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Professional Summary

Competent and dynamic IT professional, offering accomplished exposure of over 20 years in Program Mgmt., Business Mgmt., Pre-Sales, Software Testing, Release Management, Project Management 

  • 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 business development, Pre-sales support and business management 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

Apr 2003Present

Director - Program Mgmt, Business Mgmt, Pre-Sales

Aricent
  • 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
Sep 2000 Mar 2003

Senior Engineer

Hughes Software Systems

SS7 Protocol Testing

Switching System Testing

VOIP Testing

Jul 1998Aug 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

20132014

Senior Management Program(Executive MBA)

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
19941998

B. Tech.(Electronics & Communication)

Govt Engg College, Jabalpur, M.P.
19971998

P.G. Diploma in Computer Programming and Applications

IICE, Jabalpur, MP

Certifications & Awards

2018

Individual Excellence Award

Aricent Leadership Team

For contributions in growing business for Aricent in North America Communication Service Providers 

Jan 2014Present

ITIL(Foundation level) certified with 95% marks

ITIL Foundation
20132013

Performer of the year for handling Complex LTE program

Aricent
20072007

Role Model Rating among Project Managers

VF-UK
20042004

Performer of the year for BTS Release Testing

Nokia - US
20032003

Best Performer for contributions in Testing at Aricent

Aricent

Key Contributions

Business Mgmt, Program mgmt, Business Development/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

My work philosophy

Constantly working towards becoming more valuable to the Organisation each passing
day and achieve high quality output through honesty, integrity and hard work.

Personal Details

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