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Summary

Senior Quality Management Professional with over 20+ years of experience in both Software Quality and Software Development areas. Seeking higher management position such as Sr. QA Manager with the responsibility to lead a team of quality engineers to deliver quality products

Work History

Sep 2012Present

Sr. Staff Quality Engineer

General Electric(GE) Global Research

Predix is a revolutionary project enabling industrial internet vision of General Electric a reality. Helps build the application required for different verticals quickly and in an unified manner. Has been associated with Predix since it’s very early stage. Implemented complete page object automation framework for Visualization part of Predix. Lead few QA engineers, mentored them and successfully done many releases. In Aviation project single handedly implemented tests in Protractor page object framework from unmaintainable keyword based  tests and helped bring the much needed stability to the product.

Apr 2010Sep 2012

QA Manager

Nexant Inc.

TrakSmart is a product targeted to utilities that runs energy efficiency programs whereby they encourage customers to use energy efficient appliances/equipment in turn utilities will provide rebates. This is a multiple step process that involves workflow. Lead a team of 6 QA members along with carrying out hands-on testing. Motivated and mentored team members. Automated test cases in Selenium page object framework. Collaborated with developers to resolve issues quickly. Assigned test areas depending on the strength of the team members. Developed test plan, test cases and reviewed with the team. Tracked bugs to closure. Execute tests and check data in DB when required. Reviewed product documentation for accuracy. Carried out performance testing using JMeter.

Oct 2004Apr 2010

Senior Quality Engineer

Cisco Systems

Intersperse Manager is a JMX based SOA product for pro-actively managing J2EE Enterprise Application/Web servers such as Weblogic, WebSphere, Jboss and Tomcat. Managed two quality engineers and released several versions of the product successfully. This product originally developed in a company called Intersperse where I worked as a consultant and then converted to Full Time. Tidal Software acquired this company and later Cisco acquired Tidal Software. Handled all these challenging transitions successfully by working with Development and Product heads.

Jan 2001Oct 2004

Lead Quality Engineer

Sun Microsystems

Sun Application Server is a next generation, feature rich, J2EE compliant application server providing advanced high availability and fail over capabilities. Automated large number of test cases in SilkTest. Held various positions in this company such as Stress/Longevity Test engineer, Systems Analyst and Customer Technical Escalation Engineer.

Jun 1999Jan 2001

QA Engineer

Xoriant Corp (TekEdge)

BuyerXpert is a B2B e-commerce product equivalent to Ariba and Commerce-one products. This product enables paper-less purchase order request and approval process. Each user's purchase order request will go through an approval process which is customizable. Developed test plan, test cases and reviewed with the manager. Automated in SilkTest. Report bugs and follow up till closure.

Sep 1996Apr 1999

Software Specialist

Patni Computers

As a senior developer lead a team of developers on development and maintenance of various overseas projects involving technologies such as C/C++, Oracle, SQL, VC++

Oct 2004Oct 2006

Development Executive

Crompton Greaves

Worked on multiple Embedded software development projects in the industrial automation field. Most of the development done in C/C++ on MS-DOS and Windows environment and the byte code were then burned on EP-ROM. All the systems developed were based on Intel 8088 microprocessor. Responsibility include complete software development life cycle of assigned modules right from design, development to testing using C/C++ in Windows, MS-DOS env.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering

University of Madras