Pravakar Panigrahi

Pravakar Panigrahi

Work History

Work History
Sep 2014 - Present

Test Automation Lead

Dec 2011 - Aug 2014

Senior Automation Test Specialist

IBM India Software Lab
I have taken automation ownership of couple of IBM products. Following points breifly describes my major involvement. ● Modification & Enhancement of present hybrid automation framework in HP QTP. ● Ownership of multiple IBM products, understanding test scenarios, evaluation automation requirements & feasibility ● Automation development of critical & high priority test cases ● Execution support for Platform verification suites and regression suites for upcoming patch fixes and new releases ● Analyzing automation failures, raising defects ● Created Selenium Web driver based framework and migrated from QTP to Selenium ● Implemented agile development model for the products responsible ● Implemented Localization concept in the framework, that handles changes in language and other governing properties of different countries. Localization concept helped reducing 60% of duplication effort ● Involved in cross browser & cross platform testing of products Also, as a part of IBM partner enablement sessions, I have provided product training to various organizations including Infosys, Cognizant etc.
May 2010 - Aug 2012

Test Lead

Mahindra Satyam
Worked as Test Lead for major FICO product "Debt Manager". Handled a team of around 12-15 associates which have been instrumental in the End to End testing of Credit Card platform conversion for one of the major Financial Institution in the world. The following breifly describes my experince. ● Functioned as QA owner for product platform migration for Barclays ● Handled a team of 15 people, successful delivery for multiple releases ● Implemented HP BPT framework using QTP 10.0 for automation of products ● Developed Test Scripts, Test Environment, Test data, Bug reports, Execution and Monitoring & Control Automation Suits. ● Coordinating between business, development team, IT team & testing team. ● Handled daily client interaction to resolve project-related issues, defect analysis & status reporting. ● Understood scope of assigned tasks and guided team members how to carry out automation testing in an optimal way.
Nov 2007 - Jan 2010

Associate Consultant

Worked as an associate in Vision PLUS product QA team for a major financial client.


2003 - 2007


University College of Engineering




Quality Center

Test Management

Test Strategy

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