Interest

Establish the Center of Excellence Unit for any specialized areas

Technical :

  • Performance Engineering and Testing
  • Application Tuning and Profiling
  • Technical Project Management
  • Performance Consultation 
  • Build and drive CoE

Management :

  • Drive the Process, Quality , Project, People management through technical expertise.
  • Involve in Pre-Sales delivery, capturing clients Non-Functional requirement, technical consultancy.
  • Manage the On-shore/Off-shore model delivery

Summary

Over 11 years of Products/Captive/Consultancy experience having a unique combination of skill set to initiate the transformation model for Non Functional testing within organization. This help the organization to add value and build a stronger Center of Excellence model within the technology area.Building up Automation framework, Moving from Performance testing to engineering practice, Define Security testing (VA+PT) and establish a successful operating / commercial / Service enhancement / demand management / capability - non functional testing model. Enhance experience and knowledge of how to integrate and run technically challenging, highly visible Performance testing engagements such as Amdocs Billing (Enabler) , TCS BaNCS , VeDAS , Vision Plus (Barclaycards), HP - SM7,QC, Barclays Oracle Migration/F5 LB migration & many more.Rahul has being involved himself in enhancing the CoE services by building performance engineering capabilities by doing depth analysis and strategic & tactical performance tuning recommendations across all the projects and providing the Automation based solutions such as building / enhancing the Framework.Area of Specialties :- Non Functional Testing (NFT)♦ Transformation of NFT Model - Performance,Automation,Security♦ Delivery Management Non Functional Testing♦ Performance Test Management (Project / Program)♦ Performance Engineering (Consultant)♦ Application Performance Tuning and optimization♦ Infrastructure Performance Testing and forecasting♦ Performance Testing and Analysis (HP ALM Performance Center / LoadRunner, HP  Diagnostics, HP SiteScope, GH Tester, CA Wily, SCOM, NMON, TeamQuest and more.)♦ Process Analysis / Engineering♦ Technology Consultation♦ Test Environment Requirement & Support ♦ Team management , Clients / Staff training

Current Engagement :

♦ Delivery Management of NFT (Non Functional Testing) engagements and drive performance testing and engineering practices across technology teams being a part of enterprise group. Initiated the engagement of Security testing (VA + PT), Operatability Testing , Compatibility, Interface are part of NFT for Royal Skandia International.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2012 - Present

Senior Non Functional Test Manager

Capita Assurance And Testing

Responsibilities of  Heading - Non Functional Test Business Unit :

♦ Delivery Management of NFT (Non Functional Testing) engagements and drive performance testing and engineering practices across technology teams being a part of enterprise group. Initiated the engagement of Security testing (VA + PT), Operatability Testing , Compatibility, Interface are part of NFT for Royal Skandia International - U.K for TCS BaNCS Product.♦ Provides oversight to multiple projects. This role includes being involved in cost and resource effort estimation, determining resource requirements and focusing on risk and issue management. When necessary, the role entails getting involved in and facilitating problem solving discussions and coaching and mentoring of test analysts into leading roles.♦ Manager the technical testing for Wealth Insurance solutions (TCS BaNCS) program with multi vendor from Infrastructure (HCL) , Application Developer (TCS) , testing delivery (Capita).Organisation Initiative :♦ Redefine the Capita Automation Framework solution with descriptive programming,Light weight,user portability, Test management integration (QC), Selenium /QTP support etc.♦ Involved in PoC, Pre-sale, consultancy support to drive the engineering practice with effectiveonshore / offshore model.♦ Setup the HP ALM product tool set to offshore division which provide service to 45,000 employeeacross Capita PLC for Quality Center, Performance Center, UML, Site Scope, Diagnostics.♦ Involved in defining the Independent Testing service unit with business process restructuring forGray Box testing / white box testing, Performance , Automation, Security , Operability ,Compatibility , Internationalization and localization , usability.♦ Define & Developed the Center of Excellence model in Capita Assurance & Testing ( Offshore ).

♦ Transformation initiative of moving Non functional CoE into Engineering practice for Automation / Performance / Security Testing / Operability / Interface.

♦ Established a Transformation Model with effective Operating, Service enhancement , Capability , Demand , Knowledge management initiative across onshore / offshore engagement.

♦ Initiated & Introduce the Security testing engagement in offshore division and completed the non functional area of expertise. 

♦ Providing the full time consultancy in area of Non Functional Testing to U.K based clients and build up an strong Consultancy Model for Performance / Automation engagement through Offshore.

♦ Provide a Visionary support for Capita Automation Framework Design to move from Classic ASP to ASP.NET with effective feature in comparison with market competitive tools set. 

