for calculating minimum execution time, metrics based on current problem scenarios, focus on quality, ease of use, and minimum training with client needs and work environment as prime factors.

Work Profile

Cognizant Technology Solutions, IndiaTest Manager (July 2010 – Till Date)

Project:          AMEX Cards and Payments Portfolio, Banking Domain

Client:American Express, UK and non-US Markets


1.Test Manager handling both Management activities and technically leading multiple projects for AMEX.

2.Resource loading, capacity planning, cost plans, budget plans, Billing, Project Sizing.

3.SOW, Project Proposals and related Project Management tasks.

4.Client Interaction and Test Manager completely responsible for execution of the projects and interacting with the teams across the globe.

5.Complete ownership of the testing activities from the Project Kick-off to Project Sign-off

TATA Consultancy Services, IndiaI.T. Analyst (September ‘06 – May ‘10)

Project:              Design Verification of CLARiiON products and application software

Client:EMC Corporation, USA


1.Develop test plan, detailed test requirements/test strategy from the requirements documents.

2.Identify the deliverables for each of the testing sub-phases.

3.Plan for test strategy clearly defining the test entry, exit criteria.

4.Perform Requirement based Risk Analysis and prioritize requirements

5.Developing test scenarios against requirements.

6.Requirements testing (GUI and CLI), traceability, design verification, automation of manual test scenarios, functionality testing, systems, regression testing.

7.Automate manual tests using Perl scripting and automate test frameworks.

8.Document defects, perform defect analysis and troubleshoot the defects till closure.

9.Identify the complete hardware and software configuration for the Test Setup.

10.Application testing in addition to system testing, security and usability testing in various platforms.

11.Suggest enhancements; work closely with the developers for developing the right user-friendly design with quality.

INFOTECH Enterprises Limited, BangalorSr. SE (April ‘06 - September ‘06)

Project: Squib Monitor Control Unit for Boeing 787 aircraft

Client:Boeing and Kidde Aerospace, USA


1.Develop low level design of the SMCU.

2.Updated the PSAC and High level requirements (SRS) and creating the requirements traceability matrix.

3.Complete ownership of the low level requirements refinement, low-level design, documentation adhering to DO-178B standards.

4.Review cross functional design documents

Honeywell, BangaloreSr. SE (January ‘04 – March ‘06)

Project: AESS for AIRBUS A380:Integrated Hazard Avoidance System

Client:AIRBUS, France


1.Senior Systems engineer responsible for testing various modules of the AESS System.

2.Plan for test strategy clearly defining the test entry, exit criteria.

3.Complete ownership and responsibility of developing test plans, test procedures scripts, automating the requirements based tests, defect analysis.

4.Identify the Hardware and software requirement for the Test Setup.

5.One point contact for AESS System Controls, MFD pages and Control Display Unit (CDS) at the Bangalore centre.

6.Track the status of the feature and communicate the schedules and status of all other team members involved to the lead.

7.Automate the test cases using BOSS Shell scripting.

BAeHAL Software LTD, Bangalore Trainee & Contract SE (July ‘02 –January ‘04)

Project #1: HJT –36: Integrated Avionic System Mission Computer.

Client: Smiths Aerospace Electronic Systems-Cheltenham (UK), HAL-ARDC, Bangalore

Responsibilities:Responsible for Static Testing and Dynamic testing activity of the OSAMC (Open System Architecture Mission Computer) Computer Software Units (CSU) components. Automate test cases using UNIX, Linux shell scripting.

Project #2: Multipurpose Control Display Unit (MCDU)

Client: THALES Avionique, France

Responsibilities:Developed test procedures and the Unit testing of the Computer Software Units. Automate test cases using UNIX, LINUX shell scripting.