Professional Summary

Competent and dynamic IT professional, offering accomplished exposure of over 16 years in Technical Pre-Sales, Software Testing, Release Management and Project, Program Management in Telecom Software Domain.

  • Solid domain knowledge and experience in Software Testing in Wireless, Wireline, IoT/M2M space.
  • Rich corporate exposure to Test Planning, Test Management, Test Automation, Functional, Regression, Capacity, Performance, System and Protocol Testing aspects.
  • Good exposure to technical pre-sales consulting for Development and Testing projects in Wireless and IoT proposals. Also played key role in Testing Practice at Aricent, Bangalore.
  • Strong track record of generating extraordinary performance in a fiercely competitive scenario
  • Perfect team manager having ability to lead cross-functional project teams and integrate their efforts to maximize operational efficiency.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills with a high degree of flexibility, resourcefulness and commitment.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2000 - Present

Business Development Manager/Program Manager

Aricent
  • Joined as a Software Test Engineer
  • Worked on many projects involving Protocol Testing, Functional Testing, System Testing, Integration Testing, Regression Testing, Conformance Testing, End to End Testing, Inter-operability Testing, Test Automation
  • Gained experience in Wireless(LTE,3G,GSM) , Wireline(SIP,SS7,VoIP, ISDN) and IoT/M2M domain
  • Managed most complex projects in Wireless and Application domain
  • Key member of Testing Practice at Aricent
  • Exposure to Pre-sales Technical Consulting and customer handling
Jul 1998 - Aug 2000

O&M Engineer

Airtel
  • Responsible for Local Access and Network Planning for Basic Telephony Services(PSTN)
  • Responsible for Operation & Maintenance of SIEMENS EWSD Switching System
  • Developed many post processing softwares for various Switching System Reports and meaningful analysis of data

Education

Education
2013 - 2014

Senior Management Program(Executive MBA)

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
1994 - 1998

B. Tech.(Electronics & Communication)

Govt Engg College, Jabalpur, M.P.
1997 - 1998

P.G. Diploma in Computer Programming and Applications

IICE, Jabalpur, MP

Certifications & Awards

Certifications
Jan 2014 - Present

ITIL(Foundation level) certified with 95% marks

ITIL Foundation
2013 - 2013

Performer of the year for handling Complex LTE program

Aricent
2007 - 2007

Role Model Rating among Project Managers

VF-UK
2004 - 2004

Performer of the year for BTS Release Testing

Nokia - US
2003 - 2003

Best Performer for contributions in Testing at Aricent

Aricent

Key Contributions

Technical Pre-Sales

  • Successfully executed pre-sales and Marketing campaigns and demos for target customers
  • Contributed in business requirements analysis and bidding of various proposals/RFPs after co-ordination with internal teams
  • Meticulously prepared RFP Responses/Proposals for various Wireless, Application and IoT requirements
  • Instrumental in the creation of Offerings for Wireless, Application and IoT domain and consolidation of testing capabilities of Aricent across various Strategic Business Units
  • Prepared many elevator pitches for target customers and supported the sales teams for initial discussions

LTE

  • Involved in Validation & Verification of LTE eNB Small Cell solution for Tier 1 Chipset US OEM starting from the proposal phase until product acceptance
  • Formed a LTE test team from scratch and groomed it to become highly productive
  • Responsible for Release Test Management, Team Ramp-up & Test Delivery, Test Automation & Tracking
  • Successfully set up the LTE lab from scratch and delivered the releases on time
    Worked on tools evaluation and finalized vendors for LTE Small Cells testing
  • Played the key role in Functional, Capacity, Performance & Stability testing of LTE eNB
  • Involved in multiple pre-sales discussions for LTE eNB(Small Cells)

Managed Test & Automation Services for Tier 1 EU CSP

  • Key contributor for the Managed Test Services RFP response preparation 
  • Member of Core team responsible for successful transition of work to Aricent from incumbent vendors and defining the Managed Test & Automation Services processes and SLAs
  • Successfully implemented the Automation Framework and its integration with backend tools like MGTS, SITE and Jmeter.
  • Handled & Performed Tools Consolidation across Vodafone UK to avoid duplicate costs within various domains.
  • Involved in exhaustive analysis for Return on Investments Calculation for automation services
  • Involved in the Release Test Planning and execution of Vodafone IN Elements (SEP/PAM/HLR/PMS)
  • Program Mgmt of Consumer Leadership project, one of the most complex programs (involved 6 big work streams) with desired quality and on time.

Misc. Projects

  • Member of Core team responsible for successful transition of work to Aricent from incumbent vendors and defining the Managed Test & Automation Services processes and SLAs
  • Successfully implemented the Automation Framework and its integration with backend tools like MGTS, SITE and Jmeter.
  • Handled & Performed Tools Consolidation across Tier 1 UK CSP to avoid duplicate costs within various domains.
  • Involved in exhaustive analysis for Return on Investments Calculation for automation services
  • Program Mgmt of one of the most complex programs (involved 6 big work streams) with desired quality and timely delivery
  • System Testing of 2nd and 3rd generation of BTSs for Tier 1 EU OEM

  • Validation of Mobile Handset Applications for Tier 1 US CSP

  • Validation and Delivery of Fixed Wireless Convergence Solution for Tier 1 UK CSP

  • Test Automation and End to end service delivery to Tier 1 UK CSP

  • IN Elements validation and delivery for Tier 1 UK CSP

  • SIP Conference Server validation and delivery for Tier 2 US OEM

  • MGCP,TGCP and Megaco Protocol conformance and delivery to Tier 2 US OEM

  • SS7 and Switching system testing for Tier 1 US OEM

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Associated with CRY & Goonj (NGOs)
  • Learning New Technologies, People Mgmt Skills, Reading (Leadership & Spiritual), Music, Sports (Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis), Charity, Photography

Personal Details

  • Date of Birth : 27th February 1977
  • Languages : English & Hindi