♦ Setup the HP ALM product tool set to offshore division which provide service to 45,000 employee across Capita PLC for Quality Center , Performance Center , UML , Site Scope , Diagnostics , HP RUM etc.

♦Involved in defining the Independent Testing service unit with business process restructuring for Gray Box testing / white box testing, Performance , Automation, Security , Operability , Compatibility , Internationalization and localization , usability.

♦Technical Process model with implementation of TMMi , CMMi initiative experience helps to implement  NOVUS model ( fresh graduate ) to be trained through Technology / People / tools = PROCESS. 

Apr 2010 - Jan 2012

Portfolio Test Manager - Performance CoE

Barclay Technology Center India
  • Manage End to End Performance engagements and drive performance testing and engineering practices across technology teams being a part of Center of Excellence (CoE).
  • Provides oversight to multiple projects. This role includes being involved in cost and resource effort estimation, determining resource requirements and focusing on risk and issue management. When necessary, the role entails getting involved in and facilitating problem solving discussions and coaching and mentoring of test analysts/Leads into leading roles.
  • Create, Review and implement strategies, standards, best practices, delivery model, cost model for Performance CoE and involve in pre-sales for intiatives on Performance road map 2012.
  • Responsible for driving and creating an excellent CoE for performance testing and engineering practise to cater the Banks Nonfunctional and engineering requirements.
  • Expertise in tuning strategy by measure the performance using profilers, benchmark, suites and instrumenting code.

Responsibilities as a Portfolio Test Manager - Performance CoE :

  • Manage and drive performance testing and engineering projects for Infrastructure Migration(GTIS), and Western Europe (Retail & Cards) Portfolio within Bank.
  • Interact with stakeholder to freeze the non functional requirements and pre-sales the engineering practise which can bring value and meet vision of 'Go To Bank'.
  • Manage Portfolio and project deliverable, cost and resources, Milestone, Client Communication.
  • Major Programme include VisionPlus Cards, Data Center Migration(DCM), Global Information Security(LAMR), DR Perf Testing, Service Manager, Quality Centre, PC 11, Oracle Migrations etc.
  • Belive in moving PT from validation phase to initiate phase by getting involve in Design phase along with Development team to conduct component base performance testing to identify any early PT defects and suggest some code instrumentation.
  • Static code analysis by instrumenting the code in COI lab , method level tracing to identify the bottleneck , Memory leakage analysis, Monitoring through online tools TQ, Nmon, WILY, HP Diagonstics, SiteScope etc.
  • Developed Performance Framework for Migration programme using predictive modelling & decision tree for conducting Risk assestment to provide the PT dispensation to programme. 
  • Vendor Management to provide right instructions / strategy from engagement till smooth delivery of projects / propgramme.
  • Conduct/attend performance test-ware walk-through sessions. Review and create test-ware (scripts) using standard tools like Performance Center (VuGen), and other HP tools.
  • Manage Performance test environment requirements and provide feedback to project teams
  • Bottleneck identification, tuning and optimization of application during performance assessment.
  • Recommend and evaluate (Proof of Concept) for Oracle real application testing (RAT) , HP Diagonstics , SiteScope , IO Meter etc.
  • Oracle RAC, QC Cluster solutions , HP Service Manager, Migrations are some success programme implemented & recommend performance to show £ saving, cost aviodance,cycle time reduction.
  • Publish the White Paper on Hardware capacity planning(rPerf) , Oracle Real Application Testing.
  • iCompass Test Manager Workbench Process assisting SEPG group to define testing process for specialized services. 
Jun 2007 - Apr 2010

Manager / Technical Evangelist - Quality Assurance

Cybage Software Pvt Ltd

Role of Technical Evangelist :
  • White box testing ( Gray Box testing ) being done for IT Life cycle Management project with introduction of Windows 2008 Server logo certification programme. 
  • Performing the required PoC for Automation / Performance engagement in business vertical of Media & Entertainment, IT Life Cycle & management. 
  • Handling multiple account handling with support of QA Managers and providing the require guideline to Technical resources to initiate Automation initiative in projects / accounts. 
  • Technical project management implementation at organisation level to have build in capability based on the market demand.
  • Manage & orient the team of Xcel Shore model ( Organisation management ) tool design by Cybage CEO and assist him in implementing / code design with pool of resources. 
  • Account development for U.S / Australian region and has contributed through technical / managerial skill to individually grow this account and help to achieve the business goals. 
  • Reporting to CEO and VP for strategic accounts for planning and decision making
  • Responsible for Customer relationship of various accounts
  • Responsible for people management skills in managing their performance, aspirations, mentoring and motivating
  • Responsible for delivery of USD Two million+ testing projects annually
  • Managed clients in US, Europe, Canada, South Asia and Asia Pacific
  • Managed projects of nature manual testing, automation, performance especially for product based companies
  • Ability and experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Managed contract renewals with clients
May 2005 - May 2007

Senior Subject Matter Expert

Amdocs Development Centre India
  • Being part of Amdocs Product Development group and Subject matter expert for Event Processing (A & F, Rater Engine) for Core Amdocs Billing products like Enabler / Ensemble for 1 year.
    • Part of Amdocs Product development group for which provided 6 months extensive UAT support to Vodafone – U.K.
    • Interaction with Vodafone business analyst explaining the UAT results of Event Processing and discussion on new Enabler 6.0 product features.
    • Worked closely with APDO – Israel counterpart to get the new product requirement for event processing and travel for the same.
  • Move in Automation group & being part of Amdocs Automation Backend flow regression model support.
    • Designed the test automation designed for batch processing using backend flow automation tools ( MI,GV,QC).
    • Automation test design and execution for respective component of Amdocs Enabler 6.5 and Enabler 7.0.
    • Performance testing service initiative within the APDO and learning service for engineering practice for .
    • Executing the regression testing through internal automation applications like MI, GV, JI, Perl, XML, Win Runner, all integrated with Quality Center 9.0.
    • Designed and developed automation scripts for implementing the business logic for billing components. 
    • Automated test execution of the regression cycle (800- 1000 TC) per iteration and preparation of automation test results summary and reporting the automation bug’s to development & UAT team. 
    • Preparation of Automation – ROI metrics to know the manual vs automation efforts and provide the efficiency of the automation scripts and results to bring down the efforts of Data preparation & regression testing. 
Jul 2001 - Apr 2005

Software Engineer - System Integration

CMC Limited

  • Developing an automation framework solution for requirement management and functional testing using Rational Test Suite based on Rational Unified Process methodologies.
  • Developed test scenarios using Data Driven testing and properly documenting in Rational Test Manager included Test Plan, Test Cases and Test Scenario.
  • Involved in Peer reviews and defect prevention activities, designed a manual requirement Traceability model, and also proposed an internal application to trace individual Change request.
  • Involved in VB dot Net development migration activities from VB 6 to VB Dot net 2003.
  • Worked on VB 6 and VB dot net for major CR’s, adopted coding methodology according to CMMI standards.
  • Developing test plan, test case, reports in Rational Test Manager and involved in defining the test strategies.
  • Review of the test cases written for unit, integration level. Involved in System testing.
  • Reviewing the scripting written using Visual basic Script by team members, create compiled modules and functions in Rational Robot and creating Test Suite, Scenarios.
  • Worked with CISA auditor to ensure the product pass the product certification requirements.
  • Managing customer expectations and perception

Education

Education
Jun 1994 - Jun 1996

High Secondary School

St. Paul HSS School

Physics , Chemistry (Distinction = >75%) , Mathematics ( Distinction = > 75% )

Skills

Skills

Performance Profilers

Measure the performance by : 1. Using Profilers : JProfiler , YourKit, AppDynamics. Profiling will help me to detect the 20 percent of your code that executes 80 percent of the time. This 20 percent is the performance-critical code.   2. Using Benchmark suites : benchmark harness  3. Instrumenting the Code : code instrumentation , regression testing.                              

Oracle 8i/9i/10g/11g - Oracle Infrastructure Migration

Done  a Proof of Concepts on 'Oracle Real Application Testing' - RAT tool with Oracle Enterprise version and productively save around 70% cost for Oracle Infrastructure Migration Programme for Bank 

Network/Load balancer/Latency test

OS Environnements [Windows/Linux/Solaris/AIX]

Performance Report /Recommendation(Expert)

JVM Tuning – CG (Garbage Collection) Analysis

HP SiteScope 10.x / 11.x

Performance monitoring tools and techniques (NMON,TeamQuest)

IO / NetStat / VM Stats - Developed Unix monitoring scripts for Performance logging / monitoring

IIS / IBM Websphere 6.x, 7.x(Performance Tuning)

Silk Test - Borland

HP Quality Center 9.x, 10.x, 11.x(Advanced)

CA Wily Introscope 7.x, 8.x, 9.x(Advanced)

Rational Performance Tester / Rational Suite

HP Performance Center / LoadRunner 8.x, 9.x, 11.x(Expert)

Certifications

Certifications

Java Performance Tunning

Barclays - Internal Training

IT Project Management

Cybage

ISTQB

ISTQB - U.K
Jun 2012 - Present

Agile Project Manager

APMG International, License England NO 2861902
Jan 2000 - Jul 2001

IBM Application Developer

IBM Ace